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Waller Equine Hospital 

Position: Waller Equine Hospital has a full time technician/assistant swing shift job opening. We are located in Waller, TX northwest of Houston. We have small town living with the convenience of the big city within 30 minutes. The practice employs 25 staff members including, two equine surgeons, three general practitioners, and three LVT’s. The equine facilities include a 20 stall barn, equine isolation unit, 12 paddocks, and 2 pastures. The technician/assistant we will employ will be self-motivated, team player, detail oriented, with a willingness to learn new tasks. Responsibilities will include receiving emergencys, patient monitoring, patient care, intravenous injections, fluid therapy, cleaning the surgery suite/recovery stalls/exam with a power washer, cleaning the front office, and instrument sterilization.
The position offers an opportunity with diagnostic equipment such as digital radiography, video endoscopy, blood gas analysis, complete blood cell counts, biochemical profiles, etc. Benefits will include 401k, paid continuing education (if you are licensed), 10 days paid vacation, 6 days sick leave, group health insurance plan, and competitive wages based on experience.
Shift: The shift will be rotating with 5 other technicians/assistants through a 1p-1a shift as well as a 5p-5a shift. Each technician/assistant works 3 – 12 hour shifts per week. The technician/assistant works 2 weekends out of 5.
Requirements: Applicant must be over 18 years old. Horse handling skills are required. Previous veterinary experience as well as technician license is not required but a plus. You will be asked to submit to a background check, drivers records check, and drug testing

Contact:  Shauna Knapp 936-931-2900  or www.wallerequine.com 

 

Cat Veterinary Clinic  

Position: We are expanding our team, and looking for Technicians, Tech Assistants, and Client Service Representatives! The Cat Veterinary Clinic is a family owned, feline-only facility in the heart of the Houston Heights. We are a full service veterinary facility, and are open 7 days a week (but NOT 24 hours).

  • Tech Applicants: recent veterinary tech/assistant experience is ABSOLUTELY necessary. 
  • CSR Applicants: experience in a "front of house" position is REQUIRED, some experience in medical client services is HIGHLY preferred. The ideal candidate is able to manage their own time in order to complete daily and weekly tasks, be able to manage multiple modes of communication, and know when to ask for assistance from fellow team members.
  • For all positions, we are looking for the following: ability to be one of many team members with common goals, desire to gain knowledge of progressive feline veterinary care, ability to rotate into weekend shifts, appreciation of snacks and takeout lunches, and an ability to work alongside occasional bad jokes and singing of varying quality.

Contact: Please email cover letter highlighting your availability and prior experience along with resume to info@catvetclinic.com

 

11th Street Veterinary Hospital

Position: in Huntsville, TX is seeking a dedicated, compassionate, career minded, full-time (M-F) LVT.  We are a fast-paced small animal hospital located near Sam Houston State University.  Client education is a focal point of the practice.  We are looking for an individual who wants to be challenged with high quality medicine, enjoys assisting with surgery, and enjoys staff training and staff direction.  The clinic includes Avimark software, digital (DR) x-rays, Idexx in-house lab system, advanced dental procedures, general and orthopedic surgery, ultrasound, and therapeutic laser.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.  We offer health benefits, CE, scrubs, and vacation days. 

Contact: Please contact Barry @ 936-293-8900 or email resume with contact information of three professional references to barry@11thstvet.com

 

Beard Navasota Veterinary Hospital

Position: We are growing and looking to add more veterinary technicians and assistants to our team!

Beard Navasota Veterinary Hospital is a busy mixed animal practice that focuses on excellent customer service and quality veterinary medicine.  The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills both oral and written and is able to handle multiple unrelated tasks simultaneously while working in a busy environment.  Excellent client communication skills and a commitment to outstanding client service are essential. 

Our technicians are responsible for many aspects of patient wellness and client education.  They are routinely entrusted with patient assessments, anesthesia, wellness procedures, and treatments.  Applicants must be detail-oriented, able to make good decisions, respond quickly and calmly to crises, and maintain high standards of patient care.

Contact:  Please send your resume to:beardnavasota@gmail.com attention Wendi Gibson, Practice Manager, or see our job postings on Indeed.com.

