At Family Tree Animal Clinic, we are passionate about caring for our patients, educating our clients on gold standard medical/surgical procedures, and training team members, so they can be empowered to assist with strengthen the human-animal bond. Future team members should be self-motivated, embrace accountability, eagerly seek to assist others, be team-oriented and demonstrate leadership qualities.
The clinic's hoursare 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday-Friday and 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday.No after-hours emergency calls or duties required. No overnight boarding. Therefore, no attending to boarding patients during the holidays or weekends. Typically, every other Saturday off. Clinic is closed on Sundays - Work-life balance!! Hooray!!
The Veterinary Assistant plays a pivotal role in the overall pet companion experience. This position calls for an individual who is attentive, resourceful, resilient, organized, and courteous. The Assistant must maintain composure and a pleasant demeanor while multi-tasking and, at times, dealing with stressful situations. There’s ample opportunity for professional growth and development.
Family Tree Animal Clinic (FTAC), is a state-of-the-art canine and feline-exclusive general practice. We operate in a paperless environment, offering services to our clients such as in-house diagnostics, surgery, dental procedures, digital whole body x-ray, digital dental x-ray and ultrasound – to name a few. We strive to strengthen the human-animal bond by consistently providing unmatched care to all pet companions and their families in the community in which we serve, while upholding the gold standard of veterinary medicine. Our hospital should be AAHA certificated in 2020.
Duties include (but are not limited to):
Assist the veterinarian in the exam room by reviewing patient medical records/notes to discern the nature of the visit and suggest any necessary tests or procedures, restraining the animal, preparing forms, locating and sterilizing instruments, preparing patients for procedures, collecting lab samples, taking radiographs, preparing medications/vaccines, filling and dispensing prescriptions as directed by veterinarian, electronically documenting history and examination findings.
Perform the full range of “tableside” assistance during treatments and medical, dental, or surgical procedures.
Communicate with clients regarding the medical status of their pet, how to care for their pets after discharge from the hospital, how to administer medications, etc.
Provide accurate information to clients concerning fees, hospital policies and procedures, medications, etc. in accordance with hospital culture
Appointment scheduling and data entry
Collaborating with Team Members to facilitate the efficient and effective running of the hospital
Maintain upkeep of treatment, lab, and pharmacy area.
Two (2+) years of recent experience in a veterinary practice environment as a Veterinary Assistant with increasing responsibilities
Consistently able to draw blood, placed IV catheters.
Assist with performing routine veterinary medical, surgical, and dental procedures (i.e. collect samples, draw blood, administer vaccines, anesthesia monitoring, dental COHAT, etc).
Lift and carry animals or materials weighing 50 lbs. or more
Knowledgeable on how to properly restrain a dog or cat safely
Handle dogs weighing up to 150 lbs.
Efficient computer data entry skills.
Willingness to pursue further education leading to Licensed Veterinary Technician status.
And let’s not forget…Must enjoy working with people and animals
Knowledge of Cornerstone Practice Management software
Three (3+) or more years of recent experience in veterinary practice as a Veterinary Assistant with increasing responsibilities.
Knowledgeable on how to monitor patients under anesthesia, take digital whole body and dental radiography, perform dental prophylaxis (cleaning) without supervision, and perform ultrasound guided cystocentesis.
Feel free to learn more about our Clinic and Team Members at www.FamilyTreeac.com
**No phone calls please! To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter. Thank you.**
About Family Tree Animal Clinic
Family Tree Animal Clinic (FTAC), nestled in the beautiful city of Milton, GA, is a state-of-the-art, newly constructed ~3,200 sq. ft. canine and feline-exclusive general practice. FTAC is located approximately 10 minutes northwest of Avalon, a luxurious “live-work-play” mixed use development in Alpharetta. We operate in a paperless environment, offering services to our clients such as digital whole body x-ray, digital dental x-ray and ultrasound – to name a few. We strive to strengthen the human-animal bond by consistently providing unmatched care to all pet companions and their families in the community in which we serve, while upholding the gold standard of veterinary medicine. Our hospital is working towards AAHA certification and we have a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) on board.