Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistant Centralia, Washington


Position at Cascade West Veterinary Hospital

 The Veterinary Assistant I is an entry level position.  This position will assist the LVT’s, Doctors, Front Desk and interact with Cascade West client’s both on the phone and in person.  Ability to follow direction with or without direct supervision is essential.  Communication skills both written and oral are required. 

Education Requirements:
High school graduate or GED

Personal Requirements:

  • Ability to work well with others as a team.
  • Flexibility and the ability to adjust to a changing environment.
  • Must be self-motivated.
  • Professionalism at all times.
  • Dependable and reliable.
  • Must be able to take direction well.
  • Good communication skills both oral and written.
  • Be able to work under pressure in an ever changing environment.

Patient Care:

  • Kindness and respect exhibited with all species at all times.
  • Proper small animal restraint techniques.
  • Aware of the patient and report any changes in demeanor immediately.
  • Proper cleaning techniques.
  • At all times be aware of the patient and the surroundings.

Client Support:

  • Professional communication and demeanor at all time.
  • A desire to assist clients with the pet’s needs and communicate those needs to the appropriate person.


  • Follow all OSHA guidelines.
  • Always follow appropriate PPE guidelines.

Facility Maintenance:

  • Report any facilities issues promptly to Practice Manager or Office Manager.
  • Must be willing clean (mopping, sweeping, vacuuming, garbage, etc.) without direction.
  • Laundry duties.

Physical Requirements:

  • Be able to stand & walk 85% of the time.
  • Lift 49lbs or less without assistance.
  • Be able to bend, stoop and reach.
Growth Opportunities: Veterinary Assistant II, Reception