The Feline Hospital

81 Webb Street
Salem, MA 01970

(978)744-8020

www.thefelinehospital.com

The Feline Hospital  Veterinary Assistant Job Description

www.thefelinehospital.com

The Feline Hospital (TFH) is a busy feline-only veterinary hospital at 81 Webb St. in Salem.  We have a current opening for a year-round part-time Veterinary Assistant (VA) positions ( about 20 hours per week) which could lead to  full-time employment.  This is not a Veterinary Technician position.  Other veterinarians might refer to this as a Kennel Assistant position. 

VA tasks include but are not limited to the following:

       Do laundry

       Clean cages and litter pans

       Secure and maintain garbage

       Feed cats

       Unload / check deliveries

       Vacuum and perform general housekeeping

       Carry cats upstairs or downstairs for admittance or discharge

       Set up stool samples for other professionals

       Assist the veterinarian or any other employee in cat treatments

       Do clerical work

       Carry medium weight inventory ( as heavy as 25 to 35 pounds).

The VA team works Monday from 8:00 am to about 9:30 pm, Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 am to about 7:30 pm,  Friday from 8:00 am to about 8:00 pm and Saturday from 8:00 am to about 5:00 pm.   They also do some evening and weekend after-hours treatments.  VA time flexibility is critical.

Although there are many pleasant experiences here, keep in mind that this is a serious

place which occasionally witnesses life and death.  We are exposed daily to stool and

blood.  You must be prepared physically and emotionally to thrive in a hospital environment while being on your feet for much of the day.

The VA is usually very busy and must maintain a positive helpful attitude with tasks

interrupted  frequently by other employees.  The VA must be mature enough to tell other

staff members when multiple requests seem to require simultaneous attention, or when

directions seem unclear.

 

Aside from a good work ethic and the ability to work independently, good observation,

communication, math and teamwork skills help to make a successful VA.   A sense

of humor is a must!  Computer ease is  important.  These year-

round positions will begin soon.

 

IF YOU ARE  INTERESTED IN BEING CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE STOP BY  THE FELINE HOSPITAL AT 81 WEBB STREET FOR AN  APPLICATION. 

 

 

 

 

HOURS


Day Open Close
Monday 8:00am 7:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am 6:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am 1:00pm
Thursday 8:00am 6:00pm
Friday 8:00am 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am 1:00pm
Sunday Closed Closed

 

The Feline Hospital
81 Webb Street
Salem, MA 01970
(978)744-8020

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