Veterinary Careers in Houston

Looking for a career working with animals? Animal Medical Center of the Village is hiring! We are always looking for new candidates who share our passion for animals. We are a fast-paced hospital that practices proven comprehensive, progressive, state-of-the-art veterinary medicine. Our available positions are listed below. To view the requirements for each, click on the position titles to expand the information.

Veterinarian

Requirements:

  • Previous experience in the veterinary field prior to college and during college.
  • Exotic pet internship
  • Bachelor of Science degree
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree
  • Texas license

You must be energetic with superior communication and client education skills. You must possess a flexible, outgoing and team-oriented attitude. Veterinarians must be personable, enthusiastic, compassionate, self-motivated, dynamic, articulate and extremely knowledgeable in dog, cat, avian, and exotic medicine. An entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for veterinary medicine is necessary.

Veterinarians must be competent to perform the necessary medical, surgical and dental procedures to which Animal Medical Center of the Village clientele are accustomed. Experienced veterinarians or new graduates with long-term business relationship desired.

Benefits:

  • Salary is commensurate with experience plus EMS pay
  • Benefits and compensation are competitive
  • Association dues, license fees, malpractice insurance paid
  • CE and health insurance allowances
  • Rotating EMS duty
  • Adequate time off and vacation

Practice Manager

Requirements:

Individual must be mature, diplomatic, entrepreneurial, enthusiastic, positive, self-motivated, articulate, and detail-oriented. Practice managers must also have experience as well as a business degree and/or certification. We are seeking candidates with knowledge in the following areas:

  • Veterinary business management
  • Inventory control and accountability
  • Veterinary nursing essentials
  • Staff and doctor development
  • Hiring and firing effectively
  • Advertising and marketing within budget
  • Financials
  • Statistics
  • Record keeping
  • Governing agencies and liabilities
  • Documentation requirements
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Veterinary equipment
  • Administrative skills
  • Staff management
  • Business planning
  • Fiscal management
  • Bookkeeping
  • Computer technology

The ideal practice manager applicant will also have the ability to:

  • Lead
  • Manage personnel
  • Organize
  • Clearly communicate
  • Resolve conflicts constructively
  • Work multiple staff positions
  • Speak publicly
  • Attend veterinary functions and continuing education
  • Be a role model
  • Manage time
  • Prioritize
  • Market document
  • Create presentations

Animal Health Technician

Animal health technicians are under the direct guidance and supervision of the doctor. Technical and administrative support is essential in assisting the practitioners towards greater efficiency and medical excellence in the care and safety of each animal.

Must Have Knowledge of:

  • General office practices and procedures
  • Professional conduct
  • Word processing
  • Veterinary pharmaceuticals
  • Animal first aid
  • Emergency care
  • Surgical environment and instrumentation
  • Radiography
  • Small mammal, exotic, and wildlife nursing
  • Animal behavior
  • Basic cleaning and disinfecting skills
  • Inventory control
  • Veterinary medicine (liabilities and governing agencies)
  • Routine preventive maintenance/well care for dogs, cats, and exotic pets
  • General husbandry and diet requirements for dogs, cats, and exotic pets
  • Telephone triage
  • Computers and the windows environment
  • Proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  • Veterinary terminology
  • Wound care and management
  • Surgery and surgical nursing
  • Anesthesia and analgesia
  • Clinical pathology
  • In-patient management
  • Safe animal handling/restraint
  • Sterilization procedures
  • Veterinary nursing and the law

Must Have Ability to:

  • Work with speed and accuracy
  • Spell correctly
  • Clearly communicate
  • Complete tasks
  • Accept and implement redirection
  • Differentiate between symptoms and diagnosis
  • Understand and carry out oral and written direction
  • Administer medications and vaccines as doctor directed
  • Assist doctor in routine, surgery, and emergency procedures
  • Work effectively/harmoniously with other staff
  • Keep client/patient information confidential
  • Maintain an organized and clean work environment
  • Greet clients graciously and treat pets with kindness and respect
  • Multi task
  • Answer multiple phones lines efficiently
  • Document consistently and accurately
  • Work indecently
  • Differentiate between routine and emergency

Patient Care Coordinator

The patient care coordinator serves as client-hospital liaison for Animal Medical Center of the Village. This position requires knowledge and interest in client communications, hospital protocol and services, record keeping, clerical duties, practical knowledge of veterinary medicine terminology and liability. Miscellaneous support to the doctor, veterinary practice manager, and the staff are essential elements as well.

Must Have Knowledge of:

  • Professional etiquette
  • General office practices and procedures
  • Accounting
  • Computers and the Windows environment
  • Word processing
  • Proper grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  • Time management
  • Organization skills
  • Medical record keeping
  • Marketing
  • Telephone triage
  • Conflict resolution
  • Routine well care for dogs, cats, and exotic pets
  • General husbandry for dogs, cats, and exotic pets
  • Safe animal handling/restraint
  • Veterinary pharmaceuticals
  • Veterinary terminology
  • Inventory control
  • Veterinary medicine liabilities and governing agencies
  • Cleaning and disinfecting skills

Must Have Ability to:

  • Clearly communicate
  • Document consistently and accurately
  • Spell correctly
  • Differentiate between symptoms and diagnoses
  • Keep client/patient information confidential
  • Manage time effectively
  • Multitask
  • Stay self-motivated and directed
  • Complete tasks
  • Proficiently handle fiscal transactions
  • Fiscally reconcile
  • Handle and restrain animals
  • Set up appropriate environments per animal
  • Support hospital staff
  • Accept and implement redirection
  • Accept and implement cross-training

Ward Technician

A ward Attendant works under the direct guidance of the Doctor, practice manager or technician. The primary duties are to maintain constant hospital cleanliness and sterility and to provide animal specific diets, environmental set ups, and maintain the cleanliness of all boarded or hospitalized animals. Tender loving care and empathy for each pet is required.

Must Have Knowledge of:

  • Sterilization and sanitation procedures and skills
  • Optimal animal appearance, signs of illness, disease and discontent
  • Routine preventive maintenance/well care for dogs, cats and exotics
  • General husbandry and diet requirements for dogs, cats and exotics
  • Safe animal handling/restraint
  • External, internal parasites
  • Animal first aid
  • Wound care and management
  • Small mammal, exotic animal and wildlife nursing
  • Multi species grooming
  • Veterinary pharmaceuticals
  • Veterinary terminology
  • Computers and the windows environment
  • Record keeping
  • Word processing
  • Time management
  • Organization skills
  • Professional conduct
  • Veterinary medicine liabilities and governing agencies

Must Have Ability to:

  • Clean and disinfect
  • Set up appropriate environments per animal
  • Organize
  • Clearly communicate
  • Work independently
  • Support hospital staff
  • Understand, implement, and complete oral and written directions
  • Keep client/patient information confidential
  • Handle and restrain animals
  • Recognize illness symptoms
  • Prioritize
  • Document consistently and accurately
  • Complete tasks
  • Accept and implement redirection

Current Open Positions

Please check back soon for postings!

How to Apply

If you are interested in supporting our high standards of veterinary medicine and patient and client care, and you meet the qualifications we’re seeking, please submit your resume and Employment Application (PDF) to:

Roger Zinn
5406 Kirby Dr.

Houston, TX 77005
Fax 713-524-8314

info@amcofthevillage.com

Employment with Animal Medical Center of the Village is a voluntary employment-at-will relationship.