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610 First Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109

Open Mon-Fri: 7AM to 7PM, Sat: 9AM to 5PM, Sun: Closed


Open Mon-Fri: 7AM to 7PM, Sat: 9AM to 5PM, Sun: Closed

Mercer Street Veterinary Hospital Make an Appointment 206-285-0395

Veterinary Assistant

Vet Assistant: Like Animals? Love People? Then We Should Talk

Mercer Street Veterinary Hospital is seeking a full-time Veterinary Assistant to help us care for our wonderful animal patients in the Queen Anne/downtown Seattle area. Our hospital is part of the Cara Veterinary group of neighborhood veterinary practices, known for our commitment to pets, their families, and to each other! We can offer you:

  • Competitive compensation (all positions are $17/hr or above)
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid holidays, including your birthday
  • Employee pet care discount
  • Uniform allowance
  • Continued job training/educational opportunities
  • Regular reviews and feedback
  • Free Door Dash monthly membership

While we prefer someone with animal care experience, we are willing to train for this position and you will cross-train for receptionist duties as well. The ideal candidate would also be:

  • dependable and punctual
  • comfortable around a variety of animals
  • positive and have great people skills
  • able to lift 40 lbs.
  • able to stand for prolonged periods of time during shift
  • computer literate
  • interested in community outreach

Want to join us? Please reach out and submit your cover letter and resume to our Hospital Director, Maddy@mercerstreetvet.com. We look forward to hearing from you!


Put pets first. Our first priority is always with the health, happiness, and comfort of our patients. We have designed the Cara experience with the animal perspective in mind. And our care advice is based only on what is best for the pet. 

Trust the parent. We believe that caring for an animal is a partnership built on mutual trust and humility. We trust parents to make the right decisions for themselves and their pets, and invite them to actively participate in care alongside us. 

Authentically human. Caring for a pet involves the full spectrum of emotions, from joy to grief. We must lean into openness, empathy, and compassionate listening. We know when to be fun, and when to be serious. At all times, we foster supportive, positive, and authentically human hospital culture. 

Good neighbors. Although our business is growing, we retain the attitude and spirit of a neighborhood vet. We welcome people in. We get to know our clients’ families and are proud to play an active role in our local communities. 

Shake things up. We are always looking for a better way. In an industry that hasn’t seen a lot of innovation, we are experimenting with new ways of delivering care, delighting customers, providing unexpectedly human (and animal) touches, and infusing out hospitals with fresh ideas.