Pet Care - Russell Ridge

GVA is a company that embodies courtesy over efficiency in our daily interaction with co-workers and clientele. All positions awarded within GVA come with an expectation of excellence, respect, proficiency, dedication, and an inherent love for the human-animal bond. We are a privately-owned group of small animal hospitals in the North Metro-Atlanta area. The vision of GVA is to be the premier group of small animal hospitals in Georiga, offering unparalleled client service and cutting-edge veterinary care to pets.

Russell Ridge Animal Hospital (Russell Ridge or RRAH) is a multi-doctor practice located in Lawrenceville, Georiga and is a member hospital of Georgia Veterinary Associates (GVA). Russell Ridge is open 7 days a week and has an excellent support staff, including multiple RVTs. RRAH is well equipped with digital imaging modalities, including a NewTom 5G CT unit, ultrasonography, digital x-ray for dentistry and general imaging.

The primary function of GVA Pet Care Staff is to assist the DVM and technical staff in the delivery of quality care to in-house pets, primarily boarders. Working under the direct supervision of the attending veterinarian and Patient Care Coordinator; the pet care staff is responsible for ensuring that quality veterinary care is provided in line with GVA standards. 

The Pet Care staff is responsible for carrying out any task as directed by Patient Care Coordinator, a DVM or hospital management, which may include, but is not limited to, the following:

1. Treatment area assistance
2. Boarding exam procedures
3. Keep all grass areas clean and free of animal feces
4. Animal restraint, as necessary
5. Animal medicating, primarily oral route
6. Admission and discharge procedures for boarders
7. Assist receptionists when necessary, and assume those duties in an absence
8. Ensure that all patients are clean and dry
9. Assist groomers when necessary
10. Bathe pets as needed
11. Walk, feed and oversee to the general well-being of all boarders
12. Properly and legibly record treatments in records
13. Maintain appropriate inventory levels for supplies
14. Work as scheduled
15. Follow all protocols in the kennel manual
16. Understand the GVA vision, core values, and mission
17. Oversee hospital cleanliness

Skills Required: 

Computer literacy, the capability to lift 40lbs alone, interact with and restrain animals, work a minimum of 4 hours standing only, basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division). 

The Pet Care staff must have knowledge of all procedures in the kennel manual, outpatient procedures, inpatient procedures, hospital protocols, medication administration, animal restraint, and sanitation.

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