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Ethos Veterinary Health Veterinary Assistant Training Program in Lawrence, Massachusetts

Bulger Veterinary Hospital is looking for talented individuals that are eager to jump-start their career in the animal health field. We are offering entry level, full-time positions, which include a paid training program providing an introduction to the veterinary field.

This position does not require any previous veterinary hospital or animal experience. You will be enrolled and be required to complete Ethos’ Approved Veterinary Assistant program which includes a blended curriculum of online and hands-on training designed to prepare the Veterinary Assistant to sit for a national credentialing exam administered by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA). After obtaining a passing score on this exam, you will receive the credential of Approved Veterinary Assistant (AVA).

The primary responsibility of the Veterinary Assistant is to provide support and assistance to the veterinary medical staff. The Veterinary Assistant must embody the culture of treating every client and colleague with the utmost courteous and attentive treatment possible, with a keen sensitivity to the emotional bond between owners and their pets.


  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment, including but not limited to the cleanliness of laundry, floors, and cages.

  • Assist with basic animal restraint

  • Provide basic animal husbandry and hygiene between patients

  • Basic record keeping procedures

  • Ensure proper stocking of medical supplies and janitorial needs

  • Essential job functions include walking, standing, bending, lifting up to 50 pounds, writing, hearing, seeing, speaking, and sitting.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required; candidates from vocational co-op programs also considered

  • Ability to read, write, and speak English is required

  • Knowledge and practical application of basic arithmetic, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division is required

  • We are seeking individuals who have strong emotional competencies; those that are self-aware, have infectious positive attitudes, authenticity and caring toward others

    About Bulger Veterinary Hospital: Bulger is a full-service hospital that offers comprehensive care that includes General Practice, 24-hour Emergency Services, and Specialty Medicine in the areas of Ophthalmology, Surgery, Internal Medicine, Exotic and Cardiology. We provide our employees with on-going training and educational opportunities.

    Benefits of Working at Bulger Veterinary Hospital: Full-time benefits include health with an optional 100% employer paid plan, dental, vision, disability and life insurances, flex-spending accounts, 401(k), Employee Assistance Program, paid time off, uniforms.

    This training program pays $14.75 per hour.

    Ethos is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Ethos does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, merit, and business need.

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