Hourly Rate: $11.00 - $14.00 depending on experience
Benefits: Health Insurance, uniform allowance, pet care discounts, continuing education allowance, and a retirement plan.
Full time Position that reports to Head Technician and Office Manager
Freeport Veterinary Hospital is a 3 doctor, local practice with a closely connected support staff. Our mission is to provide progressive, compassionate veterinary medicine in a respectful and considerate atmosphere for both patients and clients.
We are currently seeking a full time Receptionist/ Veterinary Assistant. This is a cross-trained role which includes working in both positions. Customer Service is highly valuable, preferably in the health care industry.
Responsibilities include telephone work, computer work, client & patient contact and a very high attention to detail. The main purpose of the veterinary assistant is to assist the Veterinary Technicians and Veterinarians with patient care and treatment, prepare prescriptions, clean and restock exam rooms, perform routine in-house lab work, assist with surgical procedures and help educate clients regarding veterinary care and procedures.
The position will require lifting, carrying, and restraining animals, walking or standing for extended periods of time and frequently working in bent or squatting positions. Saturday work is required.
Please fax or email a resume and cover letter to (207)865-7038 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications are treated as confidential. Please note that we will only respond to candidates that have submitted a full resume and cover letter, and meet the requirements for this position.
Education and Experience:
2 years post high school education preferred
Previous on-the-job training desirable, but not required
Minimum of 18 years old
Genuinely enjoys working with animals and can deal with them even when stressed, ill, or in pain.
Can stay calm and efficient during a medical crisis
A team player who is able to also work independently and be responsible for assigned tasks.
A strong attention to detail
Able to pass a background screening.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits: Health Insurance, uniform allowance, pet care discounts, continuing education allowance, and a retirement plan.
Freeport Veterinary Hospital is a three-doctor small animal practice located just outside of beautiful downtown Freeport, Maine, home to LLBean. The practice has been in the community for over 25 years with Dr. Radding as the owner for over 10 years. We practice high-quality medicine and surgery and have a special interest in dentistry. We also offer integrative medicine services, such as acupun...cture and herbal therapy and we follow fear free principles with our patients. Our current staff includes a close-knit team of one receptionist, 3 licensed veterinary technicians, 1 veterinary assistant and three staff felines. All are individuals who are dedicated, fun and love their jobs! Please feel free to view our website at www.freeportvet.com for more information.