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Apalachee River Animal Hospital

Apalachee River Animal Hospital has been serving Dacula under the direction of Drs. Randy and Destiny Prezzano since June 2011. Apalachee River Animal Hospital offers high-quality veterinary care with a more personal feel, making clients feel like they are family. Excellent Care for Exceptional Pets is our motto and we try to provide excellent care in all aspects of our practice.

We are deeply committed to our community and strive to take care of our patients and their owners to the very best of our ability. We hope to be a part of your family’s health team and a friend to you and your pet.

Current Job Openings

We’re always looking for outstanding people to join our team. If you’re passionate about pets, people, and fun, complete the form below to tell us about yourself and the type of position you are interested in.

Associate Veterinarian

Associate Veterinarian

Part-time or full-time veterinarian opportunity available in growing suburban community about 30-40 minutes from Athens or Atlanta, GA. Dacula, GA offers easy access to I-85 or SR 316, is close to the Mall of Georgia area, and offers an excellent community to grow in.

Apalachee River Animal Hospital is seeking an experienced veterinarian but will consider an eager new graduate looking for mentorship. Apalachee River Animal Hospital offers a competitive salary, flexible schedule, excellent work environment, highly trained/long-term staff, but what sets our practice apart is the relationship we have with our clients and our community. Our clientele makes our job far more rewarding by trusting and appreciating us! Our clients have voted us Best of Gwinnett for 8 years in a row and Gwinnett Daily Post Reader’s Choice for 6 years in a row.

The ideal candidate for this position would be a confident, 2+ years experienced veterinarian or new graduate will be considered. Must be licensed or be eligible for licensure by June 2022 to be considered. Seeking either part-time or full-time work that thrives on enhancing the human-animal bond. Surgery and emergency medicine experience are desired, as we see a variety of challenging cases which makes the job interesting. Our modern, 7,000 square foot facility is well equipped with laser surgery, cold laser therapy, Sound Elkin digital radiography, digital dental radiography, ultrasound and echocardiogram, Surgivet monitoring equipment as well as a highly trained technical staff to support our veterinarians with an average of 2:1 ratio of assistants to veterinarians. You will be joining a team of 4 other veterinarians who enjoy the collaboration of cases and are eager to help each other. Enjoy all the benefits of a larger practice but without corporate quotas. Learn more about our practice by visiting our website or go to our Facebook page!

Our compensation package includes:

  • Competitive salary based on experience and part-time or full-time work
  • Sign-on bonus available
  • Continuing education package
  • Veterinary Licensure, AVMA, GVMA, and DEA fees paid
  • Matching Simple IRA
  • Paid time off
  • Pet Benefits
  • Health Insurance with employer contribution
  • Dental Insurance and Disability insurance offered
  • Flexible scheduling with potential for 12 pm to 8 pm shifts

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract

COVID-19 considerations: Apalachee River Animal Hospital continues to monitor and respond to CDC guidelines and recommendations regarding COVID-19.

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Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Technician

Apalachee River Animal Hospital is seeking an experienced veterinary technician to join our team of 4 doctors and 20 support staff. We know the value of our technicians and utilize them to their fullest potential. Apalachee River Animal hospital is equipped with digital dental radiography, digital radiography, ultrasound, therapeutic and surgical lasers as well as extensive patient monitoring equipment. We follow the AAFP and AAHA guidelines for vaccination, pain management, and are a Cat-Friendly Practice. We are looking for the right candidate that wants to join our 7 consecutive years of Best of Gwinnett practice and continue to make it better.

The ideal candidate would have multiple years of veterinary technician experience, be registered in Georgia or eligible for registration and have a strong work ethic. Non-credentialed technicians will be considered if experienced. If you love general practice but want to see challenging cases, this practice is for you. We pride ourselves on practicing high-quality medicine with exceptional customer and patient care.

The compensation package includes competitive pay commensurate with experience, paid holidays, paid time off, simple IRA, employer contribution to health insurance, pet health discount, uniform allowance, and continuing education stipend.

Job Title: Veterinary Technician / Veterinary Assistant

General Description of Position: The veterinary technician is responsible for patient and client care and assisting the veterinarian(s).

Job Requirements / Skills / Physical Demands: Technical experience or formal schooling required, excellent technical and communication skills, ability to restrain all animals and lift >50lbs, ability to multi-task, basic computer training.

