Petco Vetco Veterinary Assistant in Arlington Heights, Illinois

Because we're obsessed with the health of pets, we offer a variety of vet services to meet the needs of our customers, which means a wealth of career opportunities, whether you're a licensed veterinarian or a veterinarian support professional. Located inside Petco stores, our Vetco Wellness Centers offer professional expertise for common pet health problems.

Our Vetco vaccination clinics offer a variety of preventive care services for healthy dogs and cats inside Petco and Unleashed by Petco retail stores across the US. Rather than having a permanent presence, these clinics function like pop-ups inside Petco stores: our crew and veterinarian arrive at the store with the equipment, vaccines, medications, and everything else they need to take care of the pets they see.

Position Purpose:

As a Vetco Veterinary Assistant, you will meet your veterinary team at our local dispatch office, then travel to your assigned Petco clinic locations for the day. At the clinics, your team of veterinary assistants will greet the pet parents and recommend the veterinary services that will best protect their pets. The Veterinary Assistant will assist the Veterinarian so the services can be administered and thank the pet parent for protecting their pet!

Essential Job Functions:The incumbent must be able to perform all of the following duties and responsibilities with or without a reasonable accommodation.

  • Must love dogs and cats...and people too!

  • Team player who thrives on supporting the team in every way

  • Make educated recommendations to our clients and providing exceptional customer service

  • Works hard and has fun doing it!

  • Eager to learn

  • Ability to work in changing environments, traveling throughout our Market

  • Responsible and accountable individuals

  • A can-do attitude

Education/Experience:

  • Available to work on Saturdays and Sundays

  • Comfortable with dogs and cats of all breeds and sizes. Ability to appropriately & safely restrain (when necessary) fractious pets

  • Able to lift 50 lbs and stand for long periods of time

  • Strong product knowledge including Heartworm Preventatives, Flea Preventatives & Vaccines.

  • Strong knowledge of intestinal parasites prevention & heartworm prevention & heartworm disease in both cats & dogs

  • Detail oriented with the ability to think clearly and multitask in a busy environment. Ability to perform basic math accurately

  • Have strong client education & communication skills, bi-lingual skills preferred but not required

  • A can do attitude and a team player!!