Dental Veterinary Technician or Assistant

  • Boston
  • Mspca Angell
This is a full time 40 hours per week Monday through Friday. Rotating 4 day ten hour shifts and 5 day eight hour shifts. No holiday or weekend coverage. No on-call responsibilities. $5K sign on bonus for CVTs and Experienced Assistants!

Angell Animal Medical Center is looking for an experienced Assistant or Certified Veterinary Technician for our growing specialty service in dentistry.

The Position:

The Veterinary Dental Technician/Assistant works closely with the Dental Staff, Dental Supervisor, Dental Veterinarians, the veterinary staff and hospital support staff from other departments. The primary responsibility of the Veterinary Dental Technician/Assistant is to provide the highest quality dental care to the patients of the Angell Animal Medical Center in the Dental Service. The Veterinary Dental Technician/Assistant must work in conjunction with a team of doctors and technicians to provide support and direction for the interns and residents.

Our fully equipped dental suite has been designed specifically for Angell. We are looking for applicants who demonstrate aptitude for multi-tasking and working successfully in a team environment. The successful candidate should be able to communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally, to the veterinary and technical staff as well as clients and referring veterinarians.

Dental Technicians split their time between assisting in procedures by performing anesthesia monitoring, radiographs, and dental scale and polish, and assisting the dental veterinarian with appointments and other administrative tasks such as phone calls to clients.

Some Duties include:

Obtain proficiency in all tasks & procedures outlined in the anesthetic skills checklist. Any viable candidate that is hired will undergo a training period in surgery/anesthesia protocols, before transferring to Dentistry for final training in dental techniques.
Utilize technical and clinical expertise in order to effectively assess, induce, monitor and stabilize all dental, emergent and urgent case types.
Demonstrate and model strong technical skills including but not limited to venipuncture, IV catheter placement, intubation, CPR procedures and proper patient restraint/handling.
Provide technical support during emergency situations and arrests and with patients requiring intensive anesthetic monitoring.


The Boston MSPCA-Angell is one of the oldest and most venerable humane organizations in the world, and working in an environment that clearly delivers on its mission of advancing the health and welfare of animals adds an important dimension to our work.


We are looking for applicants with ideally 2 years of experience working as a veterinary technician/assistant. As this position requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, we require applicants to include a cover letter showcasing your writing skills. In order to be hired as a veterinary technician one must be a certified veterinary technician. Recent graduates from an accredited veterinary technology program are encouraged to apply!


Our compensation package includes health, dental and life insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, paid holidays, sick, and vacation time, employee discounts for pet health care, and free on-site parking.

A $5K Sign on Bonus available for CVTs and Experienced Assistants!

2 year(s): Ideally 2 years of veterinary technician/assistant experience.