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Surgery – Operating Room Assistant

Are you a veterinary assistant that is eager to learn more about supporting a veterinary surgical team? Do you enjoy being a self-starter and working with a diverse team? If you enjoy a fast pace work environment where your veterinary assistant skills will be utilized than this may be the career for you!

Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists is a referral only veterinary specialty practice that provides the highest quality and most comprehensive specialized care for companion animals through various specialized departments to customize care to our patients and their pet families.

We currently have openings on our surgery team for motivated veterinary assistants that are eager to learn and move beyond basic husbandry. The surgery veterinary assistant must be able to work in a large team environment, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, be eager to learn the “whys” behind skills and be adaptable to quickly changing situations. The main job duties for this position include patient restraint, setting up and cleaning operating rooms, knowledge of surgical instruments and equipment for various surgical procedures, maintaining surgical asepsis, sterility and disinfection in the operating rooms and instrument sterilization room, performing digital radiography and assisting the LVTs and doctors with our surgical patients.

The surgery assistants balance time management as part of a team of assistants to keep our 9 operating rooms ready for our patients and perform advanced orthopedic radiographs needed for our patients here for their initial visits or undergoing surgery. The assistant team balances their time between operating room set up, radiology and instrument sterilization.

We offer an excellent benefits package, and competitive compensation (dependent upon experience). Our benefit package includes Paid Time Off, Health Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, 401K Profit Sharing Program, Paid Holidays, Rewards Program, Discounted Pet Services and Supplies, Uniforms, and more.

Requirements: This position requires a high school diploma (or equivalent). Ability to work mid-day through evening, and rotating Saturdays. Applicant must be reliable, able to work in a team environment, adaptable to quickly changing situations, and a self-starter. Good patient restraint and a loving disposition with animals is a must. Previous kennel assistant or entry level veterinary assistant  experience is preferred.

Required education: High school or equivalent

Preferred experience: One year veterinary assistant or kennel assistant

Jul 7