Career Opportunities

We are always looking to add animal-centric, client-focused, experienced veterinary professionals to our team!


Career Opportunities

Kennel Assistants

Job Title: Kennel Attendant
Reports To: Kennel Attendant Supervisor
FLSA Status: Non- Exempt


OVERVIEW:

The Kennel Attendant provides care and the basic needs of animals that are being groomed, boarded, or that are patients of the Veterinary Hospital including cleaning of cages, runs and ward areas, laundry, walking, and proper feeding, medicating and care of all hospitalized patients. The kennel attendants operate under the supervision of the Kennel Attendant Supervisor and Hospital Manager


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Observe animal appearance and activity for general physical condition, obvious signs of illness, disease, and discontent

  • Handle animals as required and restrain animals

  • Walk hospitalized and boarded dogs several times a day to provide exercise and time for elimination of bowel and bladder

  • Bathe, groom, and provide tender loving care to boarded and hospitalized animals

  • Provide care for animals' house/visiting the hospital. Report signs of illness, disease, injury, or unusual activity to veterinary technicians and/or veterinarians. Ensure that animals are clean and fresh smelling prior to discharge

  • Under the supervision of veterinarians or technicians assist with the administration of medications, post-operative care or preparation of samples for laboratory examination, collect specimens, clean instruments, fill prescriptions as authorized

  • Ensure that cages and animals are properly numbered and identified and that personal property (toys, blankets, leashes) are stored in the proper area and identified

  • Clean, disinfect and maintain kennels, cages, and runs as often as is necessary to ensure no cages or kennels are soiled and odors are not apparent. Perform general cleaning in other areas of the hospital to control the spread of the diseases. Wash and sterilize water and food bowls

  • Launder and dry towels and blankets

  • Patrol hospital grounds daily, picking up any trash and stool material

  • Empty trash

  • Groom animals utilizing techniques that vary depending on the type of hair, coat, breed, and owner instructions. Bathe and dry animals. As required, perform nail clippings

  • Record information such as feeding, schedules, appearance, the behavior of animals that are boarded, groomed, or hospitalized. Exhibit a technical knowledge of products and medications sold, including dietary products. Demonstrate the ability to explain and educate clients on products and answer their questions regarding products purchase/use. Work well with all employees and ensure that your actions support the hospital, the DVMs, and the hospital philosophy

  • Perform other duties as assigned


KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Apply knowledge and skills in controlling/handling individual animal temperament

  • Ability to gain animal confidence when restraining them to transport, grooming, and/or treatment

  • Knowledge of proper methods of animal restraint

  • Knowledge of grooming practices for a wide range of small animals

  • Ability to use cleaning materials and equipment with skill and efficiency

  • Ability to perform moderately heavy physical labor

  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing client and personal services. This includes client needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of client satisfaction

  • Ability to work independently on assigned tasks as well as accept direction on given assignments. Understand and carry out oral and written direction


EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Frequently required to bend, stand, stoop, walk, sit, communicate, and listen, frequently working in a bent position.

  • Frequently use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel; will reach with hands and arms.

  • Use strength or agility in capturing and restraining stronger, more active animals.

  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

  • Occasionally handle dogs weighing up to and over 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


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


To apply please email your resume to: megan@spencerspringsanimalhospital.com

Veterinary Assistants

Job Title: Veterinary Assistant
Reports To: Veterinary Assistant Supervisor / Hospital Manager
FLSA Status: Non- Exempt


OVERVIEW:

The Veterinary Assistant assists the veterinarians with patient care and treatment, monitors hospitalized pets, maintains inventory, prepares prescriptions, performs routine in-house laboratory work, educates clients regarding veterinary care and procedures, and assists with surgical procedures at the Veterinary Hospital. The Veterinary Assistant operates under the supervision of the Veterinary Assistant Supervisor and/or Hospital Manager.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform physical exams, treatments, and administer medication as directed by the veterinarian

  • Prep and assist in diagnostic, medical, and surgical procedures

  • Triage patients, perform physical exams and gather brief medical histories

  • Perform laboratory tests and take radiographs

  • Operate and maintain hospital equipment, i.e., EKG, fluid pump, syringe pump, scales, syringe pump, anesthetic monitors, and machines

  • Anesthetize animals and monitor anesthesia under the direction and supervision of the veterinarian

  • Communicate with clients/owners about the status of patients, as directed by the veterinarian

  • Fill prescriptions/administer medications, including proper documentation, logging, and security of controlled drugs

