Employment

Copper Country Veterinary Clinic is looking to add an Associate Veterinarian and Licensed Veterinary Technician to our team!

 

Résumés can be sent to ccvc@pasty.net or the clinic address.

Associate Veterinarian

Copper Country Veterinary Clinic is a fast-paced and growing 3 doctor veterinary practice, located in Atlantic Mine, MI-about 3 miles South of Houghton, MI.  The area offers an excellent school system, many cultural and recreational opportunities, and lots of snow in the winter with a moderate climate.  For those unfamiliar with the area, the Houghton area is known as the gateway to the Keweenaw Peninsula as it is an easy drive to locations like Copper Harbor, Eagle Harbor and Eagle River in the peninsula offering numerous outdoor activities, restaurants, and beautiful sites. It is also 2 hours from Marquette, which is a larger town offering more shopping and restaurants.

Must have good communication skills, and be compassionate, client-oriented, and a team player. Practice is 95% small animal/5% large animal.  Ultrasound, new portable dental unit, digital radiology, dental radiography, K-laser unit, Abaxis in house lab, farm call vehicle with vet box, portable x-ray unit, and PowerFloat equipment for equine dentals. The staff is a strong team, highly trained, smart and passionate about veterinary care.  As a group, the staff and doctors are close and often do gatherings outside of work to enjoy local restaurants, outdoor activities, etc. Four day work weeks and alternate weekends allow for plenty of time to enjoy all of the activities the Upper Peninsula has to offer. Competitive salary with an excellent benefit package that includes a SIMPLE IRA, medical insurance, vacation and sick leave, CE allowance, professional license and dues. Contact Dr. Rebecca Severn or Tara Raffaelli at 906-482-1771 or by email: ccvc@pasty.net. Website: ccvc.cc

Send resume to: Copper Country Veterinary Clinic, 45815 State Highway M26, Atlantic Mine, MI 49905; e-mail — ccvc@pasty.net; or FAX 906 482-8766

 


Licensed Veterinary Technician

The Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) is trained to assist the veterinarian in providing pet-care services offered by the Clinic. This position has a supervisory responsibility over the Patient Care Staff in assuring that appropriate care is being given to the pets and that the proper protocols are being followed for the cleanliness of the clinic.  Opportunities for in-house training and continuing education as well as health insurance, simple IRA, vacation and holiday pay.

Requirements:

  • The Licensed Veterinary Technician must possess an LVT certificate from the state of Michigan.
  • Take histories, provide treatment to routine problems, and give counseling to clients.
  • Collect urine, perform skin scrapings, draw blood.
  • Take and process radiographs
  • Perform routine lab procedures and tests in hematology, biochemistry, chemistry, microbiology, urinalysis, and serology.
  • Assist DVM with physical examinations that help determine the nature of the illness or injury.
  • Perform and maintain anesthesia.
  • Administer medications, vaccines, fluids, and blood products as prescribed by the DVM.
  • Record temperature, pulse, and respiration
  • Dress wounds, apply splints and other protective devices, and clean teeth.
  • Perform catheterizations—urinary, arterial, and venous.
  • Perform ear flushes, intravenous feedings, and tube feedings.
  • Operate electrocardiographic and radiographic equipment.
  • Assist DVM in surgery by providing correct equipment and instruments.
  • Assure that monitoring and support equipment such as anesthetic machines, cardiac monitors, scopes, and breathing apparatus are in good working condition.
  • Maintain treatment records and maintenance logs.
  • Maintain inventory of all pharmaceuticals, equipment, and supplies needed in the float and surgery areas.
  • Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • This position requires long periods of standing and the ability to lift and carry at least 40 lbs.

Expectations:

  • Passionate about helping pet owners and their pets
  • Desire to continue to learn and advance in veterinary medicine
  • Knowledge of protocols and policies
  • Must be able to multi-task and perform in a fast paced environment 
  • Act as a liaison between the pet owner and doctor;  assist in educating and communicating pets health, condition and results to the pet owner

     

     

    Please send a resume and cover letter to the hiring team at ccvc@pasty.net.