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Banfield Pet Hospital PCA in Northborough, Massachusetts

The Pet Care Assistant works with the veterinary medical team to provide and prepare for the best medical care of pets

  • Live and exemplify the Five Principles of Mars, Inc. within self and team.

  • Prepare the treatment room for examination of pets and all necessary medical item and supplies (e.g. vaccinations, fecal loops, slides, etc.) for the veterinarian and/or veterinary technician.

  • Set up fecals, smears, and skin scrapings as allowed by state rules and regulations.

  • Serve as support to the Client Services Coordinator, Veterinary Assistant and Veterinary Technician.

  • Hold or restrain pets during examination, treatment, or inoculation.

  • Prepare routine in-house laboratory tests (e.g. canine heartworm, feline leukemia, FIV, and canine parvovirus) as allowed by state rules and regulations.

  • Monitor the comfort of hospitalized patients.

  • Ensure the comfort of hospitalized patients by "walking", exercising, feeding, and cleaning cages and pet (when approved by the veterinarian or veterinary technician).

  • Clean the surgical suite and instruments.

  • Ensure cleanliness of the hospital including but not limited to housekeeping such as laundry, dishes, mopping, cage cleaning, trash collection and removal and instrument cleaning as outlined by hospital protocols

  • Other job duties as assigned.