Veterinary Jobs in Westford, MA
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.
- 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.
Veterinary Technician – Whole Pet Veterinary Center
Come Join A Great Team!!
Whole Pet Veterinary Center is hiring! We seek an Experienced Full-Time Veterinary Technician to join our Fear Free handling team. Do you excel in patient care within a fast-paced environment, enjoy leading a team, providing training, and have a positive attitude? Join a team that loves what they do and values a work/life balance.
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 various 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 they 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. They are a “people person” who enjoys working with diverse clients and is caring, friendly, and efficient. They must be able to empathize with clients and remain compassionate and well-mannered. They are 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.
WHY WORK WITH WHOLE PET? Your dream, Our team. Join a small clinic geared towards employee growth focused on work/life balance, taking your skills and emotional intelligence seriously.
EDUCATION | EXPERIENCE
- Associate degree preferred
- CVT preferred
- At least 2 years of previous veterinary technician work experience and have humility plus a sense of humor.
- Frequent periods of standing, kneeling, bending, and lifting.
- Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at times.
- M, W, TH 8 am – 7 pm
- T, F 8 am – 5 pm
- Every Other SAT 8 am – 1 pm
The Veterinary Technician will assist doctors at all levels of the clinic in appointments, minor procedures, and surgeries/dentistry. They must be able to calculate basic medical math knowledge of commonly used medications. They are proficient in IV catheter placement, blood work, and IV, IM, and SQ injections. They have confidence in monitoring anesthesia and performing dentals, X-rays, and radiographs. They have the skills to perform medical math, pre-medicate, induce, and intubate patients. Critical thinking, self-motivation, proactive and driven as well as organized with the ability to multitask. They must strive to provide excellent customer service skills while communicating with clients to provide client education, nutritional counseling, treatment plans, and discharge instructions. The ideal veterinary technician will participate in identifying and planning for staffing consistent with the needs of the clinic. Provide training and management of the vet tech team. They will understand the workflow of each department and provide input with problem-solving efforts for daily operations. They will encourage and build mutual trust, respect, communication, and cooperation among team members. Collaborate with staff at all levels to streamline the delivery of services without compromising patient care or client service.
Benefits of working at Whole Pet Veterinary Center:
- $$ Competitive Pay $$
- Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
- Long-term/Short-Term Disability
- 401K w/Employer Match
- Paid Time Off (holiday and sick time available)
- Flexible Scheduling – No Sundays
- Scrub allowance
- Discounts on personal pet/pets products and services
- Continuing Education/Training
$$$ OUR PAY Commensurate upon experience
- 2+ years of previous veterinary technician work experience
- Knowledge of industry tools and equipment
- Experience with proper animal handling and restraint
- Understands the importance of client education
- Compassionate toward our patients and clients
- Able to multi-task efficiently
- Excellent communication and organizational skills
- Positive and supportive team player
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?
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?
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.