Veterinary Career Opportunities in Brevard County, FL

Eager to join an amazing team of skilled caregivers who are passionate about what they do? Our three locations in Merritt Island, Viera, and Cocoa Beach are always on the lookout for new talent. Maybe you’re switching careers, a long-time veterinary employee looking for a change, or just getting your career started; wherever you find yourself, we’re happy to learn more about you!

Whether you’re a gifted communicator, administrator, technician, or doctor, our veterinary career opportunities in Brevard County, FL suit a wide range of skill sets. Fill out our employment application and if we think you’re a great match, we’ll be in touch!

Dr. Adam Ballard, DVM

"IAH provides a supportive work environment with copious opportunities to grow as a general practitioner. The bonhomie between the expansive professional staff lends to productive collaboration and case management. I recommend the consideration of IAH for all career stages in veterinary medicine."
- Dr. Adam Ballard

Job Descriptions

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Associate Veterinarian

Come grow with us--a privately owned network of three veterinary hospitals on Florida’s Space Coast. We are looking to expand our staff with a full-time associate as well as a weekend-only associate at a newly-renovated 8000-square foot hospital on Merritt Island. Our Viera location, which will be breaking ground on a brand-new facility this year, is also looking for a full-time associate immediately.

Island Animal Hospitals are AHAA accredited, multi-location, 11-doctor veterinary hospitals with a third office located in Cocoa Beach. Island Animal Hospitals focus on high quality preventative medicine and surgery with compassionate care and education. Our progressive hospitals are equipped with the latest in technology, including advanced dentistry, radiology, echocardiograms, rehabilitative services, and surgery. We are also fully equipped for laparoscopic procedures and endoscopy.

We are seeking energetic, self-motivated, enthusiastic veterinarians that strive to provide high quality medicine in a warm and compassionate environment. Applicants must possess good communication skills and a desire to foster a lasting relationship with our hospital and patients.

Job Benefits

Our compensation package is competitive, and benefits include:

  • 4 weeks paid vacation
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Continuing education allowance
  • Membership dues

All experience levels will be considered, with salary based on experience.

All experience levels will be considered, with salary based on experience. Please send resume with cover letter highlighting your interests to Myvet@IslandAnimal.com

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Customer Service Representative

REPORTS TO:  Justina Cutler, CVT

The receptionist is the client’s first contact when calling or visiting the practice and as such represents the professional image of the practice to callers and visitors.  The receptionist answers telephones, greets clients, prepares patient files and escorts clients and patients to exam rooms, receives and relays client correspondence, updates client financial records. The exceptional receptionist has the ability to diffuse negative client situations and foster client bonding.

Job Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Have high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Customer Service background desirable but not required.
  • Typing skills required.
  • Some computer knowledge required; comfortable with Word, keyboarding, and use of communication tools such as Instant Messenger and email.

Experience Requirements

  • Significant experience with basic office functions in a busy office environment.
  • Previous receptionist and veterinary practice experience are desirable but not required.

Personal Requirements

  • Be flexible in attitude and work habits.
  • Quickly learn how to pronounce, know the meaning of and spell commonly used veterinary terms.
  • Perform basic computer skills, type 30 words per minute.
  • Have experience with basic office functions in a busy work environment.
  • Feel and express a genuine liking for animals, and for working in an animal care environment.

Duties

  • Can conduct oneself in a confident and professional manner, even when stressed and/or focused on individual tasks.
  • Can answer client inquiries about hospital policies, basic animal care questions, cost of routine procedures and products.
  • Can maintain the appearance of the front office through cleaning and organization.
  • Can maintain positive, cooperative relationships with other employees.
  • Can display tact and diplomacy with staff members and clients even when busy or hectic.
  • Can work almost constantly in the presence of other staff members and clients.
  • Can answers telephones and handles calls quickly, efficiently and in a professional and friendly manner, using a multi-line telephone system.
  • Can deal intelligibly, pleasantly and efficiently with clients, often doing several things at one time.
  • Receives and relays telephone, fax, and email messages accurately and promptly.
  • Can accurately maintain an alphabetical filing system.
  • Can greet clients, enters or updates client and pet (animal) information into practice computer system, escorts to exam rooms for medical procedures.
  • Can prepare health certificates, immunization certificates, laboratory requests, and euthanasia certificates.
  • Can outline costs and fees in a positive light while supporting hospital payment policies.
  • Can prepare client invoices and obtains payments for services performed.
  • Can educate clients on over-the-counter products such as shampoos and nutraceuticals; has full knowledge of heartworm and external parasite preventives to promote client education and sales.
  • Understands and carries out oral and written directions.
  • Can turn phone-shoppers into clients through relationship building and bonding.
  • Can easily remember clients and patients names and uses them.
  • Has good computer skills and shows accuracy in inputting details.
  • Can accurately handle payment transactions.
  • Can handle client correspondence including procedure reminders, thank you cards, welcome cards, sympathy arrangements and cards, and A/R statements.
  • Can keep the front desk running efficiently and smoothly even when there is a client wait time.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Physical Effort: Work requires lifting and carrying records and equipment weighing up to 25 lbs; requires sitting and standing for extended periods or time.
  • Working conditions: May be exposed to unpleasant odors, noises, and animal feces. May be exposed to bites, scratches, and contagious diseases.
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Veterinary Technician

