Veterinary Technician/Assistant - General Medicine Service

  • Boston
  • Mspca Angell
This is a full-time 40 hour a week position. A $3500 Sign on Bonus available for CVTs!

This position is perfect for new graduates from veterinary technology/assistant programs looking to grow in a large referral facility. If you are a veterinary technician/assistant working in a general practice, this is a great opportunity to expand your knowledge and technical ability. Join a large referral facility where you work collaboratively with many specialty departments!


The General Medicine Technician works collaboratively with their assigned veterinarian, other staff veterinarians, and the entire Angell Support Staff to provide Angell clientele with excellent clinical and customer service.

The general medicine service is focused on providing quality primary outpatient and preventative care. The goal of the service is to provide care to a wide variety of cases that would typically be seen by a veterinarian in general practice. These cases include wellness visits in addition to managing dermatologic problems, behavior issues, endocrine diseases, renal disease, seizures, ocular problems, etc.

In addition to the wide variety of cases seen there are some of the general medicine doctors who are also USDA certified veterinarians to help Angell clients with international travel certification. These doctor’s and the technical support staff of the general medicine service, make up the Angell International Travel Team. This team is responsible to assist existing Angell clients when traveling internationally with their pets.

Some of the duties include:

Perform animal handling and restraint techniques
Assist veterinarian with complete history and pre-appointment referral paperwork
Trains/coaches newly hired veterinary assistants/technicians and externs with all aspects of exam room and pharmacy policy and procedures
Assist veterinarian and/or technician when needed with surgical patient’ paperwork, pre-operative assessments and client education relevant to surgical or anesthetic diagnostic procedures
Perform suture and/or staple removals
Collect samples including performing phlebotomy
Record all owner’s medication accurately and timely in electronic medical record
Educate clients about general medicine topics
Assist Angell clients with international travel arrangements for their pets


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 at least one year 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.


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 $3500 Sign on Bonus available for CVTs!

A minimum of 1 year veterinary assistant experience and/or animal handling experience required. In addition 1 year client service preferred.
Associates or better in Animal Science
Licenses & Certifications
Certified Vet Tech
Previous Animal Handling Experience