Veterinary Assistant - Internal Medicine

Washington, DC
Friendship Hospital for Animals – Assistants /
full-time /
Are you ready to embark on your next adventure? Friendship Hospital For Animals is looking for a Veterinary Assistant to join our Internal Medicine team. The veterinary assistant plays a key role in facilitating an efficient workflow and will work with animal patients and assist with client service. This role provides an opportunity for learning and professional development. An ideal candidate will have a strong desire to expand their skillset and pursue veterinary technician licensure.

What We Offer (REWARDS):

    • Flexible Schedules that allow a REAL work-life harmony
    • Supportive and collaborative team environment
    • All the cool medical procedures and cases
    • Education and professional growth including onsite training programs and CE allowance
    • Competitive compensation
    • Wellness Care- Medical, dental, vision, 401(K), HSA, scrub allowance, petcare discounts, metro discounts and so much more
    • Opportunities for community involvement

What you will be doing (THE MISSION):

    • Assist the internal medicine team with patient treatments
    • animal restraint
    • Collecting patient history
    • Routine blood collection
    • Assist with instrument preparation and breakdown
    • Ability to schedule appointments
    • Answer basic client questions either in person of over the phone
    • other duties as assigned

What you have:

    • Excellent communication skills-- both verbal and written
    • Ability to effectively problem solve and make decisions as needed
    • Ability to multi-task in a stressful environment
    • Ability to speak and hear by phone or in person
    • Ability to use and learn computers
    • Ability to work as part of a team
    • Ability to master large volumes of detailed information 
    • Comfort working around animals
We're exclusively seeking individuals who embrace a nurturing, cooperative, and ethical environment, where genuine individuals come together to share knowledge, uplift one another and enhance the health and happiness of our patients, clients, team members, and the community. Of course having fun while doing so is a non-negotiable!

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Meet Our Hospital:

Friendship Hospital for Animals is a top-tier AAHA Accredited veterinary hospital providing compassionate patient care including wellness, emergency and specialized care. Our range of specialized departments includes critical care, radiology, anesthesiology, oncology, ophthalmology, neurology/neurosurgery, cardiology, dermatology, internal medicine/hemodialysis, rehab therapy, and surgery. Our facility is equipped with cutting-edge MRI and CT technology, a dedicated ICU, long-term ventilator capability, and onsite hemodialysis. We are constantly evolving to provide the most advanced, state-of-the art comprehensive care. We believe in sharing our knowledge with the community through continuing education, externships, internships and residency programs.

Located in Washington D.C among historic neighborhoods and in close proximity to great food, entertainment, parks and history.