Veterinary Assistant
The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA)
Penticton, British Columbia, CA
11d ago

The BC SPCA Penticton Veterinary Hospital (PVH) is a full-service, progressive, multi-doctor hospital. Our focus is on providing high-

quality, Fear Free patient and client care. PVH is looking for a kind and compassionate Veterinary Assistant to fill a maternity leave replacement position.

Applicants looking to join our PVH team should bring with them a love of working with people and animals in a veterinary setting, a history of excellent communication and a strong ability to multitask.

This position will participate in the daily care of all animals in our care, assist in maintaining the hospital in a clean, sanitary, safe and efficient manner, and communicate with the public in an effective, courteous and non-judgemental manner.

This position requires a hard-working, energetic, outgoing and friendly personality. You will be working in a team environment directly with clients, and with the other team members in the hospital.

Computer and telephone skills are a must; however, the job may also perform varied duties in the hospital, including assisting with outpatient appointments or serving as surgical assistants and a variety of other jobs within the hospital on an as-needed basis.

In this role candidates must be available to work all shifts (including weekdays / weekends, and statutory holidays) to accommodate PVH’s 7-

day a week scheduling.

As our ideal candidate, you have :

  • Completion of Veterinary Office Assistant diploma program or an equivalent combination of education and experience acceptable to the employer
  • A sound knowledge of animals, their breeds, characteristics and common diseases
  • Experience handling dogs & cats in a professional setting an asset
  • Positive outlook and enthusiasm for learning
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong desire to provide excellent customer service skills : patience, professional, positive attitude, attention to detail, adaptability
  • Highly motivated self-starter who takes initiative with minimal supervision
  • Work well with all employees and ensure that your actions support the hospital, the veterinarians and the overall practice philosophy
  • Position is physically demanding and includes heavy lifting, pushing and pulling which requires an individual with the ability to maintain a level of fitness and endurance to fulfill the required duties
  • Strong computer experience : Windows, Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • The animals in our care require attention seven days a week, must be flexible and able to work weekdays, weekends and statutory holidays
  • Previous experience with kennel or animal care as well as Cornerstone software will be considered an asset
  • No telephone calls please. We thank you for your interest in the BC SPCA; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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