Animal Care Assistant

  • Western University of Health Sciences
  • Van Nuys, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Dec 16, 2023
Full time Health & Medical Services

Job Description

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Animal Care Assistant

Posting Number: S01033
Position Status: Full time
Campus: Western University Campus-Pomona, CA
Department: 1720-East Valley Center

Function: Healthcare
Family: Animal Care
Classification Series Title: Animal Care Assistant

Classification Pay Scale
In compliance with SB 1162, Western University of Health Sciences is providing a pay scale for this position. The pay scale reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for this position. Within this range, the individual pay is determined by a variety of factors, including but not limited to job-related skills, experience, relevant education or training, and work location. Please note that the compensation details listed reflects the base salary only.

Full Salary Range
Minimum: $17.00
Maximum $30.00

Expected Pay Scale
Minimum: $17.00
Maximum: $17.00

Job Summary
The Animal Care Assistant supports the veterinarians and veterinary technicians in ensuring quality veterinary care for all pets, advocates for pets, educates clients on all aspects of pet health, and ensures a safe and effective hospital environment. This position is located in Van Nuys, CA.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Individuals must possess the knowledge, as well as the following skills and abilities or be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

- Must have the ability to multi-task, have good communication skills, organization skills, and problem solving skills.
- Excellent customer service skills.
- Some computer skills and mathematical ability required.
- Experience working in a fast paced clinical setting preferred.
- Bilingual preferred.

Required Qualifications
Education: High school diploma or equivalent required.

Must be at least 18 years old to perform duties involving radiography (x-ray) and exposure to radioactive substances.

Preferred Qualifications


Posting Date: 11/12/2021
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants


Essential Job Duties

Essential Job Duties



Job Duties

Act as the extra eyes, ears, and hands for the veterinarian and veterinary technician to ensure the best quality pet care and to maximize the veterinarian’s and veterinary technician’s productivity. Communicate with veterinarian, veterinary technicians, and all other associates to maintain the flow of patients.


Percentage Of Time
15

Job Duties

Provide professional, efficient, and exceptional service at all times. This includes performing or preparing procedures that do not require veterinarian or veterinary technician assistance, completing preparatory work for other procedures, ensuring that clients and pets are comfortable in the hospital, and monitoring hospitalized or surgical pets as allowed in the state practice act.


Percentage Of Time
15

Job Duties

Obtain relevant information and history from clients and maintain proper and complete medical charts.


Percentage Of Time
15

Job Duties

Ensure the safety of pets, clients, and employees by utilizing safe restraining techniques, following standard protocols, and maintaining clean, sterile, an organized treatment areas, exam rooms, and labs.


Percentage Of Time
15

Job Duties

Assist with prepping animals for surgery and recovering animals from surgery.


Percentage Of Time
15

Job Duties

Ensure services are invoiced correctly and assist in completing daily deposits and reports.


Percentage Of Time
15

Job Duties

Other duties as assigned.


Percentage Of Time
10

Describe Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties of the Animal Care Assistant are normally performed in a typical clinic setting. Occasionally the employee is exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in this setting is usually moderate due to animals, telephone calls, office equipment, and normal student traffic.

To apply, visit https://jobs.westernu.edu/postings/25539






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