Veterinary Assistant

7 days left

Schulhof Animal Hospital
Sep 09, 2016
Oct 06, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description:

Veterinary Assistant needed for our animal hospital and boarding facility in Westport, CT. This a year-round part-time position that could become full-time. We are a training institution and serve as an internship site for Staples High School and Norwalk Community College, as well as many other universities. The position involves helping to care for dogs and cats in a boarding environment and assist the veterinary technicians. There is also a lot of cleaning involved in the position - picking up dog waste, vacuuming, mopping, laundry, as well as giving dog baths, walking dogs, and administering feedings. The position can be physically demanding as you will be on your feet for the entirety of a shift, and you will have to be able to lift dogs up to 50 pounds and control dogs on a leash up to 130 pounds. You must be able to read, write, and speak English as record keeping will be part of your job. Our ideal candidate is very comfortable with dogs and cats. He or she should live within 15 miles of Westport, be reliable and punctual, and willing to work at least one weekend day, as well as work on holidays for time-and-a-half pay (we try to rotate the holidays when possible). Schedule: Because we are a training institution we welcome very part-time folks who are also in a college program. 2-3 mornings/day a week, however, are a must. (Including some rotating weekend days) Compensation: Starting hourly pay is anywhere from $10.00 to $12.00/hour depending upon experience. Parking is free and plentiful. If are interested in this position, please email us and be sure to include the following information in order for us to send you an application:Your personal email addressYour residential mailing addressYour phone numberYour availabilitya description of your job experiencewhy you are interested in the position OR apply in person at 199 Post Road West Westport, CT 06880OR find our employment application online at Job Type: Part-time Salary: $11.00 /hour Required education:High school or equivalent Required language:English