Veterinary Technician – North Valley Animal Hospital – Topeka, KS

Dr. Kevin S. Henderson DVM
417 NE HWY 24
Topeka, KS 66608

OPEN Position Title: Veterinary Assistant

Job Summary:

Assist on site Veterinarian by helping with physical exams of patients, restraining animals during exams or procedures, assisting with surgeries, running lab tests, assisting with surgeries and dental cleanings, updating patient records, cleaning and sterilizing equipment, and filling prescriptions. Administering medications, and treatments prescribed by the veterinarian.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be willing to work weekends with potential overtime.
  • Full-Time Position
  • Previous experience or training/education working in a veterinary facility preferred.
  • Must be friendly, outgoing, “people oriented” and love animals.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Must be capable of being cross-trained for front office receptionist duties – expected in the job.
  • Telephone and computer skills are necessary.
  • Must be a team player willing to learn new techniques and treatments and to accept change.

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma

Physical Requirements:

  • Dependable attendance is required.
  • Any allergies to animals must be controllable through medication.
  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds.
  • Must be willing to work long or irregular hours under pressure conditions.
  • This position requires the ability to walk, bend, stand and reach constantly during a minimum 8-hr day.
  • Visual acuity sufficient to maintain accurate records, recognize people and understand written directions.
  • Ability to speak and hear sufficiently to understand, give information in person and over the telephone.

Animal Care:

  • Make certain all patients are kept clean and as comfortable as possible.
  • Assist in treating hospitalized animals under veterinary supervision.
  • Continuously monitor all patients admitted to the hospital.
  • Ensure all patients are clearly identified including entry on hospital day sheet, cage card, and ID collar.
  • Assist veterinarian to direct traffic (patients and care) and leverage staff time.
  • Efficiently organize daily duties and medical-surgical procedures to best utilize staff’s time.
  • Participate in client communication and education, explaining administration of medications, follow- up care, diet recommendations and general animal care.
  • Flexibility in working hours is required to ensure that the job is done properly.
  • Make certain entire hospital both inside and outside, including treatment, surgery, kennels, runs, parking lot and entry is kept extremely clean throughout the day.
  • Keep records up to date. This includes client records with charges, medical history, vaccine status, medications administered, laboratory reports, etc.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $12.00 – $18.00 per hour


  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Topeka, KS 66608: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • Veterinary experience: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Animal handling: 1 year (Required)

Work Location: One location

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