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Friday, 03 July 2020 10:41

Bryan Road Vet Hospital, O'Fallon

Want to join a fantastic team of hard working, Fear Free certified veterinary professionals in a fun, family friendly work environment? We are hiring! Experience in the veterinary field is a must. We are in a beautiful new building and offer in house labs, radiology, dental, surgery, therapy laser, and more. Please send cover letter and resume.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/job_opening/1406589186207051/

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Job Summary

In addition to the responsibilities outlined below, the Veterinary Technician is an invaluable member of the hospital team who works directly with the Veterinarian and supporting medical staff to ensure productive and quality veterinary care at all times.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assists the veterinarian during examination of animals, providing restraint as needed in order to work safely and effectively. Able to perform a pre-physical including patient’s weight, temperature, reason for visit and brief history.
  • Prepares and administer medications, vaccines, serums, and treatments, as prescribed by the veterinarian.
  • Performs routine complete oral exam and cleaning on animals under the direction of the veterinarian.
  • Administers anesthesia to animals under the direction of the veterinarian and monitors animals’ responses to anesthetics so that dosages can be adjusted. Monitors patient during anesthetic procedures according to anesthetic safety guidelines.
  • Obtains radiographs of animals with knowledge of proper positioning and techniques.
  • Cares for and monitors the condition of animals recovering from surgery.
  • Performs laboratory tests on blood, urine, and feces, such as urinalyses and blood counts, to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of animal health problems.
  • Administers emergency first aid, such as performing emergency resuscitation or other life-saving procedures.
  • Collects, prepares, and labels samples for laboratory testing, culture, or microscopic examination.
  • Cleans and sterilizes instruments, equipment, and materials. Maintains technical equipment.
  • Provides the veterinarian with the correct equipment and instruments, as needed.
  • Fills prescriptions, measuring medications and labeling containers.
  • Prepares animals for surgery, performing such tasks as shaving surgical areas and placing IV catheters.
  • Maintains clean examination rooms and treatment areas; maintains the gold cleanliness standard of the hospital throughout the facility.
  • Works collaboratively with veterinarians to ensure that all animals are being cared for properly and moving through the system efficiently. Works collaboratively with all medical staff to ensure client communication standard is upheld at all times.
  • Participates in rotating on-call schedule with veterinary technician staff including some evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Skills and Basic Qualifications

  • Certification as a Veterinary Technician.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to effectively handle and control aggressive animals.
  • Must be able to handle the physical and emotional aspect of work in a veterinary clinic environment, including the use of euthanasia.
  • Models a professional and courteous manner with staff and clients.
  • Commitment to ongoing educational development and growth.
  • Must have active listening, critical thinking, complex problem solving, time management, judgment and decision making skills.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills and knowledge concerning social media best practices and successful marketing strategies a PLUS.
  • Must be able to work independently at the direction of hospital management.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Ability to move about on foot for extended periods of time; ability to bend, move, and lift for sustained periods of time.
  • Valid Driver’s License.

Equal Employment Opportunity

  • It is the policy of the company to afford equal opportunities to all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, non-disqualifying disability or status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Discount
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Professional Development Assistance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Vision Insurance

Experience: Veterinary Technician: 1 year (Preferred)

Education: High school or equivalent (Required)

Company's website: veterinarygroup.net

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Friday, 03 July 2020 10:23

Animal House Veterinary Hospital, Arnold

Experienced veterinary technician needed for busy two doctor practice. Must have 2-5 years of experience working in a veterinary hospital. Some nights and weekends a must. Must be willing to answer phones, check patients in and out along with other receptionist duties and regular technician duties such as blood draws, iv catheter placement, radiology and assisting in surgery. Experience with AviMark and Abaxis lab stations a plus. Must be friendly, efficient, a team player and a quick learner!

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $10.00 - $14.00 per hour

Experience:

  • Veterinary Technician: 2 years (Preferred)
  • veterinary assistant: 2 years (Preferred)

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Tuesday, 30 June 2020 15:10

Vogel Veterinary Hospital,

Part Time Front Desk Receptionist at Vogel Veterinary Hospital in Arnold Mo
Position Type: Part time
Hours of Availability: Evening until 7 PM and weekend hours required
Compensation: Hourly based on experience
Requirements: High School Diploma or Equivalent requires
Preferred: Customer Service or sales experience preferred.

