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OC Animal Care: Veterinary Assistant

The Veterinary Assistant is responsible for assisting in the care and treatment of ill and/or injured animals at Orange County Animal Care. Examples of Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Under the direction of the Veterinarian and supervision of the Registered Veterinary Technician, provide medical care to animals, assist in conducting physical examinations; and assist with admissions, discharges, and surgical releases.

  • Assist with surgeries by ensuring correct equipment and instruments are at hand and monitoring anesthetic machines.

  • Maintain records of animal treatments and monitor feeding, care, and physical conditions of animals.

  • Maintains effective interactions with the public. Answers routine animal care questions.

  • Euthanizes impounded animals by the injection of appropriate substances when medical conditions or behavioral defects adversely affect the animal or public safety.

Location: Orange County, CA

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