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Veterinary Assistant - Oncology

Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital is looking for a full-time Veterinary Assistant to join our Oncology team in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  

About the Job: As a Veterinary Assistant, you will be responsible for:

  • Animal restraint
  • Patient care
  • Animal husbandry
  • Basic Medical Terminology
  • Record keeping and maintaining par levels of medical supplies.
  • Client Communications

Qualifications: Candidates with 1+ year(s) of experience in veterinary medicine preferred, but not required. Candidates must be able to perform basic animal restraint and hold basic knowledge of proper hygiene care and handling between patients. The right candidate will have a strong desire to work in a busy team environment and a commitment to developing long-term working relationships with colleagues, clients and the community.  

By law you must be 18 years of age or older in order to handle chemotherapy medications.

 Candidates must have excellent communication and organizational skills. This caring professional will ensure a positive and friendly environment at all times. Candidates should possess excellent interpersonal skills and be able to develop and maintain positive working relationships with others, support the team to reach common goals, and listen and respond appropriately to the concerns of clients and other employees.

About Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital:  As a member of the IVG network, our mission is to advance the veterinary profession through our leadership in medicine, education, business and promotion of the human-animal bond. We encourage and empower our technicians to utilize their skills, have input into case management and patient care, think critically, work autonomously, further their knowledge and education, and pursue specialty certification if so desired.

Benefits of Working at Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital:

  • Compensation based on experience and skill level.
  • Full-time benefits include health, dental, vision, disability and life insurances, flex-spending accounts, 401k, profit sharing, Employee Assistance Program, paid time off, uniforms, generous CE allowance, complementary admission to internal continuing education events, and a veterinary discount.
  • Ability to cross train in other specialty departments such as Internal Medicine, ER/ICU, Surgery, Ophthalmology, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Radiology.
  • Working in a team environment where every department works out of a large open treatment area facilitating team work and comradely between departments.
  • Consistent scheduling to allow for a work/life balance.


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