Summary:
The receptionist is the client’s first contact when calling the practice and is the face of the practice when clients come in the hospital. The receptionist answers telephones and client questions, greets clients in the building, prepares patient files, receives and relays client correspondence, updates client financial records, sells retail products and educates clients about the services and preventative the hospital provides. A receptionist diffuses client conflict and fosters close professional relationships with clients.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Veterinary Knowledge/Client Education:

  • Can answer client’s inquiries about basic animal care questions and routine procedures.
  • Can educate clients on over-the-counter products such as shampoos and nutraceuticals; has full knowledge of heartworm and external parasite preventives to promote client education and sales.

Admitting/Discharging Patients/Cash Handling:

  • Can admit patients and handle medical records entries accurately and confidentially.
  • Can prepare vaccine certificates and euthanasia paperwork for mortuary services.
  • Can prepare client invoices for services performed.
  • Can accurately handle payment transactions and perform end of day reconciliation
  • Can accurately give cost estimates for routine appointments

Schedule Management:

  • Can work to maintain an effective veterinarian appointment schedule, screening emergencies and prioritizing cases that need to be seen.

Computer Knowledge/Telephone Skills:

  • Receives and relays telephone, fax, and email messages accurately and promptly.
  • Answers telephones and handle calls quickly, efficiently, and in a professional and friendly manner using a multi-line system.
  • Can Enter and update client and patient information into Avimark Software
  • Has good computer skills and shows accuracy in inputting details.
  • Proficient with Office 365 programs

Personal Conduct/Attitude/Teamwork:

  • Can maintain positive, cooperative relationships with other employees.
  • Can display tact and respect with team members even when busy and hectic.
  • Feel and express a genuine liking for animals and their owners and for working in an animal care field.
  • Is punctual and consistent with attendance

Client Communication:

  • Can conduct oneself in a confident and professional manner with clients even when situations are stressful and/or focused on individual tasks.
  • Can deal intelligibly, pleasantly, and efficiently with clients, often doing several things at one time.
  • Can compassionately communicate with clients when clients are faced with difficult decisions
  • Can diffuse conflict with clients and know when it is appropriate to contact a manager to intervene

Other:

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Due to COVID-19 many standard office procedures have been modified for the safety of employees and clients.

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Tuesday, 30 June 2020 13:25

St. Louis University Lab Animal Technician

Who is Saint Louis University? Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities. SLU, which also has a campus in Madrid, Spain, is recognized for world-class academics, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service.

All About You

Under immediate supervision, provides primary care of routine husbandry and sanitation for medical education and research animals; assists with or performs technical procedures to maintain lab animal health, departmental facility accreditation, and research integrity.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics

  • Interest and concern for animals
  • Time management skills
  • Interpersonal/human relations skills
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Attentiveness to detail
  • Ability to exhibit team orientation
  • Ability to lift heavy objects
  • Ability to operate automated watering systems, cagewasher and autoclaves
  • Ability to handle unpleasant elements and wear protective clothing or equipment

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides diligent and responsible animal care; feeds and waters animals; changes and cleans cages; and sanitizes equipment and facilities.
  • Records and/or reports animal abnormalities including altered eating, drinking, waste elimination or behavior, superficial lesions, and death.
  • Assists with technical procedures including record keeping, animal identification, tattooing, breeding, sexing, collecting specimens, preparing diets, and euthanasia
  • Records and/or reports environmental abnormalities.
  • Provides routine physical maintenance of assigned areas; and performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent; supplemented with one (1) year of related experience. American Association for Laboratory Animal Sciences (AALAS) ALAT certification or Animal Health Technician (AHT) certification preferred.

Function

Lab Support

Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.

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Saturday, 27 June 2020 00:30

Southwick Veterinary Hospital, St. Louis

Southwick Veterinary Hospital located in south St. Louis county seeking 2 full-time Registered Veterinary Technicians or experienced Veterinary Assistants. Ease of handling animals and communicating with their owners is a must. We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated person who can work well with other staff members. This position includes some evenings and weekends. Duties include assisting with appointments, restraining, surgery prep and monitoring, follow-up care and treatment of pets in the hospital, IV catheter placement, drawing blood, laboratory sample preparation and operating in-house lab machines, taking radiographs and client follow-up and education. We will teach you Laser Therapy techniques.

Please email a resume along with a phone number where we can reach you for a phone interview, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Lead Laboratory Animal Technician - Comparative Medicine

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. Rotational work on weekends and holidays is required.

