Veterinary Assistant Jobs in Acton, MA

Perform general tasks needed for animal care. Veterinary assistants work under the guidance of veterinarians and technicians to clean kennels and examination rooms as well as provide direct animal care through feeding, bathing, and exercising. They may aid in blood, urine, and tissue sample collections, as well as administer medication and/or vaccinations ordered by the veterinarian.

Veterinary assistants also support veterinarians during surgical procedures by sterilizing instruments and passing tools when asked. Therefore, they should be comfortable with the sight of blood and other bodily fluids. After surgery, they monitor animals’ condition and behavior for signs of improvement or complications.

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Vetco Clinics - Needham, MA (19 miles from Acton, MA)
Description for Veterinary Assistant - Veterinary Assistant - Customer Service- Assistant: Vetco Wellness Clinic Veterinary Assistant - Assistant - Veterinary Technician - Customer Assistant Job...
10 hours ago
MSPCA-Angell - Boston, MA (21 miles from Acton, MA)
MSPCA/Angell Animal Medical Center is seeking a Certified Vet Technician or Vet Assistant for our busy surgery department. Why should MSPCA/Angell be your first choice? Angell is one of the most...
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1 day ago MSPCA-Angell
Vetco Clinics - Leominster, MA (17 miles from Acton, MA)
Description for Veterinary Assistant - Veterinary Assistant - Customer Service- Assistant: Vetco Wellness Clinic Veterinary Assistant - Assistant - Veterinary Technician - Customer Assistant Job...
14 hours ago
Vetco Clinics - Shrewsbury, MA (21 miles from Acton, MA)
Description for Veterinary Assistant - Veterinary Assistant - Customer Service- Assistant: Vetco Wellness Clinic Veterinary Assistant - Assistant - Veterinary Technician - Customer Assistant Job...
13 hours ago
MSPCA-Angell - Boston, MA (21 miles from Acton, MA)
Are you a night person? Do you hate the daily commute to work during rush hour? Have you considered an overnight position? Our Inpatient Services Department has created a new position on our third...
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6 days ago MSPCA-Angell
Banfield Pet Hospital - Northborough, MA (16 miles from Acton, MA)
Veterinary Assistant Careers at Banfield Pet Hospital For those who want to put their love of pets into action, there are few jobs more rewarding than that of Vet Assistant. While working closely...
6 days ago
Lexington Veterinary Associates - Lexington, MA (11 miles from Acton, MA)
Lexington Veterinary Associates is seeking a Full time/Part time Veterinary Technician for our well-established 4 doctor practice in Lexington, Massachusetts. We are a busy general practice that...
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8 days ago Lexington Veterinary Associates
Banfield Pet Hospital - Chelmsford, MA (6 miles from Acton, MA)
Veterinary Assistant Careers at Banfield Pet Hospital For those who want to put their love of pets into action, there are few jobs more rewarding than that of Vet Assistant. While working closely...
8 days ago
MSPCA-Angell - Boston, MA (21 miles from Acton, MA)
Join our vibrant team!! Come to work in Angells State of the Art Animal Medical Center in our acclaimed Neurology Department. This position is a pivotal one which will provide anesthesia support...
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13 days ago MSPCA-Angell
Banfield Pet Hospital - Salem, NH (21 miles from Acton, MA)
Veterinary Assistant Careers at Banfield Pet Hospital For those who want to put their love of pets into action, there are few jobs more rewarding than that of Vet Assistant. While working closely...
21 days ago
VCA Animal Hospitals - Newton Highlands, MA (18 miles from Acton, MA)
VCA Rotherwood Animal Hospital is seeking an experienced Veterinary Assistant to join our 3-doctor small animal practice in Newton Highlands, Massachusettslocated just west of Boston. The practice...
27 days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Everett, MA (20 miles from Acton, MA)
Veterinary Assistant Veterinary Assistant Careers at Banfield Pet Hospital For those who want to put their love of pets into action, there are few jobs more rewarding than that of Vet Assistant....
30+ days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Burlington, MA (11 miles from Acton, MA)
Veterinary Assistant Careers at Banfield Pet Hospital For those who want to put their love of pets into action, there are few jobs more rewarding than that of Vet Assistant. While working closely...
30+ days ago
Vetcor - Chelmsford, MA (6 miles from Acton, MA)
Pet Care Attendant - Chelmsford, MA Company: VetCor Country: United States Industry: Healthcare & Social Assistance State: Massachusetts Occupation: Server / Host / Bartender City: Chelmsford Job...
30+ days ago
Banfield Pet Hospital - Waltham, MA (12 miles from Acton, MA)
Veterinary Assistant Careers at Banfield Pet Hospital For those who want to put their love of pets into action, there are few jobs more rewarding than that of Vet Assistant. While working closely...
30+ days ago

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