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VCA Animal Hospitals Veterinary Assistant in Norwood, New Jersey

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced Veterinary Assistant to join our team.

The successful candidate will be a believer in the possibilities of high quality veterinary medicine and patient care—with the expertise and technical know-how to make them happen.

Why We Need You

As a member of the VCA Old Tappan Veterinary Hospital team, your mission will be to win the confidence of every pet parent—by delivering an outstanding client experience—so they will partner with us for the lifelong care of their companion animals. The skills that you will be utilizing include, but are not limited to:

  • Radiology

  • History Taking

  • Assisting Doctors in Exam Rooms

  • Cleaning/Laundry

  • Animal Husbandry

  • Surgical Preparation and Clean up

  • Pharmacy work

  • Patient Recovery

  • Compassionate care for every patient every time

  • Client Service/Receptionist

Why You Should Consider Us

At VCA Old Tappan Veterinary Hospital, your passion for medicine and compassion for pets and people is matched with a commitment to your professional growth.

• You will enjoy exposure to a diverse and stimulating caseload, employ the most advanced imaging and monitoring tools, and tap into the expertise of more than 4,500+ doctors, including 600+ boarded specialists.

• You will sharpen your skills—and even learn some new techniques—and explore career options that only VCA can offer, such as continuing education, transfer, specialization, and leadership opportunities. Additionally some of the benefits we offer are:

  • 401K

  • Competitive insurance benefits

  • Paid Time off

  • Sick Time

  • We value work life balance - closed all major holidays and Sundays

  • Robust employee discount after 90 days of full time employment

  • Tuition discounts through Penn Foster


  • Veterinary Experience – 1 year

  • Animal Handling – 1 year

  • Client Service

  • Ability to work 1 weekday shift until 7:30pm – MANDATORY

  • Ability to work Saturdays with a day off during the week -MANDATORY

  • Must be able to multitask in a fast paced environment

  • Reliable

  • Friendly

  • Physical Labor - ability to stand for very long periods of time, hold patients, lift patients

  • Fine motor skills

  • Transportation to work during inclement weather

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