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Employment Opportunities

We are always glad to accept resumes from enthusiastic, hard working, dependable, team oriented people who wish to join our team of veterinary health care professionals.

Positions for which we may have openings include:


Responsibilities include scheduling appointments, answering the telephone, setting up new clients and patients, preparation and maintenance of medical records, admitting and discharging patients, filling some prescriptions, over the counter sales, mailings, computer operation, financial transactions, filing, and front office and reception area maintenance. Receptionists will assume the responsibility for acquiring the medical and legal information necessary for the performance of their duties.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: We are looking for a dependable, energetic, friendly person for a part time receptionist position in a busy multi doctor practice. Duties will include: answering phones, scheduling appointments, filing, and checking clients in and out. Some moderate lifting is required. Experience in the veterinary field is helpful. Hours will be Fridays from 8-6, Saturdays 8-noon, and Mondays 8-6. There will be additional hours during full time employee vacation times. Retirement fund and personal pet discounts are available.


Technicians are responsible for hospital maintenance, assisting the doctors, laboratory procedures, taking radiographs, client communication, ultrasonic scaling & polishing of teeth, filling prescriptions, operation and maintenance of instruments and equipment, inventory, daily treatment of hospitalized patients, rehabilitation, assisting in the operating room and maintenance of the OSHA and Hazardous Materials programs.


Please stop in to fill out an application and drop off a resume or you can mail your resume and cover letter to us!


Associate veterinarians see scheduled appointments and have scheduled surgery times. We do wellness/preventive care medicine as well as involved internal medicine. We have ultrasound, surgical laser, therapy laser, digital dental radiography, digital radiography, ECGs, monitors out the wazoo, oscillometric blood pressure, doppler blood pressure, Tonopen, etc. We have a full in-house laboratory suite but also utilize Idexx reference lab. No on-call work. We rotate Saturdays. This is truly a family practice where you can get to know generations of families and their pets. We aim to provide the very best medicine and surgery in a warm, caring, and fun environment. We see mostly cats and dogs but we see exotic animals too.

Please send your CV to Dr. Jessica Merk at the hospital address.

Please mail, email, or drop off your resume:

Email: [email protected]

Ashworth Road Animal Hospital
5508 Ashworth Road
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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