Department Name/Job Location

  • This position is in the Division of Comparative Medicine. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

POSITION SUMMARY:

  • Assists the supervisors with facility operations, vivarium equipment, and animal laboratory processes, oversight and support to the animal care program and the animal care technicians under the direction of the area supervisor. Assists the supervisor in the management of the animal care and husbandry program in accordance with the regulations and guidelines of Animal Welfare Act, the Public Health Service, and University policies to assure a quality animal care program that supports the research and teaching at Washington University.
  • The lead is responsible for ensuring that animal care duties are performed in accordance with established standard operating procedures (SOPs) and that University and divisional policies are followed.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitor daily animal health and welfare while performing daily observations and cage checks, animal husbandry duties to maintain quality and health of research animals, to include: perform daily water bottle/automatic water line and cage checks; provide appropriate food and water; perform cage changing and/or cage cleaning as required; record animal health concerns per SOP and/or specified protocols.
  • Provide direction to the husbandry staff on Operations and Facility issues. Specific responsibilities include investigating operational issues, including gathering information and details, compiling the information, and submitting/presenting it along with recommendation(s) for resolution of the situation/issue to the area supervisor. Provide training to new hires in the duties and responsibilities of animal care and facility operations.
  • Perform quality assurance responsibilities in assigned building and other buildings as necessary.
  • Conduct room inspections to assess the animals’ health and cage environment, as well as all related paperwork and record keeping.
  • Operate equipment and use supplies according to safety guidelines; perform general housekeeping and adhere to safety procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Associate degree or equivalent.
  • Two years of relevant laboratory animal research facility experience.
  • Obtain Purina certification within six months.
  • Obtain AALAS certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician level (ALAT) within two years.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate degree.
  • AALAS certification (LAT).
  • Three years of experience in laboratory animal care.
  • Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple requirements.
  • Ability to comprehend written and spoken English terms used in a biomedical research environment.
  • Ability to comprehend and follow SOPs and written instructions from veterinary, supervisory and research staff.

Salary Range

  • The hiring range for this position is $15.46 - $20.88 per hour.

Pre-Employment Screening

  • All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits

Applicant Special Instructions

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and pass a pre-employment physical exam.

EOE Statement

  • Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Laboratory Animal Technician II - Comparative Medicine

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. Rotating weekend and holiday work is required.

Department Name/Job Location

  • This position is in the Department of Comparative Medicine. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

POSITION SUMMARY:

  • Provide and document care and husbandry for multiple animal species in accordance with departmental SOPS and regulations and guidelines of the Animal Welfare Act and the Public Health Service, to assure a quality animal care program that supports the research and teaching at Washington University. Provide care in specialized situations including biohazard, quarantine, and bioexclusion.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide and document daily husbandry care to multiple species, including rabbits, non-human primates, canines, and rodents. Care includes the provision of feed, water, clean cages, and enrichment.
  • Sanitize and maintain rodent colony rooms according to the schedule, to include sweeping and mopping animal quarters and procedure rooms, disinfecting all areas in room, rotating animal cages, cleaning large equipment, and stocking room supplies.
  • Observe animals daily for clinical or behavioral signs of illness, and provide treatments as directed by veterinary staff. Report findings to the supervisor, facility manager or DCM veterinary staff in a timely fashion.
  • Correctly handle and dispose of hazardous wastes according to standard operating procedures.
  • Perform additional duties as required by the supervisor/manager/department, which may include hands-on training of junior-level technicians.

Required Qualifications

  • Associate degree or an equivalent of two years of relevant laboratory animal research facility experience.
  • Obtain Purina certification within six months.
  • Obtain AALAS certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician level (ALAT) within two years.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate degree.
  • AALAS certification (LAT).
  • Three years of experience in laboratory animal care.
  • Ability to comprehend written and spoken English terms used in a biomedical research environment.
  • Ability to comprehend and follow SOPs and written instructions from veterinary, supervisory and research staff.
  • Ability to flexibly cover husbandry in specialized situations or multiple animal facilities, including swing coverage for absent co-workers.
  • Conscientious attitude and concern for quality.

Salary Range

  • The hiring range for this position is $13.80 - $17.26 per hour.

Pre-Employment Screening

  • All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits

Applicant Special Instructions

  • Must be able to lift 50 labs and pass a pre-employment physical exam.

