Veterinary Technician

  • Saugus
  • Veterinary Urgent Care Center Saugus

Veterinary Urgent Care Center's (VUCC) mission is to change veterinary medicine for the better, both for our patients and pet owners, and for the talented people who make this profession their life's work. Since 2017, VUCC has been a leader in the veterinary urgent care space in Massachusetts and is expanding our services into new communities in the Northeast.

VUCC is currently searching for Veterinary Assistants to work in one of our new locations in Saugus, Dedham, and East Providence, starting in early 2023.

Full and part-time positions are available. Full time Veterinarian Assistants work 40-hour weeks. Flexible start dates and positions can be made available in our current Massachusetts locations (Quincy, Easton, Plymouth, pending new location open dates). Join the team and be a part of the growing field of veterinary urgent care medicine!

Responsibilities / Qualifications:

Job Responsibilities

Assist doctors and veterinary technicians with appointments, preparing patients for surgery and minor procedures, and pro-actively set up any equipment and or tools to be used for a patient
Collect and prepare laboratory samples such as fecal, urine, blood and ear cytology
Restrain animals in a safe, efficient and compassionate manner during examinations and procedures
Obtain accurate vital signs on patients
Document any changes of a pet’s condition and vital signs appropriately in medical records and notify doctor or veterinary technicians of any unusual medical or behavioral problems
Maintain the cleanliness of the hospital including kennels and runs, treatment areas, exam rooms, and surgery suite
Care and maintenance of all medical equipment including laboratory machines, surgical packs, anesthesia machines, and any other tools that are essential to daily operations
Communicate with clients per hospital policy in a compassionate and professional way on either the status of their pet, or any questions they may have
Communicate with team members per hospital policy in a compassionate and professional manner
Perform other duties as assigned by doctors, receptionists, and veterinary technicians to assist in the smooth flow of the daily operation of the hospital

Job Requirements
High School diploma or GED certificate
Flexible schedule including some weekend and holiday shifts
Knowledge of medical procedures and animal handling
Must have computer skills, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
Must possess strong communication skills, good judgment and be able to manage stressful situations
Excellent communication skills, a sense of urgency, and working harmoniously with teammates is required
Must be dependable, demonstrate strong work ethic, and a willingness to learn
Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds


VUCC boasts a robust benefits package in partnership with Southern Veterinary Partners, a veterinary owned and operated network of animal hospitals throughout the country.

Full-time benefits include:
Highly Competitive salary commensurate on experience
Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k match, among other benefits.
Vet Tech Vision Program - 100% of educational costs covered for qualified teammates
Non-operational days annually: New years day, Memorial day, 4th of July Labor Day, Thanksgiving day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Day
Generous CE compensation for licensed CVTs

Veterinary Urgent Care Center's mission is to change veterinary medicine for the better, both for our patients and pet owners, and for the talented women and men who make this profession their life's work.

We firmly believe that changes need to happen in the veterinary field to keep and attract the best talent into our industry. We respect you, the person, over anything else, and have created a culture that supports our teammates through the good and bad days we all experience in veterinary medicine.

We deliver on our mission and build towards our vision with a set of values that we strive to live by every day. These values are core to how we work, act, and interact with each other.

Authenticity matters…what you see is what you get with us! We treat others the way they want to be treated and understand that not every day is going to be someone's best. We support, listen, extend a
hand and keep it real with our teammates.

Respect is earned and expected…we may not always agree, but we do so with a deep respect for one another. Respect is expected from everyone within our practice. We have a zero tolerance policy for bullying, name calling, negative treatment of others, or anything that doesn't fit into the criteria of our core values.

Compassion goes a long way….everybody's situation is different and we show people grace for whatever is happening in their lives. If you are going through situations in your life, our team will work with you, without judgment, to grant you the space or support to get through life's challenges.

Balance is more important than ever… we know that there is more to life than just work. We understand the challenges that come from veterinary medicine, and we have developed a model that gives you the support and time off you need to prevent burnout.

You have a voice here…we welcome your thoughts and ideas and are always willing to listen and learn. Communication is key in all of our interactions, so speak up