Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistant Tustin, California


Position at Veterinary Cancer Group OC

Veterinary Assistant 
Tustin, CA 

More than a word, care is present in everything you do. At Veterinary Cancer Group OC, a Thrive Pet Healthcare partner, we take action to empower your best care for pets, their families, and yourself.

We are a community of 400 clinics forming an extraordinary network of unparalleled resources and people. Through outstanding learning and career options, comprehensive benefits, and abundant support, you’ll be nurtured and appreciated for who you are and what you bring to the table. We come together in both the joys and heartaches of our profession to lift each other up through laughter and empathy.

And, we have plenty of fun along the way!

Who we are

Veterinary Cancer Group of Orange County is a progressive oncology only practice that strives to improve the quality of life for pets with cancer and the people that love them. As one of the most reputable and sophisticated oncology practices in the world, with board-certified radiation and medical oncologists, state-of-the-art equipment, and a certified residency program, we continuously encourage learning and advancing our team members skill sets. 

Provide your best care with more bridges and less barriers.

Veterinary Cancer Group OC is looking for a Veterinary Assistant to join us as part of the Thrive Pet Healthcare community.

As a Veterinary Assistant you’ll play an important role in pets’ lives by providing end-to-end care for our precious patients. Your life-changing work will range from the hands-on care of facilitating outpatient treatments and performing laboratory tests, to support services including admitting and discharging patients.

Role Responsibilities:

● Support veterinarians to ensure quality veterinary care, advocate for pets, and educate clients.

● With each hospital function, assist veterinarians and the medical team to maximize productivity and maintain positive patient flow.

● Assist with surgeries and procedures in accordance with your state's Veterinary Practice Act outlined for credentialed veterinary technicians.

● Communicate with clients about individualized pet health concerns and offer guidance on Thrive Membership options, medications, and additional treatments.

● Assist in maintaining relevant, comprehensive medical records with the support of practice systems.

● Obtain relevant health history and information from clients and maintain medical charts.

● Use safe restraining techniques, follow standard protocols, and sustain clean, sterile, organized treatment areas, exam rooms, and labs.

● Be willing to guide, mentor, and support fellow team members.

Experience & Skills Requirements:

● Veterinary assistant experience 

● 1-2 years of clinical experience preferred

● An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree from an AVMA-accredited veterinary technology program preferred; or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

You’ll Grow With Us

Here, you can grow your career as best fits you through access to comprehensive learning and skillset programs. You can build your skills and earn credentials through:

● Our vast, diverse, and free library of continuing education courses - ThriveU

● Live, virtual interactive workshops to develop valuable leadership skills

● A program to designed to teach you the fundamentals of running a pet hospital

● Earn your AVMA-CVTEA Accreditation and become a Vet Tech through our fully accredited distance learning program for veterinary technicians

● Scholarship opportunities and tuition reimbursement

And, with so many locations nationwide, you can find and move into any specialty, hospital type, or environment. Join us and provide your best care at a clinic that is deeply rooted within its community and bolstered by the resources of Thrive Pet Healthcare.

Benefits – our care in action

We provide benefits spread comprehensively across your mental, physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing designed to meet your needs as a unique individual. Some key benefits include:

 Paid time off including 8-weeks of full-pay parental leave, bereavement to grieve both humans and pets, and time off for new pet adoptions

 Top quality medical, dental, and vision insurance plus health savings account and flexible spending account

 Pet perks including free exams, discounts on products and services, and more at all Thrive Pet Healthcare locations

● Generously subsidized backup and ongoing care support for children, adults, and pets

 Mental health benefits including coaching and therapy sessions

 401k with employer contribution and no waiting period

 Continuing education and development support through our library of free CE courses and paid time off to complete

 Scholarship opportunities and student loan support program

and so much more!

Pay rate - $18.00/Hr

With an opportunity to grow into a Doctor’s Assistant position or as a licensed Technician, this unique role is the heart of our patient care experience and may be just the beginning of an amazing and rewarding career! We look forward to hearing from you, apply today!

At Thrive Pet Healthcare, we celebrate and embrace the uniqueness and diversity of all of our team members, pet parents, and pets. We strive to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture where all team members belong and feel empowered.