Las Vegas, NV Veterinary Careers

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Blue Diamond Animal Hospital Veterinary Careers

If you strive to be part of a practice that emphasizes the wellbeing and personal development of team members, and you desire to make a difference in the lives of pets, pet parents, and members of the veterinary profession, we would like to talk to you!

Open Positions

Licensed Veterinary Technician
Reporting Structure

The Licensed Veterinary Technician is under the direct guidance and supervision of the Veterinary Technician Supervisor, Office Manager, DVM, and Practice Manager, who will indicate general assignments, limitations, and priorities. Recurring assignments are performed independently. Deviations or unfamiliar situations are referred to the supervisor. Completed work is reviewed for technical accuracy and compliance with established procedures.

Job Overview

The Licensed Veterinary Technician assists the doctors to the fullest possible extent 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 Blue Diamond Animal Hospital. The Licensed Veterinary Technician assists with 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.

Essential Functions

  • Receive, handle and treat patients with skill, compassion, and care, including monitoring during anesthesia, administering fluids, assisting in diagnosing, surgery, and specialized nursing care.
  • Input data into computer software system/patients file
  • Ability to observe the animal’s appearance and activity for general physical condition, obvious signs of illness, disease, and discontent.
  • Maintain inventory of pharmaceuticals, equipment, and supplies.
  • Placement of IV catheters of various veins
  • Induction of anesthesia/endotracheal intubation
  • Basic knowledge of calculations
  • Perform professional dental cleanings/ dental radiographs
  • Perform all activities allowed by Nevada Veterinary Board, with the exception of inducing anesthesia, intubation, performing euthanasia, cystocentesis, and tooth extractions.
  • Help the doctor treat patients; assist in medical or surgical procedures such as irrigating wounds, medication, cleansing wounds, and bandaging. Perform the full range of “tableside” assistance to the practitioners.
  • Perform in-clinic dewormings; record patient weights, temperatures, and respiration rates; record observations on patient status such as nature and amount of vomitus, bowel movements, and urinations+/- blood. Perform ear cleanings and plucking and dental cleanings for dogs and cats. Monitor and record the vital signs of all patients.
  • Admit and discharge patients on the doctor’s orders, being especially careful to ensure that patients being discharged are in a medically appropriate state, well-groomed, and looking better than on arrival.
  • Answer client questions one-on-one on various aspects of animal care and information on medical discharge sheets.
  • Pass on information/advice from the practitioners; explain dosage/purpose of medications; reinforce through discussion the proper care and procedures that should be followed at home.
  • Call back/follow-up with clients concerning certain patients; direct clients to the CSR to schedule additional visits when discharge instructions indicate.
  • Help doctor administer anesthetics using aseptic technique, prepare patients for surgery; monitor patients during surgery and recovery; assist in surgery; administer fluids; perform support therapy to patients in surgery and post-op; remove and ready next patient.
  • Properly clean, pack, and autoclave all surgical materials after they are used. Keep the operating room properly stocked and prepared for surgery.
  • Perform clinical laboratory procedures such as heartworm checks, skin scrapings, urinalysis, fungal cultures, draw blood for laboratory analysis. Prepare samples for shipment to the laboratory and prepare laboratory forms.
  • Perform other in-house tests such as parvovirus tests and immunoglobin transfer tests, and feline leukemia virus tests.
  • Prepare for office hours by stocking drawers in exam rooms and treatment areas, setting up syringes and supplies, and assuring that drugs and equipment are ready.
  • Provide restraint of pets for examination and treatment by a veterinarian.
  • Prepare medications for both outpatients and inpatients.
  • Be familiar with charges and prepare estimates for clients. Be familiar with the record-keeping process and be able to enter charges for hospitalized cases and reconcile fee slips, flow sheets, and medical records.
  • Take and process all radiographs, following all safety and OSHA regulations. Complete OSHA and radiology training yearly.
  • Assist veterinary assistants in keeping patients clean and dry at all times.
  • Assist the customer services representatives when necessary.

    Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

    • Full Time preferred
    • Part-Time (to be discussed with Manager)
    • 8-hour – 10-hour Shifts; Monday – Sunday
    • Weekends may be required
    • Most Holidays required

      Education and Experience

      • High School Diploma or equivalent
      • Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) degree
      • State Licensed Veterinary Technician license
      • Previous veterinary experience preferred

      Blue Diamond Animal Hospital Core Values

      Our team agrees and believes in Wisdom, Empathy, Connecting, Attitude, Reliability, Eager to create a work environment that energizes team members to create value on behalf of our clients and patients. We would like these core values to reflect everyone that is part of the Blue Diamond family!

      W – Wisdom
      E – Empathy
      C – Connecting
      A – Attitude
      R – Reliability
      E – Eager

      Our Mission

      Encouraging and engaging experience with owners as they are provided with the highest standard of veterinary medicine from people that care.

      Pay Rate

      $25 – $26

Veterinary Technician in Training

Reporting Structure

The Veterinary Technician in Training is under the direct guidance and supervision of the Licensed Veterinary Technician Supervisor, Veterinarians, Office Manager, Practice Manager, and Front end Supervisor, who will indicate general assignments, limitations, and priorities. Recurring assignments are performed independently. Deviations or unfamiliar situations are referred to the Licensed Technician on duty, Veterinarian, or supervisor. Completed work is reviewed for technical accuracy and compliance with established procedures.

Job Overview

The Veterinary Technician in Training assists the doctors to the fullest possible extent 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 Blue Diamond Animal Hospital. The Veterinary Technician in Training 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.

Essential Functions

  • Receive, handle and treat patients with skill, compassion, and care, including monitoring during anesthesia, administering fluids, assisting in diagnosing, surgery, and specialized nursing care.
  • Input data into computer software system/patients file
  • Ability to observe the animal’s appearance and activity for general physical condition, obvious signs of illness, disease, and discontent.
  • Maintain inventory of pharmaceuticals, equipment, and supplies.
  • Placement of IV catheters of various veins
  • Perform blood draws of various veins
  • Induction of anesthesia/endotracheal intubation
  • Basic knowledge of calculations
  • In addition to veterinary assistant duties

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

  • Full Time preferred
  • Part-Time (to be discussed with Manager)
  • 8-hour shifts or 10-hour shifts Monday – Sunday
  • Weekends may be required
  • Most Holidays required

Blue Diamond Animal Hospital Core Values

Our team agrees and believes in Wisdom, Empathy, Connecting, Attitude, Reliability, Eager to create a work environment that energizes team members to create value on behalf of our clients and patients. We would like these core values to reflect everyone that is part of the Blue Diamond family!

W – Wisdom
E – Empathy
C – Connecting
A – Attitude
R – Reliability
E – Eager

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Veterinary Technician License for the State of Nevada
  • Previous veterinary experience preferred

Pay Rate

$18 – $21

Overnight Veterinary Assistant
Overnight VA Objectives

The Overnight Assistant works under the direct supervision of the Practice Manager, Office Manager, Veterinary Technician Supervisors, and Overnight VA Champion. This job includes keeping an eye on our patients/boarders overnight, cleaning up after our patients, and administering medications. Must be comfortable with giving injections, administering oral medications, restraining animals, meeting the nursing needs of hospitalized patients, and performing various housekeeping duties for hospital maintenance. Overnight employees are expected to clean and stock the hospital, ensuring the most efficient flow for the day shifts. This position assumes a wide variety of responsibilities and plays a vital role in the consistent care of our patients.

