Veterinary Assistant

Brooklyn Yard Veterinary Hospital is brand new, independently owned, modern, small animal hospital centrally located in SE Portland’s vibrant Brooklyn neighborhood. We are slated to open in late January 2019 and are looking for exceptional team members to grow and lead our hospital. We aim to break the mold of “one-size fits all” veterinary medicine and will offer tailored veterinary care focusing on what is important to our clients and the health of their pet.

We are looking for team members to provide concierge-style customer service and impeccable patient care in a low stress environment focused on comfort for our clients and most importantly their pets. You’ll work in tandem with our veterinarians and other team members to provide our clients and patients with excellent veterinary experiences in supportive and collaborative environment. In return we offer very competitive wages, a superior benefits package, and the opportunity to be a part of culture that values their employees and their quality of life. There will also be leadership opportunities as our hospital continues to grow.

If you’re interested in a position and meet our requirements, please send a cover-letter AND one-page resume and we will get in touch!

Veterinary Assistant/Technician Assistant

Brooklyn Yard Veterinary Hospital is seeking an enthusiastic and detail-oriented individual with a desire to learn and develop skills pertaining to veterinary medicine to join our brand new veterinary hospital as a full-time or part-time veterinary assistant. This individual will be an integral part of our start-up hospital and must have impeccable communication skills, animal experience/animal handling, the ability to multi-task, and the desire to provide the best in patient care.

The right candidate must be committed to providing an exceptional client and patient experience. The ideal applicant must have compassion for both people and animals, the ability to anticipate client and patient needs, the desire to learn new technical skills, and strive to always promote a polished image of our hospital.

Position duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Room management & digital record keeping (our practice management system is Ezyvet)

  • Assisting veterinarians and Certified Veterinary Technicians (CVT) with procedures

  • Patient handling and restraint with an emphasis on low stress handling/Fear Free

  • Medication administration & filling prescriptions

  • Venipuncture & IVC placement

  • Digital radiology

  • Processing of laboratory samples for both in-house evaluation and reference lab service

  • Cleaning and maintaining of treatment area and general hospital maintenance

  • Surgical instrument cleaning and maintenance

  • Peri-operative patient care under the direction of a CVT or veterinarian

  • Tackling projects as assigned

Successful candidates will:

  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Have a demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment, without sacrificing attention to detail or safety.

  • Have a strong work ethic and will present a polished image of BYVH

  • Have the ability to pay attention to the little details that makes a superior client/patient experience. Our veterinarians are Fear Free™ certified and put a strong emphasis on low stress visits for our patients.

  • Be inquisitive, ask questions, and know how to utilize resources

  • Be a self-starting individual of integrity who is adaptable and accountable

The requirements:

  • At least 1 year of animal handling experience and ideally experience in a small animal hospital

  • Availability to work some weekends

  • Reliability

  • Ability to comfortably lift 40 lbs

  • Have strong communication skills with the desire to be a part of a team.

Employee benefits include:

  • A chance to be a part of shaping an innovative and progressive workplace

  • The opportunity to further skills through continuing education and mentoring

  • Uniform allowance

  • A competitive, hourly wage

  • We are still working on our benefits package, but plan to offer very competitive medical, dental, and vision plans. We understand the importance of a superior benefits package that allows for a good quality of life and encourages engagement and excellence in a position. We plan to financially reward those that help our hospital to succeed.

  • Pet care discounts

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $12.00 to $15.00 /hour