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Careers

Looking for a career in animal health care? Then look no further, here at Harbor Animal Hospital we are always looking for skilled individuals with a passion for animal healthcare to add to our amazing team. Below you will find job descriptions and a link to our employee application. If you are interested please fill out the application and bring it to our office with a copy of your resume and cover letter. We look forward to meeting with you!

Veterinary Technician:


A veterinary technician provides animal care by determining animal requirements; conducting examinations and diagnostic procedures; assisting during operations; feeding and caring for animals; maintaining supplies and equipment; maintaining records.

 

Job Duties:
  • Determines animal requirements by conducting examinations and interviews; reviewing care plans and records; completing laboratory tests and studies, and diagnostic imaging.
  • Cares for animals by taking vital signs; collecting samples; administering medications, drugs, and vaccines; bandaging and wrapping wounds; performing hydrotherapy, physical and inhalation therapies.
  • Supports animal examinations by assembling required supplies and instruments; securing and bringing animals to examination room; restraining animals; providing assistance as directed; explaining animal’s status to owner.
  • Supports operations by assembling required supplies and instruments; setting-up surgery table instruments; restraining animals; completing local/regional anesthesia; operating and monitoring anesthetic machines; hooking-up ECG monitors; preparing surgical site; placing catheters; obtaining blood gases; cleaning-up post-surgical site; maintaining sterile conditions; obtaining and verifying medications.
  • Maintains animals by feeding and watering animals; cleaning animals’ rooms, cages, and equipment; changing cages; observing for clinical signs of disease.
  • Maintains safe, secure, healthy and humane environment by sterilizing and wrapping instruments; sanitizing and disinfecting holding and operating areas; storing sterile supplies; verifying shelf life; following standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.
  • Maintains animal records by documenting animal conditions, reactions, and changes; updating database.
  • Maintains equipment by following operating instructions; troubleshooting
    breakdowns; maintaining equipment supplies; performing preventive
    maintenance; calling for repairs.
  • Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional journals.
Skills and Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of Animal Behavior, Animal Husbandry
  • Documentation Skills
  • Analyzing Information
  • Clinical Skills
  • Creating a Safe Sterile Environment
  • Performing Diagnostic Procedures
  • Use of Medical Technologies
  • Attention to Detail
CVT Certification preferred

Receptionist:

The Veterinary Receptionist’s primary duty is interacting with the clients and coordinating communication between doctors, hospital staff, and clients. The receptionist is the first impression a current or potential client sees or hears, and that comes with certain responsibilities. At all times, reception must maintain a warm, yet professional appearance and demeanor. Responsible for reception duties, client relations, and administrative duties. Responsibilities include answering the telephone, scheduling appointments, setting up new clients and patients, preparing and maintaining medical records, mailings, computer operation, financial transactions, and front office area maintenance. The receptionist will assume the responsibility for acquiring the medical and legal information necessary for hospital services.

 

Specific Duties:
  • Provide professional and pleasant customer service
  • Maintain a professional appearance
  • Attend to client and pet needs
  • Identify and interact compassionately with clients in various emotional states
  • Work patiently with distressed, frustrated, or disgruntled clients
  • Proficient in all hospital protocols
  • Efficient and effective, ability to multi-task
  • Act as liaison between client and hospital staff
  • Answer incoming phone calls and direct appropriately
  • Schedule appointments and schedule procedures
  • Check clients in and out
  • Monitor schedule and flow
  • Client appointment reminder calls
  • Managing record needs and requests between other hospitals and specialty practices
  • Understand vaccinations, basic lab tests, common diseases, and pet behavior
  • Cleaning of reception area and other hospital areas as needed: take out trash/recycling/kitchen
  • Process payment transactions
  • Maintain proper documentation in the electronic medical records (Cornerstone)
  • Relay appropriate information to/from clients, doctors and management
  • Computer skills: Able to use Windows based computer systems, Cornerstone knowledge preferred
  • Other duties as assigned by management

     

Skills and Qualifications:
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Compassionate, positive, pleasant demeanor
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Ability to Multitask
  • Punctuality is expected
  • Cornerstone experience preferred
     

Kennel/Boarding Attendant:

As part of the Kennel team, you will be responsible for supervising and monitoring both day and night boarding animals. Much of the job involves monitoring play while being aware of various play styles and ensuring that all animals are safe, stress-free, and having fun.
You will also be expected to keep a clean environment for the animals. Our #1 priority is safety, and the Kennel team plays an integral role in keeping everyone free from harm. You will be expected to recognize a potential problem before it escalates, and to know how to quickly and carefully redirect any situation. You will be expected to involve yourself without hesitation to ensure the safety of the animals and staff. Cleaning the Kennel environment is an ongoing task. This includes cleaning of floors, kennel runs, laundry, food and water bowls as well as carriers, leashes and brushes. This position requires constant hands-on cleaning of the Kennel environment.

 

Specific Duties:
  • Supervision and monitoring of day and night boarding animals
  • Clean and maintain Kennel and animal living areas
  • Clean other Kennel spaces on a consistent basis: take out garbage, wash dishes, launder bedding, wash windows.
  • Wash food and water bowls and store properly
  • Provide food and water following approved feeding protocols
  • Help with check in and check out of kennel animals
  • Follow proper safety measures and procedures when using chemicals and cleaning supplies
  • Assist other Harbor employees and clients in a cheerful, professional, and respectful manner
  • Wash, dry, and fold laundry
  • Inform technicians/doctors of any health issues of any day and night boarding animals
  • Responsible for all other duties assigned by management

     

Skills and Qualifications:

 

  • Able to handle large animals (up to 120lbs)
  • Able to lift and carry up to 40lbs 
  • Able to stand for long periods of time
  • Enjoy working with dogs, cats, and various other animals
  • Able to humanely and safely handle animals under various circumstances
  • Must be punctual, reliable, and responsible
If you are interesting in joining our outstanding team of veterinary professionals, please fill out this application and drop it off at our office.