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VCA Animal Hospitals Experienced Veterinary Assistant in Albany, California

Join the VCA Albany Animal Hospital as an experienced Surgery Veterinary Assistant!

Location: 1550 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94707

VCA Albany Animal Hospital is located right next to Berkeley and is seeking an experienced Veterinary Assistant with surgical, dental, and anesthesia experience to join our team. Your primary role will be conducting prophylactic cleanings to our patients, as well as setting up and assisting our doctors with surgeries.

Why join VCA Albany Animal Hospital?

We are passionate about supporting veterinary technicians/assistants and are committed to your continuing education and personal career development. VCA is a community of dedicated professionals who will encourage you to explore everything a veterinary technician career has to offer. We are committed to equity, inclusion, and diversity, and strive to be a place where a talented mix of people want to come, stay, and do their best work. We support a work environment where you can focus on your career, your happiness, and the patients you serve. Our staff members all practice Fear Free tactics, and we will ensure you receive your Fear Free certification as well.

If you are not currently registered/certified, VCA offers you routes to obtain your license.

Why We Want You!

As a member of the VCA Albany Animal Hospital, you 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.

The skills you will be utilizing include, but are not limited to:

  • Physical examinations and patient assessment

  • Anesthesia monitoring

  • Surgical preparation and assisting

  • Prophylactic cleaning

  • Dental radiology

  • Laboratory preparation of samples

  • Catheter placement

  • Blood draws

  • US cystocentesis

  • Patient recovery

  • Compassionate care of our hospitalized animals

  • Discharging

VCA Animal Hospitals offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including Medical/Dental/Vision insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, pet care discounts, paid vacation, holidays and sick days, health and well-being programs that provide resources and training. Compensation is negotiable based on education, experience, and other relevant credentials. The pay range for this position is $26 to $ 30 / hour.

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