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BluePearl Veterinary Assistant - Dermatology in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Veterinary Assistant - Dermatology

Cedar Rapids


Hospital Support

Opening Statement

Cedar Rapids BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital is hiring!

If you have been looking for a way to advance your career, make sure to check us out!


BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, located in Cedar Rapids, IA, has an immediate opening for an experienced Veterinary Assistant to join our Dermatology team. This is a full-time position working day shifts Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in Dermatology and every other weekend in the ER.

We are seeking a veterinary assistant who is self-motivated, a quick thinker, and can multi-task efficiently. Good communication skills and compassion is a must.

We have an exceptional work environment where associates learn, collaborate, and have fun! You would work with talented team members in a multitude of specialties, including surgery, dermatology, internal medicine, and a fast-paced, exciting ER.

As a Dermatology Veterinary Assistant, you will:

  • Obtaining patient histories

  • Performing ear cleanings and minor flushes

  • Obtaining skin scrapings and tape samples

  • Preparing skin and ear cytology

  • Preparing allergy vaccines

  • Assisting with venipuncture and intravenous catheter placement

  • Preparing prescriptions and communicating discharge orders to clients

Why BluePearl?

  • Our passion is pets. We offer Trupanion pet insurance and discounts to our associates for pet treatments, procedures, and food. You also have the opportunity to bring your dog to work.

  • We encourage you to grow with us. Our technicians are leveled by their skillset and move up in level as they gain more skills and experience. We are focused on developing our associates into leaders through talent development programs and leadership workshops. As a member of Mars Veterinary Health, our associates have endless opportunities to advance in his/her career.

  • In order to transform and lead the industry through innovative quality medicine and care, we understand the importance of continuous learning. We offer annual continuing education allowance, free continuing education sessions, our own BluePearl University for training, and our clinicians have access to over 2,000 medical journals.

  • We promote a family-like culture in our hospitals. We are all in this together. We believe in working together to lead the industry by enriching lives through remarkable care for pets.

  • We value your health and well-being as an associate by providing you with the following:

  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance options.

  • Flexible work schedules.

  • Time to reset, rewind, and reflect through our paid time off and floating holiday plans.

  • A regional licensed social worker who can provide guidance, advice, and tips/tricks on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while working in a fast-paced emergency and specialty care environment.

If you have been searching for a collaborative, supportive and FUN team, don’t wait and apply today!

BluePearl is committed to a diverse work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and you will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.