VCA Veterinary Assistant - Highlands Animal Hospital in North Vancouver, British Columbia

VCA Canada is Canada’s largest network of companion animal hospitals, devoted to providing compassionate care for pets. Our team of over 2500 people operate specialty-referral, primary care, alternative therapy and emergency hospitals and are committed to providing superior patient care and client experience. At our core are our people – people with different strengths and interests that enrich our diversity, innovation and excellence. In support we provide career development and growth opportunities, continuing education, scholarships and awards. We are also passionate about giving back to the community through Paw It Forward, our national philanthropic program.

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VCA Canada Highlands Animal Hospital is a primary care companion animal hospital that is located in North Vancouver. Situated in Edgemont Village, Highlands Animal Hospital has been serving the community for over 30 years. Our wonderful little team is comprised of 3 Veterinarians and an outstanding professional support team, some of whom have been with the hospital for 20 years. Our veterinary clinic offers comprehensive pet care services including wellness exams, dentistry, vaccinations, in-house diagnostics, surgery, and emergency care. Unique to Highlands Animal Hospital is our ability to provide house-call services to our clients and patients, which is a great option for those pets that get anxious when coming into the hospital. We take pride in the exceptional client and patient care that we deliver and see it as a direct result of having an outstanding team that is knowledgeable, compassionate and caring.

VCA Canada Highlands Animal Hospital is looking for a full-time Veterinary Assistant.

The successful candidate will be a believer in the possibilities of high quality veterinary medicine and patient care—with the expertise and technical know-how to make them happen.

In this position you will be supporting our Doctors and Technician team by creating a positive, low-stress atmosphere for our clients and patients.

Duties will include:

• Maintaining medical records

• Preparing surgical suite and surgical patients.

• Filling prescriptions.

• Performing laboratory work and diagnostic imaging.

• Providing compassionate care and a home away from home for boarded and hospitalized pets and general hospital maintenance including cleaning kennels

What’s required?

  • Exceptional client service skills that build trust and loyalty with clients

  • Strong communication skills and ability to work with a dynamic and diverse team

  • Compassion and nurturing attitude when providing care to clients and patients

  • Ability to remain calm and efficient in stressful situations

  • Positive outlook and enthusiasm

  • Initiative in carrying out assignments independently

  • Previous veterinary education or certificate is preferred

Here’s what you can expect from us:

  • Mentorship and support from our hospital leadership teams

  • Professional development through annual VCA conferences and annual CE allowances Interactive learning through our soon to come in-house online university (Woof U!)

  • Industry leading customer service training through VCA’s Client Experience Program

  • A commitment to give back to the community through participation in charitable programs and initiatives

  • We offer competitive compensation and great benefits for eligible employees, including medical/dental, generous personal pet care discounts and more!

Join us!

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VCA began in 1986 as a privately owned company with one animal hospital. Today, we are the largest family of animal care providers nationwide. Despite unprecedented growth, VCA has never abandoned its devotion to compassionate, comprehensive pet care. Take a look at our open positions throughout the U.S. and Canada! We’re always looking for top notch talent to join the VCA family!