Employment

Copper Country Veterinary Clinic is looking to add an Associate Veterinarian, Licensed Veterinary Technician, Veterinary Assistant and Customer Service Representative 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 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


Veterinary Assistant 

Copper Country Veterinary Clinic is looking for a full-time veterinary assistant to join our team!  We are a motivated, smart and humble team that loves people, animals, and veterinary medicine!  We provide opportunities for in-house training and continuing education as well as health insurance, simple IRA, vacation and holiday pay. 

Role:  The veterinary assistant is responsible for all patient care, as well as educating and communicating to the owner the recommendations made by the doctor.  The veterinary assistant also fills medications, assists surgical technicians and runs multiple diagnostics.   

Requirements:

  • Highschool diploma or equivalent
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs

Responsibilities:

  • Gathering medical histories
  • Caring for patients
  • Performing veterinary services such as nail trims and ear cleanings as well as restraining patients
  • Operate computer software-schedule and invoice appointments   
  • Knowledge of protocols and policies
  • Ability to understand and communicate the value of products, services and diagnostics
  • Act as a liaison between the pet owner and doctor;  assist in educating and communicating pets health, condition and results to the pet owner 

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.  


CLIENT SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

Copper Country Veterinary Clinic is looking for a full-time client service representative to join our team!  We are a motivated, smart and humble team that loves people, animals, and veterinary medicine!  We provide opportunities for in-house training and continuing education as well as health insurance, simple IRA, vacation and holiday pay. 

Role:  The client service representative is responsible for all communications between pet owners and doctors, client education and clerical duties.

Requirements:

  • Highschool diploma or equivalent
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs

Responsibilities:

  • Scheduling appointments
  • Answering the telephone, monitor email and other communications
  • Invoicing products and services
  • Reconcile cash drawer
  • Knowledge of protocols and policies
  • Ability to understand and communicate the value of products, services and diagnostics
  • Act as a liaison between the pet owner and the doctor

Expectations:

  • Must be able to muti-task and work in a fast paced environment
  • Respect among clients and team members
  • Motivation to continue to learn and grow
  • Desire and passion for helping people and their pets

 

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