Company Description
Spears Animal Hospital is a well-established, progressive, fast paced 3 doctor general/small animal practice located just south of the city limits of Carbondale, Illinois, minutes away from Southern Illinois University campus. We emphasize client communication and compassionate care for our patients and their owners. We offer many services to provide the best comprehensive care to our patients including Wellness Services, Preventative Care, Urgent Care, General & Internal/External Medicine, Digital Full Body and Dental X-Ray, Full In-House Laboratory, In-House Pharmacy, Medical and/or Vacation Boarding, & more.

As for the perks of Carbondale, it is a unique and truly rare treasure in Illinois. Carbondale has become known as the “Eclipse Crossroads of America”, hosting its first total eclipse August 21, 2017, and hosting its future total eclipse on August 8, 2024. The proximity to schools and local businesses allows for an easy and quick commute. The area’s small-town values and many public and private schools, with Unity Point and Giant City grade schools topping the list, make it an ideal place to raise a family! It is also home to Southern Illinois University, home of the Salukis, which brings its many cultural and athletic activities to our area. Popular activities in the area include hiking, fishing, boating, waterskiing, and swimming. It is a nature wonderland, with Giant City State Park and Shawnee National Forest’s miles of hiking trails, lakes, and waterways just a hop and a skip away. The Shawnee Hills Wine Trail boasts 12 vineyards in scenic settings, with many bed & breakfasts and cabin accommodations to choose from. We have a thriving small theatre community as well, both at the university and community level. Carbondale’s population is an eclectic mix of people that are warm, friendly, and laid-back, adding yet more to the charm of Carbondale. Carbondale is truly a wonderful place to live, with the ability to truly enjoy a healthy work-life balance.

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Job duties include, but are not limited to:

Maintain the visual appeal or the hospital reception area, greet and welcome clients and patients, answer questions and triage client concerns, answer calls or emails and direct to the appropriate party for resolution, schedule appointments to maximize efficiency and daily flow, check in and check out clients and process payments. Our receptionists offer friendly emotional support in a compassionate and discreet manner during times of need to our clients and must be comfortable with various medical outcomes.

Must be able to withstand unpleasant odors and noises. May be exposed to bites, scratches, animal waste and potentially contagious diseases.

Whether you’re looking to just be a master of your role or trying to grow into that next career move, you’ll have opportunities through a variety of virtual and hands on, interactive training and continuing development.


Shifts: Wednesday: 7:45 AM-11:30 AM Saturday: 8:45 AM-12:30 PM

We’re looking for:

Experienced Receptionist with a minimum of 1-year veterinary experience preferred
Compassionate, Calm, Team Player, Multi-Tasker and Strong Communicator
Highly organized and possess computer skills
Self-starter with the desire to continue to advance your knowledge and skillset.

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.


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:

Experienced Receptionist with a minimum of 1-year veterinary experience preferred
Compassionate, Calm, Team Player, Multi-Tasker and Strong Communicator
Highly organized and possess computer skills
Self-starter with the desire to continue to advance your knowledge and skillset.

Required Education Level : None