Veterinary Technician/Experienced Veterinary Assistant

  • 46631 River Rd, Hammond, LA 70401, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Hammond Veterinary Services is a full-service state of the art companion animal hospital in Hammond, LA. We pride ourselves in providing top-notch, personalized medical care in an environment that is both welcoming and comfortable! Our hospital is both AAHA Accredited and an A+ Rated Business through the Better Business Bureau. 

We have the best technology available for our patients and regularly provide wellness and preventative care, sick and urgent pet care, general surgery, dentistry, digital radiology, ultrasound, orthopedic procedures, boarding and more! Our team is reliable, well trained, efficient, and supported and we have great clients who remain loyal through generations.

Hammond is located in the southern region of Louisiana about 45 min from Baton Rouge and New Orleans. The homestyle town is known for its many great local restaurants, culture, rich history, and antiques galore! Outdoor enthusiasts will love being out on the bayou fishing, hunting, and exploring. This growing region sits near a beautiful coastal shoreline, which makes for another great recreation resource.

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Job Description

Job duties include, but are not limited to:

Animal restraint, triage of incoming patients, collection and analysis of lab samples, diagnostic imaging, management and nursing care of medical and hospitalized cases with varying degrees of stability, administration of medications, effective communication of treatment plans with clients, surgical preparation and assistance, and anesthetic management.

Must be able to withstand unpleasant odors and noises. May be exposed to bites, scratches, animal waste and potentially contagious diseases.

Whether you’re looking to just be a master of your role or trying to grow into that next career move, you’ll have opportunities through a variety of virtual and hands on, interactive training and continuing development.

Qualifications

We’re looking for:

  • A high work ethic and positive attitude team member
  • Ability to arrive on-time and ready to work
  • A minimum of 1-year experience preferred, CVT/RVT/LVT a bonus
  • Weekend availability
  • Exceptional customer service skills and ability to communicate precisely
  • Interpret medical records and record client history accurately
  • Knowledge in preventative care, surgical procedures, and hospital flow
  • Ability to restrain pets in a low-stress and safe manner
  • Proficient in sample collection to include blood samples, urine, fecal, and skin
  • Ability to properly set-up and process laboratory samples and tests
  • Proficient in positioning and capturing radiographs, positioning for dental radiographs are a plus
  • Proficient in anesthesia and surgical monitoring
  • A self-starter with the desire to continue to advance one’s knowledge and skillset
  • Ability to receive in a professional manner constructive feedback to maintain hospital efficiency

Additional Information

We offer our staff:

  • Comprehensive Benefits (health, dental, vision, liability, 401k & 401K matching program, life & supplemental insurance, HSA, & FSA) 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time for ALL Employees 
  • Paid Bereavement Program 
  • Paid Parental Leave Program  
  • Competitive Compensation  
  • Continuing Education Allowance (applies to licensed/registered/certified roles)
  • Tuition Assistance Program 
  • Access to a CVA/CVT/CVPM Partnership through Penn Foster 
  • Career Development Opportunities 
  • Referral Bonus Program for most positions! 
  • Additional Benefits May Also Be Available (i.e. Personal Pet Discounts, Holiday Pay, Uniform Allowance, Bonuses etc) 

*Note – some benefits may only be available to or vary slightly for full time employment status vs part time status.

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