Employment Opportunities at Tulare Veterinary Hospital

Open Positions

We are looking for a full time/part time associate with excellent communication skills and a strong work ethic. We are primarily a Small Animal (Feline/Canine) hospital with a separate Dairy Herd Health Management practice. We enjoy the support of a friendly, cooperative staff. At this time we are seeking a Small Animal Associate. We have a large and diverse case load, with highly trained support staff to complete requested medical treatments. Our practice is equipped with a wide variety of diagnostic equipment such as; Digital Radiology, Digital Ultrasound, CO2 surgical laser, Cold Laser Therapy, Full IDEXX Laboratory, Large, fully-equipped Surgery Suite, and Digital Dental Radiology.

Dr. Michael Sagartz and Dr. Carlos Rodriguez will be available to provide mentoring as needed.

We offer a Competitive Salary with benefits that include but are not limited to health insurance, paid vacation, retirement plan, CE stipend and professional dues. Our Small Animal Associates are not expected to provide after-hours emergency duty. We are open Monday through Friday, so your weekends would be free for rest and recreation.

We are located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. Tulare County is a wonderful place to put down roots. We are located only two hours from the beach and one hour from the beautiful Sequoia National Forest/Yosemite National Park. Tulare is a safe and diverse community, offering a low cost of living and high quality of life.

Please send resume to carlos@tularevet.com

Thank you for your time. We look forward to hearing from you!

Tulare Veterinary Hospital has an opportunity for a Veterinary Technician to join our team!

Position Overview:

The Veterinary Technician supports hospital operations by providing quality veterinary care and exceptional service to our patients and clients. You will assist in patient care, conducting examinations, assisting during surgery, provide nursing care, and maintaining patient medical records.

Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Determine animal requirements by conducting examinations, reviewing care plans and records, completing laboratory tests and studies, and diagnostic imaging.
  • Care for patients by taking vital signs, collecting samples, administering medications, drugs, and vaccines, and bandaging and wrapping wounds.
  • Assembling required supplies and instruments, bringing patients in for examination and restraining patients.
  • Fill prescriptions and administer medications, including proper documentation, logging, and security of controlled drugs.
  • Maintain a safe, secure, healthy, and humane environment by following documented standards and procedures in compliance with applicable legal regulations.
  • Maintain medical records by documenting patients’ conditions, reactions, and changes, updates database in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Ability to demonstrate and follow correct procedures in catheter placement, phlebotomy, emergency medicine, and digital radiology.

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:

  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent combination of education, and/or experience.
  • Two or more years of experience performing above duties.
  • Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT), Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT), Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT), or the Licensed Veterinary Medical Technician (LVMT) preferred.
  • Able to perform moderately physically demanding work, that requires lifting (up to 50 pounds), cleaning, and constant motion.


  • 401k
  • Medical insurance
  • Employee Discounts
  • Paid time off

Please send resume to michelle@tularevet.com

Job description

Tulare Veterinary Hospital has an opportunity for a Full-Time Customer Service Representative to join our team! 

Shift Details: Mon, Tue, Thurs 8:30am-5:30pm and Wed & Fri 6:00am-2:30pm

Job Summary:   The Receptionist is the first and last contact that a client will have with the hospital and a key to creating first and lasting impressions. The Receptionist must have exceptional client service and communication skills, computer literacy, ability to handle payment and financial issues, ability to multi-task, a friendly attitude and confidence to deal with stressful situations. The Receptionist will support veterinarians, technicians, veterinary assistants, and kennel staff in daily patient and client care.

How you’ll make an impact: 

  • Greet clients and pets by name with a smile and a positive, solution-oriented attitude. 
    • Answer phones promptly and professionally using a multi-line phone system; answering client inquiries about basic animal care and routine procedures, questions about veterinary services and products, and provide knowledgeable advice about wellness, prevention, and diseases.  
    • Screen and route calls to appropriate staff; take and deliver messages promptly to appropriate staff, pulling medical records of patients so staff can properly document information.  
    • Schedule appointments and surgeries according hospital scheduling guidelines and make surgery and appointment confirmation calls.  
    • Note in medical records the details discussed during client conservations including the date, time, key points of the discussion and any required information.  
    • Enter accurate charges; explain invoices to show value for care provided, stating all services and products provided before the total; echo doctors’ recommendations when checking out clients.  
    • Collect payment when services are rendered, including making change for cash payments, processing credit cards, care credit and scratch pay.
    • Check medical and computer records for accurate client addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses and scan appropriate new documents to patient’s medical records.
    • Fill prescriptions, refill forms, and provide routine administrations instructions to clients.  
    • Advise clients on flea/tick preventative, heartworm preventatives, pre-anesthetic testing, pain management, shampoos, and other retail items. 

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent combination of education, and/or experience.
  • Experience performing above duties.
  • Able to lift (up to 50 pounds)


  • 401k
  • Medical insurance
  • Employee Discounts
  • Paid time off

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Hospital Hours

MONDAY :  8:00 am – 5:30 pm
TUESDAY :  8:00 am – 5:30 pm
WEDNESDAY :  6:00 am – 1:00 pm
THURSDAY :  8:00 am – 5:30 pm
FRIDAY :  6:00 am – 2:30 pm
SATURDAY :  Closed
SUNDAY :  Closed