Veterinary Operating Room Assistant

Washington, DC
Friendship Hospital for Animals – Assistants /
full-time /
Are you ready to embark on a new mission? Friendship Hospital For Animals is looking for a Veterinary Operating Room Assistant to join our team of Vet Tech Super-heroes saving lives and making a true impact in the Veterinary Industry. Is this you?

What We Offer (REWARDS):

    • Flexible Schedules that allow a REAL work-life harmony
    • Supportive and collaborative team environment
    • All the cool medical procedures and cases
    • Education and professional growth including onsite training programs and CE allowance
    • Competitive compensation
    • Wellness Care- Medical, dental, vision, 401(K), HSA, scrub allowance, petcare discounts, metro discounts and so much more
    • Opportunities for community involvement

What you will be doing (THE MISSION):

    • prepare, setup and breakdown the operating room including arranging surgical instrumentation
    • assist the veterinary surgical team including patient prep and positioning
    • assist in preparing and positioning animal patients for surgery
    • transport animal patients
    • manage surgery equipment
    • cleaning of the operating room
    • communicate with several teams and relay accurate information
    • adhere to all safety and sterility protocols

What you have:

    • passion for animal care
    • previous experience in a veterinary setting including a surgical environment
    • solid understanding of aseptic technique
    • patient positioning
    • animal handling experience
    • completion of a veterinary assistant or technician program a plus
$20 - $26 an hour
compensation based on skills and experience.
We're exclusively seeking individuals who embrace a nurturing, cooperative, and ethical environment, where genuine individuals come together to share knowledge, uplift one another and enhance the health and happiness of our patients, clients, team members, and the community. Of course having fun while doing so is a non-negotiable!

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Meet Our Hospital:

Friendship Hospital for Animals is a top-tier AAHA Accredited veterinary hospital providing compassionate patient care including wellness, emergency and specialized care. Our range of specialized departments includes critical care, radiology, anesthesiology, oncology, ophthalmology, neurology/neurosurgery, cardiology, dermatology, internal medicine/hemodialysis, rehab therapy, and surgery. Our facility is equipped with cutting-edge MRI and CT technology, a dedicated ICU, long-term ventilator capability, and onsite hemodialysis. We are constantly evolving to provide the most advanced, state-of-the art comprehensive care. We believe in sharing our knowledge with the community through continuing education, externships, internships and residency programs.