Bonus structures are based on the entire clinic, hours worked, and split evenly between doctors, technicians, and staff. Non-experienced starts at $15/hour for assistant.
2 openings available.
Internal Number: Smoky Mountain Animal Cli
Smoky Mountain Animal Clinic is in need of a caring professional who can take care of our clients and their pets. Experience preferred but not required to apply. We are looking for someone who takes pride in a job well done.
We are a small animal veterinary office in the heart of east TN. Seymour is a small community with beautiful mountain views and just 30 minutes away from knoxville (15 from south knoxville), sevierville, and alcoa TN. Our clinic consists of 1 full time vet/owner and 1 part time veterinarian. We focus on a high level of care for our patients with a supportive team network. We are flexible in scheduling.
We are a growing clinic and pay an hourly wage to allow for scheduling flexibility and to prevent overworking salaried employees. We do have bonus structures and opportunities (up to $200 extra per paycheck, up to $700 per quarter, and uniform/shoe budgets for group challenges).
Technician: An ideal candidate would be an assistant or tech who excels at client communication (loves to learn about vet medicine and teach others) and fear free handling of patients. We frequently work with a local shelter as well for high volume spay neuter and emergency care. We also handle client emergencies during business hours. Familiarity with PCs is preferred because we have a DR Digital Xray, ultrasound, electronic records (AVIMARK), online pharmacy, and a Rewards APP. Euthanasias are treated with care, compassion and extended time when possible so we prefer staff who are comfortable being with clients during grief. We work with clients of various incomes and create treatment plans that are unique for each patient and owner budget.
Please visit our website for common hours, location, and clinic and staff photos. www.smokymtnanimalclinic.com
The most frequent compliment we get from our clients is that our doctors and STAFF take the time to explain things in simple ways and that our staff is very knowledgeable. We believe that the more we teach our staff and clients the better care they will take of the pets.
We currently currently only see canine and feline patients
Tattoos and non-natural hair color are accepted as long as the knowledge and demeanor can back up the appearance :) We are also happy to work with working mom/dad schedules.
Assistant Duties: Walking dogs, laundry, restraining pets for procedures or medications, checking clients into exams and surgery, filling medications, light bathing and nail trimming, and lots of poop of course. Janitorial duties for kennel and clinic also expected. Can be trained to assist on tech duties listed below
Technician Duties: Triage appointments, collecting samples (blood, urine, feces) from pets, running samples in-clinic or prepping for shipment, digital x-ray, induction, prep and patient monitoring before and after a procedure, communication with owners, sterilizing surgical and dental tools, dental cleanings, "running" exam rooms, filling Rxs, managing inventory, working with our online pharmacy, nail trims/potty patch, IV catheter placement and care of hospitalized patients with oral and injectable medications.
Please email resumes to email@example.com
Pay starts at $15 with little-to-no experience, with a merit based raise at 90 days and then an annual/merit raise. For experienced technicians pay is negotiable based on skill set ($19/hour and up). Licensed Technician with experience and people skills start at $20/hour+
*** with our bonuses our support staff normally averages $20-22 per hour at the end of the year - in addition often get $400-500 in uniforms (shirts, scrubs, shoes) by years end.******
Full Time benefits after 60-90 days: Dental/Vision through BCBS 100% employer covered, setting up BCBS 50% employer backed health insurance with HSA, discounted pet food and veterinary services, and eligibility for weekly and monthly bonuses including uniforms (scrubs and shoes). Vacation and paid time off earned at 1 year employment.
Currently we are only open Mon-Fri 8am-4pm with special up to 2 Saturday shifts a month if volunteers (no forced scheduling of Saturdays).
PLEASE EMAIL US a copy of your resume and the answer to the following questions if not included:
1. What animal experience do you have (professional and private) 2. What computer experience do you have (home, work, school, smart phones, social media) 3. How many hours a week are you looking for 4. Are there any limitations to your availability (certain times between 7:30am-6pm that you would not be able to work) 5. Most recent job history and references 6. Education history
Drama and Toxic behavior discouraged - everyone is on the same team with the same goal under our roof.
Any experience level considered but very interested in Licensed Technician. Willing to train on the job if limited experience