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At Jamestown Veterinary Hospital, we are known for serving our patients and clients with compassion, empathy and integrity. We are always looking for dedicated and enthusiastic individuals who are eager to help us continue providing the best care and service to our patients and clients.

If you believe your values match those of our practice and you would like to be part of an outstanding team, we would like to hear from you. Please contact Stephanie Teculver, Hospital Manager.

Veterinary Assistant/Kennel Attendant - Jamestown, NY

Jamestown Veterinary Hospital

About the Role

Jamestown Veterinary Hospital is looking for a Veterinary Assistant/Kennel Attendant to join our team!  Our practice is a high-quality, multi-doctor, full-service hospital that has been a part of the Jamestown community for over 40 years.

Our veterinary assistants play an integral role in bringing comfort to our patients as well as ensuring proper organization and cleanliness of our hospital.  Knowledge of routine animal care such as feeding, walking, and bathing as well as the readiness to care for scared or injured animals are some of the skills we are looking for with this opportunity. If you are organized, quick on your feet, and love caring for animals, then a veterinary assistant position at Jamestown Veterinary Hospital may be for you!

 Other responsibilities of a veterinary assistant include: 

  • Cleaning cages/runs, walking dogs, and feeding boarders and hospitalized patients
  • Cleaning examination tables and exam rooms between exams
  • Assisting doctors & technicians in appointments or with surgical procedures
  • Maintaining the overall cleanliness of the hospital
  • Answering phone calls
  • Observing animal behavior/health conditions and reporting changes to the technicians or doctors
  • Keeping accurate records and logs

We’ll love your passion, eagerness to grow and learn, and ability to work well with a team. In addition, some other qualities are important to us. These qualities include:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Patient and caring personality
  • Ability to follow instructions properly
  • Comfortable being around animals (cats, dogs, birds, reptiles, etc.)


This is a full-time position with a flexible schedule. However, we do require evenings, Saturday/Sunday shifts, and rotating holidays. Our veterinary assistants are an important part of our pet care team and help provide excellent care to our patients and outstanding customer service to our clients. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to become a veterinary technician!


The salary range for this position is $14-$15/hr and is based on experience.

Think you’re the veterinary assistant we’re looking for? Apply now so we can meet you!

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at Jamestown Veterinary Hospital and Vetcor. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all employees. Every team member enriches our diversity by exposing us to various ways to understand and engage with the world. That's why we're committed to a workplace culture where employees are comfortable being their authentic selves, feel a complete sense of belonging, and are empowered to reach their highest potential.

What's In It For You

Financial Benefits: 

  • A flexible approach to compensation that will reflect your skillset and future performance
  • 401(k) matching & Roth Retirement Savings Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 529 Savings Plan
  • Tuition Support Program
  • Referral bonus program 

Wellness Benefits: 

  • Health Insurance, including medical, dental, and vision
  • Sick Time / Paid Time Off
  • Supplemental insurance, including accident, disability, critical illness, and life insurance
  • Free/discounted lab work for all employee pets
  • Pet discounts on services and products
  • Pet food discount program 

Workplace Benefits: 

  • Quarterly Team Rewards Bonus Program
  • Professional development opportunities 
  • State license reimbursement
  • VTNE exam fee reimbursement
  • Continuing education allowance
  • Uniform allowance 
  • Ability to join our VetCor Techlife Facebook group of over 800 veterinary technicians company-wide

Lifestyle Benefits

  • Six paid holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Parental leave
  • Employee discount program (Apple, Verizon, Disney, auto insurance, flights, etc.)