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Animal Surgical and Orthopedic Center is home to a team of dedicated and knowledgable referral coordinators who are available to answer your questions, schedule your appointments and offer you superb customer service. If you are a pet owner who has been referred to us, please submit an appointment request or call us during our regular business hours. We look forward to seeing you!

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(206) 545-4322

How to Find Us

From 15th Ave. NE, head east on 148th. We have ample parking spaces in our lot behind our building.

14810 15th Avenue NE
Shoreline, WA 98155


We welcome anyone with a background in veterinary medicine and a love for animals to apply to our available vacancies.

Experienced Veterinary Assistant - Surgery

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Animal Surgical & Orthopedic Center is seeking an experienced, full-time Veterinary Assistant for our surgery department.

Established in 1986, Animal Surgical & Orthopedic Center (ASOC) is a highly respected privately owned and operated surgical referral practice. At ASOC, we are committed to delivering the highest standard of surgical and orthopedic care for animals. The successful candidate will join a team of professionals who are proud to work together to provide the highest quality of care to our patients and extraordinary service to our clients. We value our employees as our most valuable asset and strive to provide a fun, challenging, and positive work environment.

Position Overview

As an Experienced Surgical Veterinary Assistant, you will be an essential member of our surgical team, assisting our surgeons and veterinary technicians in all aspects of surgical procedures, patient care and facility sterility. Your expertise and compassion will contribute directly to the success of our center and the well-being of our animal patients.


  • Assist surgeons in preparing for and conducting surgical procedures, including pre-operative setup, surgical instrument sterilization, and post-operative cleanup.
  • Monitor and ensure the comfort, safety, and well-being of patients before and after surgery.
  • Prepare surgical suites, equipment, and instruments for procedures, adhering to strict sterile techniques.
  • Provide post-operative patient care including walking patients outside, giving oral medications under the direction of veterinary technicians and surgeons.
  • Collaborate with the team to maintain accurate medical records and document all aspects of patient care.
  • Communicate effectively with pet owners, providing guidance and reassurance throughout.
  • Assist with patient consultations and recheck appointments.
  • Contribute to maintaining a clean, organized, and efficient surgical environment.

Qualifications & Traits

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as a veterinary assistant in a clinical setting, with preference to surgical assisting experience.
  • Proficiency in surgical instrument sterilization, surgical suite setup, and post-operative care.
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, both with the surgical team and pet owners.
  • Compassionate, patient-focused, and dedicated to providing exceptional care to animals.
  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs. and stand for long periods of time.
  • Positive attitude and flexibility.


  • Medical/Vision/Dental/Life Insurance
  • Profit-sharing and 401K plan
  • Generous paid vacation and paid holidays
  • Generous Continuing Education benefits
  • Medical Scrub Allowance
  • No on-call or weekend shifts
  • Headspace subscription

If you are a motivated and experienced surgical veterinary assistant seeking a fulfilling career in a renowned animal surgical and orthopedic center, we encourage you to apply. Make a difference in the lives of animals and their families by joining our team.

Salary: $20.00 - $24.00 per hour

Expected Hours: 35-40 hours weekly

Licensed Veterinary Technician

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Animal Surgical & Orthopedic Center is seeking a self-directed and compassionate team player to join us as a full-time Licensed Veterinary Technician. The successful applicant will join the surgical team with the primary roles of induction and maintenance of anesthesia, pain management, obtaining and assisting with diagnostic imaging, and pre- and post-surgical nursing and client education.

Animal Surgical was established in 1986 and is proud to be the only remaining specialty hospital in Seattle owned and operated by the doctors that work in the clinic every day. The culture of the practice is supportive and inclusive, recognizing and valuing the skills and dedication of our veterinary technicians and staff.

Our surgical caseload is primarily focused on orthopedics including arthroscopy, joint replacement and trauma surgery. We collaborate closely with our rehabilitation department, SOUND Veterinary Rehab in order to provide the most comprehensive surgical, diagnostic and post-operative care for our patients and clients.

Our ideal candidate for this position will have the following traits:

  • Dynamic personality with a positive attitude
  • Self-motivated and interested in continually improving skills and knowledge
  • Able to work both independently and as a team player
  • Flexible and excited about change and growth
  • Detail-oriented, focused and diligent
  • Superior, compassionate nursing and client service skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Candidates must be currently licensed in Washington or licensed in another state and eligible in Washington, and have at least 2 years of experience running anesthesia.

Expected hours: 35 – 40 per week

Salary: $29.00 - $31.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance
  • Headspace subscription