Behind the Scenes with an ACOW Vet Assistant

June 7, 2022
Behind the Scenes with an ACOW Vet Assistant

At Animal Clinic of Woodruff, we like to think of our team as one big family. With any family, they function best when everyone has certain roles and responsibilities. Our ACOW family runs so smoothly thanks to our incredible team that includes Veterinarians, Vet Assistants, Office Managers and Receptionists.

In this blog, we’ll explore the roles and responsibilities of a Vet Assistant.

At Animal Clinic of Woodruff, a Vet Assistant’s main job is to assist vets in the diagnosis and treatment of animals in a clinic or animal hospital setting. You can think of a Vet Assistant just like a lab tech or how a nurse assists a doctor.

Walk into Animal Clinic of Woodruff, and one of our Vet Assistants may help assist the doctor in one or more of the following duties under one of our veterinarian’s direction:

  • Take blood, urine, or stool samples, and test those samples
  • Administer vaccines and other medications
  • Administer anesthesia
  • Surgical procedures (prep for surgery and monitor animals during surgery)
  • Take x-rays
  • Assist in dental procedures
  • Conduct emergency first aid

Our Vet Assistants do the above duties each and every day, but they also share something else that’s incredibly important with both pets and their owners…and that’s compassion. Sometimes animals come in sick or injured. Offering compassion to a pet and pet owner is one of the most important gifts of comfort that we can share.

At Animal Clinic of Woodruff, our Vet Assistants are team-centered and goal-oriented. They also share, comfort, knowledge, and compassion with each and every pet and pet owner that enters our doors. It’s how we’ve created such a loving, family atmosphere here that extends beyond our doors into the whole community that we care for. We are so grateful to them for helping make Animal Clinic of Woodruff such a special place to work!

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