Technician Assistant

Veterinary Technician · Scarborough, Maine
Department Veterinary Technician
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

The Technician Assistant is an entry level position in the veterinary field. This is an individual generally with less than 1 year of veterinary experience whether on the job training or in an AVMA accredited school. This position starts with basic animal husbandry and are then trained to perform/assist in the other areas


Key Responsibilities:  

  • Clean exam rooms, counters, floors, kitchen, ICU, treatment, vacuum, empty trash as needed.
  • Gather, wash, dry, fold laundry and store away.
  • Stock ICU, treatment areas and exam rooms.
  • Clean surgical equipment – Scrub, sterilize/pack instruments.
  • Assist Technicians.
  • Restrain animals for blood draws, radiographs, outpatient procedures.
  • Collect urine from patients.
  • Walk patients.
  • Run appropriate blood work.
  • Read PCV/TP.
  • Answer phones.
  • Check patients in and out of the hospital.
  • Regular client communication.



  • 1+ year of veterinary experience.
  • Detail oriented and well organized.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Team-oriented.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Able to lift 50 pounds.


About us:

Rarebreed Veterinary Partners is a purpose driven team placing talent first by supporting professionals to thrive in our industry and empowering hospital teams to provide exceptional care for pets and their owners. We pride ourselves on going the extra mile to create exceptional work experiences for our hospital teams.  We focus on providing the best culture, tools and support to our hospitals to allow the staff to focus on what they love most, caring for our animal companions. 


Maine Veterinary Medical Center (MVMC) is a VECCS level one certified Rarebreed practice, located in Scarborough, Maine. MVMC’s 20,000-sq. ft, state of the art facility, with manicured landscaping, a generous fenced in yard and walking trails won the 2010 Hospital Design People's Choice Award, and has been featured in many hospital design advertisements.  MVMC has full in-house lab capabilities, a fluoroscopy suite for interventional procedures, a helical 16-slice CT, MRI, digital radiography, in-house telemetric monitoring, ultrasound, advanced surgical procedures, and endoscopy. MVMC employs 3 neurologists, 3 internists, 2 surgeons, an oncologist, an ophthalmologist, a board certified criticalist, 2 rehabilitation veterinarians, a board certified behaviorist and a great team of emergency clinicians to offer advanced services to a well-educated client base. Check out our technology here: MVMC Technology


Scarborough is located on the coast just outside of Portland. Scarborough offers lovely sandy beaches and the rocky coastline made famous by a local artist, Winslow Homer. Scarborough Public Schools is a top rated, public school district. Portland; the largest city in the state of Maine is just a few miles away. Portland was ranked # 5 on CNBC’s list of hottest job markets in the US in 2020 and is the only US destination listed as a must-visit in 2020 By Conde Nast!  It was also ranked in the top 25 Best Places to Live by US News and World Report and ranked on Money Magazine’s list of 100 best places to live in 2019. As for the food scene, Portland was named the 2018 restaurant city of the year by Bon Appetit magazine! With an abundance of local businesses, restaurants, art galleries, parks, theaters and a strong boating and fishing community, Portland offers a unique opportunity to experience the quintessential Maine coast, as well as an urban sophistication. Live and work in Vacationland!                                                                                      


What do we have to offer? 

At Rarebreed, we strive to provide employees in the animal care industry the best work experience possible by creating and fostering a great culture and by offering an attractive and flexible total compensation package consisting of the following: 

  • Competitive compensation
  • Competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage
  • Company paid 3% 401k contribution
  • Competitive paid time off to ensure work/life balance
  • Company paid life insurance, short term and long term disability
  • Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Access to employee assistance programs
  • Continuing education
  • MVMC offers additional perks such as hydrotherapy massage and a social lounge


This position is eligible for quarterly bonuses under Rarebreed’s profit sharing program!


Employment will require successful completion of references and background check. 


Rarebreed Veterinary Partners provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws. 


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  • Location
    Scarborough, Maine
  • Department
    Veterinary Technician
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience