A Commonwealth of Virginia Website
Virginia Mountain View

Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Medicine


Veterinary Assistant

  • 522874
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • Vet. Medicine Clinical Services
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Staff
  • Closing at: Feb 28 2023 at 23:55 EST
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

We are looking for a Veterinary Assistant who is interested in joining a growing surgical oncology team. The ideal candidate is interested in providing high quality veterinary care, excellent client & patient service, and helping surgical and cancer patients.

The surgical oncology service is a friendly group composed of 2 board certified surgeons who are ACVS Fellows of Surgical Oncology, one surgical oncology intern, one clinical intern and a Licensed Veterinary Technician. The caseload is growing and is mostly referral patients. We are expanding our minimally invasive surgery options. The surgical oncology service currently operates out of two locations, the main Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Blacksburg and the Animal Cancer Care and Research Center in Roanoke, but this job is for the Blacksburg location only. In Blacksburg, the service is supported by ancillary services such as anesthesia for major surgeries, ICU/critical care for complicated cases, radiology for imaging and a laboratory. We collaborate with all other services in the hospital and foster a positive, learning environment for the entire team. We work closely with the Animal Cancer Care and Research Center to provide comprehensive oncology care to our patients. Daily virtual case rounds are held with the medical and radiation oncologists.

Education is at the core of our mission. We will create and maintain an environment that allows all members to learn and grow to their full potential. Human resources are our greatest strength. We promote personal and professional development through a culture that recognizes and rewards contributions and achievements. Veterinary Technician mentorship is available if you are interested.

The Veterinary Assistant will provide: patient nursing care, husbandry and grooming before an dafter surgeries; clean, disinfect and stock daily; collaboration with/support of faculty, interns, LVTs and students; Client communication, patient history, clerical support, patient restraint and obtain vital signs; other duties assigned by supervisor.

Required Qualifications

Working knowledge of companion animal anatomy and physiology, knowledge of basic nursing skills. Experience in a veterinary clinical setting. Must be able to recognize needs and establish priorities in order to ensure quality patient care. Ability to follow instructions, good communication skills, and ability to handle and restrain animals. Must be able to safely move and handle up to 50 lbs. Rabies prophylaxis is required (provided by employer).

Preferred Qualifications


Pay Band

3; Salary

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Salary; Starting at $35,500 - to commensurate with experience

Review Date


Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Deanna McCrudden at deanna@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

Sign up for job alerts

Not You?

Thank you

Share this job

Not You?

Thank you for sharing this job

Similar Jobs

Quality Improvement Coord

UVA Medical Center R0043842 Charlottesville Virginia United States Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Responsible for leading and managing quality improvement initiatives impacting core clinical processes and critical patient care functions. Works collaboratively with executive leadership administrators managers and physicians to identify and enha...

Clinical Lab Scientist - Blood Bank, Day Shift

UVA Medical Center R0042493 Charlottesville Virginia United States Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Sign-on bonus available to the hired Clinical Lab Scientist $5,000 for Clinical Lab Scientist 2 $2,500 for Clinical Lab Scientist 1 Pay range shown is for a Clinical Lab Scientist 2. Requirements: - Must work a 40 hour/week full-time schedule...

Manager, Employee Career and Professional Development

The University of Virginia R0044368 Charlottesville Virginia United States Charlottesville, Virginia, United States Human Resources Group
The University of Virginia Human Resources (UVA HR) organization is seeking a Manager of Employee Career and Professional Development. The Manager will help craft the vision and strategy to develop the UVA workforce for the future, with exciting o...

DEI Advancement Associate

The University of Virginia R0044612 Charlottesville Virginia United States Charlottesville, Virginia, United States Advancement
UVA’s Office of University Advancement seeks an Advancement Associate (AA) to join the University Diversity Equity and Inclusion, and University Priority development teams. The AA will assist with travel and expense reimbursement, event preparatio...

Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian

The University of Virginia R0044649 Charlottesville Virginia United States Charlottesville, Virginia, United States Educational Resources
The Claude Moore Health Sciences Library is looking for an Electronic Resources Librarian. Reporting to the Deputy Director and residing in the Access Services department, this position is responsible for providing leadership for strategic develop...

Associate Dean of Students & Director of Residence Life

The University of Virginia R0044642 Charlottesville Virginia United States Charlottesville, Virginia, United States Student Services
The primary focus of the University of Virginia's Housing & Residence Life is to provide services and programmatic direction for all on-Grounds residential students (undergraduate and graduate), faculty, staff, and conference guests. With over two...

Apply Now

Not You?

Thank you