Skip to Main Content Skip to Footer


At Aptos-Capitola Veterinary Hospital, we are known for serving our patients and clients with compassion, empathy and integrity. We are always looking for dedicated and enthusiastic individuals who are eager to help us continue providing the best care and service to our patients and clients.

If you believe your values match those of our practice and you would like to be part of an outstanding team, we would like to hear from you. Please contact Shelly Turcotte, Hospital Manager.

Veterinary Jobs in Capitola

Veterinary Assistant

Aptos-Capitola Veterinary Hospital

About the Role

Not all superheroes wear capes, but we sure think our staff should wear one every day! Join a passionate bunch of veterinary professionals at Capitola Veterinary Hospital!


Capitola Veterinary Hospital is looking to add an established veterinary assistant to its amazing team.  We have been serving the people and pets of Santa Cruz County for over 20 years. We are excited to announce that we will be expanding our pawprint and relocating to Rancho Del Mar Shopping Center in Aptos. We are set to open in late spring to early summer 2024! Our state-of-the-art facility is outfitted with modern equipment and cutting-edge technology. We can consistently deliver the highest quality veterinary medical, dental, surgical, and diagnostic care available. Schedule: Full Time (4 days/10-hour shifts) with rotating Saturdays.



  • Minimum one year of experience as a veterinary assistant.
  • Ability to work on feet all day
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds
  • Team player, go-getter, willing to jump in when needed
  • A positive attitude and the desire to learn.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and work independently


At Capitola Veterinary Hospital, we take work-life balance and personal well-being seriously. Our hours reflect our belief in the importance of self-care, and we offer fantastic benefits to support a healthy and positive work environment, including:


Financial Benefits: 

  • A flexible approach to compensation that will reflect your skillset and future performance
    • $18.00 - $23.00 / hour
  • 401(k) matching & Roth Retirement Savings Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 529 Savings Plan
  • Tuition Support Program
  • Referral bonus program 

Wellness Benefits: 

  • Health Insurance, including medical, dental, and vision
  • Sick Time / Paid Time Off
  • Supplemental insurance, including accident, disability, critical illness, and life insurance
  • Free/discounted lab work for all employee pets
  • Pet discounts on services and products
  • Pet food discount program 

Workplace Benefits: 

  • Quarterly Team Rewards Bonus Program
  • Professional development opportunities 
  • State license reimbursement
  • VTNE exam fee reimbursement
  • Continuing education allowance
  • Uniform allowance 
  • Ability to join our VetCor Techlife Facebook group of over 800 veterinary technicians company-wide

Lifestyle Benefits

  • Six paid holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Parental leave
  • Employee discount program (Apple, Verizon, Disney, auto insurance, flights, etc.) 


Do you think you're the veterinary assistant we've been looking for?  Apply today so we can meet you!


Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of Capitola Veterinary Hospital and Vetcor. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all employees. Every team member enriches our diversity by exposing us to various ways to understand and engage with the world. That's why we're committed to a workplace culture where employees are comfortable being their authentic selves, feel a complete sense of belonging, and are empowered to reach their highest potential.


Aptos-Capitola Veterinary Hospital