Reports to: Practice Manager / Veterinarians

Supervises: No one

Essential Functions:

  • Assist with appointments
  • Assist with drop-offs and patient pre-surgical preparation
  • Assist with surgeries and dental cleanings
  • Perform routine laboratory analyses
  • Prepare samples for outside laboratory analysis
  • Administer treatments to hospitalized patients
  • Initiate and assist with emergency procedures
  • Radiology
  • Maintain controlled drug log
  • Enter bloodwork, vitals, and other information into patient record
  • Surgery clean-up
  • Closing procedures

Work Environment: Small animal hospital, high level of client and patient interaction, with exposure to common veterinary practice hazards (i.e. anesthesia, x-rays, vicious animals).

Continuing Education: Required attendance at all staff meetings and in-house seminars, will provide all other necessary training.

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Technician Assistant

Veterinary Technician

Apalachee River Animal Hospital is seeking a Veterinary Technician Assistant to join our team of 4 doctors and 20 support staff. Apalachee River Animal hospital is equipped with digital dental radiography, digital radiography, ultrasound, therapeutic and surgical lasers as well as extensive patient monitoring equipment. We follow the AAFP and AAHA guidelines for vaccination, pain management and are a Cat-Friendly Practice. We are looking for the right candidate that wants to join our 7 consecutive years of Best of Gwinnett practice and continue to make it better. We pride ourselves on practicing high-quality medicine with exceptional customer and patient care.

Job Title: Veterinary Technician Assistant

General Description of Position: The veterinary technician assistant is responsible for client and patient care as well as assisting the veterinarian.

Job Requirements / Skills / Physical Demands: Knowledge of routine veterinary care, good client communication skills, the ability to multi-task, basic computer knowledge, ability to lift large dogs and stand for long periods of time, the ability to write legibly.

Reports to: Practice Manager/ DVM

Supervises: No one

Essential Functions:

  • Assist with drop-offs and patient pre-surgical preparation
  • Perform routine laboratory analysis
  • Prepare samples for outside laboratory analysis
  • Administer medications to hospitalized patients
  • Surgery clean-up
  • Clean surgical instruments and prepare surgical packs
  • Monitor hospitalized and drop-off patients in treatment area
  • Assist with obtaining vitals on appointments
  • Maintain cleanliness of pharmacy and treatment area
  • Stocking supplies

Work Environment: Small animal hospital, high level of client and patient interaction, with exposure to common veterinary practice hazards (i.e. anesthesia, x-rays, vicious animals).

Continuing Education: Required attendance at all staff meetings and in-house seminars, will provide all other necessary training.

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Kennel Technician

Kennel Technician

Apalachee River Animal Hospital is seeking an individual to join our team of kennel technicians. The kennel technicians are an integral part of the hospital, providing care for our patients in a relaxed and comfortable setting. Though we board plenty of healthy, young animals, many of our boarders have special medical needs that require the collaboration of the kennel technician and the hospital staff.

The kennel technician is responsible for the general care of our boarding patients including feeding, walking, bathing, and administering medications. The kennel technicians work closely with our veterinary staff to ensure each patient is comfortable. This is a great opportunity for someone with animal experience to learn more about veterinary medicine and be part of a medical team.

Please visit our website to learn more about our practice and discover why we have been voted Best of Gwinnett for 7 consecutive years.

Job Title: Kennel Care Counselor

General Description of Position: The Kennel Technician is responsible for the basic care of boarding and hospitalized patients and maintaining a clean, fully stocked hospital.

Job Requirements / Skills / Physical Demands: Basic knowledge of animal husbandry, compassion for animals, basic computer training, physical ability to walk, lift large dogs (50#), bend / kneel down, legible writing, maintain a professional appearance and able to work on weekends and holidays.

Reports to: Practice Manager / Veterinarians

Supervises: No one

Essential Functions:

  • Set up and discharge boarders, baths, and grooms
  • Provide care for all dogs and cats including walking dogs, cleaning runs and cages, feeding and medicating
  • Laundry
  • Maintain hospital and kennel facilities (cleaning, minor maintenance, equipment care)
  • Restock supplies in treatment area and exam rooms
  • Yard maintenance
  • Weekend and holiday kennels
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Must be able to lift 50#
  • Candidates should be service-oriented and maintain a professional appearance and manage themselves professionally at all times
  • Candidates should be able to work independently and as a team

Work Environment: Small animal hospital and outside walking area, approximately 40 boarding runs and 20 small cages, high level of patient interaction, with exposure to common veterinary practice hazards (i.e. anesthesia, x-rays, aggressive animals)

Continuing Education: Required attendance at all staff meetings and in-house seminars, will provide all other necessary training.

