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Job Details
Company Name : Sierra Veterinary Hospital
Company Location : Carson City, NV 89706
Job Position : Veterinary Assistant
Job Category : Jobs in Nevada

Job Description :

Sierra Veterinary hospital is seeking outstanding veterinary assistants. Be part of a fast-paced and efficient team happily serving Nevada’s Capital City.

At Sierra Veterinary Hospital, you will be welcomed with open arms on your very first day. We will ensure you feel confident excelling alongside us with a personalized orientation and mentors to help you succeed and learn more about what makes Sierra Veterinary Hospital unique. This is a place where your medical training will be valued, where personal and professional growth is encouraged, and where collegial collaboration on cases is the norm. We seek to outdo ourselves, never limited by how things were done in the past. If you share that goal and are intent on making it a reality, we invite you to join us.

Leadership at Sierra Veterinary Hospital is committed to investing in our facilities and team to offer the gold standard in animal health. Our radiology suite includes a CT scanner that accommodates giant breed dogs, state of the art Samsung ultrasound, and a Sound DR x-ray. Our surgical suite offers Ligasure vessel sealing, which is used on all spay procedures, advanced orthopedic procedures such as TPLOs with Stryker saws and drills, and a full Stryker tower for laparoscopic and arthroscopic minimally invasive procedures. Our dentistry suite includes 15-second full-mouth CT scans for 3D root evaluation, IM3 Vet-Tome, and end-tidal CO2 monitoring for all anesthesia. We perform minimally invasive cryosurgery on pets, allowing dermal mass removals using local anesthetic. Our rehabilitation options include high and low-powered cold laser as well as an underwater treadmill. We have in-house cremation services via eco-friendly Aquamation, and a team dedicated to aftercare with personalized laser-engraved pet memorial keepsakes.


  • Independently owned and operated. You have the opportunity to dictate your own medicine and career and work with other like-minded team members.
  • AAHA accredited since 1894
  • Competitive hourly pay
  • Health insurance which includes vision and dental care
  • 401(k) with generous employer match and personal loan options
  • Paid CE
  • Flexible working schedule
  • Ability to focus on urgent care or emergent cases if desired
  • We treat canine, feline, avian, and exotic species

For veterinary technician assistants, we provide outstanding hourly wages and an excellent work environment where you can learn and grow while helping pets. Better yet, we will ensure that you are professionally fulfilled and have the resources needed to excel in your role.

We support our community through partnerships with local law enforcement, offering gold standard care to all working K9s. We currently serve more than 4 departments and their K9 partners in this role. We work together with the Carson City Sheriff’s Office to provide free education to our community with pet first aid trainings biannually.

We look forward to hearing from you!, 775-883-0261

Job Description: Veterinary Assistant

Position Summary
A veterinary assistant supports technicians and veterinarians in exams, treatment, surgery and boarding. The veterinary assistant assists with animal restraint, housekeeping, client communication, treatments and surgeries. Veterinary assistants support both certified veterinary technicians and veterinarians in daily patient care. They communicate with clients in person and by phone for follow-up care and patient monitoring.

Reports to: Hospital Director

Job Responsibilities
Technical Duties, 80%:
Patient Care

  • Care for boarding and hospitalized animals, including cage cleaning, exercising, feeding, observing signs of illness and controlling the spread of parasites and infectious diseases
  • Restrain patients for procedures performed by technicians or doctors
  • Administer medications
  • Assess change in animal status
  • Trim nails
  • Clean ears
  • Bathing and dipping procedures
  • Ensure hospital patients and boarding pets go home well groomed and in an appropriate medical state

Laboratory & Pharmacy

  • Perform basic in-house lab tests
  • Complete forms for reference lab
  • Fill out lab reports and logs
  • Clean lab area
  • Fill prescriptions


  • Unpack deliveries, reconcile against packing slip and restock supplies
  • Restock shelves and drawers in exam rooms and treatment area
  • Assist with ordering of drugs and supplies
  • Assist with purchasing and stocking of cleaning and office supplies

Housekeeping Duties, 10%:

  • Do laundry
  • Clean cages and boarding kennels
  • Help maintain clean exam rooms, treatment area and surgical suite
  • Clean public and staff areas
  • Assist with facility and yard maintenance to maintain a clean, odorless and inviting environment

Client Communication Duties, 8%:

  • Professional, cheerful and helpful attitude when interacting with pet owners
  • Knowledge of common diseases, their symptoms and means of transmission
  • Knowledge of preventative health care recommendations to answer questions and assist in marketing veterinary services from which clients’ pets would benefit

Administrative Duties, 2%:

  • Help in reception area when needed
  • Know how to check out clients and discharge boarding and hospitalized patients
  • Understand proper medical record keeping
  • Understand front-desk procedures in order to assist receptionists such as phone system, veterinary practice-management software and appointment scheduling guidelines

Educational Requirements & Skills Needed

Educational Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

Skills Needed:

  • Ability and willingness to assist technicians, doctors and receptionists
  • Responsibilities will vary based on the practice’s current needs, the season and the individual skills of the employee
  • Ability to assist veterinarians in the practice of veterinary medicine and surgery
  • Effective communicator

Physical Obligations:

  • Able to lift patients and carry equipment up to 25 pounds; ability to lift patients or carry equipment over 25 pounds with assistance
  • Endure sitting, standing and walking on hard floor surfaces for extended periods
  • Type information for patient records and prescription labels into the computer
  • Able to work in noisy work conditions with sounds from animals and equipment
  • Take safety precautions for exposure to toxins, drugs, anesthesia and radiation

Work Remotely

  • No

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: Up to $19.00 per hour


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance


  • 10 hour shift
  • Evening shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

COVID-19 considerations:
Medical disinfectants are used frequently, masks are provided, and clients are optionally served curbside.


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Veterinary Experience: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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