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VCA Animal Hospitals Veterinary Assistant in Newton Highlands, Massachusetts

VCA Rotherwood Animal Hospital is growing! We are seeking candidates that wish to support the DVM team and the hospital during this exciting period. We are looking for candidates at all levels of skill and experience, who wish to expand their current abilities.

VCA Rotherwood Animal Hospital has been fortunate to work with pets and their people in the Newton community, for more than 45 years. This longevity has allowed us to develop lasting client relationships that span generations, of people and pets both! We are a four doctor, small animal practice that believes in the importance of dedicated client and patient care. We have a strong focus on preventative medicine, and strive to collaborate with pet parents to improve medical outcomes for our patients.

The work environment at VCA Rotherwood is collaborative, supported by multiple cross-trained, highly supportive employees. We believe in hands-on training and in-house employee development. Our ideal candidates will be committed to excellent client experience and enjoy being challenged, as well as:

  • Positive, team oriented work ethic with a desire to expand, learn and grow

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Provide high-end client service, including compassionate and educational conversations for each unique interaction

  • Flexible scheduling, some evenings and weekend hours

Typical tasks include:

  • Client communication and education

  • Taking accurate patient histories and electronic medical record management

  • Supporting the DVM team with patient appointments, treatments and procedures

  • Safe patient restraint, phlebotomy skills, hands-free radiology

  • Surgery preparation, anesthesia monitoring, and patient post-op care

What we offer:

  • Generous pet care discounts

  • In-house training, educational & career development programs

  • Tuition support and sponsorships

  • Competitive wages & referral bonuses

  • Medical, dental & vision insurance, mental health resources

  • Life, long and short-term disability insurance

  • Paid parental leave, bereavement leave, vacation, and sick time

  • 401(k) with employer matching

Compensation range: $19 – 22 per hour, dependent on skills and experience.

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