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VCA Animal Hospitals Seeking Experienced Veterinary Assistant in Longview, Washington

Join the VCA Ocean Beach Animal Hospital Team! We are looking to add an Experienced Veterinary Assistant to our team.

Greetings and welcome to VCA Ocean Beach Animal Hospital ! We are a multi-doctor general practice facility that offers a wide range of services including Wellness, Preventative care, Routine care, Surgery and Dental procedures. Our hospital has been serving the Longview community for over 30 years. We believe in providing the best possible care and safety to our patients.

Our hospital is in Longview, Washington, just minutes to the beautiful Lake Sacajawea and only an hour from Portland, Oregon. We are surrounded by mountains on one side and the beautiful Oregon and Washington Coast on the other. There are many local activities to engage in and this is a great place to call home.

At VCA Ocean Beach Animal Hospital, we are looking to add full time team members! We work towards developing a healthy and unique culture in our hospital that values each person’s individual skill and personality. There’s something special about you and we are excited to learn more!

Why We Want You!

As a member of the VCA team, the Veterinary Assistant will support technician and doctor teams by creating a positive, low-stress atmosphere for our clients and patients. Your mission will be to win the confidence of every pet parent—by delivering an outstanding client experience—so we can provide exceptional care to every patient. We want you to use the knowledge that you’ve invested your time and talent in. The skills that you will be utilizing include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide quality patient care while maintaining a Low-stress approach

  • Proficient in blood draws, IV catheter placement and maintenance

  • Ability to acquire quality digital radiographs

  • Administering vaccinations, SQ fluids and other medications

  • Patient restraint during examinations, injections, treatments, induction etc.

  • Surgical preparation and assisting

  • Patient surgical and sedated recovery

  • Maintain hospital cleanliness and building upkeep

  • Prioritize tasks and redirect when needed

  • Have the ability to multitask

  • 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

  • Compassionate care of our hospitalized animals

Benefits: Below are some of the many benefits of joining the VCA team!

  • Access to the people and financial resources of a large veterinary community

  • Leadership opportunities

  • Career development programs

  • Opportunities to give back through strong Shelter partnerships and VCA Charities

  • Continuing education allowance

  • Tuition support and sponsorships

  • Veterinary Technician license reimbursement

  • Free mental health sessions and wellness subscriptions (Head Space)

  • Referral bonuses

  • Competitive wage

  • Medical, dental & vision insurance

  • Generous pet care discounts

  • Life, long and short-term disability insurance

  • Paid parental leave

  • Paid vacation (2 weeks in 1st year), sick time, and holiday pay

  • 401(k) (company match)

Compensation: $ 19.00 – $22.00 /hour. Starting range is determined by skill set and years of experience in the field. Financial growth opportunities available.

Schedule: Full-time opportunity, 32-40 hours per week. Closed weekends.

Requirements: 6+ months experience as a Veterinary Assistant or currently enrolled in a Veterinary Assistant Program.

Location: 4011 Ocean Beach Hwy Longview Washington 98632

Website: https://vcahospitals.com/ocean-beach

Apply Today! We value your time, and that is why we have a very quick and easy mobile-friendly application process. We look forward to speaking with you!

One of our strengths is our commitment to educate both our clients and our associates. Our team members strive to be caring, compassionate and professional. We are looking for an individual that is like-minded and cares about the wellbeing of our patients. We are made up of devoted team players who thrive in a collaborative environment and are invested in the success of the entire team. We take enormous pride in our ability to listen and speak to clients and are devoted professionals who are energized by the gratitude of the clients and the satisfaction of a job done right.

(Keywords: Veterinary Assistant, Veterinary Nursing, General Practice, Primary Care)

If you are a current associate, you need to apply through our internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on the Career worklet on the landing page or search for Find Jobs.

Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!

The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development)

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans / Disabled. For a complete EEO statement please see our career page at vcacareers.com