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Hawk Ridge Animal Hospital

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(636) 755-9500

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Hawk Ridge Animal Hospital is a family-owned practice .We pride ourselves on practicing high quality medicine and excellent client/patient care.

We are looking for a Veterinary Assistant to care for animals and support our technicians and veterinarians. You’ll play an important role in bringing comfort to our furry patients and ensuring efficient workflow within our facility. One of the most important Veterinary Assistant responsibilities is to ensure all areas are clean, for animals and humans alike. We’ll rely on you to assist our technicians with appointments and patient care. Do you love animals? Then you’re halfway there. You need the ability to care for them properly – that’s one of the most important Vet Assistant job requirements. This includes knowledge of routine tasks, like feeding or bathing animals, but also readiness to care for injured or scared animals. If you’re organized, quick on your feet and a team player, we’d like to meet you.


Assisting Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians with patient care.
Perform patient restraint, obtain and process laboratory samples, handle and dispense medications at the direction of the veterinarian and help maintain the electronic medical record.
Assist in taking radiographs and ultrasounds
Keep patients clean, watered, and fed (when indicated and directed by veterinarian), safely walk canine patients when necessary.
Record and report vitals of hospitalized and surgical patients
Care of hospitalized and surgical patients as needed
Keep hospital neat and clean; perform regular cleaning based on necessity as well as based on pre-determined maintenance schedule.
Perform additional duties as assigned.

Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Must be compassionate and sympathetic, and be able to maintain a professional attitude and demeanor during emotional and stressful situations.
Must be able to provide quality customer service to the client.
Must be a team player willing to learn new techniques and treatments.
Willingness to work with both cats and dogs.
Position requires bending, kneeling, lifting (up to 40 pounds, as necessary) and standing for long periods of time
Basic computer skills; experience with electronic medical record software a plus.
High school diploma required.
Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $13.00 - $16.00 per hour


Dental insurance
Employee discount
Flexible schedule
Health insurance
Paid time off
Vision insurance

10 hour shift
Monday to Friday
Weekends as needed


Primary Contact

Lisa Birchler

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Services Offered

  • Veterinary


Location Type

Brick & Mortar

Discounted Education Opportunities

As a Preferred Hiring Partner, there are multiple ways we can help you get qualified staff. A more proactive approach is to send one of your favorite staff members through our online training. Instead of waiting for a graduate to reach out, you can invest in your current team to develop the necessary skills to help you succeed.


With this model, employees can continue to work while learning in their free time. With the discount provided and payment options available, this is the most affordable way to pursue a new skillset. Currently, we offer an Online Dog Training Program for businesses looking to grow their dog training talent. Grooming and vet assisting programs are still under development.


Students referred through one of our Preferred Hiring Partners receive the largest discount available. To learn more about the discount and who qualifies, please reach out to [email protected].

Local Business Resources

For local businesses in the greater St. Louis area, we offer a handful of resources to help you promote and grow your business. Check out the options listed below. If you are interested in learning more about any of the following opportunities, please reach out to Jennifer at [email protected].

Coffee & Continuing Education

Local businesses can get in front of active students by presenting a topic in class. Our Coffee & Continuing Education opportunities are offered once per month. Any business can sign up if they have something education to chare or an employment opportunity. The event lasts 1-2 hours and is first thing in the morning before class starts.

This is a great opportunity to build relationships with current students and can often lead to employment. If you are interested but don't know what to talk about, just reach out and we can put our heads together.

APC Hosted Events

The APC houses an 8,000 square foot event space that allows us to host wonderful events throughout the year. Some example include our Grooming Garage Sale where local groomers come together to sell and swap old equipment, and our Dog's Day Out event for the pet public to browse local vendors, visit with pet businesses, and adopt local shelter dogs.

As a Preferred Hiring Partner, you will be first on the list for an invitation for any events hosted by the APC. With the variety of events held at the APC, there's bound to be something to help you put your business in front of both qualified staff and the pet public.

Space Rental

At the APC, we love everything pet related. If you are an independent petpreneur looking for a home to host your classes, we offer our 8,000 square foot classroom for rent by the hour. We host a variety of pet-related classes every week and are looking to expand our opportunities.

Whether you are looking to host group classes for your training clients, or are an educator looking to teach the occasional seminar or class, we have options available. In addition to our large event space, we have classrooms equipped with tables and chairs, computers, and projectors to make teaching easy.


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