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Veterinary Assistant

Company: Nestle
Location: Saint Joseph
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

We're a leader in the pet care industry, which means we're not only ahead in volume, profit and market share, but our associates dare to Stand Taller. We innovate new products, impart new agilities into existing processes, constantly advance pet nutrition, and always pay it forward in the form of service for our communities and families. Are you up for the dare?

**Position Summary**

We're working on innovative foods and formulas that rival healthcare, pharma, human food, and tech companies around the world-foods and formulas that can extend the lives and cognitive function in maturing dogs and cats. We're developing ways to improve the vision of cats and minimize pet allergies through quality nutrition. We were the first ever to extrude dry dog food and we're backed by a lengthy list of patents-a portfolio of industry firsts.

Over 500 scientists make everything we think about come to life. We're nutritionists, chemists, immunologists, microbiologists, veterinarians, and the alike. But, what we do stretches far beyond our titles. It's a dare we accepted from the very beginning - the dare to 'Stand Taller'.

As the Veterinary Assistant, you'll be responsible for performing and assisting the necessary support work related to the health care of the cats and dogs under direct supervision.

+ Knowledge of and compliance with the Animal Welfare Act and all procedures and protocols in the Nestl Purina R&D Petcare Manual

+ Perform pet care procedures as follows:

+ Perform daily rounds & treatments and report to the veterinarians sick or unusual behavior

+ Observe animals during treatment; monitor & report progress to vets

+ Provide care of pets in clinic

+ Prepare drugs & instructions for weekend treatments

+ Assist with colony wellness program

+ Contact & assist relief vet when needed

+ Perform surgery supply set-up including sterilization of surgical instruments

+ Prep patient for surgical procedure

+ Monitor heart rate, respiration & temp of patient during and after anesthetic procedure

+ Maintain necessary records as follows:

+ Record animal medical/clinical data as outlined in protocol; enter health into pertinent database

+ Maintain animal records in orderly manner

+ File laboratory results

+ Maintain anesthetic logbook

+ Enter pertinent medical information into puppy adoption file in a timely manner

+ Maintain updated treatment list

+ Maintenance of veterinary suite and associated areas:

+ Maintain safe, sanitary & orderly work area

+ Clean & sanitize work area daily (vet suite) or as used (DEXA, radiology...)

+ Clean-up of surgical suite & instruments post-op

+ Practice safety in the work area

+ Assist veterinarians & other technicians with sample collections

+ Actively participate in training and skill development as needed

+ Additional duties as assigned


+ Minimum 1 year experience working with animals in a clinical setting

+ Advanced training or experience in animal science, veterinary technology, or animal handling, grooming, or behavior is preferred

+ Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology is preferred

+ Licensed Veterinary Technologist in the State of Missouri is preferred

**Requisition ID**


It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestl. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestl seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestl home.

The Nestl Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

Keywords: Nestle, Saint Joseph , Veterinary Assistant, Healthcare , Saint Joseph, Missouri

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