Veterinary Assistant - Ophthalmology

San Diego, CA
Full Time
Mid Level

Veterinary Specialty Hospital (VSH) is looking full-time Veterinary Assistant to join our Ophthalmology team 

About Veterinary Specialty Hospital:  At VSH our mission is to advance the veterinary profession through our leadership in medicine, education, business and promotion of the human-animal bond. We strive to bring together caring, warm and intelligent people who love to serve and help and are among the best in their field. 

About the Job: As a Veterinary Assistant in the ophthalmology department responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing appointments and managing clients throughout their visit
  • Participating with DVM's in patient assessment, diagnostics, treatments, and procedures
  • Providing empathy, comfort, and unparalleled nursing care to all patients being a strong patient advocate during the patient's hospitalization
  • Maintaining all equipment on a per-use basis ensuring the safety and best practice care of all patients
  • Proper handling, completion of paperwork, and submission of laboratory samples.
  • Produce quality radiographs safely and efficiently
  • Assist and restrain patients for special procedures and treatments
  • Provide support with restraining then prepping our surgical patients for surgery
  • Assist in the operating room, including working with the highly specialized ophthalmology equipment.
  • Assist with stocking  and maintaining  ophthalmology supplies and medications 
  • Perform other duties as assigned 

About You:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working in a veterinary hospital setting required. Recent graduates with an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology will be considered.
  • Proficiency in processing basic laboratory specimens and working knowledge of radiographic techniques
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment and commitment to develop long-term relationships with colleagues, clients, and community is required
  • Positive outlook and ability to work well in a collaborative environment.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills are required, and the ability to deliver exceptional client service is expected
  • Confident with solid foundational assistant skills


* Generous CE allowance annually
* 4/10 workweek schedules available
* VetBloom access: Race-approved continuing education, training, and curriculum library
* Financial support for license applications, renewals and onsite mentorship toward pursuit of RVT and VTS
* 75% Employee Pet discount
* Full-time benefits, that include health, dental, vision, disability and life insurances, flex-spending accounts, 401(k), Employee Assistance Program, 3 weeks accrued paid time off, and uniform allowance

*  Benefits effective 1st of the month following 30 days.

Pay Scale:

Veterinary Assistant:  $18 - $23 per hour

Ethos is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Ethos does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, merit, and business need.




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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, EVH 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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