Part Time or Full Time - Any experience level considered
Vet Tech / Nurse / Assistant
Four Paws Animal Hospital is looking to hire full time and/or part time veterinary technician(s) - experience is preferred, otherwise must have animal/veterinary knowledge. We are looking for someone who is reliable, energetic and self-motivated. They must be able to work independently, and also as part of a team and be able to work well with others (need we say able to multi-task?) They must be able to respond quickly and calmly in an emergency situation. We do utilize technicians in our exam rooms in taking histories of patients and doing initial work-ups, therefore they must have good communication skills and be a great listener, as well as show compassion toward the patient and the client. Customer service is JOB #1 for EVERY Four Paws employee. We feel it is important to take care of our clients and we like to educate them concerning what is best for their pet.
Four Paws has been taking care of pets in LaGrange for 25 years now. We are a solo practitioner clinic, with clients who are very connected to Dr. Whitlow and the staff. Even tho we are a smaller (not multi-man) practice, we are still very progressive. We do have a surgical laser, digital radiography, cold therapy laser and ultra sound. We do most of our bloodwork in-house. We are looking for someone capable of carrying out standard veterinary technician duties: being proficient in venipuncture for blood sample collection and IV catheter placement, prepping surgery, monitoring anesthesia, assisting in surgery, placement/set-up/development of radiographs, run labwork, capable of dental cleanings, know and use proper restraint techniques. We need someone who is good with clients and patients in exam rooms, knowledgeable about what we offer and recommend (i.e. bloodwork, vaccines, etc.) and interested in educating others, as well as learning new things. Our technicians invoice appointments before the records go up to be checked out, we use Avimark, and are willing to train if not familiar with this computer program. Individual needs to be able to lift a minimum of 40# unassisted. We do need someone who is available a minimum of 1-2 Saturdays/month (7:30 am - 1 pm).
We work hard, but find our work to be very rewarding. We understand that chemistry between employees is important, we are not fans of drama. We respect each other and each other's abilities and are always looking for ways to improve - skills, techniques, things that help our patients live fuller, longer lives (chiropractic and cold laser were very useful for these things!), even things that make our work more efficient, productive and sometimes even more enjoyable. If you feel like we describing you or where you would like to be and what you would like to be doing, we would be VERY interested in meeting and talking with you. We prefer to discuss salary in the interview, as well as benefits. We have an office manager who has been here 20 years, we have had several 10+ year employees, and many who have been here 5+ years.
Four Paws Animal Hospital is a small animal clinic dedicated to providing you and your pet the best possible care and attention needed for a long and healthy life together. Dr. Whitlow and his staff have been providing quality pet care to the LaGrange area for 25 years now and are proud to offer an array of veterinary services ranging from standard health exams and vaccinations to emergency medical care and various surgical procedures. We are located at 101 Parker Place directly across from Southern Orthopedics. If more specific instructions are need, please feel free to call the office and our receptionists will be glad to assist you.
The clinic is open from 8 am until 5:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and from 8 am until 12 noon on Thursdays and Saturdays.
While we like to have employees who are interested in long term commitment, we also want mature candidates who will work hard and be reliable. So we will definitely consider an experienced applicant that can step in and perform w/o much training even if they are limited on how long they are able to commit to the position.
Additional Salary Information: Salary based on experience level