Veterinary Assistant Duties
This is the fourth in a series of eight titles for positions
involving Veterinary Care. This series is identified by a
predominant amount of time spent on the care of ill or injured
client-owned animals brought to the Veterinary Medicine Teaching
Hospital in the hopes of recovery. Typical duties include the
supervision or performance of basic care such as feeding &
watering, cleaning cages, maintaining animal health records,
collecting and analyzing specimens, conducting physical exams
and tests (including ultrasounds, radiology, cardiology, etc.),
administering medications, assisting with surgery (administering
anesthesia & monitoring vital signs), posting service charges
for each patient. Duties may also include teaching professional
students and euthanizing animals.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide animal care such as feed, water, walk, transport,
restrain and groom animals.
Stock area and supplies
Maintains clinical records.
Assure facility cleanliness.
Establish & maintain effective working relationships.
Assist senior veterinary staff with animal care; but does not
administer anesthesia nor euthanize animals.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High School degree or GED and 2 years experience required and/or
associate or bachelor degree in a science related field
Certification and Licensure
Ability to lift up to 70 pounds. May also require a valid GA
State Driver's License
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to properly handle and restrain various species of
animals and to communicate effectively.