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VCA Animal Hospitals Experienced Veterinary Assistant - ER/ICU in Chattanooga, Tennessee

VCA RIVER is hiring an experienced Veterinary Assistant to join the team at our AAHA-accredited emergency and specialty animal hospital in Chattanooga, TN.

Come work in a family environment where we embody a positive culture of trust, support, and teamwork. We nurture the concept of providing world class medicine and hometown care. If this sounds like your ideal work home, read more to see what else we provide for our patients, clients, and team members.

Location: VCA Regional Institute for Veterinary Emergencies and Referrals

2132 Amnicola Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37406

About Us

We are home to a wonderful team of specialists, LVMTs, and support staff, with services including Diagnostic Imaging, Surgery, Physical Rehabilitation, Internal Medicine, and 24/7 Emergency & Critical Care. Our doctor team includes a boarded criticalist, veterinary radiologist, certified canine rehabilitation practitioners (CCRP), and an internist.

Our imaging services include ultrasound, echocardiography, and CT, with MRI in the works. We offer a variety of orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries, fluoroscopy via C-arm, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Our internal medicine service offers endoscopy, rhinoscopy, cystoscopy, and some chemotherapy. Our rehab service offers a variety of options including underwater treadmill.

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About the Role

You will support our 24/7 Emergency & Critical Care service by providing care, diagnostics and treatments for our patients. Skills that you will be utilizing include, but are not limited to:

  • Compassionate patient care

  • Client education and care

  • Gentle, safe, and effective veterinary patient handling

  • Lab sample collection and processing

  • Pharmacy and medication administration

  • Diagnostic imaging

  • Surgical preparation and assisting

  • Anesthesia monitoring

  • Medical recordkeeping


  • Proficient in veterinary assisting duties including those listed above

  • One or more years of veterinary assisting experience

  • Experience with emergency & critical care and specialty medicine preferred

  • Available to work some evenings and weekends


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.

Interested in learning more? Apply today!

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