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VCA Animal Hospitals Veterinary Assistant in Latham, New York

Seeking Experienced Veterinary Assistant!

What makes the VCA Shaker Animal Hospital different? You do!

At VCA Shaker Animal Hospital we are seeking a fulltime experienced Veterinary Assistant to join our unique and growing team. Culture is really important to us because we value each person individually. There’s something special about you and we are excited to learn more!

About Us

VCA Shaker Animal Hospital is a busy 5 + doctor practice offering general practice, advanced dental services, orthopedic surgery, rehabilitation, acupuncture and radiology. As a Veterinary Assistant on our team, you will work with a talented and engaged veterinary team and form strong trusting relationships. Our leadership is here to help our hospital flourish so you can provide exceptional care to every patient, deliver an outstanding client experience and nurture a supportive work environment for all.

Why We Want You

You’ve worked hard to gain the experience you have and we want you to use the knowledge that you’ve invested your time and talent in. This position is ideal for someone interested in advancing their career as a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Tell us all about what makes you love being a Veterinary Assistant and your plans for the future. Send us a cover letter and resume.

Why Join The VCA Family?

We are passionate about supporting our staff and are committed to your personal career development. We create and support an inclusive 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

  • Leadership opportunities

  • Career development programs

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

  • Tuition support and sponsorships

  • Free wellness subscriptions (Head Space/Lyra)

  • Referral bonuses

  • Competitive wages

  • Medical, dental & vision insurance

  • Life, long and short term disability insurance

  • Paid parental leave

  • Paid vacation and sick time

  • 401(k)

The salary range for this position is $16 - $18 / hour based on experience

Apply today!

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