Veterinary Assistant Job at VetCor, Tacoma, WA

  • VetCor
  • Tacoma, WA

Job Description

Commencement Bay Animal Hospital is seeking a dedicated and skilled veterinary assistant with a minimum of 2 years of experience in the field. Our full-time position offers a unique opportunity to be part of a compassionate team that delivers high-quality care to our clients and their beloved pets.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain effective client communication, ensuring a clear understanding of their pets' needs and our services.
  • Perform blood draws and obtain lab samples with precision and care.
  • Actively assist in surgeries, providing support to veterinarians and ensuring the smooth operation of procedures.
  • Utilize computer skills to manage records and contribute to our paper-light practice, with a preference for experience in AviMark software.


  • Proven experience (minimum of 2 years) as a veterinary assistant, with a strong emphasis on empathy and compassion towards animals and their owners.
  • Professional demeanor, reliable attendance, and a friendly approach to interacting with our valued clients and patients.
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment, supporting various tasks from lab work to reception duties as needed.

Our Offer:

  • A supportive workplace that values work-life balance, with operations from Monday to Friday and weekends off.
  • Competitive compensation ranging from $16.50 to $18.00 per hour .

Join our team at Commencement Bay Animal Hospital and contribute to the well-being of pets and the satisfaction of their owners. Apply today to embark on a rewarding career in veterinary care.


Financial Benefits: 

  • A flexible approach to compensation that will reflect your skillset and future performance
  • 401(k) matching & Roth Retirement Savings Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 529 Savings Plan
  • Tuition Support Program
  • Referral bonus program 

Wellness Benefits: 

  • Health Insurance, including medical, dental, and vision
  • Supplemental insurance, including accident, critical illness, hospital, short and long-term disability, legal plan, and employee, spouse, and child-dependent life insurance
  • Sick Time / Paid Time Off
  • Free/discounted lab work for all employee pets
  • Pet discounts on services and products
  • Pet food discount program 

Workplace Benefits: 

  • Quarterly Team Rewards Bonus Program
  • Professional development opportunities 
  • State license reimbursement
  • VTNE exam fee reimbursement
  • Continuing education allowance
  • Uniform allowance 
  • Ability to join our VetCor Techlife Facebook group of over 800 veterinary technicians company-wide

Lifestyle Benefits:

  • Six paid holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee discount program


Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of Commencement Bay Animal Hospital and Vetcor. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all employees. Every team member enriches our diversity by exposing us to various ways to understand and engage with the world. That's why we're committed to a workplace culture where employees are comfortable being their authentic selves, feel a complete sense of belonging, and are empowered to reach their highest potential.

Job Tags

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