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At Horton Animal Hospital-Discovery, 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 Amanda Boerckel, Hospital Manager.

Veterinary Assistant

Horton Animal Hospital-Discovery

About the Role

We are building something special at Horton Animal Hospital Discovery, and this is your chance to be part of it! We're looking for experienced veterinary assistants who bring creative ideas, critical thinking abilities, and a willingness to be the best. If this sounds like the team you’ve been looking for but thought didn’t exist, then Horton Animal Hospital Discovery may be the place for you!


Looking for a practice that will value your opinions, hear your ideas, and prioritize teamwork as a core value?  Horton Animal Hospital Discovery believes in a 'better together' philosophy and appreciates the diversity that each team member brings to our practice. We also encourage and are excited to hear about having a great life outside the hospital. Our scheduling reflects our belief in the importance of self-care, and we offer fantastic benefits to support a healthy and positive work environment, including:


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.) 


Full-time schedules typically comprise 3-12 hr. or 4-10 hr. shifts per week (average 36-40 hours per week). Our management team of two hospital managers and two DVM chiefs of staff are dedicated to making this hospital a place where our staff feels respected, valued, and supported.

Responsibilities included but are not limited to:

  • Client interaction, taking verbal histories and TPRs in the exam room.
  • Hospital & patient hygiene and maintenance
  • Filling prescriptions
  • Diagnostic imaging assistance
  • Diagnostic lab work procedures
  • Hospital and surgical patient intake & discharge
  • Assisting in surgical instrument & laundry maintenance and sterilization
  • Patient restraint for medical procedures, radiology, etc.
  • Familiar with typical veterinary hospital’s SOP
  • Venipuncture- obtaining blood samples for diagnostic tests and placing intravenous catheters.
  • Medical documentation and billing
  • With training and experience monitoring anesthesia and helping in the surgical suite
  • Always treat all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion regardless of the situation or circumstance.
  • Work well with all employees and ensure that your actions support the hospital’s ethical principles and standards of practice.
  • Regular attendance and reliability are essential functions to fulfill the requirements of this position.
  • Comfortable working on your feet for the majority of your 8–12-hour shifts
  • Physically able to lift to 50 lb. unassisted.
  • Strong communication and client service skills are a must. Often, considerable tact and diplomacy are required.
  • Ability to work with clients and patients in a professional, friendly, hospitable manner.


  • Able and willing to work weekends and nights.
  • Has at least 1 to 2 years of experience working in a small animal practice with critical care and ER experience.

What’s in it for you:

  • Flexibility with scheduling to ensure a healthy work-life balance
  • Employee benefits that strengthen both the body and the mind
  • Opportunity to use your veterinary skills to better your community
  • A clinic culture that celebrates your unique awesomeness!
  • Occasional coffee runs, potlucks, and meals on us
  • A fridge stocked with drinks and snacks – always
  • Mentoring and support as you grow and advance your career – The more you know, the better off we all are!


If you are passionate about animal care and have the necessary qualifications, we would love to hear from you! Join our team of dedicated professionals who are committed to providing the highest quality care for our animal patients.


Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of Horton Animal Hospital Discovery 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.