Veterinary Assistant

  • 0 yrs
  • $ Not Disclosed / YEAR

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Job Description



Avalon Veterinary Hospital has an opportunity for a full-time Veterinary Assistant to join our team! 


Location: 120 Elizabeth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15202 

Shift Details: Schedule is TBD, but our operating hours are Monday-Friday from 9 am-7 pm and Saturdays from 9 am-5 pm. 

Compensation: $13-$16/hour 


Avalon Veterinary Hospital has provided Pittsburgh pet owners with high standards of medical care for over 50 years, and we appreciate the bonds we form with our clients and patients. Many of them feel like family to us! 


We offer a great work culture; every employee's opinion matters and communication amongst all team members is the standard in decision-making processes. We provide in-house training opportunities, fun team building events, and we all genuinely enjoy working with one another!


Benefits we offer:


  • Industry leading pay

  • Employee discount for veterinary care for your furry family members

  • Medical, vision and dental benefits package for full-time employees

  • 401k retirement plan options with company match for all staff over 21 years old

  • A yearly scrub/uniform allowance for all employees

  • Flexible schedule options

  • Paid time off and paid holidays for full-time employees

  • Short-term disability insurance provided to all full-time employees

  • Life insurance and other benefit options are also available for full-time employees

  • Education discount for all staff who desire to become an RVT/CVT/LVT through the Penn Foster Online program (some eligibility requirements)

  • Free virtual yoga, fitness, and meditation classes for all employees

  • Free virtual registered dietitian lead wellness, nutrition, and cooking classes for all employees

  • Customized learning and developmental opportunities

Job Summary:   The Veterinary Assistant aids and supports the medical support team in the operation of an animal facility in accordance with Mission Veterinary Partners (MVP) hospital policy and procedures. The Veterinary Assistant also provides medical care to patients as allowed in the veterinary practice act. 


How you'll make an impact: 


  • Maintain and uphold the Core Values and Mission Statement of MVP. 

  • Assist in all daily duties for clinic care. 

  • Participate in any special cleaning duties. 

  • Provide client care by scheduling appointments, taking payments, and check-ins. 

  • Maintain excellent client communication. 

  • Record all pertinent medical, client and case related information in the patient record accurately with appropriate grammar, terms, and accurate information. 

  • Review medical records, estimates or discharge instructions with clients. 

  • Answer the phones in a courteous and informative way. 

  • Provide patient care under the direction of a DVM. 


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 


  • Ability to demonstrate patience and composure in stressful situations, and ability to handle a fast-paced environment. 

  • Ability to stay calm and efficient during a medical crisis. 

  • The employee must have mental processes for reasoning, remembering, mathematics, and language ability (reading, writing, and speaking the English language) to perform the duties proficiently. 

  •  The employee must also be confident around pets. 


We put people first and never compromise on our values. 

Apply today for immediate consideration! 


Mission Veterinary Partners (MVP) is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. 





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