Essential Job Functions

  • Monitoring all hospitalized patients throughout the night, consulting with the doctor on patient status.
  • You will be responsible for feeding, bathing, laundry, cleaning kennels, and giving medications.
  • Preparing and administering medications (oral and injectable) and completing specific treatments for each patient as directed.
  • Able to bend, lift, and kneel multiple times for extended periods of time.
  • Work with fecal matter, urine, blood, and cleaning chemicals.
  • Ensure the cleanliness of the Treatment, Exam rooms, Kennel, and Reception areas according to hospital standards.
  • Hospitalized monitoring includes: charting, monitoring fluid pumps, feeding, and medication and injection administration.
  • Restraining patients efficiently and safely when alone.
  • Provide compassionate patient care, including keeping patients clean, dry, and comfortable.
  • Housekeeping duties include but are not limited to: sweeping, mopping, laundry, disposing of trash, sanitizing, cleaning cages, and restocking.
  • Help keep all parts of the hospital properly stocked and prepared.
  • Making and preparing packs.
  • Properly cleans, packs, and autoclaves all used surgical materials.
  • Alerts the veterinarian to changes in patients’ condition.
  • Recognizes patients with a contagious disease and follows applicable procedures.
  • Properly handles fractious and fearful animals.
  • Maintains and uses an appropriate level of veterinary medical knowledge. Takes advantage of in-house educational materials.
  • Knowledge of spelling and meaning of commonly used veterinary medical terminology and procedures.
  • Ability to complete assigned tasks
  • Demonstrate the ability to show empathy, respect, and compassion to patients.
  • Ability to stay on task and work energetically for the entire shift, sometimes exceeding 10 hours per day.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned

Work Environment

While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to hazards associated with aggressive pets; 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.

Work is normally performed inside; some outside work is required.

Follow federal and state animal health laws and regulations, including OSHA and DEA.

Job Requirements

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Physically fit and agile
  • Capacity to lift 50 pounds
  • A passion for animal welfare
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Understand basic computer skills
  • Ability to work effectively with coworkers, clients, and patients
  • Communicate effectively with all managers and leads

Blue Diamond Animal Hospital Core Values

Our team agrees and believes in Wisdom, Empathy, Connecting, Attitude, Reliability, Eager to create a work environment that energizes team members to create value on behalf of our clients and patients. We would like these core values to reflect everyone that is part of the Blue Diamond family!

W – Wisdom
E – Empathy
C – Connecting
A – Attitude
R – Reliability
E – Eager

Benefits

  • Health benefits are offered to full-time employees only after 60 days of employment.
  • 1-week paid vacation after one year of continuous service.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

  • Full-time
  • Monday – Sunday; 10-hour shifts
  • 2-hour breaks
  • Weekend shift required
  • Holidays required

Pay Rate

$13.11 – $14

Veterinary Assistant
Job Description

The Veterinary Assistant assists the veterinarians and technicians 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 Blue Diamond Animal Hospital. The Veterinary Assistant uses initiative in carrying out recurring assignments independently without specific instructions but refers to deviations, problems, and unfamiliar situations not covered by instructions to the practitioner for decision help. The practitioners assure that the finished work and methods used are technically accurate and in compliance with instructions or established procedures.

Veterinary Assistant Duties & Responsibilities

  • Review medical records and notes made by the admission receptionist in order to discern the nature of the visit and any tests or procedures that may be needed.
  • Monitor patients’ vital signs, use proper restraint techniques, and X-Ray assistance.
  • Clean and wrap surgical packs.
  • Housekeeping duties include, but are not limited to: sweeping, mopping, laundry, disposing of trash and restocking.
  • Scan and attach patient info to patient files.
  • Assist receptionists with answering phones and scheduling appointments when needed.
  • Provide outstanding customer service
  • Be on time and stay late when needed
  • Look and act professionally as a representative of the hospital
  • Work well under pressure, especially in emergency situations
  • Assist with intubation of patients
  • Train and mentor other staff who have less experience
  • Able to bend, lift, and kneel for extended periods of time
  • Work with fecal matter, urine, blood, and cleaning chemicals
  • Complete medical paperwork appropriately
  • Be able to communicate effectively with clients in person and over the telephone
  • Administer medication to patients
  • Understand how to prep patients for surgery
  • Ability to use a stethoscope

Work Environment

While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to hazards associated with aggressive pets; 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.

Work is normally performed inside; some outside work is required.

Follow federal and state animal health laws and regulations, including OSHA and DEA.

Qualifications

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Veterinary work experience preferred.
  • Capacity to lift 50 pounds
  • A passion for animal welfare
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Understand basic computer skills
  • Ability to work well with coworkers, clients, and patients

Blue Diamond Animal Hospital Core Values

Our team agrees and believes in Wisdom, Empathy, Connecting, Attitude, Reliability, Eager to create a work environment that energizes team members to create value on behalf of our clients and patients. We would like these core values to reflect everyone that is part of the Blue Diamond family!

