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Veterinary Assistant

Westside Animal Hospital
Cumberland Center, ME
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Westside Animal Hospital is looking for an adaptable Veterinary Assistant to join their team in Cumberland, ME. This position is available full-time or part-time.

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Executing treatment orders 
  • Performing blood draws
  • Collecting urine samples – void, express, cystocentesis
  • Administering medications – PO, IM, SQ, SL, IV
  • Keeping cages clean and sanitized
  • Walking, feeding, and picking up after the animals
  • Various housekeeping duties (laundry, dishes, taking out garbage etc.)
  • Calculating medications mg/kg
  • Creating a dosing schedule from the DVM orders
  • Communicating with clients via phone and in-person
  • Taking Radiographs, CBC, Chem, LYTES, Perform and read urinalysis
  • Restraining animals
  • Outpatient procedures
  • Filling prescribed medications


  • 1 plus year veterinary experience or education
  • Team-oriented
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds


About us: 

A common purpose with an uncommon passion—this is Rarebreed Veterinary Partners. We are a purpose-driven team placing talent first by supporting professionals to thrive in our industry and empowering hospital teams to provide exceptional care for pets and their owners. We pride ourselves on going the extra mile to create exceptional work experiences for all our employees.  Afterall, work should be your happy place! We focus on providing the best culture, tools, and support to our hospitals to allow the staff to focus on what they love most, caring for our animals. 

We don’t want to offer you a job, we want to offer you a career! Supporting our employees' career goals is one of the many ways we're committed to employee happiness. This is why we have partnered with PennFoster – to offer our employees access to career-focused programs through the Penn Foster Veterinary Academy Program at a Rarebreed discounted rate!

What else do we have to offer?

At Rarebreed, we provide employees in the veterinary profession the best work experience by creating and fostering a great culture where you can thrive. We value you and offer a one-of-a-kind, flexible total compensation package that consists of the following:

  • Competitive base compensation plus bonus incentive
  • Competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage (or opt-out incentive)
  • Company-paid 3% 401(k) contribution
  • Generous paid time off to ensure work/life integration
  • Employee Referral Award Program
  • Company-paid life insurance, short term, and long-term disability
  • Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programs
  • Continuing education time off and reimbursement
  • Pet Care discounts for your family pets at our clinics
  • Free monthly wellness meetings focusing on stress & anxiety reduction and mindfulness
  • Free online group exercise classes, such as yoga and HIIT (High Energy Interval Training), twice a week, taught by certified trainers
  • Free quarterly financial wellness classes to provide guidance in areas such as student loan debt, budgeting, improving credit scores, mortgages, and refinancing.

    Employment will require successful completion of references and background check. Rarebreed participates in and uses E-Verify for all new employees after a signed offer letter has been returned and Form I-9 has been completed.

    Rarebreed Veterinary Partners provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws. 

    Learn more about our career opportunities at:

    Westside Animal Hospital


    Cumberland Center, ME
    04021 USA



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