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VCA Animal Hospitals Veterinary Assistant - ER/ICU in Montgomery, Alabama

Location: 3200 Eastern Blvd, Montgomery, AL 36116

VCA Carriage Hills Animal Hospital is hiring an experienced Veterinary Assistant with a passion for emergency and critical care medicine to support our ICU!

About Us

VCA Carriage Hills has a longstanding reputation in the River Region as a provider of quality veterinary services in a friendly and compassionate atmosphere.

Our practice is known for quality veterinary care due to the range of services offered and our efforts to fill the area’s need for specialty services.

We are a 24-hour emergency and referral hospital with services including wellness care, surgery, dentistry, diagnostics, ultrasound, digital x-rays, endoscopy, oncology, internal medicine, boarding, and grooming. We also offer cancer treatment, orthopedic care, neurosurgical care, physical therapy, and critical care.

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About the Role

As Veterinary Assistant, you will support our emergency and critical care services by creating a positive, low-stress atmosphere for our patients, clients and team. Experience with veterinary ER/ICU is required.

Duties will include:

  • Patient triage and assessment

  • Compassionate and attentive care for our hospitalized patients

  • Client education and care

  • Venipuncture

  • Medication and IV infusion preparation and administration

  • Surgical preparation and assisting

  • Anesthesia assistance

  • Radiology and diagnostics

  • Lab sample collection and processing

  • Safe and effective patient handling and restraint

  • Medical recordkeeping


  • Experience as a veterinary technician or veterinary assistant in an emergency and critical care setting required

  • Alabama Veterinary Technician license (LVT) strongly preferred

  • Able to proficiently perform veterinary technical skills including those listed above


VCA Animal Hospitals is a community of over 800 hospitals across the US, including primary care, emergency, and specialty medicine. We offer world class medicine with hometown care. Together we are taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.

This means taking care of our people. We are passionate about supporting our technicians and assistants and are committed to your personal career development. At VCA, you will enjoy an inclusive work environment where you can focus on your career, your happiness, and the patients you serve. Benefits include:

Career Support

  • Access to the people and resources of a large veterinary community

  • Internal CE and development opportunities

  • Advancement and leadership opportunities

  • Free NAVTA membership, access to VetFolio for CE, Plumbs App, and more

  • Tuition assistance including Veterinary Technology Associates, Bachelors completion and more

Health & Well Being

  • Medical, dental & vision insurance, a variety of additional coverage options

  • Free mental health care through Lyra Health (up to 12 sessions a year)

  • Access to free counseling through Cigna Life Assistance program

  • Access to Headspace app

  • Fully employer-paid life, long-term and short-term disability insurance

  • Paid vacation, paid sick time, holiday pay

  • Paid parental leave

  • Fertility coverage, gender affirmation services

  • Growing network of onsite social workers

Other Perks

  • Generous hospital discounts for your pets, a variety of other discounts including cellular service, apparel, computer equipment, etc.

  • 401(k) retirement plan with company match

  • Referral bonus opportunities

  • Practice management software with digital innovations for streamlined practice flow and client communication

  • Opportunities to give back through VCA Charities and community partnerships

Interested? Apply! We look forward to hearing from you.

If you are a current associate, you need to apply through our internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on the Career worklet on the landing page or search for Find Jobs.

Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!

The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development)

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans / Disabled. For a complete EEO statement please see our career page at