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Banfield Pet Hospital Veterinary Assistant in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

For those who want to put their love of pets into action, there are few jobs more rewarding than that of a Vet Assistant!

Who we are

We’re Banfield. You’ve probably seen us around. We started in 1955 as a small practice with big ideas about preventive petcare. We’re now the leading general veterinary care practice in America, where providing high quality preventive care and treatment advances our mission: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.  We’d love to have you join our team to help in this mission.

Banfield’s here for you so you can be there for pets!

Who we’re looking for

The Veterinary Assistant is a key member of the hospital team who supports and assists the veterinarians and veterinary technicians, ensuring the safety of pets, clients and other associates, and the continuity of quality veterinary care. We 're looking for Vet Assistants who are dedicated to their work, have a positive attitude and use our Five Principles -- Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom ' as their guide. Preferred education/licenses/experience

Certificate of completion from a NAVTA-approved veterinary assistant program or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. High school diploma or equivalent preferred. Must be able to perform all required skills of NAVTA-approved veterinary assistant programs at a level that aids in the efficiency of the practice.

A day in the life of a Banfield Veterinary Assistant

The Vet Assistant provides professional, efficient and exceptional service at all times, making sure that clients and pets are comfortable in the hospital. You will use your technical skills on a daily basis, within state practice acts and as outlined in the NAVTA guidelines for veterinary assistant skills and duties.

Role responsibilities

  • Provide furry, feathered, and scaled pets with the best possible care, especially preventive care

  • Build close relationships with pets and the humans who love them

  • Work closely with teammates and cultivate a positive, dynamic work culture

  • Impact the future of veterinary medicine by e ducating clients about our Optimum Wellness Plans® and the importance of preventive care

  • Carrying out or setting up procedures that do not require veterinarian or vet tech assistance

  • Adhering to hospital standards that keep pets safe, and the treatment areas, exam rooms and labs clean and organized

  • Mentoring other members of the hospital team

    What we offer

    Now the good stuff! We believe in taking care of our associates so they can take care of themselves, their family, and the pets they treat. We value work-life balance too! Here are just a few of the benefits full-time associates are eligible for:

    The good stuff:

  • Competitive salary with paid time off so you can spend time with the people you love

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance for you and loved ones

  • Competitive referral program – join our team, bring your friends and get paid*!

  • Paid leave for new parents

  • 401(k) Savings Plan

  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account

  • Paid short- and long-term disability, including maternity leave

  • Optimum Wellness Plans® for up to three pets PLUS discounts on Mars, PetSmart, Royal Canin , and more

    Even more good stuff:

  • Flexible scheduling

  • Locations all over the US and Puerto Rico to choose from

  • Opportunities for growth and leadership roles at Banfield, Mars, and other divisions of Mars

  • Dedicated onboarding and development support so you can grow your career!

  • Health and well-being benefits to support quality of life

  • Associate-led equity, inclusion, and diversity groups (we have 7 of them!)

  • Awesome opportunities to volunteer through Mars Volunteer Program, like volunteering at coral reef cleanups or on research vessels!

    Start your Banfield Career as a Veterinary Assistant!