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VCA Animal Hospitals Experienced Veterinary Assistant in Sacramento, California

Our busy and progressive 24-hour General and Emergency Referral Practice is in need of an experienced Veterinary Assistant. VCA Mueller Pet Medical Center is a leading emergency medical provider in the Sacramento area. Our hospital is AAHA accredited.

The success of our hospital relies upon our great medical care and our team caring for the dogs and cats entrusted to us. The pet's well-being and comfort are always the number one priority with our staff. Our Technicians are an integral part in the overall flow and function of the hospital. This full-time position requires competency in both patient care and client service.


  • Two years previous veterinary experience preferred

  • Has a passion for animals and genuinely enjoys working with them

  • Is able to effectively care for cats and dogs even when they are stressed, ill or in pain

  • Has the ability to multi-task in a high pressure environment with exceptional accuracy

  • Detail-oriented, organized, motivated, committed and self-directed

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills

  • Has a positive, professional and can-do attitude

  • Has dependable job attendance and can be relied on to follow through with assigned tasks

  • Able to prioritize and complete tasks independently

  • Able to collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions

  • Must be flexible and willing to work one weekend day per week

At VCA, 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.

• 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.

• We offer competitive compensation of $19.00 - $21.00/hour along with a comprehensive benefits package, including: medical/dental/vision and paid vacation (for F/T employees only), 401(k), generous personal pet care discounts, and more!

If you want to join a company where every individual's contribution counts, apply today!

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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