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VCA ICU Overnight Assistant Lead in Walnut Creek, California

Company Info: VCA Inc. owns, operates, and manages the largest network of freestanding veterinary hospitals and veterinary clinical reference laboratories in North America, with over 900 hospitals located in the U.S. states and Canada, and more than 55 clinical laboratories. VCA is also a leading supplier of diagnostic imaging equipment to the veterinary industry, as well as operating a franchisor of premier dog daycare facilities.

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Encina Veterinary Hospital has been providing extraordinary pet care for the Walnut Creek and surrounding East Bay areas since 1977. We pride ourselves on the exceptional client and pet care we provide to our four-legged friends and their parents each and every day. As a leader in pet health care, Encina Veterinary Hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment similar to those found in many human hospitals. Some of our services include: wellness exams, vaccinations, advanced surgery including laparoscopic procedures, dentistry, senior care, 24 hour ICU and emergency care, and advanced diagnostics such as ultrasonography, endoscopy, radiology (x-rays), CT scan, and an in-house laboratory.

We are seeking an experienced Veterinary Assistant Supervisor to join our team. This is for an overnight position, in which shift differential pay would apply.

The successful candidate will be a believer in the best medicine for all patients with the expertise and technical knowledge to develop and train a team to support doctors and deliver excellence in care and service.

In this position you will be supporting our Doctors and leading our Veterinary Assistants, while creating a positive, low-stress atmosphere for our clients and patients. Duties will include:

  • Elevating and unifying care

• Creating an efficient team who can quickly monitor and maintain care

  • Assist in perfecting flow within the hospital

  • Train to develop skills for the entire technical team

• Performing laboratory work and diagnostic imaging.

• Providing compassionate care and a home away from home for boarded and hospitalized pets.

At VCA, your passion for medicine and compassion for pets and people is matched with a commitment to your professional growth. Excellent benefits include competitive salary to be discussed during interview, medical, dental, and vision, 401k, vacation, paid holidays, sick days, uniforms, pet care discount, etc.

You will sharpen your skills—and even learn some new techniques—and explore career options that only VCA can offer, such as continuing education, transfer, specialization, and leadership opportunities.

Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!

The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development).

VCA began in 1986 as a privately owned company with one animal hospital. Today, we are the largest family of animal care providers nationwide. Despite unprecedented growth, VCA has never abandoned its devotion to compassionate, comprehensive pet care. Take a look at our open positions throughout the U.S. and Canada! We’re always looking for top notch talent to join the VCA family!