Veterinary Assistant Job at Compassion Veterinary Clinic, Marlborough, MA

  • Compassion Veterinary Clinic
  • Marlborough, MA

Job Description


We are looking for an experienced Veterinary Assistant to complete our team. Must be able to work and learn in a fast paced environment. Have excellent communication skills, and the ability to work as part of a team. Schedule is negotiable, Tuesday through Friday morning (7-1) availability required. Compensation based on experience. 


  • Sterilize equipment and clean examination tables and rooms.
  • Restrain animals during examinations or vaccinations.
  • Administer medication prescribed by Veterinarians.
  • Observe animal behavior or health condition and report to the Vet.
  • Help in cases of emergencies.
  • Handle administrative duties such as scheduling appointments or calling patients into the examination room.
  • Keep accurate records and logs.
  • Reassure clients that their pets are being cared for and explain issues (e.g. lack of appointments, insurance matters).
  • Advise pet owners on nutrition and healthcare.


  • A minimum of 2 years proven experience as a Veterinary Assistant or similar position working with animals.
  • Current or former pet ownership is an advantage.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Patient and caring personality.
  • Ability to follow instructions properly.
  • Comfortable being around animals (cats, dogs, birds, reptiles etc.)
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the job (e.g. lift up to 40 lbs)
  • Availability to occasionally work in emergencies.
  • Reliability is an absolute must. We are a very small team and call outs are very detrimental to our work environment.

About Compassion Veterinary Clinic:

We are a small, family oriented, veterinary clinic with a large client base located in Marlborough MA. We have been serving the people and pets of our community for over 30 years. In an effort to relieve some of the stress put on the veterinary industry during the Covid 19 Pandemic, Dr. Patil updated and re-opened Ward Animal Hospital in Worcester MA under the new name Karuna Veterinary Clinic in February of 2021. In September of 2022, with the help of his long time friends and colleagues Dr. Paul and Dr. Shama Chapin, Douglas Animal Hospital in Douglas MA was revived and opened for business as well. We are currently seeking Veterinarians for all 3 locations for part time as well as associate veterinarian positions.

Job Tags

Full time, Part time, Day shift,

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