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BluePearl Summer Student Veterinary Assistant in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Summer Student Veterinary Assistant

Grand Rapids


Hospital Support

Opening Statement

BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI, is seeking Veterinary students for summer positions!


BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital located in Grand Rapids, MI, is now accepting applications for their Veterinary Student Summer Assistant program! This position will be working in the Emergency department as well as other specialty departments to help with the busy case load. You will be working as an assistant/non-licensed tech. Flexible schedule needed as shifts may include, nights, days, weekends, and holidays. Total hours per week will be 36-40.

This is a great opportunity for veterinary students to enhance their skills and learn about the Emergency and Specialty aspect of veterinary medicine, if you are currently enrolled in veterinary school.

Our BluePearl Veterinary Assistants:

  • Perform digital radiography using proper technique including proper positioning of patients.

  • Provide care for hospitalized patients.

  • Assist the clinicians with diagnostic procedures.

  • Triage and obtain patient history.

  • Have a complete understanding of normal ranges of patient vitals signs, including but not limited to heart and respiratory rate, temperature, blood pressure and oxygen saturation.

  • Obtain and interpret blood pressure and other vitals signs and alert Veterinarian to changes and issues.

  • Identify patients at risk for arrest and initiate CPR.

  • Properly calculate medical math (including constant rate infusions) and administer medications via appropriate routes and duration.

  • Perform phlebotomy and place intravenous catheters in all peripheral vessels.

  • Assist with placement and maintain feeding tubes and central line catheters.

  • Prepare prescriptions and communicate discharge orders to clients.

  • Have a passion for mentoring and training others.

  • Have patience and empathy to address client concerns.

Your success is our success!

BluePearl is committed to a diverse work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, sexual orientation or affectional preference, or gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.