Compassionate Care Veterinary Clinic is a 5 doctor, full service facility in Cumberland, Rhode Island. We specialize in urgent and chronic illness care, but we provide preventative care and emergency care as well. Our focus is on providing progressive and urgent care medicine, in a family practice atmosphere. We make sure we are treating each patient and each family, individually, based on their primary concerns and needs, so the role of our support staff in educating clientele on preventative care, at home care, or long term care is a primary role for all employees.The support staff are the ambassadors of our practice, so they need to be able to communicate, empathize, and have a solid understanding of hospital protocol, and medical policy.
The practice is open from 8 am to 11 pm on weekdays, and from 8 am to 4 pm on weekends, so rotating nights and weekends are mandatory. We provide care to dogs, cats and small mammals. The clinic has in house blood, coag, and urine analyzers from Idexx labs, digital radiography and ultrasound, anesthetic monitoring, doppler blood pressure and ECG units, and tonometry. Our support staff is capable of venipuncture, IV catheter placement, surgical anesthetic monitoring, ear and urine cytology, fecal examinations, and providing out patient hospice care for our long term patients.
The ideal candidate should have either past experience as an assistant or be a trained CVT. We are looking for team players, with a positive attitude and strong work ethic, but who also like to have fun with his or her work. The practice provides access to Blue Cross health care, and covers 70% of the monthly cost. After a year of employment, employees have access to a 401k that the practice provides matching funds to, as well as a quarterly bonus based on previous year goals. After 3 months of employment, we offer 2 weeks of PTO the first year of employment, then 3 weeks a year after that. Continuing education is available to all staff on a rotating basis.
Basic understanding of vaccine protocols and common pet health emergencies
Ability to perform veni puncture and administer subcutaneous injections and fluids
Ability to monitor patients with and without anesthetic monitoring equipment
Ability to utilize or learn to utilize Cornerstone software and Idexx in house laboratory equipment
Ability to work well as a team, treat fellow employees, clients and patients with respect and compassion
Additional Salary Information: $16-20 per hour depending on experience and proven ability to perform duties.
About Compassionate Care Veterinary Clinic
3 doctor, full service, small animal clinic that opened in 2008 and that is moving into a brand new, 4000 sq ft facility. We are open 7 days a week, and weeknights until 11 pm. We do not have on call work. We offer full service veterinary care, including urgent care and hospice care.