DoveLewis Emergency and Specialty Animal Hospital is hiring full-time entry level Veterinary Assistants (Level 1). Various shifts available including swing and overnight.

As a Veterinary Assistant 1, you will be responsible for providing our clients with a top-notch experience as well as responsible for assisting the veterinarians and technicians as needed with animal restraint, maintaining a clean and sterile work environment, laundry services, stocking the hospital, assisting with lab work, providing aftercare for deceased animals, performing surgery prep, and other miscellaneous tasks.

Why do employees love working for DoveLewis?

  • We live up to our mission of providing the best emergency, critical, and specialty care to our patients.
  • Your work makes a difference to the animal-loving community and to individual pet owners on a daily basis
  • You learn so much! We are a teaching hospital dedicated to the growth of our employees.

What you will get out of this position?

  • Knowledge of the veterinary industry – specifically emergency and specialty
  • A feeling of accomplishment each day that you helped provide quality care and service to pet owners and patients
  • Generous employee benefits including: veterinary discounts, medical insurance, premium pay for holidays worked, paid time-off benefits, scrubs, and a typically set schedule.

What are we looking for in a candidate?

  • Experience or education equivalent to a High School Diploma
  • Valid Oregon driver's license for driving the DoveLewis transport van is strongly preferred
  • 1+ year experience working in animal care work such as at a veterinary clinic, kennel, shelter, or animal daycare
  • Any suitable combination of experience or education may substitute for the above


  • $19-$22/hour, with a pay differential for overnight and weekend shifts

How to apply:

To be considered for this position, you MUST complete the online application and upload a resume. Resumes received without a completed online application will not be considered.

DoveLewis is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity and a drug-free workplace. Pre-employment drug screen required.