Overview

Company Description
Animal Kingdom Veterinary Hospital enthusiastically delivers quality care to clients in Houma, Louisiana. Recognizing that each pet is unique, our team delivers personalized care to fit various needs that arise. Animal Kingdom Veterinary Hospital vows to administer care with compassion and loving attention as if each patient were our own.

Our clinic treats a variety of pets, no matter how small. We treat dogs, cats, and have occasionally been known to see guinea pigs, hamsters and birds. Animal Kingdom Veterinary Hospital is proud to provide progressive medicine technology in-house including anesthesia, lab work, laser surgery and therapy, emergency services, and critical care. We also offer more routine services such as dentistry, boarding, and preventative care. We realize pet owners feel more secure in covering all their pet needs in a “one-stop-shop,” so we also have an in-clinic pharmacy with nutritional counseling to treat every aspect of animal wellbeing.

Houma is strategically located an hour south of New Orleans. Known for local Cajun food, Mardi Gras festivals, and Fishing, Houma offers residents a culturally and ecologically rich living experience.  Louisiana’s Bayou Country engulfs miles of swamps and vast wetlands. This is the fisherman’s paradise with a unique combination of coastal, brackish, deep sea, and freshwater fishing at your fingertips. Head to Houma for a high quality of living and stay for the southern hospitality.

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Job duties include, but are not limited to:

Some of the duties of the Veterinary Assistant, but not limited to:
– Bathing animals. – Caring for boarding and hospitalized patients. – Cleaning and sterilizing a variety of hospital area including treatment, reception, surgery, kennels and offices. – Preparing surgical instruments, tools and equipment. – Assisting Doctors with patients. – Cleaning, washing, and organizing surgery. – Determines animal requirements by reviewing care plans and records.

– Maintains animal records by documenting animal conditions, reactions, and changes; updating database.
– Enhances service reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments
– Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities
– A variety of other duties as assigned

We’re looking for:

An experienced Veterinary Assistant with a minimum of 1-year experience preferred.
Compassionate, Calm, Team Player, Multi-Tasker and Strong Communicator
Must be able to properly restrain pets.
Proficient in sample collection, obtaining medical histories, processing laboratory tests and radiographs, and anesthesia monitoring are a bonus!
Self-starter with the desire to continue to advance your knowledge and skillset
Outgoing, Physically and Emotionally Strong, Knowledge of Animal Behavior, Self-Starter, Animal Husbandry, Verbal Communication, Documentation Skills, Inventory Management, Creating a Safe and Effective Environment, Action Oriented, Multi-tasking, Energy Level, Patience, Lifting over 50lbs.

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.

WE ARE A DRUG-FREE, SMOKE-FREE, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Company Policy & Federal & State Laws Forbid Discrimination Because of Age, Color, Race, Religion, Sex, Disability, Sexual Orientation or National Origin

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Some of the duties of the Veterinary Assistant, but not limited to:
- Bathing animals. - Caring for boarding and hospitalized patients. - Cleaning and sterilizing a variety of hospital area including treatment, reception, surgery, kennels and offices. - Preparing surgical instruments, tools and equipment. - Assisting Doctors with patients. - Cleaning, washing, and organizing surgery. - Determines animal requirements by reviewing care plans and records.

Required Education Level : None