Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistant Torrance, California


Position at Veterinary Cancer Group- South Bay

Veterinary Assistant
Veterinary Cancer Group - South Bay


According to the Veterinary Cancer Society, 1 in 4 dogs will develop cancer at some point. The statistics are slightly better for cats.

The good news is that many diagnosed with cancer, survive, and go on to do happy, healthy pet stuff.

At the Veterinary Cancer Group – one of the largest and most technologically sophisticated veterinary oncology groups in the world – we are working to push past the statistics, and we’d love you to be part of this journey.

The Role
This isn't the usual type of Veterinary Technician role. This position gives you the opportunity to be at the forefront of animal medicine and make a recognizable difference with patients and those who love them. It calls for champions, those who can rise to the occasion and quietly pat themselves on the back. At the Veterinary cancer group you will be able to work alongside some of the smartest and friendliest doctors, peers, and specialists. Please apply below. Experience in oncology is not necessary but certainly a plus.

  • Assist the oncologist with day to day organizational duties 
  • Prioritize phone calls as follows: 
    • inform clients with sick patients whether home care or office visit indicated, complete med record 
    • research refills according to last visit & last refill 
    • answer questions for scheduling new consultations
  • Prioritize lab results for Dr. review 
  • Send referral letters after completed medical record
  • Review new patient records prior to consultation for histopathology (which may not be present for lymphoma, lung tumors, mast cell tumors and bone tumors) and blood tests; attempt to obtain referring doctor’s notes to scan for other tests, treatments and procedures performed prior to referral
  • Facilitate phone follow-up to all undecided new clients within 1 week, repeat at 1 month if no recheck appointment scheduled (if directed) and update/maintain Excel worksheets tracking new patients. (CCS does the other follow up system generated call reminders) 
  • Update referring veterinarians on the patient’s treatment and office visit with written documentation and correspondence. RVet link portal. 
  • Be able to coordinate outside referrals and emergency transfers  
  • Facilitate delivery of laboratory results to owners based on Doctor comments.  If Dr. is not able to read through labs, triage them based on abnormalitiess, disease and next step. Take care of urgent callbacks as soon as possible, have normal results approved by the Dr. and call them.
  • Be able to update clients on patient status regarding procedures and hospitalized care (usually via technician in charge of case or hospitalized cases.) 
  • Prepare ultrasound forms
  • Be able to formulate and explain patient care plans to clients 
  • Assist technicians with patients and receptionists with clients if needed
  • Be able to discuss euthanasia and options for disposition of remains
  • Be able to begin re-check appointment by updating history/current meds, and rechecking if radiographs are requested
  • Perform TPR's
  • Animal restraint
  • Enter computerized problem list for each new patient and problem
  • Communicate comfortably and professionally with referring veterinarians, their staff and other individuals within the veterinary community to develop a strong collaborative referring network
  • Prepare packaging of specimens for transport to specific labs and ensure proper billing and complete history with assistance of the doctor (biopsy samples predominantly.) 
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Of course, there is way more to the job, but if you’re curious, and hungry to work where there are more smiles than tears, and where there’s the potential to strengthen your career, reach out to us to today – we’d be delighted to hear from you. 
Job Types: Full-time
Pay: $18.00 - $22.00 per hour

401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Disability insurance
Employee assistance program
Employee discount
Flexible schedule
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Parental leave
Referral program
Retirement plan
Tuition reimbursement
Vision insurance

10 hour shift
8 hour shift

Company's website:

Benefit Conditions:
Full-time employees eligible

Work Remotely:

COVID-19 Precaution(s):
Personal protective equipment provided or required
Temperature screenings
Social distancing guidelines in place
Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place Please send resumes to [email protected], serious applicants only, please.
Apply today! We look forward to hearing from you!

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

All candidates applying to positions in the state of California must undergo additional background screening prior to being selected.

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

All candidates applying to positions in the state of California must undergo additional background screening prior to being selected.