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Why You’ll Love this Veterinary Assistant Job!     

If you are passionate about animals and excited about the opportunity to interact with a variety of pets, then our Veterinary Assistant position is the one for you! 

When you become a part of Point Pleasant Veterinary Hospital, you’ll join a supportive community dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of pets and their owners.  As a Veterinary Assistant, you’ll play a pivotal role in our veterinary team, ensuring exceptional service to our clients while maintaining the highest standards of care. Your responsibilities will include assisting doctors and technicians, managing patient restraint, aiding in radiology, communicating with clients, conducting medical procedures, maintaining equipment and inventory, and providing daily treatments to hospitalized patients. 

Don’t miss out on this opportunity!  Apply for the Veterinary Assistant position today! 

Pay Range:  $16-$19 / hour


  • Paid Time Off 
  • Medical, Dental, Vision with a Health Savings Account* 
  • Employee Assistant Program available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week* 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance & AD&D Insurance* 
  • 401K Plan with Generous Employer Match  
  • Maternity Leave * 
  • Bereavement Leave  
  • Life, Short Term, & Disability Insurance* 
  • Discount Programs  
  • Discounted Veterinary Care  
  • On-Demand Pay Options  
  • Referral Bonus  

Career Enhancement Benefits: 

  • The opportunity for full tuition payment to attend Penn Foster’s veterinary technician program*  
  • Access to Zoetis Clinical & Professional Program and Events  
  • Access to a multitude of VMG resources  

*Indicates eligibility for Full-Time positions only 

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Restrain/hold animals of several species for examination and treatments 
  • Get weights on all patients prior to examination 
  • Use our radiology software for medical records and submission of studies for review 
  • Take digital photos of procedures/relevant lesions and save to patients’ medical records 
  • Run in-house laboratory specimens and record results in patient medical records 
  • Prepare laboratory forms/specimens for out-of-office laboratories (Antech and others) 
  • Help administer treatments (oral/fluids/injections/baths) under direction of DVM/LVT 
  • Assist in monitoring anesthetized patients 
  • Shave animals for surgery and scrub surgical sites 
  • Manage post-op cleaning and preparation of packs 
  • Complete progress forms for in-hospital/anesthetic patients 
  • Keep patients comfortable, fed, watered and clean 
  • Log controlled drugs (when authorized to do so, under direction of an LVT/DVM) 
  • Setup medications/fill prescriptions (when authorized to do so) 
  • Monitor inventory, rotation and expiration dates and report needs 
  • Stock exam rooms/treatment/surgery/radiology rooms as necessary 
  • Assist in ordering of food/supplies/medications as requested 
  • Assist in maintenance of areas outside of hospital (walks, parking, runs) 


  • High School Diploma, GED, or suitable equivalent 
  • Veterinary Assistant Certification preferred 
  • At least one year experience preferred 
  • Experience handling a variety of animals 
  • Strong customer service skills 
  • Ability to communicate effectively 
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds 
  • Basic math and writing skills 
  • Ability to express compassion 
  • Basic understanding of diseases/medications/anesthesia 
  • Understanding of vaccinations, basic laboratory tests, common diseases and pet behavior 
  • Knowlege of computer software (Infinity and Office programs) 

Working Conditions 
Working at a veterinary practice involves being indoors and working in clinical exam rooms. Individuals will encounter emotional or uncomfortable situations including seriously ill or dying animals, emotionally distressed or irate owners, euthanasia, patients who are in pain, bleeding, have broken bones, exposed body parts, serious odors, or parasitic infestations. On occasion patients may bleed, urinate, defecate, vomit, or secrete other glandular fluids on your person, shoes, or uniform. 

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Type: Full Time (Hourly)
Job ID: 131207