Veterinary Technician Assistant – Surgery

Portland Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Care (PVESC) offers the highest quality veterinary referral and emergency medicine. We have two locations, both in Portland, Maine. Our specialties include surgery, anesthesiology, internal medicine, oncology, neurology, dermatology, emergency critical care, and cardiology. Emergency veterinary services are available 24/7/365.

PVESC has a current opening for a full-time veterinary technician assistant (TA) to join our surgery department. This position is four 10-hour days, including three weekdays and one weekend day. Our busy surgery department has five board-certified surgeons specializing in soft tissue, orthopedic, laparoscopic, and neurosurgery.

The surgical technician assistant (TA) will help with the flow of our daily surgeries in many ways, including assisting the surgical technicians by restraining animals for diagnostics, blood draws, and catheterization, prepping the patient for surgery, recovering the patient after surgery, and helping clean and “turn over” the surgical suite between surgeries. Previous experience with animal restraint is requested.

We are committed to valuing you by offering compensation commensurate with experience and degree, and an extensive benefits plan, helping you achieve financial security.

We are a team driven workplace where every member gets to contribute their thoughts, ideas, and energy to our collective success. We use a collaborative approach to leadership and decision making that allows all our teams to be involved in creating their best and happiest work life.

If you want to be part of something special, do meaningful work every day, connect with an amazing high performing team and help us as we empower our team members to reach even higher, then we want to hear from you.
Please send your resume and letter of interest to

Please answer the following two required questions as part of the hiring process:

  1. Tell me about a time when you have set concrete work goals for yourself. What goals did you set, how did you measure progress, and did you achieve those goals.
  2. Sometimes as you go through the day you can come up with ideas for improvements or ways to make things better or more effective. Tell me about a time when you have had an idea for improvement and how you approached getting that idea implemented.  How was your idea received?  Did the idea get implemented?