A Day in the Life of a Banfield Veterinary Assistant
The Vet Assistant provides professional, efficient and exceptional service at all times, making sure that clients and pets are comfortable in the hospital. You will use your technical skills on a daily basis, within state practice acts and as outlined in the NAVTA guidelines for veterinary assistant skills and duties. Other responsibilities include:
Helping maintain the flow of patients
Communicating with the veterinarian and vet techs
Carrying out or setting up procedures that do not require veterinarian or vet tech assistance
Adhering to hospital standards that keep pets safe, and the treatment areas, exam rooms and labs clean and organized
Educating clients about our Optimum Wellness Plans® and the importance of preventive care
Mentoring other members of the hospital team
Commitment Beyond Qualifications
Every associate including the Vet Assistant has an important contribution to make to the veterinary team. We're looking for Vet Assistants who are dedicated to their work, have a positive attitude and use our Five Principles -- Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom - as their guide. In addition, our Vet Assistants are:
Caring for Those Who Care: Benefits for a Banfield Veterinary Assistant
When it comes to benefits, we support your personal wellness and professional development. We offer a wide range of perks and programs that help you take care of yourself and your family-including your pets.
Personal Health, Savings, and Wellness Benefits
Every team member needs to be appreciated. All Vet Assistants receive a generous benefits package including 401(k) participation, paid time off and Optimum Wellness Plans for your pets. In addition, medical, vision, dental, life and disability insurance is offered to associates based on eligibility.
Potential as Big as Your Passion
Whether you're a new Vet Assistant, have been working for years or are changing careers, we'll support your professional growth with:
Performance development plans designed to help you reach your established careers goals
We've created a one-of-a-kind leadership structure throughout our practice that includes support from our Corporate headquarters, the field and hospital level. Together we are a team, making a real impact on pet health care in hospitals, communities and the field of veterinary medicine.
Start your Banfield Career as a Veterinary Assistant
Banfield Pet Hospital® strongly supports and values the uniqueness of all individuals and promotes a work environment where diversity is embraced. Banfield Pet Hospital is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. Banfield Pet Hospital complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every Banfield location.
At more than 1,000 hospitals strong – and growing – everyone at Banfield shares a common goal: providing high‐quality preventive health care for each pet, and partnering with every pet owner to ensure they have the resources to care for pets at home.
We are hiring Veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians & Assistants.
In 2017, Banfield launched the Veterinary Student Debt Relief Pilot to help relieve the burden of student debt for its veterinarians. We are looking forward to incorporating the Hiring of U. S. Veterans as a valuable partnership.