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VCA Animal Hospitals Veterinary Assistant in Lakewood, New Jersey

Join the VCA Ocean County Animal Hospital Group Team!


VCA Ocean County Animal Hospital - 838 River Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701

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VCA Ocean County Animal Hospital Group is a 3-location, 13-doctor hospital group seeking dedicated, enthusiastic, experienced Veterinary Assistants, to join our growing practice. We are proudly AAHA accredited, and are constantly working with new medical innovations in order to provide the highest quality care for our patients. We provide full digital x-ray, comprehensive ultrasound, in-house lab, access to boarded specialists, cautery, laparoscopic services, therapeutic cold laser, and exotics medical and surgical treatment to a large client base.

Teamwork is constant in our daily practice, and our team is dedicated to make it their mission to help pets live long healthy lives. To be true to this mission, we rely upon our teaching culture and incredibly supportive management team. Our hospital’s unique culture values each person’s individual skill and personality, and we are determined to help every team member reach their goals.

At VCA Ocean County Animal Hospital Group, we are looking to add full time team members to our hospital! Experienced Assistants can be found in exam rooms and the treatment area, assisting with and performing procedures to ensure everyday quality of life for our patients, and occasionally will work with the surgical department.

Why Join the VCA Ocean County Veterinary Group?

We are passionate about supporting veterinary assistants and are committed to your continuing education and personal career development, including scholarships and guidance if you choose to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. VCA is a community of dedicated professionals that will encourage you to explore everything a veterinary assistant/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. Below are some of the many benefits of joining the VCA team!

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

  • Medical, dental & vision insurance

  • Competitive wage

  • Generous pet care discounts

  • Leadership opportunities

  • Career development programs

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

  • Continuing education allowance and scholarships

  • Tuition support and sponsorships

  • Veterinary Technician license reimbursement

  • Free mental health and wellness subscriptions (Head Space)

  • Referral bonuses

  • Life, long and short-term disability insurance

  • Paid parental leave

  • Paid vacation and sick time

  • 401(k)

Why We Want You!

As a member of the VCA Ocean County Veterinary Hospital Group, 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.

You have worked hard for your experience, and we want you to use the knowledge and skills that you have gained over your years in Veterinary Medicine. The skills that you will be utilizing include, but are not limited to:

  • Physical examinations and patient assessment

  • Anesthesia monitoring

  • Surgical preparation and assisting

  • Dentistry

  • Radiology

  • Laboratory work

  • Venipuncture

  • Catheter placement

  • Pharmacy

  • Patient recovery

  • Compassionate care of our hospitalized animals

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