Veterinary Assistant

Kettering Animal Hospital

Job Description

The veterinary assistant is the entire team's primary support. Every department relies on their significant role in aiding with a variety of services to provide excellent client and patient care.


Job Description Overview:


. Assist with patient care and treatment


. Monitor hospitalized pets / Monitor/aid in caring for animals after surgery


. Maintain inventory and stocking


. Restrain animals during blood draws and nail trims


· Aiding with routine diagnostic tests (i.e. Taking radiographs, running bloodwork, reading fecal)


· Maintain & sterilize surgical instruments/equipment


· Clean/Disinfect cages, kennels, exam and treatment areas of hospital


· Administering medications under Veterinarian/Vet Tech supervision


· Feeding/bathing animals


· Answering phones


· Customer service


· Helping clients with their pets




· Must be 18yrs old or older


· Must be a self-starter, able to multitask and a team player.


· Genuinely enjoys working with animals and is able to deal with them even when they are stressed, ill or in pain.


· 1+ years of experience is required.


· Ability to meet the physical demands of the job. Work requires lifting, carrying and restraining animals (will be assisted by other staff members in lifting animals over 40 lbs.). Should be able to lift 40lbs on own.


. Walks or stands for extended periods or time; frequently works in a bent or squatting position.


. Is experienced in the teamwork approach and works well with all levels of hospital team members.


If you are passionate about animals and are interested in joining a team of highly devoted animal advocates, our hospital may be the right fit for you.

National Veterinary Associates is a leading global pet care organization united in the love of animals and the people who love them.

NVA, a community of approximately 1,400 premier locations consisting primarily of general practice veterinary hospitals in addition to equine hospitals and pet resorts, and Ethos Veterinary Health, which consists of 145 world-class specialty and emergency hospitals, are rooted in a culture of compassion and innovation.

NVA and Ethos Veterinary Health’s innovative, collaborative approach underpins a shared commitment to delivering exceptional veterinary care. For more information, visit 

NVA offers a comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental, vision, a 401k with employer match, and paid time off (including sick time) for all eligible employees.  The team can provide more information about compensation and benefits for your specific location during the process.  For positions based in Colorado, NVA provides eligible employees with paid sick and safe leave and public health emergency leave in accordance with the requirements of Colorado's Healthy Families and Workplaces Act.
NVA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and any other state or local hiring regulations, we will consider for employment any qualified applicant, including those with arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the applicable regulation.