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Groomer

Experienced Pet Groomer

We are looking for an experienced groomer that would like to service our clientele and theirs. We can also offer an alternative employment option with our company as a commissioned-based employee.

Job expectations:

  • Grooming from start to finish – including, bathing, drying, brushing, de-matting, nail trimming, anal gland expression, haircutting, hand scissoring, ear cleaning, teeth brushing-
  • Consult with the client at the start of the appointment about work to be done
  • Clearly explain the grooming process for clients
  • Recommend services based on the needs of the pet/client
  • Give clients an estimate of the cost for the service and how long it will take
  • Work with the front desk to coordinate proper appointment scheduling and communication with clients
  • Keep detailed notes of grooming work performed including before & after photos
  • Monitor health and well-being of pet(s) during grooming
  • Consult with client after grooming about future grooming/health needs/recommendations
  • Keep timely appointment schedule
  • Keep work area clean and organized
  • Safely handle pets of all sizes & temperaments

In addition to bathing and styling a pet’s fur, groomers inspect the animal for any external signs of parasites, disease, or injury and report their findings to owners. Pet groomers are responsible for sanitizing all of the clippers, combs, brushes, and other tools used on pets to prevent spreading diseases among their clients. They must also maintain a safe and sanitary work area to mitigate risks to both human and animal visitors.

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

Work Location:

  • One location

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable –more reliable than spontaneous
  • Adaptable/flexible –enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • Detail-oriented –would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Customer Service Representative

Customer Service Representative

We are looking for an experienced Customer Service Representative that can provide front-line client service while serving as a liaison between the client and the veterinarian.

The ideal candidate will have excellent customer service and communication skills, with the ability to multi-task and assist clients with the check-in and check-out process while maintaining a warm and efficient persona. They will also have the ability to use basic office machinery and have basic computer knowledge–proficiency with Microsoft office suite and veterinary operating software is preferred. This person should be able to handle multiple phone lines professionally and efficiently while maintaining a professional front even during busy or stressful times. At least one year of veterinary experience is required.

Job Title: Customer Service Representative

General Description of Position: The Customer Service Representative is responsible for providing front-line client service while serving as a liaison between client and veterinarian.

Job Requirements / Skills / Physical Demands: Technical experience or formal schooling required, excellent technical and communication skills, ability to handle all animals and ability to multi-task, basic computer training, general knowledge of inventory, excellent telephone skills, ability to use basic office machinery

Reports to: Practice Manager / DVM

Supervises: No one

Essential Functions:

  • Answer phones in a friendly and professional manner
  • Make appointments for routine and sick visits, surgeries, drop-offs, boarding, and grooming
  • Manage multiple phone lines efficiently
  • Take accurate messages and deliver them in a timely fashion
  • Route clinical calls efficiently and correctly
  • Take and deliver prescription refill request
  • Greet clients and process appointments efficiently and in a friendly manner
  • Update vaccine status, recommend needed vaccinations
  • Maintain cleanliness of patient exam rooms as well as reception area
  • Escort clients to appropriate exam room, notify technicians of appointment, be sure clients are seen in a reasonable time
  • Create and update patient files in computer system
  • Know how to print relevant forms. Ensure that client fills out forms properly
  • Understand and be able to explain vaccine protocols for cats and dogs
  • Understand and be able to explain special programs such as senior and dental programs
  • Understand when intestinal parasite checks or heartworm checks are warranted
  • Understand and be able to discuss all flea, tick, and heartworm preventions
  • Ensure all vaccines are up-to-date and appropriate paperwork is provided by the time of admission
  • Understand and explain pre-anesthetic and annual health screen bloodwork testing for dogs and cats
  • Call no-shows to reschedule
  • Process payments from clients at the time of service and record on client’s accounts
  • Adequately explain charges to the client
  • Give printed computer receipt for each transaction
  • Ensure money drawer balances
  • Run end of day reports
  • Send thank you cards to clients who have referred others. Send welcome letters to new clients
  • Refer angry clients to the appropriate person when necessary
  • Report any dissatisfied clients to the Practice Manager or Veterinarian
  • All other duties as may arise in normal daily functioning of the hospital or as requested by management

Work Environment: Small animal hospital, high level of client and patient interaction, with exposure to common veterinary practice hazards (i.e. anesthesia, x-rays, vicious animals)

Continuing Education: Required attendance at all staff meetings and in-house seminars, will provide all other necessary training.

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