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Veterinary Assistant

Company: VCA Animal Hospitals
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Location: 3810 River Run Dr, Birmingham, AL 35243
VCA Liberty Animal Hospital is seeking an experienced Veterinary Assistant to join our team!
About Us
We are an AAHA accredited 5-doctor practice in Birmingham, Alabama, seeing dogs, cats, and exotic species. We offer a variety of services including Primary Care, Surgery, and Dentistry, are certified Cat Friendly by the AAFP, and support Fear Free practices. Enjoy mentorship and continuing education opportunities with us at our state-of-the-art, fast-paced hospital!
We are open Monday through Thursday 7am - 7pm, Friday 7am - 6pm, Saturday 7am - 12pm, closed Sundays.
Check out our website here:
About the Role
As Veterinary Assistant, you will help create and maintain a positive, low-stress atmosphere for our patients and clients. Duties will include:

  • Compassionate patient care

  • Client education and care

  • Venipuncture and catheter placement

  • Radiology and diagnostics

  • Lab sample collection and processing

  • Assist with surgery and dentistry

  • Medication preparation and administration

  • Safe and effective patient handling and restraint

  • Medical recordkeeping

    Why VCA
    VCA Animal Hospitals is a community of over 800 hospitals across the US, including primary care, emergency, and specialty medicine. We offer world class medicine with hometown care. Together we are taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
    This means taking care of our people. We are passionate about supporting our technicians and assistants and are committed to your personal career development. At VCA, you will enjoy an inclusive work environment where you can focus on your career, your happiness, and the patients you serve. Benefits include:
    Career Support

    • Access to the people and resources of a large veterinary community

    • Advancement and leadership opportunities

    • Continuing Education allowance for full time licensed veterinary technicians ($750/yr, $1000/yr for VTSs)

    • Internal CE and development opportunities

    • Free NAVTA membership, access to VetFolio, Plumbs App, and more

    • Tuition assistance including Veterinary Technology Associates, Bachelors completion and more

      Health & Well Being

      • Medical, dental & vision insurance, a variety of additional coverage options

      • Free mental health care through Lyra Health (up to 12 sessions a year)

      • Access to free counseling through Cigna Life Assistance program

      • Access to Headspace app

      • Fully employer-paid life, long-term and short-term disability insurance

      • Paid vacation, paid sick time, holiday pay

      • Paid parental leave

      • Fertility coverage, gender affirmation services

      • Growing network of onsite social workers

        Other Perks

        • Generous hospital discounts for your pets, a variety of other discounts including cellular service, apparel, computer equipment, etc.

        • 401(k) retirement plan with company match

        • Referral bonus opportunities

        • Practice management software with digital innovations for streamlined practice flow and client communication

        • Opportunities to give back through VCA Charities and community partnerships

          Interested? Apply! We look forward to hearing from you.
          If you are a current associate, you need to apply through our internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on the Career worklet on the landing page or search for Find Jobs.
          Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!
          The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development)
          We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans / Disabled. For a complete EEO statement please see our career page at

Keywords: VCA Animal Hospitals, Birmingham , Veterinary Assistant, Healthcare , Birmingham, Alabama

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