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Animal Care Assistant

Patterson, New York
USD15.00 to USD16.25 Per Hour
Job Type
19 May 2023
Brook Farm Veterinary Center is seeking to hire an Animal Care Assistant Assistant to join our team.

Candidate must be able to work weekdays and alternating Saturdays.

Why do employees love working for Brook Farm?

We live up to our mission of caring for every animal and every person who cares for them.
Your work makes a difference to the animal-loving community and to individual pet owners on a daily basis
You learn so much! We are a teaching hospital dedicated to the growth of our employees.

As an Animal Care Assistant at Brook Farm Veterinary Center, you will work with our doctors and technicians to help us provide exceptional veterinary care. Veterinary Assistants spend their time making sure our patients are comfortable and ensuring that their environment is spotlessly clean. Assistants remain friendly and flexible in the face of varying expectations from clients, doctors, and supervisors and never hesitate to help out wherever they can. Our assistants must understand both medicine and people quickly: their focus changes according to the priority of the moment, and as such they must multitask impeccably, think on their feet, and remain calm in difficult situations.

Because of our hospital's client-centered nature, this role requires your commitment to providing clients with the highest standard of care. Your ability to handle stressful situations in a fast-paced environment with compassion, efficiency, and flexibility is key to success in this role.

What are we looking for in a candidate?

You're an animal lover.
You're a people person
You're a team player.
You're okay with getting dirty.
You're hands-on.
You have intellectual curiosity when exploring issues.
You don't shy away from challenges or difficult situations.
You communicate clearly.
You learn from your mistakes.
You're resourceful.
Ability to pay close attention to detail, maintain accuracy, and multi-task in a busy environment while maintaining composure and professionalism at all times.
Ability to problem-solve and work independently.

Our employees receive generous health benefits, a veterinary discount, and accrued vacation time. Click here to learn more about our core values.

Brook Farm is a place of healing. We are an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity and a drug-free workplace. Pre-employment drug screen for illegal substances and background screen required.

Our Leadership Philosophy

We truly want to see all of our team members not only succeed but to elevate themselves. We strive to provide an environment that allows for both personal and professional growth by providing the tools and opportunities to thrive. We take pride in the role we provide in pet care, and every team member is empowered to try new things and own their decision-making.

Our Mission and Vision

We care for every animal and every person who cares for them. We envision a world where every person and animal lives in health and harmony.

Equal Opportunity Statement
Brook Farm Veterinary Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Brook Farm is fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and New York State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination.

Drug-Free Workplace Statement
Brook Farm Veterinary Center has zero tolerance for drug use. As a part of our effort to maintain a workplace free of substance abuse, Brook Farm Veterinary Center applicants and employees will be asked to submit to a medical examination and/or clinical testing for the presence of alcohol and/or drugs. Within the limits of federal, state, and local laws, Brook Farm Veterinary Center reserves the right to examine and test for drugs and alcohol at our discretion. We are a smoke-free workplace.

Background Screening
In order to protect the welfare of the clients, employees, and resources of Brook Farm Veterinary Center, it is the policy of the practice to conduct background checks on applicants. Background checks may include, but are not limited to: reference checks, credit history checks, driving record checks, criminal record checks, and education and credential verification.

Any applicant who provides misleading, erroneous or willfully deceptive information to Brook Farm Veterinary Center on an employment form, resume, or in an interview will be immediately eliminated from further consideration for employment with Brook Farm Veterinary Center. This process is necessary to ensure that the individuals selected and retained possess the qualifications required to safely and effectively perform the duties of their position.
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  • Job Reference: 1010172336-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Brook Farm Veterinary Center
  • Location: Patterson, New York
  • Salary: USD15.00 to USD16.25 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent