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Ethos Veterinary Health Veterinary Assistant - Oncology in Orland Park, Illinois

Premier Veterinary Group in Orland Park is looking for a full-time Veterinary Assistant to join our Medical Oncology Department.

The primary responsibility is to triage and provide care for patients presenting to and hospitalized with our Medical Oncology. The successful candidate embodies our culture in treating every client with the utmost courteous and attentive treatment possible, with a keen sensitivity to the emotional bond between owners and their pets. This is a 40 hour per week position. Participation in some holiday coverage is required.

We at Premier Veterinary Group believe that all veterinarians, pets and pet owners deserve premier experiences. Everything we do reflects this belief. We commit ourselves to acting with respect, honor and dignity toward our clients, colleagues and each other.


  • Provide extensive client education on Medical Oncology issues including but not limited to disease processes, drug side effects, medication, and triaging phone calls

  • Assist with obtaining and processing laboratory samples such as blood, urine, free fluid, and fine needle aspirates

  • Assist with utilization of different modalities of imaging for patient assessment including radiograph, ultrasound and CT scan

  • Assist in executing, monitoring, and recovering all assigned sedation and anesthetic events

  • Provide comfort and nursing care for all patients


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the above listed responsibilities satisfactory. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required.

Skills and Experience:

  • General nursing care and treatment of patients

  • Assisting the veterinarian in procedures

  • Admitting and discharging patients

  • Client communication and education

Educational Requirements:

  • High School education or equivalent

  • Several years? experience of related job experience preferred


  • Self-Motivator: Ability to work efficiently and effectively, proactive with approach

  • Communicator: Successful communication is essential with all clients and stakeholders, considers and responds appropriately to the needs, feelings and capabilities of different people in different situations

  • Technical Credibility: Understands and appropriately applies procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies related to specialized expertise. Understands linkages between department?s needs and the organization?s needs.

Benefits of Working at Premier Veterinary Group:

Compensation is based on experience and skill level. Full-time benefits include health with an optional 100% employer paid plan, dental, vision, disability and life insurances, flex-spending accounts, 401(k), Employee Assistance Program, paid time off, uniforms, and a generous CE allowance.