Valleydale Animal Clinic is an AAHA accredited hospital located in south Birmingham, AL. Serving Birmingham and Hoover since 1976, Valleydale Animal Clinic provides exceptional veterinary care, including preventative medicine, digital radiology, dental radiology, and ultrasound; as well as, dog training, boarding and grooming in a family-friendly, loving environment. We are proud to have been named “Best Veterinarian in Shelby County” and nominated for “Best of Birmingham”. We would love for you to join our team of fun-loving, hard-working individuals.
The Veterinary Technician (Vet Tech) is responsible for assisting Veterinarians in the care of animals. The Vet Tech helps during patient examinations and surgical procedures by restraining animals when necessary, stocking examination and surgery rooms with supplies, sterilizing tools and ensuring that equipment is in working order. Vet Techs also communicate with clients (pet owners) and update patient files. This position may perform an initial evaluation of the animal’s condition, clean and wrap wounds, check vital statistics, collect samples and administer medication.
Collect and record information about the animals.
Check animals and do routine procedures. (i.e. collect blood for heartworm tests, nail trims, express anal glands, ear swabs).
Administer vaccines under direction of the Doctor.
Enter services rendered on charge slip or in computer.
Receive hospital patients.
Prepare surgery room.
Prepare animals for surgery.
Assist the Doctors in surgery.
Monitor patients after surgery.
Clean up after surgery.
Call clients after surgery.
Monitor patients hospitalized for treatment.
Run lab tests and record results.
Send and receive referred lab tests and record results.
Notify the Doctor of lab results so they can contact the owner.
Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
Retirement Plan (401k)
Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
Short Term Disability
Paid Time Off (Vacation & Public Holidays)
Teladoc- FREE doctor access 24/7
Discounted Veterinary Care
EAP (Employee Assistance Program)
A large network of over 1,000 veterinary professionals who all share common interest in promoting a collaborative working environment and individual career growth
Opportunity to make an impact in your community while tackling a challenging, variety of tasks and the ability to help animals among a great team of people!
High School diploma or GED certificate with two (2+) years’ experience as a Veterinary Technician.
Experience with Avimark software is preferred
Must have computer skills, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
Must possess strong communication skills, good judgment and be able to manage stressful situations.
Must have the physical and mental capacity to perform in a fast paced and challenging environment.
Medical procedures and animal handling will be trained thoroughly on the job; however, excellent communication skills, a sense of urgency, and working harmoniously with team mates is required.
Must be dependable, demonstrate strong work ethic, and a willingness to learn.