Kanawha Valley Veterinary Emergency Hospital

We're Growing!

KVVEH is currently looking for experienced veterinary technicians and assistants to expand our team.  Ready to work hard in a fun and rewarding environment? Got awesome client service skills? We want YOU!

 

Available Positions:

Veterinary Technician

PART-TIME or FULL TIME

Providing progressive emergency care to the pets of the Kanawha Valley requires specialized equipment and skills. Our RVTs provide  nursing care for animals while assisting with Digital radiography, FAST ultrasound, Triage, Resuscitation, Wound management, and Transfusion Therapy. Our technicians induce and monitor anesthesia and assist in numerous types of surgeries. 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • An associate’s or bachelor’s degree in veterinary technology 
  • WV licensure is encouraged
  • 1-2 years experience is preferred, but no emergency nursing experience is required

Salary for Veterinary Technicians is dependent on experience level, skill set, and credentials.

Veterinary Assistant

PART-TIME or FULL TIME

Veterinary Assistants are a vital component of the KVVEH team. Our vet assists perform tasks in ICU, Outpatient care, and Triage. They can assist with radiology, ultrasound, anesthesia, obtaining samples for diagnostic testing, and performing patient treatments.

Requirements include a certificate in Veterinary Assisting and/or prior experience as a Veterinary Assistant.

We find there is excellent cross over to this position from those who have been trained in phlebotomy, dental hygiene, pharmacy technician, and medical assisting. Applicants with prior medical training may require several months of on the job training at our entry level position if they have not previously worked in a veterinary field.

Salary is dependent on experience and skill set.

Hospital Assistant

PART-TIME or FULL TIME
Hospital Assistant is our entry level position. Duties include disinfecting hospital areas between patients, laundry, patient restraint, and assisting our veterinary technicians and assistants with patient care. Hospital assistants are often cross-trained to assist our client service representatives and to help out wherever needed.
If you have always been interested in a career in the veterinary industry, this is the position to get your feet wet and learn all about what goes on inside a veterinary hospital.
Candidates with previous animal handling experience (grooming, kennels, farm hands, etc.) or medical training outside the veterinary field (phlebotomy, CNA, pharmacy tech, medical assistant, etc) will be competitive applicants to this position.

Great Benefits

Benefits for all full-time employees of KVVEH include health, dental, and vision insurance, PTO, uniforms, pet care discounts and more.

Profit sharing and a Simple IRA are available to employees who have been working at KVVEH for at least 6 months.

Do You Have What it Takes?

Detailed client communication and compassionate patient care is our hallmark and is required of all team members of KVVEH. We encourage and aid our team to pursue continual education, obtaining and maintaining certifications including: CVA, RVT, RT, CVPM, etc.

We are an after-hours hospital! Our available shifts include weekday evenings, overnights, weekend day shifts. Holidays are required and are paid at time +1/2.

Applicants should expect to work hard, learn a lot, and have fun while doing so in our fast-paced and ultra-rewarding veterinary emergency setting.

How To Apply

If you would like to learn more about the opportunities available at KVVEH, please email your resume to [email protected] for more information.

You may also stop by our clinic and fill out an application at any time during open hours. 

CONTACT US:

Kanawha Valley Veterinary Emergency Hospital
5304 MacCorkle Ave SW
South Charleston, WV 25309
(304) 768-2911​

HOURS:

MONDAY – FRIDAY: 6pm – 7:30am
WEEKENDS: Open 24 hours SATURDAY and SUNDAY through 7:30am MONDAY