Grow Your Career with Us

Midwest Animal Hospital is a thriving, growing practice in Orland Park, IL, looking for compassionate and talented individuals like you to join the team and grow along with us. For those who strive to go above and beyond the call of duty to serve pets and people, you just might be a good fit for our organization!

Expand Your Opportunities

Our animal hospital isn’t just a place to work; it’s a place to learn, grow, and discover new opportunities. If you’re passionate about veterinary medicine, customer service, and making every patient feel like family, consider taking the next step and joining us. Midwest Animal Hospital is looking for veterinary technicians, customer service representatives, kennel assistants, groomers, and pharmacy technicians to continue providing exceptional care to the community.
As a valued part of our team, you will receive extensive training to help you get your bearings and hone your skills. Because our hospital is so fast-paced and sees such a high volume of clients and patients, you’ll grow your skillset and experience very quickly. We also offer continuing education opportunities and training programs to help you succeed.

Job Openings

Below are our current job openings. We regularly update our available job positions to reflect our current hiring needs, so check back frequently to see if anything has changed.

Customer Service Representative

Join our growing reception team as a customer service representative! Some of your responsibilities in this role will include:

  • Greeting our clients and their pets by name
  • Answering phones promptly and professionally using a multi-line phone system
  • Receiving and transmitting faxes
  • Taking and delivering messages promptly to the appropriate staff
  • Noting in medical records the details discussed during client conversations, including date, time, key points of discussion and any action required
  • Answer clients’ questions about veterinary services and products, and provide knowledgeable advice
  • Advise clients on proper nutrition, flea/tick/heartworm preventatives, pre-anesthetic testing, pain management, etc.

Kennel Assistant

The kennel assistant/animal care attendant will have many responsibilities, including:

  • Checking the kennel area regularly and thoroughly, observing pets for abnormal activity such as vomiting, diarrhea, and/or blood in cage/run
  • Recognizing emergency situations and enlisting the aid of doctors and technicians promptly
  • Marking patient records correctly for abnormal eating/weight/elimination habits
  • Feeding and watering animals according to established schedules and special instructions
  • Cleaning and disinfecting cages, runs, and yards as needed with the appropriate equipment
  • Cleaning and disinfecting all food and water bowls
  • Operating washer/dryer to clean hospital laundry
  • Giving baths to pets on scheduled day of departure, or as necessary during boarding/hospitalization
  • Performing nail trims and ear cleanings for boarding pets as needed
  • Supervising animals when they are in outdoor areas
  • Collecting urine and fecal samples as requested by veterinarian
  • Keep parking lot and dumpster areas clean
  • Sweep, vacuum, and mop all hospital floors and empty all garbage containers
  • Understand infectious diseases and how to control and prevent their spread

Certified Veterinary Technician

The certified veterinary technician plays an integral role at our practice. Ideal candidates possess the following:

  • Dedication to outstanding client service and excellent patient care
  • A love of teaching and mentoring others
  • Initiative–you’re a hard worker who contributes to the operation of the entire hospital
  • Versatility–the ability to adapt to the individual needs of each patient
  • Clinical skills and experience that include:
    • Patient assessment and physical examinations
    • Phlebotomy and catheter placement
    • Knowledge of radiology safety and proper technique
    • Anesthesia monitoring proficiency
    • Perioperative surgical nursing skills
    • Routine dental prophylaxis experience

Veterinary Assistant

As veterinary assistant, you provide primary support for the rest of the team. Responsibilities of the veterinary assistant include:

  • Assisting with the care and treatment of patients
  • Monitoring hospitalized patients
  • Monitoring/aiding in caring for animals after surgery
  • Maintaining animal hospital inventory and stocking
  • Restraining animals for nail trims and blood draws
  • Aiding with routine diagnostics, including X-rays and bloodwork
  • Maintaining and sterilizing surgical instruments and equipment
  • Cleaning and disinfecting cages, kennels, exam rooms, and treatment areas
  • Administering medications under the supervision of a veterinary technician or veterinarian
  • Feeding and bathing animals
  • Answering the phone
  • Providing customer service
  • Assisting clients with their pets

Qualifications required for the role of veterinary assistant:

  • Must be 18+ years of age
  • Must be able to multitask and work cooperatively with the team
  • You genuinely enjoy working with animals and are able to handle them even when they are stressed, ill, or in pain
  • 1+ years of experience preferred
  • You are able to meet the physical demands of the job, which include lifting, carrying, and restraining animals (other staff members will assist you in lifting animals over 40lbs), and walking or standing for extended periods
  • You are experienced working in a team-oriented environment and work well with all levels of hospital personnel