 

Valley Veterinary Care, LLC of Texas

Position:  We have mulitple postitions available at a variety of clinics in our organization 

Claws & Paws Veterinary Hospital (Pearland)  GP with urgent care, 3 doctors

Ramsgate Animal Hospital (Waco)  GP , 2 doctors

Waco Animal Emergency Clinic (Waco)  Emergency, 1 doctor per shift

After Hours Veterinary Services Killeen (Killeen)   Emergency, 1 doctor per shift

Animal Emergency Center of Temple/Belton (Temple)   Emergency, 1 doctor per shift

We offer competitive pay with Insurance, 401K, paid holidays, a yearly scrub allowance, annual ce allowance, personal pet discounts.

Contact:  Pamela Kerns  713-446-9592

 

Bridgeway Animal Clinic, Lakeway Animal Medical & Surgical Clinic, Western Hills Animal Medical & Surgical Clinic, Treaschwig Veterinary Clinic

Position:  We have mulitple postitions available at a variety of clinics 

Contact:  Courtney Kaaz Courtney.kaaz@lakeconroevet.com 

Treaschwig Veterinary Clinic- LaNay Hall lanay.hall@lakeconroevet.com

 

Banfield Pet Hospital 

Position:  At Banfield, they're unique in their ability to offer not just world-class health care to pets, but also meaningful life-long careers to their associates. This includes some amazing perks like personal health, savings, and wellness benefits, performance development plans, relevant learning opportunities, networking events, and so much more!

Here are two roles they're looking to fill ASAP:

Veterinary Technician
-Who: graduate with a Veterinary Technician Certification or Licensure (CVT, RVT, LVT, or LVMT)
-What: support veterinarians to ensure quality veterinary care, advocate for pets, and educate clients
-Desired skills: those who thrive on delivering outstanding client and pet experiences

Veterinary Assistant
-Who: current students or graduates who want to put their love of pets into action
-What: provides professional, efficient and exceptional service at all times, making sure that clients and pets are comfortable in the hospital
-Desired skills: action oriented, customer focused, good listener, effective communicator

Contact:  I'd love it if you could share these roles with anyone that you think might be interested. Click here for more details on Banfield Pet Hospital and their other open positions.

 

Laguna Madre Humane Society

Position:  Laguna Madre Humane Society regarding openings we have available for multiple veterinary technician positions. Our fast growing veterinary clinic is in Port Isabel, Texas. We have full time and part time positions available, and experience is a plus! Please let us know if we are able to post this employment opportunity to a "hiring" website of yours or something similar.

Contact:  We can be reached at this email, LMHStoday@gmail.com, and at our office number, 956-266-3140.

 

VCA Lexington Boulevard Animal Hospital

Position:  Make a Difference. Come join the family at VCA Lexington Boulevard Animal Hospital. We are looking for Veterinary Technicians, Veterinary Assistants and Client Service Representatives. 

Contact: email your Resume to Nicole at nicole.silvas@vca.com 

 

Neartown Animal Clinic 

Position: Neartown Animal Clinic is currently seeking veterinary technicians to join our growing practice.  Neartown Animal Clinic is an established ABVP Diplomate-led, AAHA-accredited practice in central Houston, and has been serving the community for over 40 years. We have a loyal upscale clientele, and are committed to providing the highest quality fear-free medical care with empathy and compassion. We have a highly qualified support team and a well-equipped facility. We offer competitive compensation, excellent health care benefits, paid time off and more.

Applicants must be graduates of an AVMA approved Veterinary Technology Program and must obtain their LVT status within two years of employment. The ideal candidate is self-motivated with excellent multi-tasking skills and can contribute to our high standard of patient care and client service. The candidate must have a passion for veterinary medicine, a strong initiative to learn, and the drive to perform at their highest level possible.

Contact:  For inquiries, please contact Dr. Lee at drlee@neartownvet.com 

 

Manor Equine Hospital 

Position:  Manor Equine Hospital seeks a full-time anesthesia/surgery technician to join our well-established, premier equine referral center serving Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Northern Virginia.  We are a dedicated team who has developed a reputation for excellent patient care and superior communication.
The practice provides state of the art surgical treatment for various soft-tissue and orthopedic conditions, advanced diagnostics and treatment of lameness and other conditions; as well as ambulatory services providing preventative medicine, wellness programs, and emergency services to our horse owners in the surrounding area.  Our surgical suite is equipped with adult and foal anesthesia machines/ventilators with sevoflurane and isoflurane, full multi-parameter monitoring (ECG, IBP, NIBP, ETCO2, SpO2, Agent analyzer); in addition, we have two induction/recovery stalls to accommodate our busy caseload.

