Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistant San Luis Obispo, California


Position at Mission Animal Hospital

Mission Animal Hospital is now hiring a Veterinary Assistant to join our AMAZING team!  
More than a word, care is present in everything you do. At Mission Animal Hospital, 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   
We are proud to be AAHA accredited. With a variety of services ranging from wellness care to integrative medicine, and specialties in acupuncture and massage, alternative therapies, and diabetes, we’re proud to bring integrity, respect, trust, and communication in our services to pets and their owners in the San Luis Obispo, California area.  

 Ideal candidate:
  • has strong communication skills
  • is compassionate and empathetic
  • works well on a team
  • possesses exceptional customer service skills
  • has at least 1-2 years experience 
Why work at Mission Animal Hospital?

We invest heavily in our employees with many opportunities for growth and development! We offer outstanding benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, paid time off, continuing education, generous pet discounts and much more!

Job Overview:
Our Veterinary Technician Assistants ensure quality care for pets and promote greater efficiency by relieving technicians and veterinarians of technical and administrative work. The Veterinary Technician Assistant performs a variety of patient- and client-care duties and conducts patient assessments, oversees animals recovering from anesthesia, and performs procedures and treatments.

Job responsibilities include:
  • uses sound judgment when making decisions about patient care
  • responds quickly and calmly to emergencies
  • maintains high standards of patient care
  • communicates clearly with the veterinarians, other hospital personnel, and clients to
  • ensures that patients receive the care they need
  • must be friendly and flexible in the face of varying expectations from clients and coworkers
  • able to multi-task, prioritize tasks well, and think creatively
  • provide for patient and client comfort by keeping the hospital clean and presentable
  • Must be able to withstand unpleasant odors and noises. 
  • May be exposed to bites, scratches, animal waste, and contagious diseases
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 offincluding 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 perksincluding 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! 
Compensation negotiable based on credentials and experience with a hourly pay range from $19-$23 hour. The actual rate offered will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including your skills, qualifications, experience, and location.   
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.