We are looking for a motivated veterinary assistant to join the surgery department at Noah’s Ark Veterinary Hospital. This position offers the opportunity to work in a specialty setting and advance your skills as a veterinary assistant. Qualified individuals will be able to assist in various orthopedic and complex soft tissue surgeries. We promote advancement of knowledge base and technical skills while practicing at a high level of medicine. You will have a consistent weekly schedule with a 4 day work week and no weekends.

To learn more about Noah’s Ark, please visit us at www.noahsarkvet.com

Summary of surgical assistant:

  • Assist with surgical admission and discharge, procedures, and appointments
  • Assist with patient care before, during, and after surgery`
  • Serve as a sterile surgical assistant
  • Work closely and effectively with other surgical team members

Overview of daily duties:

  • Set up and break down OR daily
  • Surgical admission and discharge
  • Patient preparation for surgery following all necessary procedures during pre-operative phase
  • Scrub into various surgical procedures as sterile assistant
  • Patient care for hospitalized surgical patients
  • Instrument care including cleaning, packing, and sterilizing
  • Handling and restraint of patients for physical exam and procedures in a safe and patient manner
  • Operation and maintenance of steam autoclave and plasma sterilizer
  • Obtaining thorough patient history, serving as liaison between clients and doctor
  • Use of cloud based veterinary software for medical record keeping
  • Client communication including phone calls and emails as needed

We are looking for a candidate who possesses the following qualities and qualifications:

  • Self motivated, reliable, team player, effective communicator
  • 6 to 12 months of previous experience as veterinary assistant
  • Familiarity and ability to recall surgical instruments, equipment, and procedures
  • Basic knowledge of sterile and aseptic technique
  • Enjoys learning and working as part of a team
  • Ability to communicate with coworkers, clients, and referral hospitals via verbal and written communication
  • Knowledge of basic medical terminology and reading medical records
  • Maintains professionalism and composure with coworkers and clients
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize in busy work environment
  • Comfortable with frequent use of computers and tablets for paperless electronic record keeping
  • Ability to bend, kneel, and stand for long periods of time; can lift patients and equipment up to 40 pounds individually
  • Obtain patient vitals and alert DVM or LVT if vitals are not normal or have changed


  • Generous employee discount
  • Uniforms (scrubs) provided
  • health, dental, 401K
  • PTO
  • No weekend or on call hours


  • Monday to Thursday 10 hour shift
  • No weekend shifts, no on call
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

6-12 months of Veterinary Assistant experience

Required Education Level : High School Diploma or Equivalent