We are looking for an individual who wants to be a part of our efficient and supportive team and have direct and immediate impact on our patients’ well-being.  The ideal candidate should have the ability to think and act independently, but also be willing to take direction from others.  They should be able to multitask in a busy/fluidic environment, work well in a team setting and communicate in a concise and professional manner with colleagues and clients.  The candidate must have a willingness to continually learn varied and advanced anesthesia practices/protocols and be prepared to perform advanced nursing techniques/skills.

This technician will work closely with the surgeons and our other veterinarians and technicians in managing our surgical patients during their clinical workup, and in the peri-anesthetic and post-operative period.  Responsibilities will include patient prep and imaging, catheter placement, providing sedation and induction and monitoring of anesthesia, monitoring throughout the peri-anesthetic period, daily patient care and treatments, and record keeping.  This person will also assist with anesthesia inventory, equipment maintenance and cleanliness/organization of anesthesia areas.

Eligibility for licensure in Maryland and experience with handling/restraining horses is required. Administering IV/IM injections, placement of IV catheters, administering anesthesia and assessing patient monitoring, intubation, and anesthesia recovery in equine patients is highly desirable, although we are willing to train the right candidate.  A working knowledge of basic pharmacology and physiology, anesthesia equipment, patient monitors, ability to address changes in patient status under anesthesia and during recovery, and calculate drug dosages and rates is also highly preferred.

Contact:  There is no on-call or weekend duty, as this is an elective surgery only referral practice.  We offer competitive wages commensurate with experience and benefits package including CE opportunities. Assistance with relocation is included.  Interested candidates should apply by sending a letter of intent, resume outlining equine veterinary technician and general horse experience, and list of three references to manorequine@gmail.com.

 

Texas A & M College Station, Texas 

Position: The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, a global leader in providing innovative and state-of-the-art veterinary diagnostic services, is looking for an experienced professional to serve as a Histopathology Technician I at the College Station laboratory
As part of the Texas A&M System, TVMDL offers an array of programs to ensure its employees maintain a healthy work/life balance. These programs include health, dental, vision and System paid life insurance with a financial incentive to offset the cost of health benefits.
Other standard benefits include:Generous retirement plans, Employee Assistance Program,Flexible spending accounts, Paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave, Opportunities to earn state compensation time, Wellness Release Program offering paid leave to exercise. 
Additional TVMDL employee programs: Formal career ladder, Continuing education opportunities, A complimentary onsite fitness center with state-of-the art training equipment and showers, Free onsite fitness classes such as yoga, Zumba, and circuit training, Discounted diagnostic testing, veterinary care, and pet supplies, Staff appreciation events throughout the year. 
This position is enrolled in the TVMDL Salary Step Program, guaranteeing two pay increases in the first 18 months of employment for satisfactory performance. 
General Description |
This position serves as a Technician I in the Histopathology Section, a fast paced, high volume laboratory that prepares an average of 330 slides a day for microscopic examination. This is not a research position, but a role that allows employees to become part of a team that works to diagnose diseases, conditions, and abnormalities in both live and deceased livestock, poultry, and companion animals.
Key responsibilities include trimming samples of formalin-fixed animal tissue for automated processing; embedding processed tissues in paraffin; microtoming sections; and staining and coverslipping slides. This role requires performance of routine, repetitive tasks with considerable technical supervision and the ability to troubleshoot routine procedures.
Responsibilities Sample Prep, Sample Cataloging | Retrieve samples, visually analyze samples for quality, order appropriate tests in TVMDL’s computer based laboratory information management system (LIMS). File and/or catalog specimens, slides, paraffin blocks, or other diagnostic material for archival purposes.
Testing | Review submittal forms and interpret test requests/client instructions. Visually analyze samples and record notes on each, indicating observations, measurements, diagrams, and/or descriptions of each tissue. Ensure documentation meets quality assurance requirements.
Trim tissues for automated processing, embed tissues in paraffin, use a microtome to cut thin sections, adhere sections to slides, and prepare slides for staining techniques. May perform special staining techniques. Prepare samples for national and state regulatory disease monitoring programs. Use automated immunohistochemistry staining system for prion specimens.
Client Communication | Communicate with clients via phone or in writing to clarify test requests, discuss basic testing capabilities, and verify sample details or patient history. Ensure confidentiality of correspondence and reports.
Quality Assurance & Safety | Adhere and conform to quality assurance and safety programs and procedures. Assist in identifying incidents of nonconformance and noncompliance. Actively participate in quality assurance and safety programs. Perform trainings and testing within established turnaround times. Responsible for safe handling and disposal of hazardous chemicals when relevant. Successfully complete proficiency tests as assigned.
Supplies, Stock, Inventory, and Equipment | Catalog incoming supplies and stock inventory. Inform management when supply inventory is low, inadequate, or expired. Perform routine lab equipment maintenance such as replacing filters, replacing coverslip film, replacing and adding reagents such as alcohols, xylene, acids, buffers, and dyes in various automated machines, and lubricating microtomes. Maintain clean work areas by removing paraffin buildup, cleaning stainless steel equipment, and recycling empty jars, cardboard boxes, and paper.
Administrative Roles | Complete and file electronic paperwork in a timely manner, including worksheets, forms, accession forms, regulatory forms, quality assurance and safety documentation, equipment maintenance forms, and logbooks. Abide by agency and state records retention and confidentiality requirements.
May perform result entry and assist with routing regulatory paperwork for state and national animal health disease monitoring programs during peak testing.
Teamwork & Cooperation | Work with colleagues in other testing sections and laboratories to coordinate testing for shared samples. Assist in training fellow technicians as needed. Foster laboratory teamwork, cooperation, professional standards, and communications. Participate in cross training with fellow technicians. Provide backup to fellow technicians in case of absences. Other job-related duties as assigned.
Other | Work shall be performed with adherence to federal, state, Texas A&M University System, and TVMDL safety rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Perform work in such a way as to not expose others or myself to hazards that are avoidable by reasonable and approved methods.
Position Details

