Clinton Animal Hospital is a comprehensive veterinary service center, serving the animal health needs of Clinton, Central, Zachary, St. Francisville, Slaughter, Ethel, Denham Springs, and the surrounding areas of Louisiana. Our animal hospital includes all of the advanced veterinary healthcare tools and procedures you would expect in a large urban clinic while maintaining our small-town identity and personalized service.
Clinton Animal Hospital provides animal health care including a broad range of soft tissue and orthopedic surgical procedures, veterinary dental care, canine reproductive services, microchipping, and laser therapy, and bathing services. Our progressive clinic also offers a recently upgraded boarding facility, surgical suite, bloodwork laboratory, and pharmacy at our facility. For your convenience, drop-offs are welcome, and you can pick up your precious pet at the end of your busy workday.
The veterinarians at Clinton Animal Hospital are Dr. Justin Williams, Dr. Robert Beauchamp, and Dr. Rebecca R. Gillen, who have many collective years of successfully providing preventative care, surgical services, and treatment for companion animals in southeast Louisiana. The experience level of the veterinarians at Clinton Animal Hospital is matched only by their compassion for the animals under their care.
The veterinary equipment at Clinton Animal Hospital includes the most advanced tools available in animal health. Our bloodwork laboratory provides accurate blood chemistries, complete blood counts, and urinalysis results in a matter of minutes, giving our doctors valuable treatment time if necessary. Our hospital includes an x-ray unit to detect issues that may not be seen by physical examination alone. The surgical suite in our hospital contains an advanced anesthesia and monitoring system to observe the vital signs of all pets undergoing surgical procedures. When you combine the skill of our veterinarians with our cutting-edge equipment, you can rest easy knowing your pet is in capable hands at Clinton Animal Hospital.
At Clinton Animal Hospital, we understand you have a choice when it comes to the healthcare of your animal companion. We strive to provide kindness, combined with the safest and most current veterinary tools and techniques. Allow Clinton Animal Hospital to be the caregiver for the life of your precious pet.
Job duties include, but are not limited to:
The kennel tech is responsible for the care, feeding, medicating, and cleaning of our patients in the hospital and boarding facility. This job involves cleaning, laundry, bathing, feeding, walking dogs, and medicating patients. You are responsible for restocking hospital supplies, helping with post-operative patients, assisting doctors and assistants with animal restraint and exams. You will be responsible for proper recordkeeping of medications, special foods, appetite, behavior and any issue that may arise while the animal is in our care. You may be trained to clean and sterilize surgical instruments.
We are looking for someone with:
Knowledge of cleaning and disinfecting methods.
Proper methods of animal restraint.
Ability to use cleaning materials and equipment with skill and efficiency.
Perform moderately heavy physical labor (large dogs, bags of litter, pet foods, etc).
Ability to sympathetically and patiently attend to sick, scared and injured animals.
Ability to learn to administer medications and to recognize abnormal conditions.
Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
Maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of the job.
SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS
+ Ability to sit or stand and work at a computer for long periods of time.
+ Ability to be confident around animals (i.e., dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, etc. Candidate to confirm species treated with practice leadership for additional clarity.)
+ Client needs and work volume may occasionally require more than 40 hours per week to complete essential duties of this job. This position may require special working hours, including working weekends, evenings and/or holidays.
+ Must have mental capacity and processes for reasoning, remembering, mathematics and language ability (reading, writing, and speaking the English language) to perform the duties proficiently.
+ The noise level in the work environment is moderately high. Ear plugs will be available upon request.
+ Job requires sufficient ambulatory skills in order to perform required duties while working.
+ Ability to sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and climb as well as manipulate (lift, carry, move) up to 50 pounds.
+ Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm-hand-finger dexterity with the ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard and operate other equipment as required.
+ Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
+ Hospital teammates are routinely exposed to a variety of animals that may bite, kick or scratch, and on occasion, may be exposed to anesthesia, radiation, biological or zoonotic hazards and/or medication/controlled substances.
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
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)
Hiring eligibility may be contingent to a candidate authorizing and completing a satisfactory background check.
*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 OriginRequired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
The kennel tech is responsible for the care, feeding, medicating, and cleaning of our patients in the hospital and boarding facility. This job involves cleaning, laundry, bathing, feeding, walking dogs, and medicating patients. You are responsible for restocking hospital supplies, helping with post-operative patients, assisting doctors and assistants with animal restraint and exams.