Veterinary Assistant

EMPLOYER: Capital City Specialty & Emergency Animal Hospital


Capital City Specialty & Emergency is Ottawa’s newest state of the art animal hospital! Opened in Spring 2023, Capital City is growing our team of over 100 veterinary professionals to provide outstanding patient care and client service. Our team includes world-renown specialists working with top-of-the-line equipment to provide an exceptional experience. Our focus on medicine, community, education, and positive culture makes this a hospital unlike any other. With over 17,000 square feet of space, leading edge technology, and independent local ownership, Capital City wants you to join our team and we know this is an animal hospital where you’ll be proud to work.


Capital City is currently looking for an experienced, professional, and collaborative veterinary assistant to join our team.  Duties and responsibilities in this role will include both medical and client service elements, including but not limited to:

  • Assisting veterinarians and technicians with patient care
  • Completing treatments for patients
  • Preparing for and facilitating surgeries and procedures
  • Replenishing hospital supplies
  • Preparing prescriptions
  • Providing assistance to clients in person
  • Invoicing clients and taking payments
  • Answering client phone calls
  • Transporting patients
  • Communicating with referring veterinarians
  • Communicating with various team members within the hospital
  • Cleaning and organizing all hospital spaces
  • Providing brief patient assessment
  • Completing aftercare paperwork
  • Managing patient files and digital documents


What you need to work at Capital City:


  • Confidence in your client service skills and abilities
  • Willingness to learn and grow professionally
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment
  • A collaborative and team-focused approach to work
  • Appreciation of a positive veterinary culture


What Capital City can offer you:


  • Competitive industry pay for Ottawa with excellent overall compensation including group benefits (with a $1500 health spending account), sick pay, continuing education, uniform allowance, staff discounts, annual bonuses, and more. Capital City is a living wage employer!
  • A dynamic and exciting workplace with an emphasis on education and professional development
  • A positive hospital culture and workplace atmosphere you get to build every day
  • Hospital owners who work shoulder to shoulder with the team


Ready to join us? If this opportunity sounds right for you, email your resume to and let us know!


Job Types: Full-time, Part-Time, Permanent


Salary: $19.10+ per hour



  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • Store discount
  • Vision care
  • Wellness program


Work Location: In person

START DATE: 10/01/2023

Let us know if you are interested in this position. Complete this short form and we will follow up with you promptly.