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VCA Animal Hospitals Veterinary Assistant in Ballston Spa, New York

Join the Ballston Spa Team!

Do you love animals and want to work at an exciting veterinary hospital? If so, the Ballston Spa Veterinary Clinic is the right place for you! We are currently looking for an enthusiastic Veterinary Assistant to join our family at our state of the art, 10,000 square foot, clinic. We are proud to be able to serve our clients seven days a week with hours of operation M-F 8am-6pm and Sat and Sun 8-5. Applicant must be available to work evenings and weekends. We offer personal/pet benefits and extensive training in a nurturing atmosphere.

Why Join the VCA Ballston Spa Family?

We are passionate about supporting our veterinary assistants and technicians and are committed to your continuing education and personal career development. At VCA Animal Hospitals, 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, happiness, and the patients you serve.

Some of the benefits we offer:

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

  • Growth & leadership opportunities

  • Career development programs

  • Veterinary Technology degree tuition support and scholarships

  • Veterinary Technician license reimbursement

  • Medical, dental & vision insurance

  • Generous hospital discounts and product discounts

  • Employer-paid life, long- and short-term disability insurance

  • Paid vacation and sick time

  • Paid parental leave

  • 401(k)

  • Free mental health resources and wellness subscriptions (Headspace)

  • Referral bonuses

  • Competitive wage

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

Role Highlights:

  • Assist the doctors from beginning to end of an appointment.

  • Admit patients for surgery, treatments, and boarding.

  • Provide loving care for our boarding patients.

  • Start puppies/kittens (and their pet parents) on the right track with vaccines and preventatives.

  • Get kisses from a puppy or kitten!


  • High computer literacy and an attention to detail.

  • High School Diploma.

  • Capable of working on your feet and lifting up to 50 lbs.

  • Prior Veterinary experience is a plus, but not required.

Our practice focuses on interactive experiences with clients and their pets. We value a positive work-life balance and feel that empowerment, training, humor, and mutual respect are keys to success. Only team excellence can achieve the best of care for pets, which is our ultimate goal.

Job Type: Full-time $16.00-$18.00 based on experience.

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