Are you ready to find your perfect fit? Are you ready to practice truly high quality veterinary medicine in a fun, quirky, and super supportive environment? Are you ready to be truly appreciated? Do you want to join our “Barrel of Monkeys?” Then keep reading!

We are looking for full time veterinary assistants and technicians to join us in San Luis Obispo. We are Fear Free Professionals, Cat Friendly, and AAHA Accredited. This job is ideal for anyone with the lovely combination of excellence and humility, confidence and a sense of humor. We pay a competitive wage with a great system in place for continual growth. 



Animal Care Clinic emphasizes a healthy and collaborative culture over profitability. Our team members are supported as individuals, and there is camaraderie instead of cliques and drama (we know that’s hard to believe, but it’s true!) We are also a little silly, calling ourselves a Barrel of Monkeys (linked arm in arm as we have FUN!). We take medicine seriously but believe life is to be enjoyed and experienced with a sense of humor.

This is what our team members say it is like to work here:

This is true “working as a team.” Knowing I am supported by my coworkers and my ideas/opinions are valued. Positive attitudes, professional advancement and perfect place to live and work. 21 year admin team member

This is a great place to grow, and no matter what, we are always trying to improve. Fear-free techniques are the game changer, and I am so proud we embrace this philosophy! 9 year RVT team member

My favorite part about working at Animal Care Clinic is that I’ve never had the same day twice. Everyday is fresh and I enjoy working with a team that supports each other. 10 year CSR team member

With teamwork at its heart this high functioning business maintains the feeling of a small family practice. All the voices on our team matter while the clinic’s culture develops with our ever expanding community. 3 year CSR team member

Being a relatively new member to ACC, it has been a transition for the better. Leaving my corporate job where I felt like a number is a thing of the past. The ACC family has welcomed me with open arms. I feel like I have a say and an opinion that matters. Here, change is embraced and we use a collaborative concept to make decisions and forward change. 1 year Nursing team member

ACC is a group of people that care. They care about animals and they care about each other, which makes me feel like I have a family at work. I feel like I am climbing up a rock and I have a huge pad underneath me, because I am constantly challenged but I always have a solid support system if I slip. 1 year Nursing team member


A typical week for a full time veterinary assistant or technician at ACC will include 4 workdays. You will initially focus on learning to be a part of our hall team, which includes supporting the veterinarians in the exam room, assisting with medical procedures, and running technician appointments. As you grow here, we will determine which team best suits you, which could include being a part of the procedures team. We believe in the concept of growing experts in each department, instead of everyone doing a little, everywhere. We close for 2 hours every Wednesday morning for staff training and expect everyone to be there, even if you don’t have a scheduled shift that day.



So, who is our ideal candidate? You are a Fear Free certified professional, hold a Veterinary Assistant Controlled Substance Permit, and have a strong desire to grow! If you don’t have the first two items, we will help you obtain them. You must enjoy working with people and their pets, and in that order! And while having experience as a veterinary assistant or technician is a plus, we will always consider training the right person.

Interested? Are you ready to join our team? Fill out this quick form and we will be in touch soon.