Wednesday, 3 Jan, 2018
Join our Team! MV looking for an Animal Care Assistant

Mountain View Veterinary is searching for an Animal Care Assistant to join our team. The ideal candidate is a friendly, motivated, compassionate multi-tasker, with a strong work ethic and has a love for both cats and dogs. This position is part time and the Applicant must be available for Saturdays and occasionally for some holiday relief coverage.

Duties Include:

- Monitoring the health and comfort of the animals as well as recognizing emergency situations and reporting any health concerns to appropriate personnel

- The ability to humanely handle, with patience and ease, dogs and cats of all breeds and sizes.

- Bathing patients and performing nail trims

- Assisting Technicians and Doctors with procedures

- Stocking the hospital

- Answering phones and responding to emails

- Basic laboratory procedures

- Walking dogs and picking up after them

- Feeding and providing fresh water to dogs and cats on schedule

- Washing dishes and bowls as well as cat litter boxes

- Washing & disinfecting kennels and cages

- Providing aftercare for deceased animals

- Changing bedding when soiled and replace with clean bedding

- Washing, drying, and folding laundry

- General housekeeping of animal housing, food prep, and laundry areas

- Basic janitorial duties and must be able to lift 40 lbs

- Other tasks needed to ensure the health and safety of the animals.

Good communication skills and a passion for animal care is required. Some experience in Veterinary care would be ideal, however we are willing to train the right candidate. This is an ideal position for someone hoping to be a Veterinarian or Registered Veterinary Technologist, as you’ll gain incredible knowledge of the veterinary field. It is an entry-level position so salary is dependant on experience. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to HR<at>MVvet.ca.