Job Description: Veterinary Assistant Extern
The candidate will be part of the Veterinary Assistant on the Job Training and accredited technical school coursework. The candidate is expected to have attended at least two semesters of courses. Upon Externship (OJT training) credential completion and passing the State Licensing exam, the Apprentice will graduate with a Certified Veterinary Assistant credential and be eligible to apply for an advanced position.
Location: Several available Austin VCA locations
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We value your time, and that is why we have a very quick and easy application process. Apply today on our mobile-friendly application vcacareers.com. We look forward to speaking with you! At VCA animal hospitals, we are looking to add (full time or part time) team members to our hospital! 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 veterinary assistants 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 veterinary 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
• 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 (2 weeks to start) and sick time
• Full-time and Part-time positions available
Why We Want You!
As a member of the VCA team, you will support 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. We want you to use the knowledge that you’ve invested your time and talent in. The skills that you will be utilizing include but are not limited to:
• Physical examinations and patient assessment
• Anesthesia monitoring
• Surgical preparation and assisting
• Laboratory work
• Catheter placement
• Patient recovery
• Compassionate care of our hospitalized animals
vcacareers.comRequired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
The candidate will be part of the Veterinary Assistant on the Job Training and accredited technical school coursework. The candidate is expected to have attended at least two semesters of courses. Upon Externship (OJT training) credential completion and passing the State Licensing exam, the Extern will graduate with a Certified Veterinary Assistant credential and be eligible to apply for an advanced position.