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Veterinary Assistant/Tech/Expert in-home pet care (part-time)

Veterinary Assistant/Tech/Expert in-home pet care (part-time)

Alexandria, VA
  • $18 to $31 Hourly
  • Vision , Medical , Dental , Retirement
  • Part-Time
Job Description

APPLY FOR A PHONE INTERVIEW: 5-minute application at our website:

PET CARE PROFESSIONAL: Alexandria Pet Care seeks a pet caregiver to work with special needs and healthy animals in their homes for pet sitting and dog walking visits.

  • Must have 1+ years prior animal experience in a volunteer or paid job working with animals, veterinary, dog training, animal behavior, fostering, rescue, doggie day care, or other.

  • Able and willing to care for medically needy and fearful or behaviorally needy animals, after Fear Free Certified® pet sitter training

  • Build your own schedule 7 days per week between 7am and 10pm

  • Starting hours are 15-25 hours/week.

  • May grow to 30+ hours/week as our company continues to grow.


  • Live in our service area in Alexandria City: must live in one of our zip codes: 22301, 22302, 22303, 22304, 22305, 22311, 22312, 22314

  • Have prior volunteer or paid pet experience


We’re a 100% COVID-vaccinated pet care team. All candidates provide documentation of vaccination dates before scheduling an interview. New hires must have a bivalent booster and flu vaccination before beginning work.


Work for the most trusted team in town, with W-2 employee status and great perks!

  • $18-$21 per hour weekdays / $27-$31 time-and-a-half all weekends and holidays

  • Perks: paid driving time, paid breaks, mileage reimbursement, meal reimbursement, gear reimbursement, paid training as a Fear Free Certified® Pet Sitting Professional, paid certification in Pet First Aid/CPR, 50% employee discount for our pet care services, and an awesome caring team

  • Benefits: Insurance bundle of medical/dental/vision is open to all part-timers and full-timers who work over 17.5 hours every week. 401(k) retirement plan with company match is open to all employees after 1 year of service with over 1,000 hours worked.

  • The only job where you're greeted every day with wiggles, wags, purrs, and love!


  • Career experience with animals: from one year to fifty years of work experience in an animal-focused environment
  • Caring calmly and carefully for pets of all types (able to care for indoor pets: birds, cats, dogs, guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits, exotics)
  • Restraining pets and administering medication: able to learn administering insulin, asthma inhalers, oral meds, pilling cats and dogs of all sizes and temperaments (experience with sub-q fluids not required)
  • Handling dogs on leash or dog training experience: leash handling skills for all dogs especially of large breeds and dogs who pull, knowledge in behavior management of anxious and leash reactive dogs
  • Understanding behaviors and personalities of pets in order to know what’s unusual or worrisome for a particular animal and to know how to tailor your own behavior and actions

Don't wait! Do this now.

Apply for a phone interview via the online application at our website.

Company Description
Elevate your career with the best pet care company in town! Alexandria Pet Care is a specialized in-home pet caregiving company providing personalized pet sitting and dog walking for almost 1,000 local households. We’re known as the most trusted and most experienced team in town, and we’re the only local service with every employee Fear Free Certified® and CPR/First Aid certified. Our service area encompasses 30 square miles including all of Alexandria City along with the portion of Fairfax County, Virginia between Huntington and Mount Vernon.

We’re a relationship-based company with a stellar reputation and 5-star ratings on Google, Facebook, Nextdoor and Yelp. Since the company’s inception in 2004, Alexandria Pet Care has only hired career pet experts to provide tailored in-client-home animal care for all types of indoor household pets. Thanks to our excellent small neighborhood teams of employees who keep an ongoing high standard of client care, Alexandria Pet Care enjoys an extremely loyal client base, year-over-year growth, and a very strong recovery from the negative impact of the pandemic on our industry.

To streamline our client experience and employee scheduling, the company uses a comprehensive client relationship management system to schedule, track, bill, document client instructions, and log services, so we can provide clients with real-time visit updates and photos about how their pet is doing. We are a 365-day appointment-based operation with employee teams working 105 hours a week, from 7 am to 10 pm every day.

Alexandria Pet Care is committed to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic predisposition or carrier status, gender, gender identity, marital status, citizenship status, or sexual orientation. We require full vaccination and boosters for COVID-19. New employees must submit proof of full vaccination. We also strongly encourage T-dap, influenza and hepatitis B vaccines also be up to date for anyone on our team working directly with animals and their owners, unless a medical or religious exemption applies.

In closing, we are committed caregivers. Our team of deeply caring people takes great pride in their expertise and their work. We are focused on a safe, fun, inclusive and fulfilling workplace for our team of employees, which allows us to maintain a top-quality personalized client experience for each pet owner who hires us.



Alexandria, VA



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