Careers

The team at Barta Animal Hospital is growing, come join our team!

About The Area

Independence, Kansas, offers a charming blend of small-town warmth and rich historical heritage, making it an ideal place to call home. Residents enjoy a close-knit community with a low cost of living and affordable housing options. The town boasts excellent schools, beautiful parks, and a variety of family-friendly events, fostering a strong sense of community. With its picturesque downtown, vibrant local businesses, and proximity to scenic natural attractions, Independence provides a peaceful yet engaging environment for people of all ages.

Job Openings

Registered Veterinary Technician

Our practice is excited to add another Veterinary Technician to our team! We are looking for an individual who is good at communicating, organization, and multi-tasking, and who is ready to work in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate would have at least 1-2 years’ previous experience in veterinary medicine.

It is our desire to provide the highest quality medical and surgical care to our patients and offer the best possible service to our clients

Hours of operation: M-F 7:30a-5:30p, Saturday 8:00a-12:00p
** Rotating Saturdays **
** On call emergency calls **

We are proud to offer our teammates comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) with match
  • 4 day work work (10 hour shifts)

Essential Functions:

  • Able to perform basic animal handling and restraint
  • Be able to accurately position for radiographs
  • Assist veterinarians in the practice of veterinary medicine and surgery
  • Perform in-hospital lab testing and prepare specimens for outside labs
  • Assist veterinarians in outpatient exams by taking histories, vital signs, and weights as well as providing client education
  • Collect and prepare diagnostic samples
  • Anesthesia monitoring
  • Assist in maintaining practice equipment
  • Assist veterinarian performing surgery
  • Assist veterinarians in any other assigned tasks
  • Maintain cleanliness of surgery suite, treatment area, and exams rooms for all surfaces
  • Support DEA compliance as it relates to the role
  • Any other duties as assigned

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Previous veterinary medicine experience
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to lift patients and carry equipment up to 40 pounds; ability to lift patients or carry equipment over 40 pounds with assistance
  • Practice OSHA safety techniques including proper PPE
  • Computer skills, MS office applications, etc.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $13.00 – $18.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 10 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Experience:

  • Veterinary experience: 1 year (Required)

License/Certification:

  • Veterinary Technician Certification (Required)

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Associate DVM

Barta Animal Hospital, conveniently named after Dr. Richard Barta, was opened in 1973. Dr. Barta grew the practice and eventually built a brand-new hospital in 1997, where BAH remains today.

Now thriving as a 3 DVM mixed animal hospital, Barta Animal Hospital is pleased to service pets of any shape and size! Dr. Cooper is Barta’s well-known large animal doctor, focusing his services on obstetrics, herd health, numerous equine procedures, and farm calls. He also very graciously cares for the local zoo animals at Independence’s local FREE zoo! Dr. Cooper has been a staple of Barta for the last 14 years and continues to serve the community.

The practice has a hydraulic cattle chute, an in-house Idexx laboratory, digital X-rays and portable X-rays, a brand-new ultrasound, and digital dental X-rays. We have a very relaxed nature and easy-going staff.

We would love to welcome an additional Associate DVM interested in mixed animal medicine. This would be an excellent opportunity for an experienced DVM or a new graduate looking for a personalized mentorship program!

Barta Animal Hospital offers the following benefits:

  • Generous compensation package
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Paid short-term disability insurance
  • Voluntary long-term disability insurance
  • Participation in Company’s 401 (k) and/or Roth (k) plan
  • 100% Liability Coverage
  • Generous vacation time
  • CE Allowances
  • Customized mentorship plan
  • Licensure reimbursement
  • Relocation assistance available
Client Services Representative
The purpose of the Client Services Representative (CSR) is to serve as the receptionist for Barta Animal Hospital. The primary responsibilities of the CSR are to be cheerful and accurate and to maintain a smooth, well-planned, and orderly flow of clients and patients. This includes record-keeping and clerical duties, as well as providing support to the health care team. These service functions include but are not limited to reception (visitor and telephone), maintenance of veterinary medical records, account maintenance, cash processing, and mail service. This position requires a practical/learned knowledge of hospital organization and services, the basic rules and regulations governing visitors and animal patient treatment, data transcription, word processing, and practical knowledge of the standard procedures, veterinary records, and terminology used in the hospital. We offer comprehensive benefits including:

  • Flexible schedule – Full or part-time
  • 401K
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance – (for full-time employment)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays – (for full-time employment)
  • Paid Time Off – (for full-time employment)
  • Uniform allowance
  • Pet Discount
Veterinary Technician / Assistant
The Veterinary Technician assists the doctors to the fullest possible extent to help improve the quality of care given to the patients, and to aid the doctors in achieving greater efficiency by relieving them of technical work. The Veterinary Technician assists in multiple procedures providing care for animals including dental prophy, assisting in surgeries/surgical monitoring, administering medications, immunizations, running lab work, as well as client education. This is an overview of the position and the job responsibilities listed do not encompass the entire position. The veterinary technician is under the direct guidance and supervision of the Lead Veterinary Technician and the veterinarians. We offer comprehensive benefits including:

  • Flexible schedule – Full or part-time
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance – (for full-time employment)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays – (for full-time employment)
  • Paid Time Off – (for full-time employment)
  • Uniform allowance
  • Pet Discount
  • Scholarships for eligible employees to earn AVMA-CTVEA accredited Veterinary Technician Associates Degree
Kennel Technician
The Kennel Technician provides care and the basic needs of animals that are being boarded or that are patients of Barta Animal Hospital including cleaning of crates, runs and day care area, laundry, proper feeding, medicating and care of all boarding guests. The kennel technician operates under the direct supervision of the Practice Manager. We offer comprehensive benefits including:

  • Flexible schedule – Full or part-time
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance – (for full-time employment)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays – (for full-time employment)
  • Paid Time Off – (for full-time employment)
  • Uniform allowance
  • Pet Discount

Love Where You Work

About Independence, KS

Located in southeast Kansas, Independence is a safe community with great schools, restaurants, family-friendly events, and parks to enjoy all year round. With its low cost of living, Independence makes a great home for young professionals and families.

There are many reasons to fall in love with Independence. If you enjoy the great outdoors, Elk City State Park and Montgomery County State Park are just a few steps away. People can enjoy camping, fishing, hiking, and take in all that nature has to offer. For baseball fanatics, Independence is the home of Shulthis Stadium, which is well known as the home field where Mickey Mantle began his professional baseball career. If you love history, you will enjoy the official Little House on the Prairie historic site.

We welcome you to apply today and become a part of the Independence Community. See you soon at Barta Animal Hospital!