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VCA Animal Hospitals Veterinary Assistant - VCA Briarcliff in Atlanta, Georgia

Location: 1850 Johnson Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

VCA Briarcliff Animal Hospital is seeking an experienced Veterinary Assistant with great patient care skills to join our team!

About Us

Our well-established, AAHA-accredited 8-doctor practice is open 7am - 7pm on weekdays, 7am - 5pm Saturdays, closed on Sundays.

Our wide range of services include primary care, illness care, soft tissue and laparoscopic surgery, dentistry, endoscopy, ultrasound, laser therapy, boarding, grooming, and much more. We see dogs, cats, and some of our doctors see exotic species as well.

Come join our big, diverse, collaborative family. There are many opportunities to learn and grow with us. Our team is committed to the well-being of our patients, our clients, and each other.

Our great intown location is right by the CDC and Emory University Hospital, convenient to Morningside, Druid Hills, Buckhead, Decatur, Midtown, and Virginia Highlands.

Check out our website here:

About the Role

As Veterinary Assistant, you will support our team by creating a positive, low-stress atmosphere for our patients, clients, and team. Duties will include:

  • Compassionate patient care

  • Client education and care

  • Venipuncture and catheter placement

  • Medication preparation and administration

  • Radiology and diagnostics

  • Lab sample collection and processing

  • Safe and effective patient handling and restraint

  • Medical recordkeeping

  • Surgical preparation and assisting

  • Anesthesia monitoring and recovery

  • Dentistry - cleaning, polishing, radiology, charting, etc.


  • A year or more of skilled veterinary assisting experience

  • Compassion for patients, clients and team

  • Proficient in technical skills like blood draws, catheter placement, medication and fluid therapy administration, diagnostics, anesthesia

  • Able to lift 40lbs+ and proficient in dog and cat patient handling

  • Proficiency with computers, tablets, electronic medical records


VCA Animal Hospitals is a community of over 800 hospitals across the US, including primary care, emergency, and specialty medicine. We offer world class medicine with hometown care. Together we are taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.

This means taking care of our people. We are passionate about supporting our technicians and assistants and are committed to your personal career development. At VCA, you will enjoy an inclusive work environment where you can focus on your career, your happiness, and the patients you serve. Benefits include:

Career Support

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

  • Advancement and leadership opportunities

  • Continuing Education allowance for full time credentialed veterinary technicians ($750/yr, $1000/yr for VTSs)

  • Internal CE and development opportunities

  • Free NAVTA membership, access to VetFolio, Plumbs App, and more

  • Tuition assistance including Veterinary Technology Associates, Bachelors completion and more

Health & Well Being

  • Medical, dental & vision insurance, a variety of additional coverage options

  • Free mental health care through Lyra Health (up to 12 sessions a year)

  • Access to free counseling through Cigna Life Assistance program

  • Access to Headspace app

  • Fully employer-paid life, long-term and short-term disability insurance

  • Paid vacation, paid sick time, holiday pay

  • Paid parental leave

  • Fertility coverage, gender affirmation services

  • Growing network of onsite social workers

Other Perks

  • Generous hospital discounts for your pets, a variety of other discounts including cellular service, apparel, computer equipment, etc.

  • 401(k) retirement plan with company match

  • Referral bonus opportunities

  • Practice management software with digital innovations for streamlined practice flow and client communication

  • Opportunities to give back through VCA Charities and community partnerships

Interested? Apply! We look forward to hearing from you.

If you are a current associate, you will need to apply through our internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on the Jobs Hub app or search for Browse 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