Northwest Veterinary Clinic of Stanwood is locally operated as a proud member of the PetVet Care Centers Network.

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Veterinary Assistant

PetVet Care Centers, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading operators of veterinary hospitals for companion animals. The company operates over 450 hospitals across multiple states and employs over 11,000 people including over 800 veterinarians. Since its inception, PetVet has been structured around a model that is focused on developing a partnership between the hospitals and the company and providing the highest quality medicine and service.

Job description

Our AAHA accredited practice has been part of the Stanwood/Camano community for over 100 years! We are looking for a Veterinary Assistant to support our Veterinarians and other team members in our very busy, five-doctor hospital. Our emphasis is on high quality medicine, and you’ll play an important role in bringing comfort to our furry patients and in providing exceptional customer service to our clients. One of the most important Veterinary Assistant responsibilities is to ensure all areas are clean, for animals and humans alike. We’ll rely on you to assist the Veterinarian with examinations and procedures, along with many other duties to ensure our patients receive the best medical care possible.

Previous experience is a must, as well as the ability to work one Saturday per month. You need the ability to care for patients properly and interact well with our clients. This includes knowledge of routine tasks, readiness to care for injured or frightened animals, and assist with euthanasias. If you’re organized, quick on your feet, a team player with a positive attitude, we’d like to meet you.


  • Assist with curbside service and in exam rooms
  • Sterilize equipment and clean examination tables and rooms
  • Restrain animals during examinations or vaccinations
  • Soothe upset or frightened animals
  • Observe animal behavior or health condition and report to the Vet
  • Help in cases of emergencies
  • Handle administrative duties such as scheduling appointments, begin S.O.A.P, calling clients with certain results, etc.
  • Keep accurate records
  • Promote and educate clients with our standard of care


  • Proven experience as a Veterinary Assistant or similar position working with animals is a must
  • Experience in an administrative role is a plus
  • Current or former pet ownership is an advantage
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Patient and caring personality
  • Ability to follow instructions properly
  • Comfortable being around animals
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the job (e.g. lift up to 40 lbs)
  • Availability to occasionally work in emergencies
  • High school diploma; a certificate from a Veterinary Assistant program is a plus
  • Possess good grammar and spelling


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


         10 hour or 8 hour shift


          Veterinary experience: 1 year (Preferred)


          Veterinary Assistant Certification (Preferred)

Pay Range
$17.50$21 USD

PetVet is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, religion, citizenship, national origin/ancestry, physical/mental disabilities, military status or any other basis prohibited by law. EOE, M/F/D/V

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Why Consider Our Stanwood Hospital?

At Northwest Veterinary Clinic of Stanwood, our team members all share the same passion for making and keeping pets well.

Our hospital truly is an excellent place to work, with a highly skilled team focused on 'best in practice' veterinary care.

We are very supportive of individuals looking to grow their veterinary careers and look forward to hearing from you.

  • We invite you to explore your veterinary career options with Northwest Veterinary Clinic of Stanwood, where you'll be a respected member of a team that loves pets and values the contributions from every individual on the team.
    - Northwest Veterinary Clinic of Stanwood Team


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