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VCA Animal Hospitals Veterinary Assistant in Reno, Nevada

VCA Lakeside Animal Hospital is seeking an experienced Veterinary Assistant to join our dedicated team of committed and collaborative staff.

The successful assistant 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.

In this position you will be supporting our Doctors and Technician team by creating a positive, low-stress atmosphere for our clients and patients. Duties will include:

  • Maintaining medical records

  • Competent in obtaining vitals and medical history

  • Customer service skills

  • Laboratory phlebotomy and radiology experience preferred

  • Preparing surgical suite and surgical patients

  • Filling prescriptions

  • Providing compassionate care and a home away from home for boarded and hospitalized pets

  • Maintain hospital cleanliness

  • Be willing to work a rotating schedule between the front desk and treatment

At VCA, your compassion for companion animals and clients is matched with a commitment to your own 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.

"Only if we understand, can we care. Only if we care, will we help. Only if we help, shall they be saved." - Jane Goodall

This position is full time with generous employee and pet benefits. Hourly rate is $16-$19 DOE. Thank 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