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VCA Animal Hospitals Veterinary Assistant in Seattle, Washington


VCA West Seattle is seeking a full-time Veterinary Assistant to join the team at our AAHA-accredited general practice in West Seattle. Our hospital has a unique culture that values each person’s skill and personality. There’s something special about you and we are excited to learn more!

As a member of the VCA team, you will support the Technician and 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 for our hospitalized animals.

  • Maintaining medical records.

  • Assisting our wonderful Doctor and Technician staff as needed.

  • Maintaining a clean, safe hospital environment.

Compensation: Compensation: $22 - 24 an hour. Starting range is determined by skill set and years of experience in the field. Financial growth opportunities available.

Schedule: Full-time opportunity. Must be able to work rotating Saturdays.

Why Join the VCA Family?

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 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

Location: 5261 California Avenue SW, Seattle WA 98136

If you are a current associate, you need to apply through our internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on the Career worklet on the landing page or search for Find 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