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Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists (GCVS) is currently seeking a full-time or part-time small animal emergency veterinarian to join its growing emergency service! Overnight and daytime scheduling is available. The well-established emergency service is located in a brand new 25,000 sq ft facility. GCVS is also in the process of building a state-of-the-art 45,000 sq ft facility projected to open in 4th quarter 2018. GCVS has 60 doctors across fourteen specialty practices including Surgery and Orthopedics, Internal Medicine, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Critical Care, Dentistry and Oral Surgery, Diagnostic Imaging, Animal Rehabilitation and Fitness, Sports Medicine, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Dermatology and Allergy, Avian and Exotics, Cardiology and the recently added Anesthesia specialty.

Houston is the 4th largest city in the country with a world renowned medical center, as well as museum, theater, and arts districts. We have a climate that allows outdoor activities year round.  We have professional sports teams, numerous recreational and cultural amenities and exceptional universities, colleges, and public education so you and your family can thrive here.

The ideal candidate is self-motivated with excellent multi-tasking skills and can contribute to our high standard of patient care, client service, and collaboration with specialists and local referring veterinarians. You will have the opportunity to grow professionally with the hospital and build and sustain strong relationships with referring colleagues, clients, and support staff.

The position comes with a competitive salary, health insurance, continuing education allowance, licensure and dues allowance, pet services discounts, and 401k matching. Other available employment benefits include dental, vision, short-term disability, long term disability, and life insurance.

Please direct all inquiries to Ryan Buck with GCVS Emergency Doctor Candidate in the subject line or call (713) 693-1111 with any questions about this position.

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Technical Staff

Gulf Coast Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery is looking for a full time technician to assist our busy service with a board certified veterinary dentist.

The registered veterinary technician is a fundamental asset for the delivery of our multi-faceted services. If you wish to have your skills well utilized and appreciated at every level, a position at Gulf Coast Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery may be an excellent opportunity for you.

Our Veterinary Dental Technicians are responsible for many duties which include, but are not limited to:  dental cleanings and dental radiographs on patients, surgical assistance, anesthesia induction, maintenance and monitoring of anesthesia, surgical preparation of patients, circulating in the operating room to assist the doctor, immediate pre and post operative treatments maintenance of medical, anesthesia and surgery records/logs, , recovery of patients from anesthesia, assisting with appointments, data entry/invoicing. Client services and patient care are top priority.

If you are energetic, enthusiastic, well-organized and really enjoy client education, patient care and anesthesia — come join our team!

Requirements: Applicants must be graduates of an AVMA approved Veterinary Technology Program and must have their LVT status or obtain it within two years of employment. Experience and VTS a plus, but VTS not required.

Benefits include: Continuing education; dues to professional associations; 401K plan; uniform allowance; paid holidays. vacation and sick leave; health insurance.

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The GCVS Surgery department is uniquely equipped to treat a wide range of orthopedic, neurologic, oncologic, thoracic, and soft-tissue problems. Our orthopedic surgeons are respected leaders in joint replacement and arthroscopic surgical techniques. Our soft-tissue surgeons have developed specialized procedures and protocols for respiratory, hepatic and oncologic conditions, in addition to offering expert reconstructive, thoracic and abdominal surgical techniques. Our goal is to utilize the exceptional skills and expertise of our doctors and the most advanced technology and surgical options to ensure your pet receives extraordinary care.

We are accepting applications from LVTs for permanent full time Operating Room Technician positions. Our Operating Room Technicians are responsible for maintenance of medical, anesthesia, and surgery records/logs, anesthesia induction and maintenance, surgical preparation of patients, circulating in the operating room, scrubbing in to assist during surgical procedures, immediate pre and post-operative treatments and recovery of surgery patients.

Our technicians manage their cases with a variety of pre and post-op medication protocols. They continuously monitor their patients during surgery with the assistance of pulse oximetry, ECG, capnography and Doppler blood pressure.

