Emergency Veterinary Assistant Fort Myers, Florida

About the Position

Fetch - Fort Myers is seeking a detail-oriented compassionate assistant for our newest location. This is your opportunity to grow our new practice with an amazing team!

The veterinary nurse assistant coordinates with the rest of the Fetch emergency and specialty teams to ensure proper hospital, patient and client care.

Essential Functions

● Work closely with experienced technicians, assistants, doctors, and management to provide excellent care of the patients

and our clients

● Clean cages, runs, wet tables, counters, and exam rooms daily

● Keep examination and treatment areas clean and stocked

● Ensure hospitalized patient litter boxes and cages are free of feces and urine

Technical Skills:

○ Be knowledgeable about safety standards in all areas of the veterinary hospital

○ Proper and safe animal restraint

○ Perform TPR

○ Input data into electronic medical record system

○ Remove sutures/staples/drains with assistance

○ Remove bandages

○ Perform nail trims, ear cleaning, and anal gland expression

○ Clean surgical instruments and wrap for sterilization

○ Sterilize wrapped packs and pouches

○ Properly set up fluid bag for IV or SQ administration

○ Administer oral medications, SQ fluids, and SQ injections as directed by technicians or doctor

○ Assist with surgical preparation (surgery room and patient) and maintaining a timely start to surgical procedurs

○ Setting up for and cleaning up after surgical procedures and maintaining equipment

○ Be able to work with heating pads/blankets, scales, thermometers, otoscopes,clipper/blades, incubators, and perform

Daily maintenance on these items

○ Perform emergency procedures including: control bleeding, administer oxygen therapy and CPR

○ Properly use laboratory equipment including CBC machine, chemistry analyzer, coagulation analyzer, microscope, assays,


○ Properly handle all types of laboratory specimens and submit to appropriate laboratories

○ Assist with radiographic positioning and processing including set up of equipment and input of patient information

○ Submit radiographs/CT images for review or storage

○ Assisting with restraint for ultrasound, input patient info, and transfer images to medical record system

○ Accurately filling and dispensing medications and refills

○ Prepare animals for discharge from the hospital

○ Cleaning, stocking and helping to maintain proper care of the hospital equipment

○ Alerting inventory manager when medications and supplies are low


● Great attitude

● Technical Capacity

● Strategic/Forward Thinking

● Decision Making

● Communication Proficiency

● Ethical Conduct

● Collaboration Skills

● Conflict Resolution

● Motivated, compassionate, and detail oriented.

Ideal Candidate

Required Education and Experience

1. Certification or Associate’s Degree in a related field is a plus

2. At least 2 years of experience in the veterinary field

3. Strong & professional work ethic


Our benefits are for full-time (over 35 hours/week) team members. We currently offer Medical ($200 paid by Fetch per month), Dental, Vision for employees, spouses, and dependents. We also offer several ancillary benefits to include short-term disability, voluntary life insurance, accident Coverage, legal consulting, and an Employee Assistance Program.

In addition to those benefits, we also have:

  • 401k with employer contribution up to 3.5%
  • FSA/HSA plans
  • PTO
  • Paid Holidays (After 60 Days of employment) All team members are expected to assist with holiday coverage.
    • New Year’s Day
    • Memorial Day
    • 4th of July
    • Labor Day
    • Thanksgiving Day
    • Christmas Day
  • Uniform allowance - $225/year after 60-days of employment (This will include embroidery) but until your 60 Days, we ask that you wear navy, black, Caribbean blue or pewter scrubs to match the team.
  • Reduced rate for Veterinary Services
  • Discount pet food program for Hills pet food
  • CE and Education Assistance
  • Voting Time off
  • Jury Duty Leave
  • Bereavement Leave