W – Wisdom
E – Empathy
C – Connecting
A – Attitude
R – Reliability
E – Eager

Our Mission

Encouraging and engaging experience with owners as they are provided with the highest standard of veterinary medicine from people that care.

Benefits

  • Health benefits are offered to full-time employees only after 60 days of employment.
  • 1-week paid vacation after one year of continuous service.

Pay Rate

Starting rate is $13 per hour.

Receptionist
Receptionist Objectives

The Veterinary Receptionist’s primary duty is to interact with clients and coordinate communication between doctors, assistants, and clients. You would work under the direct supervision of the Front End Supervisor, Office Manager, Receptionist Supervisor, and/or Veterinary Practice Manager, who will indicate general assignments, limitations, and priorities. The Veterinary Receptionist will greet and welcome all clients and patients in a friendly and professional manner. Receptionists will assume the responsibilities for acquiring the medical and legal information necessary for the performance of their duties.

Essential Job Functions

  • Following all policies and procedures as well as working effectively, efficiently, and in accordance with the company’s policies.
  • Maintaining a friendly demeanor and providing good and professional customer service while assisting the public.
  • Maintain a professional appearance
  • Greet patients and clients in a professional, ethical, and friendly manner at all times, no matter the emotional state.
  • Work patiently with distressed, frustrated, or disgruntled clients.
  • Provide top-notch customer service.
  • Able to use Google-based computer systems, docs, sheets, email, web search, and other skills needed to effectively use the practice management software program.
  • Register clients in the practice management system or enter the information given verbally and/ or through registration forms.
  • Setup new client records
  • Enter all data into the computer for clients; scan faxes, paper forms, etc., into the computer.
  • Maintain proper documentation in the electronic medical records
  • Managing record requests between other hospitals and specialty practices.
  • Relay appropriate information to/from clients to doctors and/or management.
  • Assist clients as necessary to make their visits easier.
  • Escort clients and patients into exam rooms.
  • Answer incoming calls, redirect them, and/or keep messages.
  • Client callbacks in a timely manner
  • Client education
  • Understand vaccinations, basic lab tests, common diseases, and pet behavior.
  • Verify medication refills
  • Serve as an initial source of information to clients.
  • Being attentive to clients’ and pets’ needs.
  • Rush patients to the back for emergencies.
  • Monitor client flows from check-in to discharge.
  • Monitor schedule and flow.
  • Schedule appointments and schedule procedures.
  • Confirm surgery procedures via phone the day prior
  • Check-in clients
  • Discharge patients
  • Collect money and/or process insurance claims.
  • Process payment transactions
  • Perform end-of-day closeout
  • Print prescription labels/call clients when ready.
  • Receive letters, packages, etc., and distribute them correctly
  • Assist in cleaning the hospital, including but not limited to keeping the reception desk area and lobby clean and sanitary, taking out the trash and recycling, and cleaning floors, front restroom, and exam rooms.
  • Help Veterinarians or other staff members accomplish other tasks to make the hospital run smoothly
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Other job-related duties as assigned

Work Environment

While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to hazards associated with aggressive pets; 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.

Work is normally performed inside; some outside work is required.

Follow federal and state animal health laws and regulations, including OSHA and D.E.A.

Job Requirements

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Capacity to lift 30 pounds
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well verbally and written. Basic math, writing, computer skills
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Demonstrate ability to multitask, work well under pressure, and complete tasks with a sense of urgency
  • Ability to work well with coworkers, clients, and patients

Blue Diamond Animal Hospital Core Values

Our team agrees and believes in Wisdom, Empathy, Connecting, Attitude, Reliability, Eager to create a work environment that energizes team members to create value on behalf of our clients and patients. We would like these core values to reflect everyone that is part of the Blue Diamond family!

