Join the Peninsula Animal Hospital family!

We are an independent, veterinarian-owned hospital that has served the Pacific Grove-Monterey-Carmel area for over 60 years. We pride ourselves on administering compassionate and thorough veterinary care in a friendly and professional manner. Our commitment to extraordinary service sets us apart from the multitude of veterinary hospitals.

To apply for any of the positions listed below, please send resume, cover letter, and Employment Application to PAHbusiness@icloud.com or call (831) 649-0415 with questions.

Pay is dependent upon experience. Benefits for all positions include paid holidays, paid vacation, one free employee pet dental procedure per year, additional employee pet care and pet product discounts and the opportunity to cross train and develop new skills.

CURRENT JOB OPENINGS

Veterinary Technician (Hourly, Full Time)

Job Summary
Work with Veterinarians and other hospital staff to provide high-quality, safe, effective and compassionate veterinary services for pets and their owners.

Essential Job Responsibilities
• Provide compassionate care for pets
• Assist Veterinarians with examinations and diagnostic procedures.
• Assist Veterinarians during operations.
• Conduct dental cleanings
• Restrain animals for examinations and procedures when necessary
• Maintain supplies and equipment.
• Maintain and update medical records.
• Determine animal requirements by conducting examinations and interviews.
• Complete laboratory tests and and diagnostic imaging.
• Take vital signs and collect samples, including urine and fecal samples
• Administer medications, drugs, and vaccines.
• Bandage and wrap wounds.
• Support animal examinations by assembling required supplies and instruments.
• Explain animal status and home care instructions to owners.
• Prepare surgery table instruments.
• Administer local/regional anesthesia.
• Place catheters and obtain blood gases as needed.
• Provide instruction to Veterinary Assistants and Technician Assistants to assist with development of their job skills.
• Obtain and verify medications.
• Perform hygiene-related duties, such as clipping animals’ nails, expressing anal glands, bathing or cleaning and polishing teeth.
• Laundry
• Maintain safe, secure, healthy, and humane environment by sterilizing and wrapping instruments, sanitizing operating areas, verifying shelf life of medications, and complying with legal regulations.
• Clean cages, runs, boarding area and/or hospital facilities, including exam rooms, treatment room, isolation area, bathroom and doctor’s office.
• Perform office reception duties, such as scheduling appointments or helping customers.
• Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements/Qualifications
• High School diploma or equivalent
• Veterinary Technician certification from an accredited organization
• Minimum of two years experience working in a veterinary clinic
• Ability to learn veterinary software Vetter
• Ability to work on feet for up to 8 hours per day
• Ability to lift up to 50 pounds unassisted
• Willingness to work weekends and holidays

Veterinary Assistant (Hourly, Full Time)

Job Summary
Work with veterinarians and other hospital staff to provide high-quality, safe, effective and compassionate veterinary services for pets and their owners.

Essential Job Responsibilities
• Provide compassionate care for pets
• Assist Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians with examinations, administering vaccinations, blood draws, dental preparations and in-patient procedures.
• Supports animal examinations by assembling required supplies and instruments.
• Restrain animals for examinations and procedures when necessary.
• Assist in the taking of x-rays
• Take vital signs and collects samples.
• Clean and prepare surgical area and patient for surgery and assist Veterinarian and Veterinary Technicians during surgery.
• Bandages and wraps wounds.
• Perform hygiene-related duties, such as clipping animals’ nails, expressing anal glands, bathing or cleaning and polishing teeth.
• Maintains supplies and equipment.
• Maintain and update medical records
• Feed and care for animals
• Take incoming pets to appropriate areas, and retrieve pets that are being discharged
• Clean cages, runs, boarding area and/or hospital facilities, including exam rooms, treatment room, isolation area, bathroom and doctor’s office
• Laundry
• Perform office reception duties, such as scheduling appointments or helping customers.
• Determines animal requirements by conducting examinations and interviews.
• Maintains safe, secure, healthy, and humane environment by sterilizing and wrapping instruments, sanitizing operating areas, verifying shelf life of medications, and complying with legal regulations.
• Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements/Qualifications
• High School diploma or equivalent
• Minimum of one year experience working in a veterinary clinic
• Ability to learn veterinary software Vetter
• Ability to work on feet for up to 8 hours per day
• Ability to lift up to 50 pounds unassisted
• Willingness to work weekends and holidays

Kennel and Technician Assistant (Hourly, Full Time or Part Time)

Job Summary
Work with veterinarians and veterinary technicians to provide high-quality, safe, effective and compassionate veterinary services for pets and their owners.

Essential Job Responsibilities
• Transporting animals to and from the kennels.
• Ensuring that the animals have ample, fresh food and water at all times.
• Cleaning animal waste, spilled food, hair, and other debris from the kennels.
• Disposing of trash in a timely manner.
• Grooming, playing with, and administering treatment to animals under the auspices of the Veterinarian.
• Accompanying animals on walks, if required.
• Calming animals who are in distress.
• Adjusting the air temperature to ensure that the animals remain comfortable.
• Reporting significant changes in functioning to the Veterinarian or medical professional on duty.
• Take incoming pets to appropriate areas, and retrieve pets that are being discharged
• Bathe pets and prepare them for discharge
• Laundry
• Assist Veterinary Technicians with administering vaccinations, blood draws, dental preparations and in-patient procedures. Monitor, record, and report physical signs of hospitalized/boarded pets
• Assisting clients with retail purchases, such as pet food, medications and supplements
• Perform office reception duties, such as scheduling appointments or helping customers.
• Evacuating all animals if an emergency occurs.
• Clean and prepare surgical area and patient for surgery and assist Veterinarian and Veterinary Technicians during surgery. Clean cages, runs, boarding area and/or hospital facilities, including exam rooms, treatment room, isolation area, bathroom and doctor’s office
• Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements/Qualifications
• High school diploma or equivalent, or valid work permit if under 18 years of age
• Previous experience caring for animals strongly preferred
• Ability to work independently with good time management
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work on feet for up to 8 hours per day, occasionally outdoors in inclement weather
• Capacity to lift up to 50 pounds unassisted.
• Willingness to work weekends and holidays is essential.
• A passion for animal welfare.


Office Administrator (full or part time)

The successful candidate will

• Have at least two years of office administration experience, including supervising employees
• Be flexible and able to adapt quickly in a dynamic environment
• Have experience with a variety of office software (email, spreadsheets, word processing and databases); Mac experience a plus
• Be a team player and work well with others (human, canine and feline)
• Show great attention to detail
• Be able to communicate effectively in person and in writing
• Have a creative approach to issues and challenges and a tendency toward positivity

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

• Various Human Resources responsibilities including recruiting and onboarding staff, reviewing timecards and processing payroll, maintaining employee records, administering benefits and workers compensation programs
• Implementing and updating policies as defined in the Employee Handbook
• Supervising employees, including providing feedback, performance counseling and disciplinary actions when appropriate
• Ensuring compliance with all regulatory agencies pertaining to business and veterinary operations
• Assisting the Owner and Practice Manager in making decisions necessary for the day to day running of the hospital
• Maintaining business communications with vendors, service providers and other professional contacts
• Answering phones and assisting clients as needed

Veterinary experience as an RVT or Veterinary Assistant is desired, but not required.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to PAHbusiness@icloud.com or call (831) 649-0415 with questions.