Requirements: Applicants must be graduates of an AVMA approved Veterinary Technology Program and must obtain their LVT status within two years of employment. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

We offer an excellent benefit package: Continuing Education; dues to professional associations; 401K plan; uniform allowance; paid holidays, vacation and sick leave; health insurance, dental/vision insurance, life insurance, as well as long and short term disability.

Salary is competitive and directly related to experience. New graduates welcome.


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Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists has the most technologically advanced diagnostic and therapeutic equipment along with a group of dedicated veterinary specialists and staff in 15 areas of specialty medicine. Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists is currently hiring for a skilled laboratory technician for our in house lab. Candidates must be flexible and willing to work weekends and holidays. We are looking for a veterinary technician with previous experience with Idexx machines and a strong foundation in laboratory skills. The candidate must have a passion for veterinary medicine, a strong initiative to learn, and strive to perform at their highest level possible. We offer an excellent benefits package; compensation is dependent upon experience. Our benefit package includes Paid Time Off, Health Insurance, 401K Profit Sharing Program, Paid Holidays, Rewards Program, Discounted Pet Services and Supplies, Uniforms, and more.

Applicant must be able to work in a team environment as well as independently, handle high stress situations and multi task effectively. Previous technical experience is required as well experience in laboratory procedures. This position requires a high school diploma (or equivalent) and preferably at least 2 years working in a veterinary clinic.


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Reporting to the Hospital Administrator, it is the responsibility of the Emergency and Critical Care Supervisor to be a positive role model for all Emergency and Critical Care staff, while overseeing all aspects of patient care for the Emergency and Critical Care department across day, evening, and overnight shifts.  The Emergency and Critical Care Supervisor will co-manage employee schedules; perform employee coaching and development, and delegate duties and responsibilities to the departments’ staff. The Emergency and Critical Care Supervisor must possess outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written, and be able to interact professionally with a wide range of coworkers as well as clients regardless of the situation.  The Emergency and Critical Care Supervisor must have a strong working knowledge of the day-to-day department operations, advanced patient care, and a desire to provide excellent client service. This position requires a dependable, high-energy person with a can do attitude and an outstanding work ethic. GCVS supervisors must possess the ability to work any shift and/or respond in after hour situations as needed including nights, weekends, and holidays.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Staff Development and Management
    • Be a positive role model for all employees
    • Perform daily staff huddles for brief day to day updates and goal refreshers
    • Perform weekly/monthly one on ones with each staff member
    • Document/track individual employee performance
    • Write and perform annual performance appraisals
    • Coaching and Development including training and mentoring.
    • Perform progressive discipline for employees.
  • Scheduling
    • Create and monitor schedule coverage for all areas of the department
    • Determine alternative forms of coverage for employee vacation, sick days, holidays, etc.
    • Monitor employee attendance and punctuality
  • Operations Development
    • Be able to perform all positions you manage.
    • Review current protocols and procedures periodically and adjust as needed.
    • Create new protocols and procedures as needed
    • Create and maintain an operations manual for your department
    • Work collaboratively and communicate cross functionally with other department supervisors, and staff.
  • Recruiting, Interviewing, and Hiring
    • Place ads for available positions
    • Review applications as they are received and contact qualified applicants
    • Perform phone and in person interviews
    • Set up and monitor working interviews
    • Selection of the most qualified candidates and use internal processes to facilitate onboarding.
  • Training
    • Implement and maintain a consistent training program for all new employees
    • Act as a mentor for all new employees
    • Evaluate current skill sets and determine continuing education needs for current employees.
  • Document Management and Administrative Duties
    • Keep all GCVS forms up to date as needed
    • Development of new forms and modalities as needed
    • Maintain reports of all employee meetings
    • Review and possibly revise area job descriptions annually
    • Review and revise all area goals and objectives as needed
    • Review and reconciliation of invoices for accuracy.
    • Approval of invoices in company payables system.
    • Maintain accurate controls of all medications and supplies at department point of use.
    • Participate in quarterly inventory counts.
    • Working knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures, Microsoft Office Suite of Products (Word, Excel, Outlook etc.), maintain medical records and files, dictation and transcription, communicating via email, and the use of computer programs to manage and maintain client and patient information.
    • Using social perceptiveness to gauge others reactions and understand why they react as they do.  Ability to modify approach as appropriate.

Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists operates similarly to a human hospital.  GCVS respects the privacy of our patients, staff, and clients. Do not discuss client, staff or patient information/medical conditions, proprietary information, or confidential information or situations that arise with anyone outside of the hospital.  Any concerns in any of these areas should be discussed with the Hospital Administrator.

 Education/Certifications and Experience:

A High School diploma is required, an Associate’s degree (A. A.) or Bachelors is preferred; related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education / experience may be substituted. LVT certification is required. A minimum of 3 years of recent direct patient care in an advanced setting is required. Some management experience is strongly preferred.

The requirements listed herein are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  •  Controls over Work: Department supervisors are expected to be self-starters who use initiative, can work independently, and without direct supervision while completing all assigned tasks.
  • Professional Appearance: All doctors and staff are required to maintain a professional appearance at all times. This includes covering of non-standard hair color, visible tattoos, or visible piercing except for standard-size ear piercing. Hoop jewelry, ear lobe extenders, and tongue piercings are prohibited for personal safety. Department supervisors are required to adhere to company dress codes at all times.
  • Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as medical documents, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals and logs.  Ability to write routine correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively to clients, doctors, and coworkers while delivering medically oriented information. Ability to handle misdirected negative emotion and behavior. Supportive and encouraging attitude towards clients, patients, and coworkers. A writing sample may be required.
  • Mathematical Skills:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers and decimals. Ability to perform medical math, including dosage calculations. Ability to compute proper drug dosages, administration amounts, and total patient vitals when taken on six, 10 or 15 second increments. A math test may be required.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagrammatical form. Ability to differentiate between major and minor issues as they relate to service, accuracy, and the care of clients and patients. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to recognize potentially dangerous situations (both seen and unseen) and respond quickly and appropriately.
  • Teamwork: Ability to work collaboratively with coworkers to accomplish a common goal while maintaining your personal accountability for individual tasks; and maintaining constructive working relationships with others. Ability to use service orientation to look for ways to assist other staff members while prioritizing your time and duties to maintain practice efficiency and level of service provided to clients/patients.
  • Continuing Education: Supervisors are encouraged to attend on-going training and seminars and successfully complete continued education to advance their knowledge of veterinary medicine, organizational/employee management, and client service. Additional training or educational work may be required in some circumstances including unscheduled or after hours sessions. Financial assistance may be available.

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Client Service

Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists is seeking a full-time energetic, proactive, and organized Client Patient Service Coordinators (CPC) for the surgery department with excellent communication skills to join its growing team!

The ideal candidate is someone who has a strong desire to provide the highest quality of care to our clients and patients. If you are outgoing, love animals, enjoy working with people, and strive to work in a fast paced work environment that capitalize on your multi-tasking skills, then this position with Gulf Coast Veterinary Surgery might be the right job for you!

We are seeking full-time employees to work as the doctor’s right-hand, relaying information to our clients and staff while organizing the daily activities of the doctor. The CPCs are also client advocates, ensuring the client needs and concerns are addressed on all levels.

Primary responsibilities include (but are not limited to) assisting with appointments, client communications, computer/data entry, and routine technical skills: venipuncture, IV and urinary catheter placement, brief anesthetic monitoring, incision care, drain and bandage management, etc.

Requirements: LVT with experience or individuals with higher education (BS or BA) and veterinary experience. Salary is competitive and directly related to experience.

Benefits include health insurance, 401k matching, paid holidays, sick and vacation leave, uniform allowance, and deep discounts on pet services and medication. Other available employment benefits include competitive group rates on dental, vision, short-term disability, long term disability, and life insurance.

