Do you have a passion for working with animals? Do you want to be professionally challenged each and every day? Then consider joining our team of nearly 60 dedicated health care professionals. All positions at IVS offer you the opportunity to learn and grow while pursuing your career goals. We work in an atmosphere that is supportive yet challenging, where teamwork is the norm and where technology is the most current. You will work a flexible schedule that may include evenings and weekends.
Generally, a new team member is hired at the entry level. These positions are described first in the following sections. We provide training – both on the job and in a classroom – and the opportunity for advancement. In fact, all current managers began their careers at IVS in different positions.
Hospital staff works in a fast-paced, demanding environment that requires lifting of animals and materials, and involves long periods of standing and moving throughout the hospital. Emergency medical situations often require a quick response time and the ability to “think on your feet.” You must be able to maintain your composure and confidence while dealing with stressful situations. That said, there are also opportunities to have fun and play with visiting pets.
All staff at IVS is expected to perform at a high level and to go beyond the scope of their individual job descriptions in order to contribute to the hospital’s success. You should be motivated to learn and grow and to take on additional responsibility when the opportunity arises. Willingness to work both independently and as part of a team communicating clearly and effectively is essential. Finally, the desire and ability to provide exceptional customer service is critical for all employees.
And you will be rewarded! Our salaries are generous. Our benefits package includes medical and dental insurance, paid holidays and vacation, profit sharing, 401(k) plan participation, pet care discounts, and more. We encourage all employees to participate in a meaningful way in their communities.
We look forward to hearing from you. You may contact us in the following ways.
- Forward a resume and cover letter to the Hospital Manager indicating which position you are interested in. If we don’t have a current opening, we will keep your resume on file and contact you when we do.
- Stop in at one of our hospitals in Irvine to pick up an application. We will be happy to give you a tour of the facilities at that time. It is best to call us first to let us know you are coming.
The following describe positions at IVS. Remember: We may not have an opening in each category at the time you apply.