Riverlands Animal Hospital started out as a brother-sister team of veterinarians providing comprehensive animal care to pet owners in LaPlace and the surrounding river parishes of southeast Louisiana. Our business has grown to incorporate more than ten doctors, including emergency and relief veterinarians, and a staff of more than twenty friendly faces. Riverlands Animal Hospital continues to serve the community as one of the largest veterinary hospitals in the area.
For the more in depth diagnostics and procedures, we turn to Dr. Catherine Garon, Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. With more than 10 years experience in the field of internal medicine, Dr. Catherine uses more advanced procedures to diagnose and treat diseases, such as performing scopes and ultrasounds. Due to her high demand, Dr. Catherine sees patients by appointment only, though she is happy to consult with any of the more than seventy-five doctors that refer to her.
Our kennels can provide a wonderful home for your pet while you are away, and we take great pride in the level of care and attention our kennel technicians give our four-legged guests. For the pampered pooch, we also provide a bathing service by appointment to leave your pet looking and smelling its very best.
Riverlands Animal Hospital is open six days a week, and is equipped with an in-house emergency clinic and internal medicine specialist. Our emergency clinic is available during office hours. We have the ability to treat and medicate patients walking in the door and can provide intensive care during our hours of operation. Our emergency veterinarians are able to perform certain surgeries, such as foreign body removals and laceration repairs that can save your pet’s life.
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.
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)
*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.
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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