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VCA Animal Hospitals Experienced Veterinary Assistants Wanted! in Portland, Oregon

VCA Laurelhurst Animal Hospital located in NE Portland, Oregon is looking for Experienced Veterinary Assistants to join their 6- doctor Small Animal Practice !

We are looking for experienced (2-year minimum) or certified Veterinary Assistants to provide excellent patient care with a focus on wellness and client education. Veterinary Assistants are responsible for preparing exam rooms for the doctors and assisting in providing care for the patients hospitalized in the treatment area.

Schedule: Full-time opportunity. Flexible scheduling. Typically, 4/10’s

Compensation: $21- $25 / hour. Pay dependent on experience

Location : 2945 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

VCA Laurelhurst Animal Hospital is a growing and vibrant 6-doctor, AAHA accredited, small animal practice located in the Laurelhurst area of NE Portland. We have been serving the Laurelhurst community and surrounding area for many years. We are a fast-paced, modern, paperless hospital that provides wellness and preventative care, acupuncture, advanced nursing care, digital radiology, ultrasonography, surgery, dentistry, hospitalization, client education, and much more.

We are a supportive team dedicated to providing the highest level of patient and client care. The majority of our doctors & staff are Fear Free Certified. We foster an environment of teamwork, transparency, mutual respect, family and we believe strongly in work/life balance, self-care, and overall support for each other. We are seeking FT experienced veterinary assistants who have a flexible schedule and a passion for the human-animal bond.

Our goal is to provide our assistants with the tools and resources to be successful and to encourage professional growth and learning. We have a unique culture in our hospital that values each person’s individual skill and personality.

As a member of the VCA Laurelhurst team, you will support the 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. The skills that will be utilized include, but are not limited to:

  • Restraining and assisting in patient exams and routine procedures.

  • Taking detailed medical histories and patient vitals.

  • Filling prescriptions (as allowed by law).

  • Performing laboratory work and diagnostic imaging.

  • Providing compassionate care and assistance for our hospitalized animals.

  • Maintaining medical records.

  • Assisting our wonderful Doctor staff as needed in the treatment area.

  • Maintaining a clean, safe hospital environment.

Why Join the VCA Laurelhurst team?

We are passionate about supporting Veterinary Assistants and are committed to your continuing education and personal career development. VCA is a community of dedicated professionals that will encourage you to explore everything a Veterinary Assistant career has to offer. At VCA, 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. In addition, we support a work environment where you can focus on your career, 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

  • Continuing education opportunities

  • Tuition support and sponsorships

  • Free mental health therapy sessions and wellness subscriptions (Head Space)

  • Referral bonuses

  • Competitive wage

  • Medical, dental & vision insurance

  • Generous pet care discounts

  • Life, long and short-term disability insurance

  • Paid parental leave

  • Paid vacation and sick time

  • 401(k)

  • Full-time and Part-time positions available

Apply Today! We value your time, and that is why we have a very quick and easy mobile-friendly application process. We look forward to speaking with you!

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