WANTED! Team-player with an interest in working in a dynamic setting dedicated to excellence and quality medicine and patient care. If you thrive on the energy and variety that veterinary medicine provides and have a strong desire to continue learning and growing in this field, please consider joining our hospital team. Previous hands-on experience in a veterinary environment is required.
Albany Animal Hospital, Inc. is looking for an exceptional individual to join our team of compassionate Veterinary Assistants. We provide medical care to small animals, exotics and wildlife. We are a privately owned practice of 24 years, located in the beautiful mid-Willamette Valley of Oregon. A 'hub' for outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds!
Work shifts: Our business hours are M, T, Th 9 am to 6 pm and W and Fri 9 am to 5 pm.
Once fully trained, employees are required to work alternate Saturdays from 9 am to 12 pm on a rotating schedule. (Depending on the amount of trained staff, employees work a Saturday shift once every 4-8 weeks.)
If you meet the 'wish list' of expectations and minimum qualifications below, please follow the instructions to apply and include a cover letter (why you are interested in this position and believe you are the best candidate for the job) including a current resume with ATTN:PM in the subject line.
No phone calls, please.
Required minimum qualifications:
Have at least 1-7 years of hands-on experience in a veterinary hospital setting.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
The successful applicant will:
Have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Have an honest and realistic assessment of their skills and abilities
Have a 'can-do' attitude
Have a solid medical knowledge base
Confidently and safely use proper animal handling and restraining techniques
Have a willingness to be flexible and think outside the box
Is undaunted by difficult challenges, tough obstacles, or frustrating events
Sets high personal performance standards for themselves
Is a quick learner
Gets along well with others
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, restrain, or feel; will reach with hands and arms. The employee is often required to lift, carry and handle animals weighing fifty pounds or more.
Albany Animal Hospital is a drug-free workplace. Passing a pre-employment drug test is required as a condition of employment.
Passing a criminal background check is also a condition of an employment offer.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive wage (DOE) and benefits package includes accumulated PTO + sick time, vacation pay, major medical + vision (employer pays 70% of premium), matching SIMPLE IRA retirement, CE and generous personal pet benefit.
About Albany Animal Hospital, Inc.
Albany Animal Hospital is a full service practice striving to bring affordable, quality medicine in a caring and compassionate setting. Our doctors and support staff love what they do and it shows in the treatment and care provided, not only to our patients, but also to their owners. We strive to better educate our clients and the general public on the importance of preventative care and wellness for the companion animals in their life. Our goal is to provide outstanding service, build lasting relationships and bring value to our customers dollar.