Veterinary Assistant

Assistants | Suffolk, VA

   Join our brand-new hospital Caring Hands of Suffolk as we seek an independent and compassionate Veterinary Assistant to join our dedicated team!

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming opening of our newest location in Suffolk, Virginia, scheduled for August 2024. As a trusted name in veterinary services, Caring Hands is committed to providing top-notch care for beloved pets, ensuring their health and well-being are always prioritized. Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to expand our reach and continue serving the community with dedication and passion.

Why Caring Hands Animal Hospital of Suffolk, VA?

Caring Hands Animal Hospital currently has 8 locations across northern Virginia and Maryland and is excited to bring our exceptional patient and client experience to Virginia Beach. We are searching for individuals who share our core values and passion for veterinary medicine, and possess the tenacity it takes to build a new hospital. Do you have what it takes?

Caring Hands Animal Hospitals are large, well-equipped, AAHA-accredited facilities. We offer convenient hours six days a week and have an open-door policy to provide excellent service to our clients. Our full-service hospitals offer state of the art care for our patients including computerized patient records, digital radiography, and in-house laboratory.

Our Commitment to Diversity:
We are dedicated to establishing a culture that celebrates all forms of diversity and allows us to be an inclusive service provider in this community.

Veterinary Assistant Qualifications/Requirements

The primary role of all Caring Hands Animal Hospital employees is to ensure that our clients and patients experience top-notch customer service and excellent patient care.  Specific responsibilities of the Veterinary Assistants include:

  • Provide patient care under the direction of a DVM
  • Be proficient in a variety of medical skills and techniques ranging from but not limited to: restraining, taking vitals, administering vaccines, sample collection, etc.
  • Knowledgeable of the different departments in the hospital including laboratory, pharmacy, radiology, surgery, dental and nursing skills.
  • Record all pertinent medical, client and case related information in the patient record accurately with appropriate grammar and terms
  • Strong Client Communication and Education.  Ability to review medical records, estimates and/or discharge instructions with clients
  • To perform this job successfully it will be necessary to become proficient in the use of the practice management software
  • Maintain a clean and orderly facility.

Qualified applicants will have the following traits & abilities:

  • Previous relevant experience desirable
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Excellent communication skills, and teamwork abilities
  • Strong computer skills
We’re dedicated to your well-being and offer a comprehensive package and professional development opportunities to support your work and home life. These include:
  • Competitive salary of hourly wages between $16.00-$25.00 per hour, determined by candidates skill, experience, and qualifications.  
  • Medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug benefits for you and eligible dependents
  • Paid time off for full-time employees
  • 401(k) plan
  • Continuing education allowance for licensed technicians
  • Guardian voluntary benefits