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VCA Animal Hospitals Veterinary Assistant in Sparks, Nevada

Join The “VCA Baring Blvd Animal Hospital” Team!

Location: 700 Baring Blvd Sparks NV 89434

At VCA Baring Blvd Animal Hospital, you can be the Veterinarian Assistant you have always wanted to be! We have a unique culture in our hospital that values each person’s individual skill and personality. There’s something special about you and we are excited to learn more!

Why Join The VCA Family?

We are passionate about supporting Veterinarian Assistant 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 Veterinarian 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. We support a work environment where you can focus on your career, your 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

  • 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

Why We Want You!

As a member of the VCA team, you will support Doctors 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 you will be utilizing 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.

  • Assist receptionists with client/patient checking in and checking out of hospital.

  • Ensure that clients and pets feel welcome and comfortable.

  • Service as “Ambassadors” of creating and maintaining goodwill for the hospital.

  • Build rapport with clients and pets.

  • Greet clients and pets by name.

  • Help new clients completely fill out the registration form. Inform new clients

about the hospital’s services, etc.

  • Exceed the client’s expectations of service.

  • If there is a delay, keep clients informed of expected waiting time.

  • Must support reception staff by providing telephone support to ensure that

clients’ calls and requests are being processed in a timely manner.

Provide support to reception staff in appointment scheduling.

  • Ability to effectively communicate and educate clients on general animal

husbandry and answer non-medical questions:

  • General dietary requirements and feeding schedules.

  • Vaccines.

  • Basic dietary recommendations.

  • Dental care instructions.

  • Routine laboratory tests, i.e. fecals, heartworm, leukemia, etc.

  • Housebreaking techniques.

  • General flea and tick control.

Ready to grow with a collaborative and supportive team? Apply now! We look forward to getting to know you!

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