EOE Statement

  • Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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INTERMITTENT SKILLED SUPPORT
FERAL CAT COORDINATOR
DIVISION OF HUMANE SERVICES PET ADOPTION CENTER

Starting Salary: $13.00 per hour

This is a part-time position that may vary in hours. Candidate should be available to work 3 days a week for approximately 20 hours per week. Typical days and working hours would fall between 7:00 am – 5:00 pm on
Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this position is to coordinates feral cats getting altered in a timely fashion and run Operation Sterile Feral on Sundays. In addition, this position will administer medications on Sundays and facilitate transportation of feral cats and find new places for these cats to live out their lives. This position also examines and evaluate the health of the shelter animals; consults with county's contracted veterinarian; and perform necessary treatments, procedures and administering of medications as allowed by the State. The work is performed under the direction of the Director – Humane Services Division.

  • Works as a team member to assist Director and co-supervisors to ensure smooth day to day operations.
  • Works as a team member with a veterinarian, veterinary technician and other shelter personnel to care for animals.
  • Examines all owner-surrendered, confiscated and stray animals entering the shelter.
  • Conducts pre-adoption health examinations and evaluates for gender, breed, age, temperament, medical conditions including but not limited to canine and feline illnesses, dermatological conditions and dental conditions.
  • Monitors health condition of all animals in the shelter.
  • Performs clinical analysis such as fecals, diagnostic testing and blood work.
  • Assists veterinarian with surgeries including spaying/neutering.
  • Assists with adoption and euthanasia recommendations for animals.
  • Cleans and sterilizes surgery room and equipment.
  • Educates the public about health conditions of animals.
  • Assist other shelter personnel with adoptions, special events and educational programs.
  • Inoculates animals and administers medications for the treatment and prevention of animal illnesses.
  • Researches information and establishes practices for sheltering protocols, shelter medicine and disease control.
  • Train shelter staff on animal anatomy, first aid, animal care and disease management.
  • Maintains accurate records of all surgeries, drug administering and other information as required by St. Charles County, Missouri, State and Federal regulations, ordinances and laws.
  • Orders and stocks medical supplies, drugs, and equipment needed for the unit. Monitors and request supplies for monthly Sterile Feral Clinic.
  • Assists the foster coordinator with medical treatment of all foster animals.
  • Provides support to the shelter staff as assigned.
  • Checks expiration dates on medical inventory, evaluates medicines and medical products as well as place orders on supplies as necessary.
  • Routinely performs humane euthanasia on animals.
  • Enters information into computer database.
  • Educates visitors and coworkers about the health and wellbeing of animals in the shelter.
  • Works safely in all aspects, and handles all animals, domestic, exotic and wildlife, in a safe and humane manner.
  • Assist in cleaning cat, dog and other areas in the kennels.
  • Assists with the bathing, flea dips and bottle feeding of animals.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Associate degree in an animal health technology program and registration as a veterinary technician by the state of Missouri required.
  • Requires two years of successful experience in a veterinary clinic, animal shelter or research setting which involved assisting a veterinarian with the treatment of dogs and cats.
  • Other combinations of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and ability will be considered.
  • Must demonstrate understanding of animal diseases and modes of transmission.
  • Must have an ability to identify and evaluate animal breeds, characteristics, behavior and temperament.
  • Must be or become certified in humane euthanasia within six months.
  • Must have computer skills, Microsoft Word and Excel preferred.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule as needed including some holidays and weekends.

TO APPLY: All applications must be submitted through our Self-Service Website at http://hr.sccmo.org/hr.
We do not accept faxed, e-mailed, or print applications.

Applications will be accepted on a continuing basis until the position is filled or until a sufficient number of applications is received.

St. Charles County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. St. Charles County is a drug and alcohol-free work place. A pre-employment drug screen is required for all positions. Employment is contingent on successfully passing all appropriate background checks.

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Wednesday, 24 June 2020 21:58

Jones Animal Health Clinic, Crystal City

Jones Animal Health Clinic in Crystal City is currently looking to hire one full-time and one part-time veterinary technician. We are a small animal veterinary practice with five doctors currently on staff. We are a walk-in clinic that takes appointments for surgeries and dentals only. With that being said, we don’t know what the day will bring us, but we always stay busy. We are an easy-going, fun, and relaxed office that offers up to date diagnostic equipment and laser surgery.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assist during examinations
  • Monitor and assist during surgery
  • Run in-house bloodwork and urine
  • Assist receptionists when needed
  • Help maintain a clean building

If this environment interests you, please drop off your resume at our clinic during our business hours Monday – Friday (wear a mask.) or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We don’t have an application to be filled out. If you have any questions please call 636-937-9000.

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