Career Opportunities 

Akron Veterinary Emergency & Referral 

Akron Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center (AVREC) is regarded by many as Northeast Ohio’s finest veterinary specialty hospital.  AVREC is designed to provide advanced surgical, medical, emergency and critical care for dogs and cats.  We work closely with general practice veterinarians throughout Ohio and surrounding states to provide the highest quality of specialized veterinary care 24 hours a day seven days a week.

Positions for which we may have veterinary career opportunities include:

 Registered Veterinary Technician

We at AVREC are currently in search of experienced RVT’s for the emergency department second shift.  This is a full-time position, working four ten-hour shifts per week, after hours, weekends and holidays.  A shift premium is paid for working overnights.

Job Purpose:
To provide nursing care for hospitalized patients and outpatients, communicate with clients, co-workers and veterinarians regarding patient needs/status and document appropriately.  Utilize full spectrum of technical skills and training to improve patient outcome.


  • Care for patients by utilizing keen observational skills, venipuncture, general and advanced nursing including: EKG, blood pressure, pulse oximetry, end tidal CO2 monitoring, radiographic imaging and full in-house lab testing including coagulation, hematology and chemistry monitoring.
  • Communicate patient needs/status to veterinarian on-duty, co-workers and client both verbally and with appropriate documentation.
  • CPR and post event nursing care.
  • Administers/maintains/monitors anesthesia utilizing tailored anesthetic protocols and advanced monitoring equipment.
  • Clean, stock and maintain hospital to the highest standards.
  • Maintain licensure and knowledge with continuing education opportunities including lectures and professional journals.
  • Enhance service reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests;  exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.


Must be a graduate of an accredited Veterinary Technology program, or “grandfathered” Technician with current license.  Must fulfill continuing education requirements necessary to keep certification current.  Other qualifications include:  Knowledge of Animal Behavior, Animal Husbandry, Documentation Skills, Analyzing Information, Clinical Skills, Creating a Safe and Effective Environment, Performing Diagnostic Procedures, Use of Medical Technologies, Attention to Detail, Patience, Verbal Communication.

AVREC offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits including: medical, dental, RX, life, short term disability, PTO’s, generous employee pet care, CE, uniform allowance and profit sharing.

If you are a RVT committed to quality and compassionate veterinary care, please submit your resume to:

Specialists & Doctors

Outstanding Small Animal Specialty Opportunities
In Oncology

We at Akron Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center (AVREC) are in search of highly self-motivated and team-oriented individuals who are board certified in or who have completed residency training in oncology.

As a hospital, the foundation of our reputation and success has been based on a team focused approach to small animal specialty care and a high regard for referral relationship building.  Because of our commitment to client service and quality care, many regard AVREC as the finest veterinary referral hospital in northeast Ohio.

You will have the pleasure of working in a modern, privately owned hospital located in the western suburbs of Akron, Ohio, only about 20 miles south of Cleveland.  The clinical services available within AVREC include internal medicine, cardiology, dermatology, ophthalmology, surgery, radiology, rehabilitation and 24-hour emergency.

We are offering a comprehensive and highly competitive compensation and benefits package that could include future ownership options.  If it may be time for a change or you are completing your residency and are interested in a supportive, collegial, professional and financially rewarding environment, we encourage you to submit your CV to or contact directly:

Shaun W. McWilliams, Chief Executive Officer

Akron Veterinary Referral& Emergency Center
1321 Centerview Circle · Akron, Ohio 44321
Phone:   330.665.4996
Fax:       330.665.5972


Currently we are not accepting applications for Management at this time. Please check back later.

Front Office

We at AVREC are currently in search of experienced Customer Service Representatives (CSR) for our front office.

Job Purpose: 

Our CSR’s provide an extremely important role at AVREC.  They are responsible for greeting our customers, checking in and out the clients and patients, answering phones, filing, scheduling and managing the interactions in the front lobby.  We are looking for candidates who would be available to work evenings.


A High School Diploma or GED, computer skills, detailed oriented, a pleasant personality and possess a love for animals.

AVREC offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits including: medical, dental, RX, life, vision, short term disability, PTO’s, generous employee pet care, CE, uniform allowance and profit sharing.

If you are a professional committed to quality and compassionate veterinary care, please apply online by submitting your cover letter and resume to