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BluePearl Veterinary Assistant in Des Moines, Iowa

Veterinary Assistant

Des Moines

Iowa

Hospital Support

Opening Statement

Des Moines BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital is hiring!

Description

BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital in Des Moines, IA is exciting to announce an opening for a Veterinary Assistant to join our growing Emergency team. This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to get started in emergency medicine.

Full-time and part-time schedules are available. We offer generous night and weekend shift differentials!

  • Are you passionate about working with and helping animals?

  • Do you crave a dynamic and rewarding work environment?

  • Are you self-driven, dependable, and knowledgeable veterinary care?

  • Would you consider yourself a team player?

If you answered "yes" to these questions, then we want to hear from you!

We have an exceptional work environment where associates learn, collaborate and have fun! You would work with talented team members in a multitude of specialties, including surgery, internal medicine, critical care and a fast-paced, exciting ER.

This position would consist of triaging patients, taking full medical histories, completing outpatient treatments, and going over discharge instructions with owners. On the job training, shift differentials and room for growth and just some of the many perks!

As an Emergency Veterinary Assistant, you will:

  • Triage emergency cases as they arrive at the hospital including obtaining vitals such as temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate and blood pressure.

  • Assist the doctor with creating patient treatment plans and thoroughly explaining to owners.

  • Perform digital radiography using proper technique including proper positioning of patients.

  • Have a complete understanding of normal ranges of patient vital signs, including but not limited to heart and respiratory rate, temperature, blood pressure and oxygen saturation.

  • Obtain and interpret blood pressure and other vital signs and alert Veterinarian to changes and issues.

  • Assist with phlebotomy and intravenous catheters.

  • Identify patients at risk for arrest and assist with CPR.

  • Have a passion for mentoring and training other co-workers.

  • Have patience and empathy to address client concerns.

BluePearl is the next step in your career!

Why BluePearl?

  • Our passion is pets. We offer Trupanion pet insurance and discounts to our associates for pet treatments, procedures, and food. You also have the opportunity to bring your dog to work.

  • We encourage you to grow with us. Our technicians are leveled by their skillset and move up in level as they gain more skills and experience. We are focused on developing our associates into leaders through talent development programs and leadership workshops. As a member of Mars Veterinary Health, our associates have endless opportunities to advance in his/her career.

  • In order to transform and lead the industry through innovative quality medicine and care, we understand the importance of continuous learning. We offer annual continuing education allowance, free continuing education sessions, our own BluePearl University for training, and our clinicians have access to over 2,000 medical journals.

  • We promote a family-like culture in our hospitals. We are all in this together. We believe in working together to lead the industry by enriching lives through remarkable care for pets.

  • We value your health and well-being as an associate by providing you with the following:

  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance options.

  • Flexible work schedules.

  • Time to reset, rewind, and reflect through our paid time off and floating holiday plans.

  • A regional licensed social worker who can provide guidance, advice, and tips/tricks on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while working in a fast-paced emergency and specialty care environment.

If you have been searching for a collaborative, supportive and FUN team, don’t wait and apply today!

BluePearl is committed to a diverse work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and you will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

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