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Veterinary Assistant - Chagrin Animal Clinic

Chagrin Animal Clinic
Chagrin Falls, OH
$15 - $18 an hour - Part-time, Full-time


Chagrin Falls, OH

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  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule

Full job description

Our practice is excited to add another Veterinary Assistant to our team! Our clinic was designed by veterinarians, so it is beautiful and functional! Our clients are compliant and love being educated about their pet's health. Management truly values mental health and a healthy work-life balance, we get out of work on time and are blocked off for lunches so that the staff gets a full lunch every day.

We are looking for an individual who is good at communicating, organization, and multi-tasking, and who is ready to work in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate would have at least 1 year previous experience in veterinary medicine and is comfort restraining patients and assisting with x-rays.

Hospital Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00am -6:00pm & Saturday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
**Ability to work one Saturday per month, on a rotating basis, is required.

Pay range: $15- $18 p/hr, depending on experience

Chagrin Animal Clinic is proud to offer patients:

  • Digital radiology
  • Extensive in-house labs through Idexx
  • Ultrasound capabilities for abdominal scans as well as echocardiograms
  • Cardiopet through Idexx for Cardio work-ups
  • Therapy and surgical laser
  • Wide variety of soft tissue surgery

We are proud to offer our full-time teammates comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) with match
  • Scrub allowance
  • CE budget
  • Generous Personal Pet discounts
  • Flexible schedule
  • Healthy work life balance
  • Compliant clientele
  • Potential for quarterly bonus incentives

Essential Functions:

  • Assist veterinarians in the practice of veterinary medicine and surgery and other tasks as needed.
  • Assist veterinarians in outpatient exams by taking histories, vital signs, and weights, as well as providing client education.
  • Prepare patients for surgery and monitor vital signs of the patient during surgery.
  • Obtain blood, stool, and other samples; perform in-hospital laboratory testing and prepare specimens for outside laboratories.
  • Take, develop, and maintain radiographs following proper safety procedures.
  • Provide basic animal handling and restrain animals during exams.
  • Administer and monitor medications, anesthesia, vaccines, and treatments at the discretion of the veterinarian.
  • Clean and straighten exam rooms, treatment, and lab areas; restock exam rooms with supplies. Assist other team members to keep the public areas of the practice clean; clean and maintain all medical equipment.
  • Demonstrate warmth, courtesy and professionalism in all interactions with clients; exercise compassion and care in all interactions with patients.
  • Communicate with veterinarians and practice team members including client discussions, patient plans, client concerns, etc.
  • Any other duties as assigned.


  • Previous veterinary experience preferred
  • Ability to lift patients and carry equipment up to 25 pounds; ability to lift patients or carry equipment over 25 pounds with assistance
  • Practice OSHA safety techniques including proper PPE
  • Basic math and the ability to calculate medication dosages
  • Basic computer skills, familiarity with MS office applications, etc.
  • Strong communication skills to ensure patient safety

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $15.00 - $18.00 per hour

Expected hours: 30 – 34 per week


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Uniform allowance
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed


  • Veterinary technician: 1 year (Preferred)

Ability to Commute:

  • Chagrin Falls, OH (Required)

Work Location: In person