  • This position does not require a pre-exposure rabies vaccination series.
  • This position is required to work during normal business hours Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. For information on TVMDL’s holiday schedule, visit our website
  • TVMDL is located on the campus of Texas A&M University (TAMU). Parking permits are available from TAMU at the expense of the employee.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
REQUIREMENTS
Required:Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in biological or animal science or equivalent combination of experience and training.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: basic animal anatomy; basic pathology and veterinary terminology; histology equipment such as tissue processor, embedding center, microtome, automated coverslipper and automated stainer; diagnostic staining techniques.
Skilled in: use of dissection tools; determining precise volumes, mass, weights, and concentrations; use of computer for equipment and software, including Microsoft Word and Excel; taking detailed notations with minimal errors.
Ability to: differentiate colors to verify quality of fixed tissues and stains; make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of both hands to manipulate micro-sections; ensure attention to detail; work well in a team; communicate with colleagues and clients; prioritize tasks and manage competing responsibilities; maintain a service mindset towards clients and colleagues.
Preferred:  Education: Bachelor’s degree in biological or animal science or associate’s degree in biological or animal science.
Experience: in a biological lab, veterinary clinic, animal husbandry profession, or professional role working with animal tissues.
Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations: Histotechnician – HT (ASCP) or eligible for certification. Knowledge of: basic animal anatomy; basic pathology and veterinary terminology; histology equipment such as tissue processor, embedding center, microtome, automated coverslipper and automated stainer; diagnostic staining techniques.
Skilled in: use of dissection tools; determining precise volumes, mass, weights, and concentrations; use of computer for equipment and software, including Microsoft Word and Excel; taking detailed notations with minimal errors.
Ability to: differentiate colors to verify quality of fixed tissues and stains; make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of both hands to manipulate micro-sections; ensure attention to detail; work well in a team; communicate with colleagues and clients; prioritize tasks and manage competing responsibilities; maintain a service mindset towards clients and colleagues.

Contact:  See the full job description and apply by clicking the button below and searching for posting R-035172.

 

Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory,

Position:  The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, a global leader in providing innovative and state-of-the-art veterinary diagnostic services, is looking for an experienced professional to serve as a Serology Diagnostic Technician at the College Station laboratory.
As part of the Texas A&M System, TVMDL offers an array of programs to ensure its employees maintain a healthy work/life balance. These programs include health, dental, vision and System paid life insurance with a financial incentive to offset the cost of health benefits.
Other standard benefits include: Generous retirement plans, Employee Assistance Program, Flexible spending accounts, Paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave, Opportunities to earn state compensation time, Wellness Release Program offering paid leave to exercise
Additional TVMDL employee programs: Formal career ladder, Continuing education opportunities, A complimentary onsite fitness center with state-of-the art training equipment and showers, Free onsite fitness classes such as yoga, Zumba, and circuit training, Discounted diagnostic testing, veterinary care, and pet supplies, Staff appreciation events throughout the year.
This position is enrolled in the TVMDL Salary Step Program, guaranteeing two pay increases in the first 18 months of employment for satisfactory performance.
General Description | This position serves as a Diagnostic Technician in the Serology Section, a high volume laboratory that conducts over 450 diagnostic tests daily on animal samples submitted by veterinarians and animal owners. This is not a research position, but a role that will allow the employee to perform serologic testing on thousands of diagnostic samples from both livestock and companion animals. 
Key responsibilities include conducting laboratory testing on animal serum and tissue samples, recording results, and reporting findings for a series of closely-controlled benchtop diagnostic assays. This role requires performance of routine, repetitive tasks and the ability to troubleshoot routine procedures with considerable supervision.
Responsibilities
Sample Prep, Sample Cataloging | Retrieve samples and enter case data into TVMDL’s computer-based laboratory information management system (LIMS). Review submittal forms and interpret test requests/client instructions. Trim fresh lymph node and obex (brain) tissues in preparation for testing. May file and/or catalog specimens or other diagnostic material for archival purposes.
Testing | Visually analyze samples for quality and perform serological tests following standard procedures using pipettes, centrifuges, microplate readers, and other scientific apparatus. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), complement fixation (CF), agar gel immunodiffusion (AGID), and indirect immunofluorescence assay (IFA) are the primary testing methodologies. Successfully complete proficiency tests for assigned assays.
Data Entry, Interpretation, Results | Prepare test worklists and worksheets. Read, compute, and record observations, results, and measurements into LIMS. Ensure documentation for all tests meets quality assurance requirements.
Client Communication | Communicate with clients via phone or in writing to clarify test requests, discuss testing capabilities, and verify sample details or patient history. Ensure confidentiality of correspondence and reports. Quality Assurance & Safety | Adhere and conform to quality assurance, safety programs, and procedures. Ensure documentation for all testing meets quality assurance standards. Perform trainings and testing within established turnaround times. Responsible for safe handling and disposal of hazardous chemicals.
SOPs, Procedures, Forms, Other Documentation | Read, interpret, and perform all tests in accordance with standard operating procedures (SOPs). Review and recommend changes or improvements to section SOPs, forms or other documentation related to section protocols. Generate forms and test documentation and file according to SOPs.
Supplies, Stock, Inventory, Equipment | Catalog incoming supplies and stock inventory. Inform management when supply inventory is low, inadequate, or expired. Verify instrument accuracy by running known control samples and analyzing control data. Perform and document calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment as trained.
Administrative Duties | May perform transcription/data entry duties as needed. File electronic paperwork in a timely manner, including worksheets, forms, accession forms, regulatory forms, quality assurance and safety documentation, equipment maintenance forms, and logbooks. Abide by agency and state records retention and confidentiality requirements.
Teamwork & Cooperation | Work with colleagues in other testing sections and laboratories to coordinate testing for shared samples. Assist in training technicians as needed. Foster laboratory teamwork, cooperation, professional standards, and communications. Participate in cross training with fellow technicians. Provide backup to fellow technicians in case of absences.  Other job-related duties as assigned.
Other | Work shall be performed with adherence to federal, state, Texas A&M University System, and TVMDL safety rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Perform work in such a way as to not expose others or myself to hazards that are avoidable by reasonable and approved methods.
Required: 
Education and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience. Five years of related experience.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Knowledge of laboratory equipment, scientific apparatus, and computer equipment. Ensure attention to detail. Able to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Preferred:
Education and Experience: Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in biomedical science, animal science, biology, or related field. Veterinary medicine/human medicine/clinical or other laboratory experience.
Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations: Certificate or license in a veterinary, medical, biological or related field (e.g. LVT, MLT/MLS, biotechnology ATC).
Knowledge of :Basic scientific/veterinary/medical terminology.
Skilled in :Performing repetitive tasks efficiently and accurately; use of basic laboratory equipment (i.e. centrifuge, pipettors, plate readers, timers) and computer equipment.
Able to: Ensure attention to detail; work well in a team; constructively communicate with colleagues and clients; prioritize tasks and manage competing responsibilities; and meet deadlines. 

Contact: See the full job description and apply by clicking the button below and searching for posting R-038454.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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