For those of us who love companion animals and pets, working in a veterinary practice is a worthwhile endeavor. Veterinarians and allied professionals spend their days providing veterinary services that improve the health and well-being of animals and their owners. Management and administrative support teams are also essential to fulfilling this mission.
If you are interested in veterinary careers, consider the opportunities at West Park Animal Hospital in the Cleveland, Ohio area. Our large, successful practice is accredited by American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).
Work with Animal Health Professionals
At West Park Animal Hospital, our professionals collaborate to provide life-long care for pets. Our services may begin with puppy and kitten care, and extend to senior pets or end-of-life care. Along the way, we offer orthopedic assistance and rehabilitation for injuries, emergency and critical care, intensive care for chronic illnesses, and pain management, as well as dental and vision services.
Working alongside our experienced veterinarians, there are exciting job opportunities that include Registered Veterinary Technicians, Veterinary Assistants, Animal Care Team, Customer Service Representatives, Housekeeping, and Hospital Maintenance Technicians. West Park Animal Hospital also offers career growth within the company through a variety of leadership opportunities including shift lead and management positions.
Veterinary Careers at West Park Animal Hospital
West Park Animal Hospital’s team members are proud of the continuous care we provide for cats and dogs in the Cleveland, Ohio area. Career opportunities include:
Our Doctors of Veterinary Medicine bring experience and knowledge to the practice. Current services include:
- Internal medicine
- Soft tissue surgery
- Preventative medicine
- Feline behavior
- Pain management
- Emergency medicine
- Rescue/shelter medicine
- End-of-life care
- Behavior modification
Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVT)
Technicians are required to have an active RVT license in Ohio and bring essential skills to West Park Animal Hospital. They assist doctors during examinations and surgeries, performing all duties that an RVT can do by law under the supervision of a veterinarian. They collect and read laboratory samples, assist with sedated medical grooms and anesthesia projects, place IV catheters, intubate patients, administer vaccines and medications prescribed by our veterinary doctors, and work in emergency services.
These veterinary professionals also play key roles in our continuing education and community outreach efforts. Other roles include Daytime and ER RVT Managers and Inventory Manager.
Veterinary Assistants at West Park Animal Hospital provide support to our veterinarians and RVTs. They assist with various tasks, such as providing care to our hospitalized patients, aiding in surgical procedures, and monitoring patients recovering from surgery. Additionally, they may provide basic medical care, such as restraining and helping obtain patient vitals, administering medication and vaccines, performing nail trims, expressing anal glands, and cleaning patients’ ears.
Veterinary Assistants also operate laboratory and diagnostic equipment like the X-ray machine and communicate with pet owners. Their work is essential to our veterinary hospital running efficiently, and they must have a compassionate and caring attitude toward animals. Other roles include Daytime and ER Veterinary Assistant Managers and Diagnostics Manager.
Animal Care Team
Our Animal Care Team helps throughout the animal health operations at our practice. They may clean and disinfect cages for pets undergoing surgical procedures or medical boarding. Often tasked with providing enrichment and feeding, and generally monitoring the companion animals in our care, our animal care team keeps operations running smoothly at West Park Animal Hospital. Other roles include the Animal Care Team Manager and Rescue Coordinator.
Customer Service Representatives (CSR)
Our veterinary Customer Service Representatives are responsible for managing the front desk of our hospital and incoming phone calls. They are the first point of contact for clients and are expected to greet them warmly, answer their questions, and provide them with information about the services available at the clinic. They also handle administrative tasks such as scheduling appointments, processing payments, and maintaining medical records.
CSRs must have excellent communication and customer service skills, as well as a basic understanding of veterinary medicine and terminology. They may also assist our veterinarians with tasks such as weighing animals. Other roles include Daytime and ER Customer Service Representative Managers, and Medical Records Coordinator.
Management and Shift Leads
These roles range from Administrative Manager to Human Resources Manager, to Marketing and Media Manager. Each works alongside our direct line managers. Our Managers assist in all operations, will commonly help other teams when needed, and participate in community outreach and education. All leadership undergoes a professional development program to ensure all leadership skills are in alignment with the company mission and culture.
In the absence of management, we entrust our shift leads across all departments to provide our teams with the needed leadership and direction during each shift. Team members have career growth potential, participating in a journey of self-growth and leadership training tailored to their unique opportunities in our professional development program. Human Resources and Direct Line Managers support team members with monthly meetings to reflect on growth and development while aiding in developing action plans for continual growth.
The Mission of West Park Animal Hospital
We attract professionals from a variety of veterinary careers who share our mission of treating the pets in our care as valued members of our families and communities. Working together to provide high-quality services and care, our veterinary professionals approach their work with compassion, respect, and responsibility.
Our Culture at West Park Animal Hospital
The culture at West Park Animal Hospital is grounded in ongoing training and opportunities, not only for professional growth but for personal excellence, as well. West Park Animal Hospital’s success is a result of the amazing people on our team. We value positivity, enthusiasm, kindness, and inclusion. It’s an exciting fast-paced environment that thrives with passion and collaboration. We aim to uplift and grow individuals to become some of the best in the field.
Why Work at West Park Animal Hospital?
In addition to the diverse work and collaborative learning environment, West Park Animal Hospital is excited to offer:
- Flexible work hours available, including weekends, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shift
- Competitive pay scale and shift differentials
- Paid time off
- Generous employee discounts
- Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance
- Life insurance
- Short-term disability coverage
- Employer-paid EAP
- 401(k) with employer matching
- Access to a financial wellness team
- PDP- Professional Development plan available to all team members, paid. Promotes growth and opportunity to move up in the company
- And much more!
Modern Facilities and Technology
West Park Animal Hospital boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including a recently constructed building equipped with 24 exam rooms, six surgery suites, four dental tables, and a separate cat clinic. We also offer separate entrances for highly contagious diseases.
Our conference room is the site of community education and outreach. We welcome veterinary professionals who want to contribute their skills and utilize the latest in veterinary technological innovation and advancements. Our services include the latest developments in orthopedic rehabilitation, in-house laboratory efforts, and intensive care.
Join the Team AT West Park Animal Hospital
Are you exploring your options in veterinary careers, including veterinary technician jobs and other occupations in veterinary science and medicine? Consider the opportunities available at West Park Animal Hospital. We’re a team of dedicated professionals who place the highest value on caring for the companion animals and pets in our practice. We serve West Park, North Olmsted, Berea, Rocky River, Lakewood, Fairview Park, Cleveland, and surrounding areas. Fill out our online application or contact us today.