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Copper Country Veterinary Clinic Job Descriptions

Veterinary Assistant

The Kennel Staff is responsible for care of patients hospitalized in the kennel area, overall cleanliness of the clinic, and maintenance of the grounds around the building. This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Required skills, knowledge, abilities, and physical demands:

The Kennel Staff must have functioning knowledge of or experience in basic pet care and housekeeping duties particular to the veterinary field. This position also requires the ability to lift up to 40 lbs to transport pet foods from storage to the kennel area. This position also requires to work on Saturday and Sunday.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Housekeeping Manual details all Duties and Responsibilities, including the following:

  • Clean all runs and cages as needed, including cages downstairs
  • Make sure all animals have water and food, as directed by treatment instructions, surgery technician, or DVM
  • Make sure cats have clean litter boxes and dogs are walked (unless instructed not to)
  • Pay close attention to special instructions and personal items for each pet
  • Record information on pets as requested by doctors or surgery technicians
  • Record anything unusual on surgery board (vomit, diarrhea, eating the blanket, etc.)
  • Notify doctor on call if something is wrong
  • Empty all garbage cans
  • Sweep, vacuum, and mop all floors (upstairs, downstairs, and stairs)
  • Vacuum all rugs, including Dr. Cole’s office
  • Clean all bathrooms and restock supplies
  • Clean the reception area
  • Wash laundry and put in appropriate place
  • Wash dishes in kennels and downstairs
  • Maintain and clean all housekeeping equipment; restock supplies
  • Clean the refrigerators and freezers
  • Clean any messes in parking lot or on lawn (check lawn for feces)
  • Maintain and water the outside flower boxes (when needed)
  • Shovel walkways and de-ice parking lot (when needed)
  • Perform other duties as required

Work environment:

The Kennel Staff work in all areas of the clinic, and are required to regularly use commercial cleaning agents and disinfectants in the accomplishment of their duties.


The Veterinarian is responsible for providing pet-care services offered by the Clinic. This position has a supervisory responsibility over the Patient Care staff as they perform duties requiring the legal oversight or responsibility of a licensed veterinarian.

Required skills, knowledge, abilities, and physical demands:

  • The Veterinarian must possess a DVM degree.
  • Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress.
  • Knowledge of current veterinary theory and practice.
  • Knowledge of relevant drugs and non-pharmaceutical patient care aids and ability to prescribe dosages and instruct patients in correct usage.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Knowledge of animal surgical techniques.
  • Ability to assess and treat medical conditions in a wide variety of animals.
  • Knowledge of animal husbandry requirements, methods, and techniques.
  • Knowledge of legal and ethical standards for the veterinary care of animals
  • This position requires long periods of standing and the ability to lift and carry at least 40 lbs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides clinical veterinary care, examination, treatment, surgery, and follow-up for animals housed in the Clinic.
  • Provides emergency and weekend on-call veterinary coverage.
  • Diagnose, treat and control diseases and injuries among the Clinics patients
  • Perform surgery on sick and injured animals
  • Prescribe and administer drugs, medicines, and vaccines as appropriate.
  • Conduct post-mortem examination of animals including the performance of hematology, parasitology, microbiology and clinical pathology laboratory tests and procedures.
  • Prepare and maintain records concerning consultations and diagnostic decisions ensuring compliance with applicable Federal, State and local regulations.
  • Keep abreast of new technological advances in the care and treatment of animals and provide in-service training and orientation programs to staff as needed.
  • Assist in the establishment and implementation of an effective quality control system for laboratory work; revise techniques and procedures as required to obtain desired standards.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Work environment

The Veterinarian works in all areas of the clinic. This is a generally fast-paced situation, frequently requiring multi-tasking skills and a broad knowledge of the practices and policies of CCVC. Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

Continuing education requirements:

The Continuing Education credits required to maintain a veterinary license for the State of Michigan.

Continuing education will be made available through major national veterinary conferences and state conventions and through in-house training opportunities and training seminars/conferences as they become available.


  • Health Insurance with Dental
  • Liability and Disability Insurance
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Emergency fees and weekend bonuses
  • Continuing Education — 4 days and $1600 reimbursement
  • Management Opportunities
  • Uniforms provided
  • Highly skilled and trained staff