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Ethos Veterinary Health Urgent Care Veterinary Assistant, VESH in West Springfield, Massachusetts

Join Our Urgent Care Team at Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital (VESH)!

Are you a passionate Veterinary Assistant seeking new adventures and eager to expand your skills? Are you looking for a place that genuinely appreciates your expertise? Look no further!

Join us at Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital (VESH) in the lively town of West Springfield, MA. We're searching for dedicated Urgent Care Veterinary Assistants like you to become a vital part of our dynamic team!


  • $16.50 - $18.50 Pending skills assessment leveling

    Available Schedules:

  • Four 9-hour shifts

  • 9a – 6p

  • Some weekends

    Major Responsibilities:

  • Patient Examination Support: Assist in all aspects of patient exams, including equipment setup, taking patient history, animal restraint, radiographs, owner take-home instructions, filling prescriptions, and scheduling appointments.

  • Client Communications: Engage with clients through phone, email, and in-person interactions.

  • Exam Room Preparation: Ensure exam rooms are clean and ready, record vital signs (TPR, weight, etc.) in the system.

  • Animal Care & Handling: Perform cage cleaning, feeding, walking, bathing, and monitor cages to maintain cleanliness. Retrieve and return animals to/from owners, ensuring animals are clean and IV catheters are removed. Collect and return all belongings to owners.

  • Hospital Admissions: Admit animals for hospital care, ensuring proper identification for each.

  • Facility Maintenance: Maintain cleanliness in the hospital treatment area, including cage cleaning, laundry, treatment tables, and exam rooms.

  • Stocking Supplies: Regularly stock hospital supplies and assist with deliveries.

  • Record Keeping: Accurately document information in patient medical records.

  • Room Stocking: Ensure exam and procedure rooms are well-stocked and items are readily available.

    What to Expect:

  • A Supportive Environment: Join a team that works like a TEAM. We foster a welcoming atmosphere where every team member feels valued, supported, and encouraged to grow. From seasoned experts to those just starting out, we believe in mentorship and collaboration.

  • Opportunities for Growth: At VESH, learning never stops. Our experienced Doctors and Technicians take pride in mentoring and guiding newer team members. You'll have the chance to expand your knowledge and refine your skills in a supportive environment.

  • Commitment to Excellence: We believe in providing nothing but the best for our patients. Our team utilizes cutting-edge equipment and techniques to deliver top-notch care, ensuring every pet receives the treatment they deserve.

    About You:

  • You are a confident, skilled, veterinary assistant dedicated to outstanding client service and excellent patient care.

  • It is incredibly important to our team to find the RIGHT fit. We want to find someone that shares our same goals and values, someone that is friendly, compassionate, dependable, and genuinely wants to make a difference.

  • You understand the importance of maintaining a positive, respectful, uplifting hospital culture and genuinely love working with people that share that same value.

  • You’re not afraid to jump in and get your feet wet! A diligent worker who takes initiative and contributes to the operation of the entire hospital, you will help get all the day’s duties done!

  • You are eager to continue enhancing your skill set and enjoy learning & collaborating with a team.

    About Us:

    Like human medical specialists, VESH supports primary care veterinarians with the evaluation and treatment of pets affected by trauma, chronic issues, serious illness, or unusual disorders requiring advanced training along with providing critical & emergency pet care.

    We offer a variety of specialty services including Advanced Imaging (CT), Internal Medicine, Surgery, and of course Emergency and Critical Care.

    Benefits: At VESH, we believe in investing in our team's growth and development. Here's what we offer:

  • CE Allowance

  • Paid Shoe Stipend

  • Scrubs provided by VESH at no cost to the employee!

  • Paid Time Off

  • Sick Time

  • Shift Differential

  • Employee Pet Discount/Immediate Family Member Discount

  • 401k

  • Medical/Dental/Vision

  • Short/Long Term Disability Insurance

  • Life Insurance


  • License application and renewal reimbursement for CVTs.

    Why Choose Us?

  • Variety and Challenge: Every day brings new challenges and opportunities to learn. You'll never feel stuck in a routine at VESH, where every case is unique and every patient deserves personalized care.

  • Making a Difference: Join a team where your contributions truly matter. Whether it's saving a life in an emergency situation or providing comfort to a pet in need, your work at VESH has a meaningful impact on the lives of animals and their families.

  • Professional Development: We're committed to helping you reach your full potential. From continuing education opportunities to hands-on training, we invest in your growth and development every step of the way.

    For more information about our hospital, please visit ( . 

    Ethos Veterinary Health is at the forefront of innovation and world-class medicine. As the premier network of over 140 specialty and emergency hospitals across North America, Ethos brings together a dedicated community of more than 1,500 specialized doctors providing care for nearly 2 million pets annually. The integrated and collaborative network of veterinary professionals utilize state-of-the-art technology and a scientific, evidence-based approach to deliver compassionate, unparalleled care and rewarding careers. Committed to revolutionizing veterinary medicine, Ethos sets the standard in veterinary excellence. Discover more at

    Ethos Veterinary Health offers a comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental, vision, a 401k with employer match, and paid time off (including sick time) for all eligible employees.  The team can provide more information about compensation and benefits for your specific location during the process.  For positions based in Colorado, Ethos provides eligible employees with paid sick and safe leave and public health emergency leave in accordance with the requirements of Colorado's Healthy Families and Workplaces Act.


    Ethos Veterinary Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and any other state or local hiring regulations, we will consider for employment any qualified applicant, including those with arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the applicable regulation.

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