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VCA Animal Hospitals Animal Care Assistant in Salinas, California

VCA All Pets Animal Hospital of Salinas is looking for an experienced Animal Care Attendant to join our team. While we are a general practice, we are also here for the urgent care needs of the community, making us a very busy animal hospital. We offer full service boarding and grooming in addition to our medical services!

The successful candidate will share our commitment to delivering exceptional service to our loyal clientele and the highest quality care to their hospitalized pets.

Responsibilities will include - but are not limited to:

  • Cleaning kennels and cages.

  • Feeding, walking, socializing with, and caring for dogs and cats.

  • Bathing and performing light grooming on dogs and cats.

  • Doing laundry and washing dishes.

  • Cleaning and maintaining hospital premises - interior and exterior.

  • Assisting Doctors and Technicians with medical procedures, diagnostics testing, and surgical prep.

  • Cleaning, sterilizing, and assembling surgical tools for surgery packs

  • Greeting clients and retrieving pets at drop-off and discharge

  • Updating clients with boarding pets with regular text message, phone call, or email updates

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, 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.

• We offer competitive compensation 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!

Compensation ranges from $17.00/hr to $20.00/hr and is dependent upon experience.

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