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Veterinary Assistant

Company: VCA Antech, Inc.
Location: Escondido
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description:

Company Info: VCA Inc. owns, operates, and manages the largest network of freestanding veterinary hospitals and veterinary clinical reference laboratories in North America, with over 900 hospitals located in the U.S. states and Canada, and more than 55 clinical laboratories. VCA is also a leading supplier of diagnostic imaging equipment to the veterinary industry, as well as operating a franchisor of premier dog daycare facilities.

VCA Acacia Animal Hospital and Pet Resort seeking full-time Veterinary Assistant to join our skilled technician team at our AAHA-accredited small animal, exotic and holistic practice in Escondido, CA.

This is a great opportunity to work with a dynamic team and expand your knowledge while working in a fast-paced environment! You will be challenged to use your know-how and skills to the best of your ability with a team that will support you along the way.


  • Minimum 2 year of experience in veterinary medicine preferred but not required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience.
  • The ideal candidate will be a team player who is friendly, outgoing, people - oriented and has excellent communication and client service skills.


Previous experience in the veterinary field is desired but not required. We are looking for the right individual who is driven, positive, reliable and creative. The Veterinary Assistant position is a great place to start if you are curious about or want to get into the Veterinary field.

Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Provide quality patient care while maintaining a Fear Free approach
  • Patient restraint during examinations, injections, treatments, induction etc.
  • Maintain hospital cleanliness and building upkeep
  • Prioritize tasks and change when needed
  • Have the ability to multitask
  • Surgical instrument cleaning/packing
  • Surgical suite prep and clean
  • Work collectively in teams and alone
  • Keep hospital supplies stocked
  • Process laboratory samples
  • Run in hospital blood work panels
  • Assist Veterinarians and Technicians with tasks
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Triage and critical thinking

Keywords: VCA Antech, Inc., Escondido , Veterinary Assistant, Other , Escondido, California

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