Mixed Animal Veterinarian Assistant



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The Mixed Animal Veterinary Assistant is responsible for assisting the veterinarian team in providing animal care services to clients and customers which includes administrative support. This person will also be responsible for the bathing, brushing, trimming, and providing other grooming services to domestic pets working under established guidelines and methods.



  • Greets and welcome customers and clients in a friendly, mature, and professional manner
  • Feeds, waters, and provides care for the animals
  • Cleans and disinfects kennel area, examination area, and general work area
  • Assists in administering medication to animals as prescribed by the veterinarians
  • Schedules appointments for animals and maintains animal records in company database
  • Bathes, brushes, trims and provides other grooming services to domestic pets
  • Carries out exercise and play routines for the animals
  • Assists in monitoring animals recovering from surgery
  • Handles animals with care and restrains hard to control animals following established methods
  • Assists in performing routine laboratory tests or diagnostics as requested by the veterinarians
  • Maintains and tracks inventory of animal personal belongings
  • Adheres to special instructions domestic pet owners set forth, working under established guidelines and methods
  • Maintains company equipment in good working condition and notifies management of repairs necessary
  • Perform duties adhering to the company standard operating procedures
  • Follows company safety procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned by management
  • Required to work weekends, holidays and weekend kennels on a rotating basis with other staff members


  1. High School degree or equivalent and
  2. A minimum of 2 years’ experience basic animal behavior skills, preferred.



  • Ability to work with an array of temperaments and behaviors of animals
  • Ability to work independently under minimum direction
  • Ability to lift over 50lbs
  • Ability to use strength or agility in restraining stronger, more active animals
  • Must be able to kneel, squat, bend frequently for extended periods of time


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Job skills required

  • Active listening skills

  • Verbal and written communication skills

  • Time management

  • Service oriented skills

  • Administrative data base experience preferred

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