Veterinary Assistant job vacancy in Heritage Animal Hospital – Jobs in Virginia

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Job Details
Company Name : Heritage Animal Hospital
Company Location : Sterling, VA
Job Position : Veterinary Assistant
Job Category : Jobs in Virginia

Job Description :

We are seeking two exceptional, motivated and enthusiastic full-time Veterinary Assistants to work at Heritage Animal Hospital in Sterling, VA.

Excellent client-side manner and communication skills are essential, along with exemplary professionalism. Assistants are expected to show initiative as well as efficiently and accurately complete doctor orders in a fast-paced environment. Must be willing to learn animal restraint, blood draws, lab work, catheters, dentistry, radiographic positioning, surgical preparation, and monitoring.

HAH believes in creating a work environment that generates rewarding personal interactions among our staff. We enjoy training and mentoring at all levels and encourage our team members to grow and learn.


  • Comfortable running routine lab work (IE: fecal tests, ear swabs, etc)
  • Available to work weekend shifts a must!!
  • Clean cages and bathe animals
  • Sterilize equipment and clean examination tables and rooms
  • Restrain animals during examinations or vaccinations
  • Soothe upset or frightened animals
  • Administer medication prescribed by Veterinarians (e.g. by mixing it with food)
  • Observe animal behavior or health condition and report to the Vet
  • Help in cases of emergencies
  • Handle administrative duties such as scheduling appointments or calling patients in the examination room by priority
  • Keep accurate records and logs
  • Reassure clients that their pets are being cared for and explain issues (e.g. lack of appointments, insurance matters)
  • Advise pet owners on nutrition and healthcare
  • Skills
  • Proven experience with animal handling is preferred
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Patient and caring personality
  • Ability to follow instructions properly
  • Ability to record accurate medical notes
  • Comfortable being around animals (cats, dogs, birds, reptiles etc.)
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the job (e.g. lift up to 40 lbs)
  • Availability to occasionally work in emergencies

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $18.00 – $25.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Application Question(s):

  • Are you available to work weekends?


  • Animal handling: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Veterinary Technician: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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