Veterinary Assistant Training Program

Lawrence, MA
Full Time
Entry Level

Bulger Veterinary Hospital is looking for talented individuals that are eager to jump-start their career in the animal health field. We are offering entry level, full-time positions, which include a paid training program providing an introduction to the veterinary field.

This position does not require any previous veterinary hospital or animal experience. You will be enrolled and be required to complete Ethos’ Approved Veterinary Assistant program which includes a blended curriculum of online and hands-on training designed to prepare the Veterinary Assistant to sit for a national credentialing exam administered by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA).  After obtaining a passing score on this exam, you will receive the credential of Approved Veterinary Assistant (AVA).

The primary responsibility of the Veterinary Assistant is to provide support and assistance to the veterinary medical staff. The Veterinary Assistant must embody the culture of treating every client and colleague with the utmost courteous and attentive treatment possible, with a keen sensitivity to the emotional bond between owners and their pets.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment, including but not limited to the cleanliness of laundry, floors, and cages.
  • Assist with basic animal restraint
  • Provide basic animal husbandry and hygiene between patients 
  • Basic record keeping procedures
  • Ensure proper stocking of medical supplies and janitorial needs
  • Essential job functions include walking, standing, bending, lifting up to 50 pounds, writing, hearing, seeing, speaking, and sitting.

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required; candidates from vocational co-op programs also considered
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English is required
  • Knowledge and practical application of basic arithmetic, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division is required
  • We are seeking individuals who have strong emotional competencies; those that are self-aware, have infectious positive attitudes, authenticity and caring toward others
Compensation is $15.75 for this entry level position 

About Bulger Veterinary Hospital: Bulger is a full-service hospital that offers comprehensive care that includes General Practice, 24-hour Emergency Services, and Specialty Medicine in the areas of Ophthalmology, Surgery, Internal Medicine, Exotic and Cardiology. We provide our employees with on-going training and educational opportunities.


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NVA Compassion-First is now Ethos Veterinary Health
We are excited to announce Ethos Veterinary Health as our new name. Ethos is the new, industry-leading community of legacy Ethos Veterinary Health, Compassion-First Pet Hospitals, SAGE Veterinary Centers, and legacy NVA Specialty and Emergency hospitals. This powerful new community brings together a dynamic network of ~145 hospitals, an unmatched team of experts, cutting-edge technology, and an unwavering commitment to the advancement of the animal health profession and better patient outcomes.
Our commitments to the industry, the profession, our teammates, and our patients, will not change, and in fact will be stronger than ever, as we forge new ground as this new dynamic community.
Ethos Veterinary Health offers a comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental, vision, a 401k with employer match, and paid time off (including sick time) for all eligible employees.  The team can provide more information about compensation and benefits for your specific location during the process.  For positions based in Colorado, Ethos Veterinary Health provides eligible employees with paid sick and safe leave and public health emergency leave in accordance with the requirements of Colorado's Healthy Families and Workplaces Act.  
Ethos Veterinary Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and any other state or local hiring regulations, we will consider for employment any qualified applicant, including those with arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the applicable regulation.
 

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