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Veterinary Assistant

Chimacum Valley Veterinary Hospital
Port Hadlock-Irondale, WA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Entry Level Veterinary Assistant

Chimacum Valley Veterinary Hospital is a progressive, AAHA-certified practice looking for experienced and entry-level veterinary assistants to join our thriving and growing team of creative individuals. We agree that co-creating a healthy work environment is every team member's responsibility, and so we hold each other responsible to our mission statement: "Promoting Human and Animal Wellness as We Honor the Human-Animal Bond." Working here is not just about a job to us, it is where we honor our commitment to animals, their caretakers, and to each other -- by cultivating a sense of care and belonging.

We are located on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula, situated amidst the ongoing activities of Port Townsend and the nurturing aspects of nature.

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  • Veterinary Assistant: No experience required, will train.
  • Applicant should be very comfortable with computers and relatively quick with typing, in general (we rely on computers heavily)
  • Ability to work 2-4 full days per week (open until close), including occasional Saturdays (all staff rotate Saturdays for fairness)
  • Ability to co-create a healthy team culture of respect, support, and camaraderie

Sign on Bonus:

  • $200 sign-on bonus. $100 paid at completion of 90-day probation period and $100 paid at 6 months of continued employment.

Pay and Benefits

  • $15.50 and up, based on experience and ability
  • Quarterly profit-sharing bonus program
  • Health, dental, vision, accident & life insurance
  • Paid time off (PTO) accrual
  • 401(k) savings plan with 4% match
  • Paid license renewal
  • Continuing Education paid (strongly encouraged for whole team)
  • Generous personal pet care benefit
  • Uniform allowance
  • Personal CE (Continuing Education) account
  • Team building & staff appreciation gatherings
  • Co-creation of a healthy work environment in a fast-paced, progressive hospital

Our hospitals are proud to offer:

  • Modern facilities & the best veterinary tools (to "make life easier")
  • The highest standards of medicine, surgery & client education
  • Fear-Free Certification (pending)
  • Feline-Friendly Practice Certification (pending)
  • AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) Accredited
  • Cloud-based veterinary software, plenty of workstations
  • Integrated lab work (on & off-site labs)
  • SmartFlow in-house patient care/monitoring
  • Advanced imaging (DR digital radiology, new U/S machine with digital radiology consults)
  • Modern dental suite incl digital x-ray
  • Progressive anesthetic protocols focused on patient care & safety (No shortcuts: warmed IVFT, multimodal anesthesia & pain management, anesthesia monitoring BP, EKG, Sp02), Baer Hugger, CRIs
  • Companion class 4 Therapeutic Laser
  • Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine & Rehab
  • After-hours referrals to ER'

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Chimacum Valley Veterinary Hospital


Port Hadlock-Irondale, WA