Animal Hospital of Kentwood

1538 44th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508


Licensed Veterinary Technician

Self starting, professional team player with an eye for detail, time management, and organization.  Must be willing to freely assist in other areas of the hospital if needed.  Must be interested in educating clients and staff and have strong verbal communication skills.  Familiarity with Avimark and inventory control a plus.  LVT license (or scheduled to take licensure exam) necessary.  Full time position.  Must be willing to work some weekends.

Job Description

Use of technical skills including, but not limited to:

Assisting the DVM and other LVT's with pet restraint

Taking client histories and educating on preventive care

Nail trims, expressing anal glands

Laboratory work including use of Idexx blood machines, in house lab testing such as fecal samples, heartworm checks, ear cytologies, urinalysis, and blood smears

Blood draws, catheter placement

Nursing care of hospitalized pets and treatments including oral and injectable medications

Induction and monitoring of anesthesia and assisting DVM in surgery

Clean and sterilize surgical instruments

Dentistry- charting, radiographs, cleaning

Set up and take radiographs

Maintaining both routine and controlled substance inventories, record keeping for patients, ,anesthesia, and radiology

Maintain all medical equipment and keep work area clean and organized

Pay and Benefits

$13.00- 16.00 based on education, knowledge, experience, and skill

Uniform allowance after 90 days

Pet Care Credits and discounted pet wellness care

Holiday pay (at time and a half) after 9 months

Continuing education both in house and outside seminars and conferences

Health insurance reimbursement after 3 months

Earned sick/personal days after one year

Paid vacation after one year

Bereavement pay for immediate family member loss

Paid license renewal

Paid association fee to NAVT/MAVT

Wage increases based on merit and annual cost of living

Submit resume by email at or fax a copy to 616-538-0827

Can apply in person at: Animal Hospital of Kentwood; 1538 44th St. SE, Kentwood, MI 49508