Veterinary Assistant (Veterinary Health Center)

Manhattan KS
Aug 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

General Description of Position: The Veterinary Health Center (VHC) is currently seeking applicants for six Veterinary Assistants. The purpose of these positions is to provide assistance to VHC veterinarians and Registered Veterinary Technicians in the performance of their duties to improve the client service experience. The successful candidates will provide clerical and patient care support, and serve as medical scribes and electronic medical record specialists in the areas of Small Animal Intensive Care Unit, Large Animal Hospital, Pet Health Center and Small Animal Oncology. Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community.  Job Description: Assist VHC Veterinarians and Registered Veterinary Technicians:
  • Serve as secretary of the specialty service
  • Screen calls
  • Serve as resource in management of service daily activities
  • Serve as a client liaison with the service
  • Provide patient care
  • Restraint of animals
  • Feed, exercise and bathe patients
  • Collection of urine and fecal samples
  • Monitor, record and report physical signs of hospitalized patients
  • Assist with compliance of all biohazard and infection control protocols
  • Examples
  • Clean cages and runs, provide clean bedding, water and litter boxes,
  • Wash and dry laundry, wash and sanitize feed bowls
  • Restock and reorder supplies 
  • Electronic Medical Record Specialist

    • Medical Scribe
    • Gather information for patient visit
    • Enter documentation into the Electronic Medical Record as directed and appropriate
  • Provide input in the creation and development of electronic medical record forms
  • Serve as electronic medical record and Hospital Information System resource for students, staff and faculty
  • Required Minimum Qualifications: One year of experience as a veterinary assistant providing patient care. Relevant education or experience may be substituted.  Preferred Qualifications:
    • High school diploma
    • Two or more years of experience as a veterinary assistant providing patient care 
    • Ability to work with and provide preventative maintenance for ordinary veterinary medical hospital equipment
    • Ability to handle, restrain, and provide medical treatments to domestic animals
    • Willingness to master new techniques
    Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit an application along with a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.  Screening of Applications Begins: Screening of applications begins immediately Salary Range / Pay Rate: $ 11.48 - $ 17.22 per hour Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.