MSPCA-Angell Headquarters

350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130
(617) 522-7400
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Angell Animal Medical Centers – Boston

350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130
(617) 522-7282
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Angell West

293 Second Avenue, Waltham, MA 02451
(781) 902-8400
For on-site assistance (check-ins and pick-ups):
(339) 970-0790
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Angell at Nashoba – Low-Cost Wellness Care

100 Littleton Road, Westford, MA 01886
(978) 577-5992
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Animal Care and Adoption Centers – Boston

350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130
(617) 522-5055
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Animal Care and Adoption Centers – Cape Cod

1577 Falmouth Road, Centerville, MA 02632
(508) 775-0940
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Animal Care and Adoption Centers – Nevins Farm

400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844
(978) 687-7453
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MSPCA Boston Clinic Surgery Assistant

Assist our veterinary staff with medical and surgical procedures. In this fast-paced position you’ll be doing everything from surgery prep, monitoring recovery, and even post-surgical clean up! As this is not an easy position for everyone, we will schedule those accepted for a shadow shift to make sure it’s a good fit.


  • Helping with surgical prep once animals are sedated for surgery
    • Trim nails, monitor breathing, lubricate eyes and use electric clippers to prep animals for surgery
    • Using surgical scrub to sterilize surgical field
  • Moving patients from the operating room to recovery cages
  • Monitoring/comforting patients before and after surgery
  • Potential to learn additional skills, such as extubating and administering injections such as feline and canine distemper vaccines and microchip
  • Feeding animals after surgery
  • Clean and sterilize endotracheal tubes and surgical instruments
  • Fold and wrap surgical towels and drapes
  • Sterilizing surgical towels and drapes
  • Assisting with housekeeping duties
    • Laundry (wash, dry, fold)
    • Animal care cleaning
    • Clean and set up kennels for new animals


  • Good open communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment


  • Shadow shift and on-the-job training
  • Applicants must be 18 or older
  • Vet tech or animal handling experience always a plus
  • Weekly shift for a minimum of 6 months
  • Reliable transportation plan for weekly shift.

Available Shifts:

  • Thursdays from 8:30am – 1pm
  • We are unable to accommodate requests for alterations to the schedule. Please ensure you will be available for the full duration of a shift before applying. Thank you!

Apply Now!