Veterinary Assistant

Bellevue Animal Hospital in Nebraska is currently seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated, full-time (35-40 hours / week) Veterinary Assistant to join our AAHA-Accredited practice!  This team member will provide care for patients (cats, dogs, and small exotic pets including birds, reptiles, and small mammals) in all areas of our clinic; assist our veterinarians and our licensed veterinary technicians; and communicate with our clients. Hourly compensation and benefits provided. Our hospital hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, and 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays. We also offer outpatient urgent care services from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Fridays, and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Benefits include:

  • Salary of $12.50 / hour (negotiable based on experience) with a higher pay rate for our urgent care hours
  • Accrued paid time off for vacations and illness
  • Paid holidays (6)
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance available, as well as Aflac plans
  • Profit sharing and 401K
  • Generous discounts on products and services for your own pets

Necessary qualities of candidates include:

  • Minimum age 19 years
  • High school graduate or equivalent required
  • Veterinary experience preferred (1 year or more) but not required
  • Commitment to delivering an outstanding client and pet experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including telephone etiquette
  • Energetic, personable and outgoing
  • Courteous, respectful, and professional
  • Self-motivated
  • Detail-oriented
  • Adaptable
  • Excellent attendance
  • Desire and ability to work as a team player
  • Good computer and language skills
  • Ability to learn and utilize electronic medical records system (eVet Practice)
  • Desire for continual improvement of skills and knowledge
  • Able to work several Saturdays each month
  • Must be able to lift, carry, push or pull 40 lbs. and stand for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to hear patient monitoring equipment, and read labels, treatment instructions, computer screens, etc.
  • Must be able to concentrate and perform well in an often noisy and stressful environment
  • Must understand and follow all safety protocols
  • Must pass a background check

Our new team member must be prepared to perform a wide range of duties, including but not limited to:

  • Patient care (including dog walking, feeding and watering pets in hospital, taking rectal temperatures, monitoring pets in surgery, recognize signs of pain / distress, etc.)
  • Speaking to clients to obtain and record general history information about their pets
  • Restraining pets for exams, vaccinations, laboratory procedures, and euthanasia
  • Surgical prep and assistance with digital radiography
  • Using an autoclave, centrifuge, and other hospital equipment
  • Cleaning and disinfecting cages and kennel runs, cleaning exam rooms and surgery suite, laundry, trash removal, etc.
  • Grounds upkeep (pet waste removal) and keeping sidewalks clean and clear of snow / ice in winter
  • Recognizing commonly used drugs, counting out pills, typing Rx labels with instructions provided by veterinarian
  • Preparing injectable medications and vaccinations
  • Restocking hospital supplies and retail product displays
  • Collecting urine samples
  • Preparing blood samples
  • Client education and instruction
  • Assisting the front desk team as needed (greeting clients, taking client payments, answering phones, scheduling appointments, etc.)

Please send a cover letter and resume’ via email to and place the word “resume” in the subject line. To learn more about our hospital, please explore our website at and visit our official Facebook page. We look forward to learning about YOU!