Veterinary Assistant

PetVet Care Centers



We are a BUSY 6 doctor veterinary hospital and we are looking for a friendly, positive team player that likes interacting with clients. Our doctors and support staff are Fear Free Certified! We treat not only cats and dogs, but we also specialize in avian and exotics…and yes, that means we see our fair share of snakes too! We offer routine and advanced surgery, digital X-ray, stateof the art blood analysis, advanced dentistry with digital dental X-ray and medical observation for our clients. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, dream of a job where each day will be entirely different from the day before, and don’t mind fur…feathers…and scales, this just might be the job for you!


Position Overview:

The veterinary assistant provides support to the veterinarians and technicians in their daily tasks by cleaning and maintaining equipment, feeding, exercising and grooming patients, preparing and sanitizing surgery suites, restraining and handling patients, and clerical and administrative work. They deliver quality care for all patients and provide exceptional service.

Tasks include:

  • Triage patients, perform physical exams, treatments, and administer medication as directed by the Licensed Veterinary Technicians; maintain accurate medical records.
  • Assist doctors and technicians with the administration of medications or with patient restraint.
  • Perform laboratory tests and take radiographs.
  • Operate and maintain hospital equipment including EKG, fluid pump, syringe pump, scales, anesthetic monitors and machines, etc.
  • Fill prescriptions, calculate and administer medications, maintain proper documentation, logging, and security of controlled drugs.
  • Feed patients as prescribed by the attending doctor or as the client has requested; record appetites; recognize and report any unusual conditions or abnormal behaviors.
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the hospital each day; clean equipment, kennels and facilities using chemicals and supplies; ensure the safe use of chemicals; complete laundry.
  • Other duties may be assigned if working in a specialty area (i.e., dentistry, surgery, emergency, radiology, cardiology, neurology, internal medicine, etc.)


Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:

  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent combination of education, and/or experience.
  • One or more years’ experience in veterinary environment performing above duties.
  • Able to perform moderately physically demanding work, that requires a lot of lifting (up to 50 pounds), cleaning, and constant motion.
  • Ability to work with or around sick animals, potentially hazardous materials, cleaning chemicals, gas anesthetics, zoonotic diseases, and unpleasant odors.
  • Requires knowledge of hospital procedures, treatment protocols; computer systems; and terminology used in a veterinary hospital.
  • Must be flexible with scheduling and able to work some weekends and holidays.

How to Apply

Hours will include days, evenings, weekends and holidays. Flexibility is essential, as staff schedules frequently change around the needs of the doctors, clients, vacations, etc. Benefits include paid time off, paid holidays, pet dicounts and health benefits. Visit our website at Please apply online through

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