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Northwest Animal Hospital

Northwest Animal Hospital

Situated on the Des Plaines River, our city offers a variety of restaurants, parks, and shopping. With highly-rated schools, we are a perfect place to raise a family or establish your career. Located just north of O’Hare International Airport, we offer public transportation options to the Chicago Loop, Chicago Botanic Gardens, Ravinia, and other local sites.

Our 4-doctor practice is in a free-standing building and is well-equipped and efficiently run; who doesn’t want to work in a beautiful place! And you can count on a good work-life balance since we don’t offer on-call or emergency services!

We are excited to add an associate to our growing practice to continue our legacy of serving our community!

Salary: Open
Type & Experience Level: Full Time – Any experience level considered
Function: Veterinarian
Species: Canine, Feline
Category: Private Practice
Preferred Education: DVM or equivalent


  • Generous compensation package
  • Generous paid time off
  • Medical, dental, vision, disability, and life
  • Insurance
  • Liability insurance coverage
  • 401(k)
  • CE Allowance
  • AVMA dues,
  • DEA and state licensure
  • Relocation assistance available

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of the company to afford equal opportunities to all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, non-disqualifying disability, or status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran.

A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM/VMD) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university.

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Practice Manager

Northwest Animal Hospital is excited to add a new member to our team! We are seeking a candidate with prior veterinary experience, great business acumen, and strong management skills who enjoys leading and developing a team. The role of the Practice Manager is to support the veterinary practice team and manage essential business functions in partnership with the Managing Doctor (DVM). In collaboration with the managing doctor, the practice manager is responsible for ensuring the profitability of the practice and a healthy culture rooted in high-quality patient care and exceptional customer service.

Skills preferred: Excellent communication, conflict management, ability to work through change, accountability, ability to build trust with team, drive for results

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous management/supervisory experience required
  • Previous veterinary experience required

Essential Responsibilities:


  • Driving revenue for practice growth
  • Manage expenses including but not limited to drug and supplies, labor and facility costs
  • Assist in developing and maintaining salary schedules and job evaluations for all employees
  • Provides input on an annual budget

Human Resources:

  • Triage in-house human resource issues and collaborate with the Human Resource team
  • Establish and execute performance evaluations

Veterinary Policies/Procedures:

  • Establish internal operating procedures for the administration of the practice to ensure accuracy and completeness of veterinary records and reports, format, and compliance with the accepted hospital practices.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory agencies and laws. This includes but is not limited to OSHA, DEA, EEOC, ADA, and the Department of Labor. Develop and maintain procedures necessary to meet regulatory requirements.
  • Any other duties deemed necessary


Basic Skills

  • Understanding of the critical balance between the administrative and clinic functions in the veterinary health care delivery system.
  • Ability to apply the specialized principles and practices of veterinary practice management in directing the daily operation of this practice, thereby allowing the practitioners the time necessary to carry out their profession.
  • Knowledge of hospital procedures outlined in the employee manual as well as those that are implied (reasonable expectations).

Social Skills

  • Ability to show unbiased judgment when managing people and make fair and just recommendations in regards to personnel issues and/or disciplinary action.
  • Work well with all employees and ensure that your actions support the hospital, the doctors, and the practice philosophy.
  • Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals or the practice to make improvements or take corrective action.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Veterinary: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Management: 2 years (Preferred)

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Veterinary Technician

Our practice is excited to add another Veterinary Technician to our team! We are looking for an individual who is good at communicating, organization, and multi-tasking, and who is ready to work in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate would have at least 2-4 years’ previous experience in veterinary medicine.

Hours of operation: M-F 8A-6P & Saturday 8a-2p
*Rotating Saturdays*

We are proud to offer our teammates comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) with match
  • 50% off pet care

Essential Functions:

  • Able to perform basic animal handling and restraint
  • Be able to accurately position for radiographs
  • Assist veterinarians in the practice of veterinary medicine and surgery
  • Perform in-hospital lab testing and prepare specimens for outside labs
  • Assist veterinarians in outpatient exams by taking histories, vital signs, and weights as well as providing client education
  • Collect and prepare diagnostic samples
  • Anesthesia monitoring
  • Assist in maintaining practice equipment
  • Assist veterinarian performing surgery
  • Assist veterinarians in any other assigned tasks
  • Maintain cleanliness of surgery suite, treatment area, and exams rooms for all surfaces
  • Support DEA compliance as it relates to the role
  • Any other duties as assigned


  • Previous veterinary medicine experience
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to lift patients and carry equipment up to 40 pounds; ability to lift patients or carry equipment over 40 pounds with assistance
  • Practice OSHA safety techniques including proper PPE
  • Computer skills, MS office applications, etc.

Job Type: Full-time

Expected hours: 35 – 40 per week


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed


  • Veterinary: 2 years (Preferred)


  • Veterinary Technician Certification (Preferred)

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