We are seeking an experienced Veterinary Assistant to join our team at VCA Stoney Creek Animal Hospital. We are a five doctor, full-service veterinary practice in the University Area of Charlotte, NC.
The successful candidate will be a believer in the possibilities of high-quality veterinary medicine and patient care—with the expertise and technical know-how to make them happen. In this position, you will be supporting our Doctors and Technician team by creating a positive, low-stress atmosphere for our clients and patients. Duties will include, but not limited to: • Maintaining medical records. • Assisting the veterinarians with wellness and sick appointments. • Filling prescriptions. • Performing laboratory work and diagnostic imaging. • Providing compassionate care and a home away from home for boarded and hospitalized pets.
At VCA, your passion for medicine and compassion for pets and people is matched with a commitment to your professional growth. • You will enjoy exposure to a diverse and stimulating caseload, employ the most advanced imaging and monitoring tools, and tap into the expertise of more than 4,500 doctors, including 600+ boarded specialists. • You will sharpen your skills—and even learn some new techniques—and explore career options that only VCA can offer, such as continuing education, transfer, specialization, and leadership opportunities.
Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts, and more!
The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development).
Experience: At least two years of hands-on experience in a veterinary practice or specialty facility.
Dependable attendance is required.
Any allergies to animals must be controllable through medication.
Must be able to lift 40 pounds.
This position requires the ability to work long or irregular hours under pressure conditions.
This position requires the ability to work, bend, stand, and reach constantly during a minimum of 8 hours daily.
Visual acuity sufficient to maintain accurate records, recognize people and understand written directions.
Ability to speak and hear sufficiently to understand, give information in person and over the telephone.
Fine motor skills adequate for utilizing hospital equipment such as electric clippers, syringes, radio.logy equipment, laboratory equipment and computers, etc.
Additional Salary Information: Based on experience level
Internal Number: R-31689
About VCA Stoney Creek Animal Hospital
VCA Stoney Creek Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in the University area of Charlotte, NC. Our professional and courteous staff seeks to provide the best possible medical, surgical, and dental care for their highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care, and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. VCA Stoney Creek Animal Hospital strives to offer consistent excellence in veterinary care across Charlotte, NC, and surrounding areas including Concord, Harrisburg, and Huntersville. Our great community of Charlotte not only offers nearby attractions like The Charlotte Speedway, UNCC campus, and nearby Uptown, it also caters to pet owners with its dog parks, daycare, and pet-friendly apartment communities. We strive to stay an integral part of this community and frequently participate in pet-friendly events.