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VCA Animal Hospitals Veterinary Patient Transporter/Runner in Los Angeles, California

VCA Animal Specialty & Emergency Center is a multi-specialty referral and emergency services veterinary hospital serving referring veterinarians and pet owners throughout Southern California. We have board certified specialists in cardiology, internal medicine, oncology, cardiology, radiology and surgery. ASEC’s mission is to provide high quality, compassionate care to its patients and exceptional service to referring veterinarians and pet owners.

The patient transporter/runner plays a vital role within the hospital. Along with transporting pets throughout the hospital, there are many other responsibilities along with some administrative duties that come with the position as well.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Transporting pets to and from their owners during their appointments.

  • Triaging patients if a critical emergency presents itself and rush to the ICU if need be.

  • Act as the initial liaison between pet parents and doctors/techs.

  • Keeping track of office supplies and hospital forms and providing the Client Service Manager with an order list.

  • Packaging laboratory samples for shipping.


  • Previous experience in medical, dental or veterinary hospital preferred

  • Exceptional verbal communication skills required

  • Able to multi-task in fast paced environment and can manage under pressure

  • Computer savvy

Additional Info:

  • This position involves working at least 1 weekend day

  • We utilize 4 10-hr shifts for this position


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. The pay range for this position is $18 to $22 per hour.

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