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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Veterinary Technician

JOB SUMMARY 

A Veterinary Technician is responsible for performing routine checkups and other medical procedures on animals to ensure their health and well-being. Their duties include communicating with pet owners to determine whether their pet experienced changes in activity or diet, client education, checking an animal’s weight, heartbeat and other vitals to record in patient files and assisting other veterinary personnel in taking blood samples or administering medications.

SPECIFIC DUTIES

  • Providing general nursing care
  • Examining animals and checking vitals routinely or for monitoring
  • Taking x-rays of animals
  • Administering first aid for emergencies
  • Administering medication and treatments
  • Drawing blood or other samples for testing
  • Running tests with in-house equipment
  • Monitoring animals under anesthesia
  • And more

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience in the Veterinary field
  • Veterinary Technician Certification (not required)

Veterinary Assistant

JOB SUMMARY 

A Veterinary Assistant is there to aid the Veterinary Technician/Veterinarian with patient care and treatment as well as keeping up with hospital cleanliness.

SPECIFIC DUTIES

  • Handling/Holding of patients for treatment and medication administration
  • Patient monitoring
  • Helping with x-rays
  • Helping with boarders AM and PM
  • Keeping treatment and boarding areas clean
  • And more

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Experience in the veterinary field (not required)

Receptionist

JOB SUMMARY 

Our receptionists provide customer service such as greeting customers, answering questions, processing incoming patients, and handling payments. Reception answers phone calls, which may involve answering questions and screening and scheduling appointments. They are also in charge of the cleanliness of the lobby and exam rooms.

SPECIFIC DUTIES

  • Greet and check-in patients
  • Answer phones
  • Schedule appointments
  • Answer or relay questions to the technicians and doctors
  • Clean lobby and exam rooms
  • Batching out and taking deposits
  • Answering and directing emails
  • And more

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Reception experience

Kennel Attendant

JOB SUMMARY 

Under direction of the Head Technician, provides for the constant cleanliness of cages, and runs and the proper feeding and care of all boarders and clinic animals. Also assists with hospitalized animals as directed by technicians. 

SPECIFIC DUTIES

  • Cleans and sanitizes all cages, runs and related areas 
  • Gives baths (ordinary cleansing, flea, medicated) and performs whatever grooming may be necessary to the treatment and constant cleanliness of each animal 
  • Recognizes and records any unusual condition or abnormal behavior of boarding or hospitalized animals 
  • Feeds each animal as prescribed by the attending D.V.M. and records appetites and other information on boarding observation sheet 
  • Receives animals to be admitted for hospital care and is responsible for their proper identification and for recording their respective locations 
  • Document and maintain personal property and food brought for boarders, and ensure that property and any remaining food is returned to owner at discharge of pet. 
  • Assists in release of boarding animals to their owners as directed by the attending doctor and head technician and ensures that every animal released is clean and properly groomed 
  • Assists doctors, treatment assistants and other personnel with the administration of medications or with restraint 
  • Sweep and mop kennel area, treatment areas, exam rooms and front office at end of day
  • Collect and properly dispose of garbage from all areas of hospital at end of day 
  • Properly operate washing machine and clothes dryer to make sure all clinic laundry is cleaned, dried and put away daily. 
  • Other duties assigned as needed 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of: 

  • Cleaning and disinfecting methods and the use and care of cleaning materials and equipment
  • Proper methods of animal restraint 

Ability to: 

  • Use cleaning materials and equipment with skill and efficiency 
  • Perform moderately heavy physical labor 
  • Sympathetically and patiently treat sick and injured animals 
  • Learn to administer medications and recognize abnormal conditions 
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions
  • Maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work 

EDUCATION

  • Equivalent to completion of 12th grade 

FOR ALL POSITIONS

PHYSICAL EFFORT 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to bend, stand, stoop, walk, sit, talk, and listen; may be required to walk or stand for long periods of time; will use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel; will reach with hands and arms. The employee is often required to lift and carry materials weighing fifty pounds or more; handle dogs weighing up to 150 lbs. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to hazards associated with aggressive patients; hazards associated with infected animals and controlled substances; exposure to unpleasant odors and noises; exposure to bites, scratches, and animal wastes; possible exposure to contagious diseases. 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Your hard-earned technical skills will be rewarded with a competitive starting pay dependent upon experience and skill level. Full-time employees of Royal Oaks also enjoy an excellent benefits package.


Our Services

Wellness & Vaccinations
Allergies & Dermatology
Nutrition & Weight Management
Diagnostics
Dentistry
Surgery
Laser Therapy
Behavioral Counseling
Critical Care
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Working Hours

Monday – Friday 7:30am – 5:30pm
Saturday 7:30am – 1:00pm

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