Veterinary Careers in Zion, IL

Veterinary Careers in Zion, IL

You’re passionate about helping animals and people and you thrive in a busy team environment. You strive to hone your skills and care for our patients and clients to the best of your ability. If this sounds like you, then we invite you to apply for one of our available veterinary careers in Zion, IL! We’re an AAHA accredited animal hospital providing full-service veterinary care for dogs, cats, and a variety of exotics.

Send your application to cindy@grayanimalhospitalinc.com if you’re interested!

Current Job Openings

Veterinary Technician

The responsibilities of the veterinary technician are to create a safe and caring environment for our clients and their pets. To assist in the efficient flow of the practice through the skills and knowledge they possess while providing medical assistance to the veterinarian. The technician will participate as an active and knowledgeable team member.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Arrive 10 to 15 minutes before clinic opening and prepare for the day.
  • Prepare, stock and clean examination rooms.
  • Prepare for patient interaction, review medical and vaccinations records.
  • Greet and room pets, obtain vitals and listen to owners concerns.
  • Communicate information received from owners about their pets and their expectations of the visit to Dr. Gray. Start S.O.A.P. record.
  • Communicate to the owners information, as instructed by Dr. Gray, regarding their pets conditions and treatments, discharge or medication orders, lab results, future appointments, or any other information necessary to the care of their animal.
  • Dispense medications according to Doctor’s instructions. Properly label medications and instruct owners on the use of the medication.
  • Release owners to the front desk for end of visit transactions. Supply receptionist with completed travel sheets, next appointment information, and any purchased supplies/medications.
  • Prepare, stock and clean clinical area including kennels.
  • Assist Dr. with the treatment of animals, before, during and after procedures.
  • Perform full body and dental radiographs as prescribed by Dr. Gray.
  • Document treatment information, dental charts, medications, and in-house care.
  • Process lab samples and properly prepare them for delivery to the lab.
  • Prepare proper documentation and remains for euthanized animals.
  • Maintain inventory, ordering and storage, including food. Store inventory items in correct areas neatly and orderly.
  • Update ordering board as items are ordered and received.
  • Clean, dry, and store laundry.
  • Maintain necessary inventory: prescription food, medications, and general items.
  • Maintain all equipment; perform daily, weekly and monthly maintenance as required.
  • Act professionally and courteously to all clients and staff members.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment.
  • Understand and follow all policies of Gray Animal Hospital.

Veterinary Technician Job Specifications

  • Ability to speak and understand English, second languages are desirable.
  • Excellent communication and people skills.
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds.
  • Knowledge of animal care and procedures.
  • Knowledge of surgical procedures.
  • Ability to use clinical machines such as IDEXX machines, autoclaves etc.
  • Ability to remain calm and make sound decisions.
  • Experience of 2 years or more in veterinary medicine is desired.
  • Computer experience and competency in basic programs and Evet Practice Management software.
  • Basic math skills.
  • Although a formal degree is not required, graduation from an accredited Veterinary Technician Program is desirable.

Associate Veterinarian

Gray Animal Hospital is a privately owned practice. We opened in January of 2018 and have had tremendous growth in the last year. We are a 2 doctor practice, both with extensive experience in emergency medicine, surgery and behavior. Exotics experience is a plus but not required. We are approximately 90% small animal and 5-10 % exotics. We believe in a positive work life balance with a 4 day work week and 2 weeks paid vacation. Our state of the art clinic has a fully equipped in house Idexx lab, digital dental and whole body x-ray, ultrasound and therapeutic laser. We are located in Zion Il, 1 hour north of Chicago.

Benefits include the following:

  • 401k retirement plan with 3 % employer match
  • Health, Dental and disability insurance
  • 2 weeks paid vacation
  • Paid major holidays
  • $1500 CE allowance
  • AVMA and CVMA association dues
  • 30% Pet discount
  • $95,000-$120,000 starting salary/ProSal

Receptionist

The responsibilities of the veterinary receptionist are to create a warm and inviting environment for our clients and their pets. To assist in the efficient flow of the practice through proper scheduling and document management. The receptionist will participate as an active and resourceful team member.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Open front desk area at the beginning of the work day.
  • Balance Cash Box. Report any discrepancies immediately to Dr. Gray.
  • Prepare consent forms and pre-treatment estimates as applicable. Instruct clients on the proper completion of forms.
  • Prepare travel sheets.
  • Prepare Client Registration Forms for new clients.
  • Greet clients and pets. Obtain and record weights of dogs. Generate check-in sheets.
  • Enter new client information in Evet. Verify all required information has been obtained.
  • Communicate to clinical staff the arrival of clients and pets. Communicate to clients any schedule delays causing wait times for them.
  • Conduct end of appointment transactions; verify travel sheet information, make next appointment, collect payments, ensure clients have received all purchased medications and foods, and manage coupons/rebates.
  • Scan all documentation received into client or patient records. Scan euthanasia documentation into patient record.
  • Cremation forms must be retained for 90 days. Medical records that include vaccination history should be entered into historical vaccine log.
  • Confirm next business day’s appointments.
  • Manage out-going mail, including reminder cards and sympathy cards. Retrieve in-coming mail and deliver to Dr. Gray’s office.
  • Maintain documentation integrity by shredding where appropriate or recycling when appropriate.
  • Manage phone calls to completion. Record and deliver messages in a timely manner. Follow up on calls that require a return call or additional information.
  • Maintain cleanliness and supplies at the coffee station.
  • Process lab request forms after visits. Match forms to samples at end of business day and place lab box out for nightly lab pick up.
  • Balance at end of day, this includes cash box and credit card terminal. Report any discrepancies immediately to Dr. Gray.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment.
  • Act professionally and courteously to all clients and staff members.
  • Understand and follow all policies of Gray Animal Hospital.

Receptionist Job Specifications

  • Must be fluent in English, second languages are desirable.
  • Must be able to read and write.
  • Computer skills are essential to the successful performance of the job; experience with Word, Excel and Evet software are desired.
  • Ability to lift 20 pounds.
  • Basic math skills.
  • Cash Handling and the understanding of basic accounting principles necessary.
  • Ability to protect confidential information.
  • No formal degree necessary for position but, experience of 3 or more years desirable.