Veterinary Jobs

Although we may not always have an active job opening, we are always looking for talented individuals who might be a great fit for our team. We welcome letters with resume or CV at all times. Current Openings will be listed on Indeed.
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Veterinary Jobs in Westford, MA

Mission Statement

Our team strives to provide outstanding and compassionate medical care to our patients and clients, ensuring that each interaction is personalized to the individual family and patient needs. We foster a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere plus an excellent client experience through education, collaboration, and communication.

Core Values

  • Provide customized patient care to meet individual patient and client needs.
  • Use honest and warm communication during interactions.
  • Respect our fellow employees and foster a professional and caring workplace.
  • Respect and embrace the unique bond our pets and clients share.

Open Positions

Certified Veterinary Technician

Job Details

Job Type
Full-time

Location
Westford, MA

Job description
Whole Pet Veterinary Center is hiring! We are seeking an Experienced Full Time Certified Veterinary Technician/Lead Technician to join our Fear Free handling team. Whole Pet is looking for a motivated individual looking to step into a leadership role. Do you excel in patient care within a fast-paced environment, who also enjoys leading a team, providing training, support, and a positive attitude! Join a team that loves what they do and values work/life balance CVT or current enrollment in an accredited program preferred. Please submit a cover letter and resume with application. Check us out at www.wholevets.com

Our Team | Your Dream
Whole Pet Veterinary Center is a comprehensive medical care facility for all the life stages of pets. We offer preventative care, geriatric care for older animals, pet dentistry, animal-safe anesthesia, and a variety of diagnostic tests.

Our Vet Technicians are people who love to interact with people and animals alike. They are also full of empathy, passion, and energy plus are fully committed to bringing compassion and customer focus to our business.

Job overview
Our ideal candidate is a person who has shown longevity in their professional life. S/he is a “people person” who enjoys working with diverse clients and is caring, friendly, and efficient. S/he must be able to empathize with clients and remain compassionate and well-mannered. S/he is also a true professional who is courteous to clients while holding a firm belief in the quality of care we provide and communicate this sense of assurance to our clients.

The Lead Veterinary Technician will assist doctors at all levels of the clinic in appointments, minor procedures, and surgeries/dentistry. S/he must be able to calculate basic medical math knowledge of commonly used medications. Proficient in IV catheters placement, blood work, and IV, IM, and SQ injections. Proficient in monitoring anesthesia, dental X-rays, and radiographs. Detailed focused with medical math knowledge and can successfully pre-medicate, induce, and intubate patients. Critical thinking, self-motivation, proactive and driven as well as organized with the ability to multitask. S/he must strive to provide excellent customer service skills while communicating with clients to provide client education, nutritional counseling, treatment plans, and discharge instructions.

S/he will participate in identifying and planning for staffing consistent with the needs of the clinic. Provide training and management of the vet tech team. S/he will understand the workflow of each department and provide input with problem-solving efforts for daily operations. S/he will encourage and build mutual trust, respect, communication, and cooperation among team members. Collaborate with staff at all levels to streamline delivery of services without compromising patient care or client service. S/he will participate in hiring and onboarding of staff and performance/one -on one review.

Why work with whole pet?
Your dream, Our team. Join a small clinic geared towards employee growth, focused on work/life balance which takes your skills and emotional intelligence seriously. Apply today!

Benefits

  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Long term/ Short Term Disability
  • 401K w/Employer Match
  • Flexible Scheduling – No Sundays
  • Employee Pet Discounts
  • Employee Scrub Allowance

Education | Experience

  • Associate degree or equivalent work experience
  • CVT/LVT preferred but may consider highly experienced veterinary technician
  • At least 3 years of previous veterinary technician work experience and have humility plus a sense of humor.

Our pay

  • Commensurate upon experience

Signing bonus for successful employee!

  • Job Types: Full-time,
  • Pay: From $24hr – 26hr per hour

Apply here.

Are you a student? Consider an internship or job shadow at Whole Pet!

We love to share our knowledge! We have hosted numerous students over the years, ranging from early high school to Vet Tech students to seniors enrolled at Veterinary School. Come for a single day or stay the whole summer. We can often be very flexible with schedules. However, we can only accommodate one student at time. Summer internships are very popular, and we receive applications as early as January and February each year. As these can sometimes be competitive positions, selection of qualified individuals is made in Mid April and the schedule developed after that. Students should note that our internships are unpaid positions and that students are not covered by our worker’s compensation policy. Students participate at their own risk.

Interview and Intern FAQs

What should I wear?
We are a professional business interacting with the public on a regular basis. Appearance is a part of professionalism. Please arrive dressed in clean, unwrinkled scrubs or business casual attire. Wear comfortable closed-toed shoes. Jewelry should not dangle, as this can become a safety hazard when working around animals. Hair should be neat. Please also be attentive to personal hygiene! We often work in physically close contact when working with the animals.
Punctuality

Interns are expected to arrive on time. If you anticipate being late, please communicate your expected arrival time with the CCS or office manager. Repeated tardiness will be cause for dismissal.

What about lunch?
The doctors rarely get a chance to leave for lunch. Staff and all-day interns are allowed a 30-minute lunch break. There is a break room with a refrigerator and microwave if you choose to bring lunch with you, however, there are many lunch establishments close by if you wish to go out.
Phone Policy
Cell phones and personal electronic devices are prohibited in client areas. If you wish to take notes please bring good old-fashioned pens and notebooks. Recording or photographing of patients is not allowed without prior permission of the pet owner and of staff at WPVC.
What will I learn and what will I be allowed to do?

Like every internship, you will get out of it what you put into it. We do not structure-specific tasks for interns. We can rarely predict the types of cases we may see on any given day. We encourage interns to ask lots of questions, but we request these be saved for times when the staff is not actively engaged in communicating with clients or working intensively with patients. Observation of regular appointments, treatments, and procedures (surgeries, dentistry) can give any engaged student a good overview of veterinary medicine in general practice. Depending on skill level and internship type, some students may be allowed to assist the staff during procedures. Due to OSHA regulations, however, interns are not allowed to take radiographs.

We understand that not everyone is the same. If you require accommodations for learning, please speak with our management staff about your needs ahead of your visit so that we can ensure that everyone’s needs are met and we can be prepared.

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