  • Maintain cleanliness of exam rooms (after each patient), reception areas, hospital grounds, and treatment areas, as needed

  • Clean cages, as needed

  • Do laundry

  • Communicate patient status with oncoming staff and veterinarians, and update records and financial information, as needed, in the computer

  • Display confidence and reassurance when dealing with pets experiencing severe stress, illness, and/or pain • Communicate and approach job duties in a mature manner

  • Foster teamwork approach and work well with all levels of hospital team members

  • Participate in all staff and technician/assistant mandatory staff meetings

  • Participate in the review process for other technical staff and doctors when requested

  • Answer phones and perform other reception duties as needed by the hospital

  • Understand zoonotic disease risks in the work environment and use all appropriate safety equipment, garments, and procedures to protect self and others

  • Understand and limit the potential exposure to bites, scratches, and potential injuries

  • Understand that employees in this role are exposed to various cleaning solutions and other chemicals, odors, noises, and animal wastes and behave in a professional manner when dealing with these conditions


KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Familiarity with Hospital policies and procedures

  • Clinical laboratory procedures

  • Medication calculations and administration

  • Catheter placement

  • Vital sign monitoring

  • Client communications

  • Anesthesiology

  • Animal restraint

  • Patient physical assessments

  • Radiographic technique

  • Venipuncture


EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE:

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Some continuing education seminars or other educational opportunities in the area of veterinary science

  • 1+ years of experience in veterinary environment successfully performing all of the duties of this position


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Ability to lift up to 40 pounds (work requires lifting, carrying, and restraining animals –with assistance from other staff members for animals weighing over 40 pounds


Ability to walk or stand for extended periods; frequently working in a bent position


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


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

To apply please email your resume to: megan@spencerspringsanimalhospital.com

Licensed Veterinary Technicians

Job Title: Veterinary Technician
Reports To: Veterinary Technician Supervisor/Hospital Manager
FLSA Status: Non- Exempt


OVERVIEW:

The Veterinary Technician fully assists the DVMS, to help improve the quality of care given to the patients, and to aid the doctors in achieving greater efficiency by relieving them of technical work at the Veterinary Hospital.

The Veterinary Technician assists in multiple procedures providing care for animals including physical examinations, dental procedures, surgeries, immunizations, euthanasia as well as client education, marketing, and inventory maintenance. This position requires a working knowledge of pharmaceutical drugs, common diseases; their symptoms means of transmission, treatment and prevention, and other basic preventative health care recommendations. This is an overview of the position and the job responsibilities listed do not encompass the entire position. The Veterinary Technician is under the direct supervision of the Veterinary Technician Supervisor, and Hospital Manager


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform physical exams, treatments, and administer medication as directed by the veterinarian

  • Prep and assist in diagnostic, medical, and surgical procedure

  • Triage patients, perform physical exams and gather brief medical histories

  • Perform laboratory tests and take radiographs

  • Operate and maintain hospital equipment, i.e., EKG, fluid pump, syringe pump, scales, syringe pump, anesthetic monitors, and machines

  • Anesthetize animals and monitor anesthesia under the direction and supervision of the veterinarian

  • Communicate with clients/owners about the status of patients, as directed by the veterinarian

  • Fill prescriptions/administer medications, including proper documentation, logging, and security of controlled drugs

  • Maintain cleanliness of exam rooms (after each patient), reception areas, hospital grounds, and treatment areas, as needed

  • Clean cages, as needed

  • Do laundry

  • Communicate patient status with oncoming staff and veterinarians, and update records and financial information, as needed, in the computer

  • Display confidence and reassurance when dealing with pets experiencing severe stress, illness, and/or pain

  • Communicate and approach job duties in a mature manner

  • Foster teamwork approach and work well with all levels of hospital team members

  • Participate in the on-call schedule as assigned

  • Participate in all staff and technician/assistant mandatory staff meetings

  • Participate in the review process for other technical staff and doctors when requested

  • Answer phones and perform other reception duties as needed by the hospital

  • Understand zoonotic disease risks in the work environment and use all appropriate safety equipment, garments, and procedures to protect self and others

  • Understand and limit the potential exposure to bites, scratches, and potential injuries

  • Understand that employees in this role are exposed to various cleaning solutions and other chemicals, odors, noises, and animal wastes and behave in a professional manner when dealing with these conditions

  • Proactive role in developing new skills and furthering knowledge base by attending CE

  • Demonstrate flexibility to float to other departments in times of need

  • Support the team in welcoming new employees and assist in the training process when needed

