DoveLewis Emergency and Specialty Animal Hospital is hiring full-time entry level Veterinary Assistants (Level 1) to join our Surgery Team. We are currently hiring for Late Swing and Overnight Shifts.

As a Surgery Veterinary Assistant (Level 1), you will be responsible for the cleanliness and organization of the surgery department, assisting with surgeries, and post-operative care. This position may also perform work as a Veterinary Assistant 1 in the ICU or ER.

A genuine love of and respect for all animals is required, as is an appreciation of the human-animal bond.

Wage: $19-$22 hourly, plus overnight and weekend differential for applicable shifts.

Schedule: Veterinary Assistants (Level 1) work 3/4 rotating schedules with 10 hours shifts. This means you have a consistent schedule that makes planning the rest of your life easy, and you get 3 or 4 days off in a row every week! If you have other schedule needs, please feel free to reach out and start a conversation, we're always happy to discuss options.

What are we looking for in a candidate?

  • Experience or education equivalent to a High School Diploma
  • Valid Oregon or Washington 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
  • Experience working in sterile fields
  • Any suitable combination of experience or education may substitute for the above

What you can look forward to at DoveLewis:

  • We live up to our mission of providing the best emergency, critical, and specialty care to our patients.
  • Advancing your emergency and critical care skillset at a teaching hospital dedicated to the growth of our employees.
  • As a nonprofit with community-focused services your work makes a difference to the animal-loving community and to individual pet owners on a daily basis.
  • Work alongside a talented team including 6 specialties under one roof.
  • Student debt repayment assistance (qualify in your first month!)
  • Equitable benefits, including $0 mental health copays, preventative care, LGBTQIA-friendly providers, and options for families.

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.