Veterinary Surgery Tech/Surgery Assistant

  • Full-time

Company Description

PAWSitive Veterinary of New York is a full-service, small animal practice in Brooklyn. We provide high-quality, comprehensive care including preventative medicine, wellness care, dentistry, in-house diagnostics, surgery, and more. Our fantastic team of doctors and technicians is devoted to caring for each pet as their own. We pride ourselves on maintaining ambitious standards with client-centered service. PAWSitive Veterinary’s goal is to keep pets healthy and happy through preventative medicine where we can catch and treat medical conditions early on. We partner with clinics in the area to have a wide selection of emergency referral services at our fingertips when our clients are in need of after-hours or critical care.

Brooklyn is New York City’s most populous borough. We are located on the west side of the island in proximity to many parks and dog-friendly areas. The area is home to iconic New York attractions like Coney Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, and some of the best New York-style pizza. Head to Brooklyn Heights for breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline. Sports fans can enjoy a game of professional basketball, hockey, or baseball. Enjoy all the amenities and entertainment NYC has to offer while experiencing a more laid-back lifestyle. From delicious Italian restaurants in Bensonhurst to beautiful neighborhood parks, Brooklyn is a state of mind as well as a dynamic community!

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Job Description

Job duties include, but are not limited to:

Pet restraint, triage incoming patients, collection and analysis of lab samples, diagnostic imaging, management and nursing care of medical and hospitalized cases with varying degrees of stability, administration of medications, effective communication of treatment plans with clients, surgical preparation and assistance, and anesthetic management.

Must be able to withstand unpleasant odors and noises. May be exposed to bites, scratches, animal waste and potentially contagious diseases.

Whether you’re looking to just be a master of your role or trying to grow into that next career move, you’ll have opportunities through a variety of virtual and hands on, interactive training and continuing development.


We’re looking for:

  • An experienced Veterinary Assistant with a minimum of 1-year experience preferred.
  • MUST have experience in surgery. 
  • Compassionate, Calm, Team Player, Multi-Tasker and Strong Communicator
  • Must be able to properly restrain pets.
  • Proficient in sample collection, obtaining medical histories, processing laboratory tests and radiographs, and anesthesia monitoring are a bonus!
  • Self-starter with the desire to continue to advance your knowledge and skillset.

Additional Information

We offer our staff:

  • Comprehensive Benefits (health, dental, vision, liability, 401k & 401K matching program, life & supplemental insurance, HSA, & FSA) 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time for ALL Employees 
  • Paid Bereavement Program 
  • Paid Parental Leave Program  
  • Competitive Compensation  
  • Continuing Education Allowance (applies to licensed/registered/certified roles)
  • Tuition Assistance Program 
  • Access to a CVA/CVT/CVPM Partnership through Penn Foster 
  • Career Development Opportunities 
  • Referral Bonus Program for most positions! 
  • Additional Benefits May Also Be Available (i.e. Personal Pet Discounts, Holiday Pay, Uniform Allowance, Bonuses etc) 

*Note – some benefits may only be available to or vary slightly for full time employment status vs part time status.


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