Veterinary Assistant
Petco - Los Angeles, CA

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Our vision at Petco is

Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World.

We’re making things better for pets, people and the planet through our Think Adoption First philosophy, the Petco Foundation and other important initiatives that focus on putting animals first, educating pet parents and reducing our carbon footprint. The journey starts with knowledgeable, passionately engaged associates who are proud to recommend Petco as a place to work, who believe in our Vision and who are committed to delivering a superior customer experience.

From our retail stores and our network of Distribution Centers to our Corporate offices, you'll work with others who share your values and commitment. We seek individuals who are passionate about animal welfare, have great people skills and are driven to grow and advance in their careers with us. Our ongoing growth is creating exceptional opportunities for professional development and personal enrichment throughout our organization.

Position Purpose:
To assist the Veterinarian with patients in the administration of vaccines, selling flea/tick and parasite control and to provide counsel and customer service to clinic patrons. Perform all duties to maintain administrative paperwork generated in the veterinary clinic. This job is composed of a variety of different tasks that may be covered by operational guidelines. While individual judgment may occasionally be required in order to complete assigned tasks, some questions are directed to the Store Manager, Veterinarian or Vet Services Coordinator.

Essential Job Functions:
Through previous background and experience the candidate must demonstrate, with or without an accommodation, the ability to...

Properly handle patients, appropriately administer vaccines, medications and other treatments and assist the Veterinarian with examinations

Interact professionally and effectively through verbal and written communication with all professional contacts emphasizing company interests

Execute organizational capabilities which encompass: maintaining accurate medical records and administrative paperwork; controlling inventory, including maintaining adequate stock levels, stock rotation and order processing

Interest in animal welfare

Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

Supervisory Responsibility:
May provide functional guidance to associates working in the Wellness Clinic to ensure familiarity with clinic set-up and operation. May be required to work with another technician to provide on the job training for this position.

Work Environment:
The majority of job duties are conducted indoors. Because this position requires bending, kneeling, lifting and moving patients or merchandise (up to 50 pounds, as necessary) and standing for long time periods, there may be risk of injury resulting from improper procedures.


A high school diploma or its equivalent (GED) is required, in addition to satisfactory completion of one semester of the ROP Veterinary Assistant course. One year of related clinical experience in a veterinary hospital or clinic setting can be substituted for the ROP requirements. Applicants that are

Certified Assistants


Registered Veterinary Technicians

are preferred.

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