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Are you an experienced receptionist looking for a new and energized work environment that appreciates the top notch service and experience you deliver to clients? Then we want to talk to you!

Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists provides the highest quality, most comprehensive specialized care for companion animals using technologically advanced diagnostic and therapeutic equipment along with a group of dedicated veterinary specialists and staff in animal rehab & fitness, avian & exotics, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, neurology, nutrition, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, and soft tissue surgery. We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced receptionist to fill a permanent, full time position with our front office team. Our receptionists provide the client with their first impression of our practice, where their family and their pets will be assisted by a friendly, smiling, compassionate staff member. We realize the importance of this first impression and are looking for someone who can show our clients the compassion, attention, and the highest level of client service. We offer an excellent benefits package, salary is dependent upon experience. Our benefit package includes paid time off, health insurance, 401K profit sharing program, paid holidays, rewards program, discounted pet services and supplies, and more.

Applicants must be able to handle multiple phone lines with grace and etiquette, possess good computer skills and knowledge of office equipment, and be organized, personable, quick thinking, and able to function efficiently in a high stress environment. Superior communication skills and excellent client service are paramount. All aspects of this position are performed in full view of the clients so a smiling face is a must. This position requires a high school diploma (or equivalent) and preferably 2 years experience working as a receptionist in a fast paced, multi-doctor medical practice (other client service experience can substitute).

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Are you a leader that can build and nurture a management team, skilled medical team, and maintain and grow an exceptional customer experience?

We are looking for a team driver who has exceptional financial operational skills and can bring a strong leadership presence to a multi-specialty team. This leader will need to orchestrate direction and productivity to our fast-paced veterinary emergency and specialty hospital.


  • Create a compelling vision for all staff and effectively communicate that vision throughout the organization and to internal/external stakeholders including customers, peers, associates, and employees at all levels of the organization
  • Oversee all hospital operations for a $30M revenue per year hospital
  • Facilitate plans and programs to track clinic performance of company’s goals
  • Direct and develop the technical and client service staff towards the goals needed for the highest level of patient and client care
  • Promote effective communication within the hospital and with the referring DVM community
  • Lead the efforts to relocate to a brand new state-of-the-art 51,000 sq ft veterinary hospital that is currently being constructed


  • Bachelor Degree in a Business or related discipline with 5+ years of business operations in veterinary clinical required (DVM encouraged to apply)
  • Ability to lead, motivate, influence, empower and mentor employees at all levels
  • Ability to convey business needs in a clear, concise and effective manner
  • Make decisions that impact people, employees, quality of service, and costs
  • Experience with mentoring diverse groups
  • Evaluate developing medical information and anticipate change for clinic productivity
  • Demonstrate flexibility, adaptability and a fluid management style

Benefits include but are not limited to health, vision and dental, short term disability, life insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, & CE allowance. Relocation assistance is also available.

Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists (GCVS) was founded in 1989 as one of the first referral-only veterinary specialty hospitals in the country. Now home to 13 specialties and over 250 doctors and staff, GCVS is one of the most comprehensive specialty and emergency hospitals in the world. Our veterinary specialists, emergency veterinarians, and veterinary technicians and client service personnel are highly skilled in their fields of expertise. GCVS has board certified specialists in multiple services to diagnose and treat our patients, including Surgery, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Internal Medicine, Emergency and Critical Care, Dentistry and Oral Surgery, Diagnostic Imaging, Rehabilitation and Fitness, Medical and Radiation Oncology, Ophthalmology, Dermatology and Allergy, Avian and Exotics, Cardiology and Anesthesiology.

GCVS is a member of the Compassion-First Pet Hospitals family of hospitals comprised of 35 specialty, emergency, and hybrid hospitals located throughout the United States. We recruit experienced staff and doctors across a wide range of specialties and we invest in novel technologies now available in veterinary medicine. We are driven by a mission to provide the very best medicine and services to pets and their owners, while empowering individual growth and advancement within our family of hospitals.

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