W – Wisdom
E – Empathy
C – Connecting
A – Attitude
R – Reliability
E – Eager

Benefits

  • Health benefits are offered to full-time employees only after 60 days of employment.
  • 1-week paid vacation after one year of continuous service.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

  • Full-time or Part-time
  • Monday – Sunday; 10-hour shifts
  • Weekend shift required
  • Holidays required

Pay Rate

$14-$15

Animal Caretaker

Job Description

The Kennel Assistant works under the direct supervision of the Kennel Supervisor on duty, who will indicate general assignments and priorities. The Kennel Assistant provides care and basic needs to animals that are being groomed, boarded, or are patients of Blue Diamond Animal Hospital. Kennel Assistants have the opportunity to assist veterinary assistants when their primary duties have been completed. This is a great opportunity to learn more about veterinary assistant duties in hopes of transitioning to veterinary assistant.

Essential Job Functions

  • Following all policies and procedures as well as working effectively, efficiently, and in accordance with the company’s policies.
  • Providing a healthy, safe, clean, and pleasant environment and facilities for the animals and the public.
  • Maintaining a friendly demeanor and providing good and professional customer service while assisting the public.
  • Exhibit a technical knowledge of products and services.
  • Demonstrate the ability to explain and educate clients on products and services with the ability to answer their questions.
  • Feeding and providing water for the animals. Including providing special diets as needed.
  • Walking animals daily, multiple times per day. Per hospital policy and owner request.
  • Exercise/walk borders in a safe manner at all times.
  • Collect any samples requested by the doctor or technicians.
  • Report signs of illness, disease, injury, or unusual activity to the animal’s health technicians/veterinarians.
  • Completing baths and grooming for animals in the hospital.
  • Daily, thorough cleaning of all animals.
  • Discharge and admit patients at the request of receptionists, practitioners and veterinary assistants, and technicians. Ensure that patients/borders are clean and fresh smelling prior to discharge. Stocking supplies in the hospital as needed.
  • Clean, disinfect and maintain kennels, cages, runs, food/water bowls, and litter boxes as often as is necessary to ensure no cages or kennels are soiled, and odors are not apparent. Performs general cleaning in other areas of the hospital to control the spread of disease.
  • Janitorial duties include laundry, dishes, washing windows, cleaning general clinic grounds, cleaning cages, lunch areas, treatment areas, outdoor pet walking areas, and sweeping/mopping public areas of the hospital.
  • Treating all animals humanely, properly, and with compassion at all times, regardless of the situation or circumstance.
  • Humanely restrain animals for vaccinations, examinations, the performance of medical treatments, and euthanasia as needed. Ensure that cages and patients are properly numbered and identified, and the personal property is stored in the proper area and identified. (Toys, treats, blankets, leashes)
  • Record information such as feeding schedules, appearance, and behavior of patients that are boarded.
  • Entering animal information in the computer system.
  • Working courteously and cooperatively with other staff members.
  • Attending and partaking in department/hospital meetings.
  • Following organizational dress code and reporting to work in professional personal appearance, including the wearing of neat and clean scrubs.
  • Filling in for other areas and performing other tasks/functions as needed, including helping throughout the clinic.
  • Assisting the team members or kennel supervisor with additional tasks as needed.

Work Environment

While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to hazards associated with aggressive pets; 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.

Work is normally performed inside; some outside work is required.

Follow federal and state animal health laws and regulations, including OSHA and DEA.

Job Requirements

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Physically fit and agile
  • Capacity to lift 50 pounds
  • A passion for animal welfare
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Understand basic computer skills
  • Ability to work well with coworkers, clients, and patients

Blue Diamond Animal Hospital Core Values

Our team agrees and believes in Wisdom, Empathy, Connecting, Attitude, Reliability, Eager to create a work environment that energizes team members to create value on behalf of our clients and patients. We would like these core values to reflect everyone that is part of the Blue Diamond family!

W – Wisdom
E – Empathy
C – Connecting
A – Attitude
R – Reliability
E – Eager

Our Mission

Encouraging and engaging experience with owners as they are provided with the highest standard of veterinary medicine from people that care.

Benefits

  • Health benefits are offered to full-time employees only after 60 days of employment.
  • 1-week paid vacation after one year of continuous service.

Pay Rate

$12-$12.50 per hour

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