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VCA Animal Hospitals Experienced Veterinary Patient Care Assistant in Vancouver, Washington

Join The VCA East Mill Plain Animal Hospital Team!

Location: 416 NE 112th AVE, Vancouver, WA 98684

VCA East Mill Plain Animal Hospital is an AAHA-accredited, multi-doctor practice in Vancouver, Washington. Our hospital has been serving the Vancouver and Portland metro community for over 30 years. We believe in providing the best possible care to our patients. One of our strengths is our commitment to education to both our clients and our associates.

Our team members are all Fear Free Certified. We are looking for an individual that is like-minded and cares about the wellbeing of our patients. We are made up of devoted team players who thrive in a collaborative environment and are invested in the success of the entire team. We take enormous pride in our ability to listen and speak to clients and are service-minded professionals who are energized by the gratitude of others and the satisfaction of a job done right.

Our hospital is in Vancouver, Washington, just across the river from Portland, Oregon. Surrounded by mountains on one side and the beautiful Oregon Coast on the other. This is a great place to call home and there are many local activities to partake in.

At VCA, you can be the veterinary healthcare team member 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! We have a commitment to animal care and want to share that with you.

Why Join The VCA Family?

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 allowance

  • Tuition support and sponsorships

  • Veterinary Technician license reimbursement

  • 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)

Compensation: $20-23 / Hourly. Depending on experience. Flexible schedule, 4/10's.

Why We Want You!

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 you will be utilizing include, but are not limited to:

Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Provide quality patient care while maintaining a Fear Free © approach

  • Proficient in blood draws, IV catheter placement and maintenance

  • Ability to acquire quality digital radiographs

  • Administering vaccinations, SQ fluids and other medications

  • Patient restraint during examinations, injections, treatments, induction etc.

  • Maintain hospital cleanliness and building upkeep

  • Prioritize tasks and redirect when needed

  • Have the ability to multitask

  • Work collectively in teams and alone

  • Keep hospital supplies stocked

  • Process laboratory samples

  • Run in hospital blood work panels

  • Assist Veterinarians and Technicians with tasks

  • Basic computer knowledge

  • Verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Triage and critical thinking


Vancouver, Washington is located on the north bank of the Columbia River and is the largest suburb of Portland, Oregon. We are surrounded by gorgeous green, mountains and wildlife, and close to the mountains and coast! Nearby Portland, Oregon is a great city to explore with amazing food, breweries, music, outdoor activities, galleries and museums, parks, local produce and maker markets, sports and more!

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