Call Us: (505) 898-8874 
6633 Caminito Coors NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120

Apply for a Veterinary Assistant / Technician Position in Albuquerque

Petroglyph Animal Hospital is looking to hire Veterinary Assistant in Albuquerque, as well as a Veterinary Technician in Albuquerque. Do you want to work in a challenging, cooperative, friendly work environment with a team of employees dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of veterinary medicine?

Petroglyph Animal Hospital is an AAHA accredited clinic that has been providing exceptional veterinary care to Albuquerque’s families for over 20 years. We strive to provide care to all clients and their pets in a timely, friendly, and professional manner. We treat all animals as valued members of our families and of our community.

We are currently looking for a Veterinary Technician in Albuquerque to work alongside our experienced doctors, technicians, and CSRs to offer the best in patient care and client communication. 


  • Appointments, Walk-Ins, and Emergencies: load rooms, take vitals, obtain patient histories from clients, assemble required supplies and instruments for exams, help restrain animals, assist the Doctor with exams, administer vaccinations, enter information and charges into Avimark, fill prescriptions, educate clients on topics such as heartworm, discuss medications and treatment plans with owners, triage emergencies
  • Diagnostics: draw blood for in-house bloodwork, heartworm tests & more, obtain urine & fecal samples for analysis, perform in-house urinary analysis, prepare samples for outside analysis, take radiographs, assist with ultrasounds
  • Boarders: care for boarding pets, offer food and water, clean kennels, administer medications
  • Cleaning: help maintain general cleanliness of the hospital, use proper cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization protocols
  • Documentation: keep accurate and detailed records about patients and boarders in written patient charts and in Avimark 
  • Communication: maintain excellent lines of communication with clients, CSRs, other technicians, management, and Doctors
  • Other: assist in all other areas of the hospital as needed

Physical Demands:

  • Standing for extended periods of time
  • Lifting patients up and down from exam tables
  • Lifting up to 40 or 50 lbs unassisted
  • Sitting or kneeling on the ground while restraining, administering medications, and cleaning
  • Exposure to anesthetic gases and x-rays. (Proper protective equipment is provided, and its use is mandatory)


  • Veterinary Technician experience is preferred
  • Experience working with animals is preferred
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Ability to work as a team


  • Competitive wages
  • Paid time off
  • Holiday pay
  • Differential for night, weekend, and overnight shifts
  • Subsidized health and dental insurance
  • 401K
  • Cafeteria plan (Flexible Spending Account)
  • Excellent employee pet discounts
  • Discounted rates for Sports & Wellness and Aflac
  • Scrubs and jacket
  • Yearly CE allowance
  • Tuition reimbursement for accredited Vet Tech programs
  • Subscriptions available to atDove.org, Vetfolio, and Fear Free 
  • Annual license fee for licensed Veterinary Technicians
  • Clear path for career advancement including regular skills and knowledge assessments
  • Yearly performance reviews with raise opportunities
  • Bonus opportunities
  • Mentors to help you achieve your goals 

About Albuquerque:

Petroglyph Animal Hospital is located on the west side of Albuquerque, in the Land of Enchantment. We are within minutes of major shopping centers, restaurants, and more.

Albuquerque is home to the International Balloon Fiesta, multiple state parks, hiking, skiing and more. Experience the dunes of White Sands National Monument, take a ride down old Route 66, encounter some aliens in Roswell, visit the ruins of Chaco Canyon, camping at Elephant Butte Lake, or stay the weekend in Santa Fe.

Contact us if you are interested in applying to become a veterinary assistant or veterinary technician in Albuquerque.