Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistant Fayetteville, Arkansas


Position at Thrive Pet Healthcare

Veterinary Nurse  

Fayetteville, AR  

Full-time (30-40 hours/week)  


More than a word, care is present in everything you do. At Best Friends Animal Hospital and Pet Hotel, 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  

At Best Friends Animal Hospital and Pet Hotel, you’ll feel the warmth and openness of a small clinic, while having the opportunity and support of a united network.   

Our veterinarians and team are proud to serve the Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas pet community. We pride ourselves on offering high quality medicine and diagnostics, as well as excellent client education and communication. We see all types of small animal cases ranging from routine wellness, internal medicine, oncology, soft tissue surgery, and advanced dentistry. Our goal is to build long lasting and trustworthy relationships with our clients.   


Provide your best care with more bridges and less barriers.  


Best Friends is looking for a Veterinary Nurse 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.
  • Provide compassionate care to pets and clients.
  • Draw blood, place IV catheters, in house diagnostics, and surgical monitoring.
  • 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.


Experience & Skills Requirements:  

  • Minimum of one year of experience as a Veterinary Assistant
  • Credentialed Vet Tech preferred, not required.
  • Ability to work with fractious pets calmly and safely
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Reliable and flexible
  • Proven ability to work in a dynamic and fast paced work environment


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!  


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.