Animal Emergency Clinic

Serving the St. Louis Area

Four convenient locations in the Greater St. Louis area.
For more information on our locations, click here.

Veterinary Technician - Job Description & Requirements:

  • Restraining small animals
  • Patient care including but not limited to taking vitals (temperature, pulse rate, respiratory rate) of small animals, administering medications
  • Intravenous catheter placement and monitoring of fluid therapy
  • Taking and processing radiographs
  • Preparing animals for surgery, monitoring patient during surgery including anesthesia
  • Cleaning and setting up cages and runs
  • General cleaning including vacuuming, mopping, emptying trash, scrubbing trash bins, laundry
  • Setting up for and assisting with surgery
  • Setting up and assisting with various procedures including GDVs, FUS cats, thoracocentesis
  • Keeping supplies stocked
  • Drawing blood
  • Running laboratory tests
  • Working as receptionist at front desk
  • Running the computer program to enter client and patient information
  • Handling credit cards, checks, cash
  • Answer phones
  • Applying concepts of triage
  • Filling prescriptions
  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds
  • Other duties that the veterinarian deems necessary
  • Group Insurance - Medical, Life, & Dental
  • Vacation and PTO
  • Financial Reimbursement for Continuing Education
  • Employee Discount
  • Premium for Overnight Shift
  • 401K Program
  • Section 125

How to Apply For a Position at Either of Our Locations

   Download and complete this employment form, and mail or fax to: 
    St. Louis Animal Emergency Clinic
    c/o Gerald Patterson
    9937 Big Bend Road
    St. Louis, Missouri 63122
    Fax: (314) 822-5348 

    Or you may come in and fill out an employment form at either of our locations.

    Questions? Please call 314-822-7531 and ask for Gerald.


employmentJobs Available for Emergency Veterinarians

The St. Louis Animal Emergency Clinics of greater St. Louis are seeking qualified applicants for staff veterinarians. We currently operate two clinics both of which are 24 hours / 7 days a week. We accept cases from approximately 200 referring hospitals from the surrounding area.

Our caseload is extensive, unique and varied. The work environment is enjoyable and fulfilling. Our goal is to provide compassionate and high quality care for our patients, clients and referring hospitals. Our support staff is very competent and works closely with the doctors.

The doctors are provided with a generous benefit and compensation package. Flexible scheduling and rotating time off is the norm. Typically, doctors work on average 15 shifts per month. We provide mentorship and training by a senior clinician to all new hires helping build skills and confidence.

Our doctors work with the local specialty practices as well as UMC-VTH to provide advanced treatment options. We also have an association with boarded radiologists for consultations.

If you are seeking a position to develop your skills and build confidence, looking to see a vast case load in a short time, have mentorship and guidance, practice medicine as you were trained and be appreciated for a job well done then please contact me so we can speak about possible options.

Dr. Jeff Vemmer
Medical Director
The St. Louis Animal Emergency Clinics
9937 Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63122