REPORTS TO: Christy Marks

The veterinary technician is the veterinarian’s primary medical support. They begin the examination procedure and continue to assist the doctor throughout the examination, diagnosis and treatment phases. They aid the veterinarians in achieving greater efficiency by relieving them of technical work and administrative detail. They have a very significant role in communicating with and education clients about their pets.

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Veterinary Technician Certification (CVT) desirable but not required.
  • Previous On-The-Job Training desirable when not a CVT.

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum two years experience as veterinary technician or assistant.

Personal Requirements

  • Minimum of 18 years old.
  • Genuinely enjoys working with animals and is able to deal with them even when they are stressed, ill or in pain.
  • Can stay calm and efficient during a medical crisis.
  • Is well-spoken and approaches his/her job duties in a mature nature.
  • Is experienced in the teamwork approach and works well with all levels of hospital team members.
  • Has excellent client communication skills.
  • Physical Effort: Work requires lifting and carrying animals (will be assisted by other staff members in lifting animals over 40 lbs). Walks or stands for extended periods or time; frequently works in a bent position.
  • Working conditions: May be exposed to unpleasant odors, noises and animal feces. May be exposed to bites, scratches and contagious diseases.

Duties

  • Can provide compassionate care to patients and clients.
  • Can conduct oneself in a confident and professional manner even when stressed and/or focused on individual tasks.
  • Can legibly keep accurate medical records in accordance hospital policy.
  • Can prepare and maintain the exam rooms and treatment areas.
  • Can perform physical assessments, record observations legibly in files or computer.
  • Can effectively restrain pets even when large or difficult.
  • Understands all common vaccinations and vaccination protocols and can explain to clients.
  • Understands the importance of a clean and orderly facility, does not hesitate to clean or organize as part of a normal job duty.
  • Maintains positive, cooperative relationships with other employees.
  • Gives SQ, IM and IV injections.
  • Can handle client’s medical questions with confidence and direct to veterinarians when appropriate.
  • Can prepare estimates for procedures and discuss financial commitments with clients supporting hospital financial policies.
  • Can explain necessary followup and homecare instructions.
  • Understands usage, dosage, and common side-effects for commonly used prescription drugs and can readily explain them to the clients.
  • Can maintain an appropriate inventory of all medical supplies as determined by the inventory control system.
  • Can assist the veterinarian in medical, surgical and dental procedures; prepares patients for surgery; administers anesthesia; monitors patients during surgery and recovery; administers fluids.
  • Can properly care for all surgical materials; keep the operating room properly stocked and prepared for surgery.
  • Can perform emergency procedures such as control of bleeding, resuscitation with oxygen, opening airways, and external cardiac massage.
  • Can perform clinical laboratory procedures such as fecal flotation exams, heartworm checks, skin scrapings, urinalysis, and fungal cultures; draws blood for laboratory analysis; maintains file of lab test results and ensures that test results are recorded in patient records.
  • Can effectively position for and take radiographs.
  • Can perform electrocardiograms.
  • Can place IV catheters and properly care for them. Understands the use and care of IV pumps as well.
  • Knows common disease states and can alert veterinarians when symptoms change or when concerns arise with hospitalized patients.
  • Can prepare a patient and the machine for an ultrasound procedure.
  • Can admit patients following hospital policy and doctors written orders.
  • Can discharge patients based on the veterinarian’s orders, ensuring that patients are well groomed and in a medically appropriate state.

Our Mission Statement

The mission of our hospital is to provide high-quality veterinary care in a state-of-the-art environment with careful attention to detail, and individual care for every pet while enhancing and promoting the human-animal bond.

Core Values

  • Making all clients feel welcome and special
  • Treating all pets with compassion
  • Honesty
  • Communicating value to clients
  • Treating co-workers with respect
  • Providing high-quality patient care
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Dr. Chelsea Brady

"Everyone at IAH truly cares about animals and giving them the best care possible; I wouldn’t work or go anywhere else."
- Dr. Chelsea Brady

"The best part of being at Island Animal Hospital is always feeling you have the support and collaboration of an amazing team, while having the freedom to practice excellent medicine and develop your personal strengths."
- Dr. Chelsea Jurczenko

Dr. Chelsea Jurczenko, DVM

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