Veterinary Jobs in Metairie, LA

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About Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital of Louisiana:

Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital of Louisiana, formally West Esplanade Veterinary Clinic, is Louisiana’s only veterinarian that provides care exclusively to avian and exotic pets. From parrots to rabbits and ferrets to a wide variety of reptiles, as well as a multitude of small mammal exotic pets, we welcome them all to our practice! Located in Metairie, LA, we proudly service the Greater New Orleans metropolitan area as well as South Louisiana and the Mississippi Coast.

Actively Hiring:

Veterinary Assistants and Technicians

About our Clinic:
Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital of Louisiana is a very busy exotics only veterinary hospital. Our veterinary assistants and technicians are an integral part of our mission to provide the highest quality of veterinary medical services and compassion to the animals under our care while communicating with our clientele regarding up to date exotic animal pet care recommendations.

A key role of the our veterinary assistants and technicians is assisting our veterinarians, caring for patients, and communicating with our support staff and clients in regards to the health and well being of the beloved pets under our care. If you like to help animals while seeing something new and interesting each day in a fast paced, exciting environment, then we would love to meet you!

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the veterinarian during exams, diagnostics, and surgical procedures.
  • Maintaining accurate medical records.
  • Administering medications prescribed by veterinarian.
  • Cleaning cages, equipment, and rooms.
  • Feeding and cleaning animals under our care.
  • Observing animals health condition and communicating with the veterinarian.
  • Communicate with support staff and clients about health of pets.

Requirements:

  • Previous experience doing lab work, radiographs, sedation, etc. in a veterinary setting is preferred. One year or more experience in a veterinary clinic is preferred.
  • Knowledge of exotics a plus but not necessary.
  • High school diploma.
  • Must be a team player and work well with staff and clients.
  • Ability to prioritize in accordance with hospital procedures.
  • Ability to communicate, follow instructions, and multitask effectively.
  • The position requires working weekdays, some weekends, occasional overtime and holidays.

Staff arrive earlier than opening hours to complete morning treatments. Staff does not leave at the end of closing. Depending on the day, you should not expect to leave until about an hour or more after closing. Sundays are closed but you are required to come in the morning and evening to take care of the animals that are in hospital.

Hours of operation are M-F, 8:30am -5pm, Saturday, 8am-Noon.

Interviews are by appointment only.
Please apply using the form below and upload your resume.

COVID-19 considerations:
We are operating under hybrid curbside restrictions. Option for staff to wear masks, waiting room is closed, and a certain amount of clients are allowed in rooms.

Kennel Technician

About our Clinic:
Avian & Exotic Animal Hospital of Louisiana is a very busy exotics-only veterinary hospital. Our Kennel technicians are an integral part of our mission to provide the highest quality of veterinary medical services and compassion to the animals under our care while communicating with our clientele regarding up to date exotic animal pet care recommendations.

A key role of the our kennel technicians is assisting our veterinarians, caring for patients, cleaning facilities, and communicating with our support staff and clients in regards to the health and well being of the beloved pets under our care. If you like to help animals while seeing something new and interesting each day in a fast paced, exciting environment, then we would love to meet you!

Responsibilities:

  • Providing food and water at appropriate times for the animals under your care.
  • Cleaning kennels, cages, and facilities.
  • Maintaining accurate medical records.
  • Mopping, sweeping, and disposing of clinic trash.
  • Cleaning  dishes and laundry for the facility,
  • Cleaning clinic bathrooms.
  • Sorting and shredding of paper to be used in animal cages.
  • Observing animals health condition and communicating with the veterinarian.
  • Communicate with support staff and clients about health of pets.
  • Interacting with clients when dropping off or picking up pets from boarding.

Requirements:

  • Previous experience in a veterinary setting is preferred. One year or more experience in a veterinary clinic is preferred.
  • Knowledge of exotics a plus but not necessary.
  • High school diploma.
  • Must be a team player and work well with staff and clients.
  • Ability to prioritize in accordance with hospital procedures.
  • Ability to communicate, follow instructions, and multitask effectively.
  • The position requires working weekdays, some weekends, occasional overtime and holidays.

Staff arrive earlier then opening hours to complete morning duties.. Staff does not leave at the end of closing. Depending on the day, you should not expect to leave until about an hour or more after closing. Sundays are closed but you are required to come in the morning to take care of the animals that are in hospital.

Hours of operation are M-F, 8:30am -5pm, Saturday, 8am-Noon.

Interviews are by appointment only.
Please apply using the form below and upload your resume.

COVID-19 considerations:
We are operating under hybrid curbside restrictions. It is optional for staff to  wear masks, waiting room is closed, and a certain amount of clients are allowed in rooms.

Not Actively Hiring But Always Accepting Applications:

Receptionist

Busy exotics-only veterinary hospital is seeking a PART/FULL TIME RECEPTIONIST.

Knowledge of veterinary medicine and Avimark software a plus, but not required.

Must work well with the public and be a team member. We are looking for a fast learner, polite and outgoing, and willing to work.

The work week is approximately 25-35 hours a week and requires working some Saturday shifts and filling in for the other receptionists during their vacation or other PTO.

Our hours are M-F, 8am-5pm and Saturday's 8am-Noon. Staff is expected to arrive by 7:45am M-F and 7:30am on Saturday. The end of the shift times are approximate, but are M-F 6pm and 1pm on Saturday. There are days that you may need to stay later, depending on emergencies that have come in to the hospital.

Please apply using the form below and upload your resume.

Our address is 3635 N. I-10 Service Rd., W., Metairie, LA 70002

Benefits:

  • Employee discount
  • Paid time off

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Metairie, LA 70002: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Experience:

  • Veterinary experience: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Customer service: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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