  • Performs other duties as assigned


KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Familiarity with Hospital policies and procedures

  • Clinical laboratory procedures

  • Medication calculations and administration

  • Venipuncture

  • Intubation

  • Catheter placement

  • Animal restraint

  • Vital sign monitoring

  • Client communications

  • Radiographic technique and anesthesiology

  • Patient physical assessments


EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE:

  • Current Veterinary Technician Registration Education Graduate of an accredited veterinary technology program High School diploma or equivalent

  • 1+ years of experience in a veterinary environment, including intern assignments position


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Ability to lift up to 50 pounds (work requires lifting, carrying, and restraining animals –with assistance from other staff members for animals weighing over 40 pounds

Ability to walk or stand for extended periods; frequently working in a bent position

Ability to complete assigned tasks, even if extended work hours are required to do so


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

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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To apply please email your resume to: megan@spencerspringsanimalhospital.com

Customer Care Representatives

Job Title: Client Care Representative
Reports To: Client Care Supervisor
FLSA Status: Non- Exempt


OVERVIEW:

The Client Care Representative is often the first point of contact with clients, exception service skills are required. The Client Care Representative must be friendly, professional, courteous, always show urgency and appropriate concern


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Greet clients in a friendly, professional, and efficient manner

  • Answer multi-line phone system and directing the calls accordingly

  • Obtain medical and other information from referring vets

  • Schedule and confirm appointments

  • Check patients in the hospital according to schedule and prepare patient files

  • Notify appropriate departments that patients have arrived

  • Make sure the lobby and reception areas are organized and neat, including stocking and cleaning areas for clients

  • Obtain deposits and other payments from clients

  • Client admission and check out

  • Print and distribute daily schedules

  • Mail out prescriptions


KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • Customer Service

  • Multi-Tasking

  • Cash handling

  • Professional appearance

  • Smiles and a positive attitude

  • Computer and business system proficiency

  • Verbal and written communication skills

  • Phone systems


EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE:

  • At least 1 year in a customer service role

  • High School Diploma/GED or equivalent

  • Veterinary field, terminology, and protocols a plus

  • Working effectively in a team


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • 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

  • Frequently position self and move about the reception area to file, use office machinery such as fax, scanners, and computers, and assist clients with merchandise

  • Frequently transports inventory to stock shelves.

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

  • Often transport patients to weigh on scales

  • Frequently required to communicate with clients, team members, and associates. Must be able to exchange accurate information

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, or hear.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; taste or smell.


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

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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To apply please email your resume to: megan@spencerspringsanimalhospital.com

Associate Veterinarians

Job Title: Associate Veterinarian

Spencer Springs Animal Hospital is looking to add a new associate veterinarian to our team! We have been serving west Las Vegas at our current location for 16 years. We are a small animal hospital. We have a compassionate, dedicated, and experienced group of LVTs, veterinary assistants, receptionists, kennel staff, and groomers who are committed to making a difference in the lives of our patients, communities, and the field of veterinary medicine. Our mission is to provide quality veterinary care that combines compassionate client service with exceptional medical expertise.


Our hospital is equipped with up-to-date diagnostic equipment, including in-house CBC/Chem, a digital radiography machine, a class IV laser, a dedicated dental suite with digital dental x-ray, and portable anesthetic monitoring equipment.


Along with general surgery and medical care, our hospital offers in-house grooming and boarding services. We would eventually like to expand and include physical therapy and acupuncture services given the space in the hospital. For the time being, we use an mobile veterinary sonographer to perform in-house scans


Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree

  • Completion of DVM degree

  • Nevada State License with a good standing

  • 2-3 years of experience is preferred but not required


Benefits and Job Expectations

  • up to $40,000 Signing Bonus

  • Competitive salary of $90,000-$120,000 per year

  • Job Type: Full-time

  • 4 Day Work Week

  • Incentive on Retail, Food, and Pet Services

  • Generous PTO with a focus on work-life balance.

  • 401k and Match

  • Full benefits package, professional liability insurance coverage, licensure coverage, and CE allowance.

  • Offering advanced CE opportunities

  • Five techs per DVM to provide ample support in seeing patients.

  • Job Type: Full-time


Schedule

  • 10-hour shift

  • 8-hour shift

  • Day shift

  • Monday to Friday

  • Weekends



​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​To apply please email your resume to: megan@spencerspringsanimalhospital.com

COVID-19 considerations

All clients are asked to wear a mask, use hand sanitizer, and have their temperature taken. We are still implementing curbside service while allowing exam rooms to be used.

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