Vetco Veterinary Assistant

Our vision at Petco is Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. We're making things better for pets, people and the planet through our Think Adoption First philosophy, the Petco Foundation and other important initiatives that focus on putting animals first, educating pet parents and reducing our carbon footprint. The journey starts with knowledgeable, passionately engaged associates who are proud to recommend Petco as a place to work, who believe in our Vision and who are committed to delivering a superior customer experience.
From our retail stores and our network of Distribution Centers to our Corporate offices, you'll work with others who share your values and commitment. We seek individuals who are passionate about animal welfare, have great people skills and are driven to grow and advance in their careers with us. Our ongoing growth is creating exceptional opportunities for professional development and personal enrichment throughout our organization.
Position Purpose:
As a Vetco Veterinary Assistant, you will meet your veterinary team at our local dispatch office, then travel to your assigned Petco clinic locations for the day. At the clinics, your team of veterinary assistants will greet the pet parents and recommend the veterinary services that will best protect their pets. The Veterinary Assistant will assist the Veterinarian so the services can be administered and thank the pet parent for protecting their pet!
Essential Job Functions:The incumbent must be able to perform all of the following duties and responsibilities with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Must love dogs and cats...and people too!
Team player who thrives on supporting the team in every way
Make educated recommendations to our clients and providing exceptional customer service
Works hard and has fun doing it!
Eager to learn
Ability to work in changing environments, traveling throughout our Market
Responsible and accountable individuals
A can-do attitude
Available to work on Saturdays and Sundays
Comfortable with dogs and cats of all breeds and sizes. Ability to appropriately & safely restrain (when necessary) fractious pets
Able to lift 50 lbs and stand for long periods of time
Strong product knowledge including Heartworm Preventatives, Flea Preventatives & Vaccines.
Strong knowledge of intestinal parasites prevention & heartworm prevention & heartworm disease in both cats & dogs
Detail oriented with the ability to think clearly and multitask in a busy environment. Ability to perform basic math accurately
Have strong client education & communication skills, bi-lingual skills preferred but not required
A can do attitude and a team player!!

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