Veterinary Assistant Job Descriptions

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Job Title: Veterinary Assistant

Job Summary: We are seeking a highly motivated and compassionate Veterinary Assistant to join our team. The Veterinary Assistant will be responsible for assisting the veterinarian in providing care to animals, maintaining the cleanliness of the clinic, and ensuring the safety and comfort of our patients.


  • Assist the veterinarian in providing care to animals, including administering medication, performing diagnostic tests, and assisting with surgeries
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the clinic, including cleaning and disinfecting exam rooms, surgical areas, and equipment
  • Ensure the safety and comfort of our patients by monitoring their behavior and providing them with food, water, and exercise as needed
  • Communicate with clients about their pets' health and treatment plans, and assist with scheduling appointments and answering phone calls
  • Perform administrative tasks such as maintaining patient records and ordering supplies


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous experience working with animals preferred
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Flexibility to work weekends and evenings as needed
  • Physical ability to lift and restrain animals as needed


  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) plan
  • Paid time off
  • Opportunities for career advancement

If you are passionate about animal care and want to join a team of dedicated professionals, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Veterinary Assistant

What is the best way to find and hire a Veterinary Assistant near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Veterinary Assistant applicants. Employers posting their Veterinary Assistant job on Indeed get about 18 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Veterinary Assistant applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Veterinary Assistant are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 10 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 12 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Veterinary Assistant positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Veterinary Assistant role?
SMS has 85% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Veterinary Assistant job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Veterinary Assistants are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 191% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Veterinary Assistant applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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