Position Description

Veterinary Assistant
Location Headquarters
Job Code VTAS
# of Openings 1
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PRIMARY FUNCTION: To assist the veterinarians and technicians by facilitating the effective and efficient operation of the clinic for animal treatment and surgery by performing the following duties.



Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Restrain animals for examination and induction of anesthesia
  • Perform surgical preparation, monitor patients and provide post-operative care
  • Administer medications and vaccinations, excluding rabies
  • Record data entries for anesthesia, surgical procedures, processing, or any other patient documentation
  • Maintain surgical log and spay/neuter certificates
  • Clean and repackage surgical instruments; operate autoclave
  • Ensure animals are fed and cages are clean
  • Ensure clinic is clean and well stocked with supplies
  • Assist vets in surgery and set up lab samples
  • Answer clinic phone calls
  • Provide excellent customer service while supporting the Lollypop Farm core values
  •  Train clinic volunteers
  • Maintain equipment in working order
  • Maintain good housekeeping
  • Observe all safety rules and regulations for self and others
  • Carry out responsibilities in accordance with the company’s policies and applicable state and federal laws
  • Perform other duties as requested


QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. (1)

            EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or equivalent education.

            LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively with employees throughout the organization.

CONTACTS: Frequent contact with other clinic staff and shelter staff. 

TECHNICAL SKILLS/TOOLS: Beginner experience with PC, ability to learn PetPoint software. Autoclave (digital and manual), cleaning supplies and clippers.

SUPERVISORY: Frequently use the assistance of one or several others in performing job duties.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job .(1)

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, reach, handle, feel, speak, hear, see, balance, stoop, kennel, crouch and lift and carry up to 50 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.(1)

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic chemicals. Employee is occasionally required to work near moving mechanical parts and electrical wiring. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. 

(1)          Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Must exhibit Lollypop Farm’s core values:

  • Compassion – showing empathy and sympathy for what others – both people and animals – are experiencing;
  • Communication – able to convey accurate and timely information both internally and externally;
  • Flexibility – willing and able to adapt to new circumstances and conditions;
  • Commitment – a pledge to the mission, fellow employees, volunteers, animals and the community;
  • Teamwork – willingness to collaborate and communicate to achieve a common goal;
  • Integrity – pursuing our mission with honor, fairness and respect for animals, individuals and the organization;
  • Respect – showing consideration and professional regard for all aspects of the organization.



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