What makes WOAH unique?

At West Orange Animal Hospital, we are more than a veterinary practice- we’ve proudly operated as a family-owned hospital since 1905! We are a busy, state-of-the art 4- doctor practice offering a wide range of services from routine care/vaccinations, emergency visits, and surgery. Our hospital is fully equipped with the latest advancements in technology including: in-house laboratory equipment, digital x-ray/dental x-ray, and GE ultrasound.

Being family owned, we prioritize personalized care, emphasizing individual attention for both our patients and employees. You will be joining a team of dedicated and compassionate professionals. We prioritize the development of our team members and strive to uphold a positive and thriving work culture.


  • Competitive pay
  • Health insurance
  • Retirement plans – 401(k) with match
  • PTO and Holidays
  • Continuing education
  • Flexible schedules
  • Discounted veterinary services
  • Uniform allowance
  • Social events and team building

*benefit eligibility varies based on employment status (full-time vs part-time) and tenure

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Employee development

  • Mentorship programs: Experienced staff members guide and support newer employees in their professional development. As a training hospital, we have proudly guided our employees to create their career development plans, mapped their goals and the steps needed to achieve them – from attending Bergen County technician school to graduating veterinary school and beyond.
  • Cross-training opportunities: Gain experience in different areas of the hospital, allowing you diversity in your skills and the ability to explore various aspects of veterinary care
  • Career path planning: We offer transparent job descriptions for each position, highlighting the skills required and the potential for growth within our hospital. We have detailed leveled stages within our hospital that employees can progress through. We encourage our employees to develop their skills and advance their careers.
  • Continuing Education: We are committed to excellence in patient care which is reinforced by staying current with the latest advancements in veterinary medicine and through the continuous education of our staff. We proudly host lunch and learn lectures for our employees to attend, encourage staff attendance at dinner lectures, and sponsor our staff to attend veterinary conferences.
  • Collaboration with Reputable Institutions: Our hospital proudly partners with the Bergen County Technician program, Penn Foster, and Animal Behavior College. We have trained multiple veterinary technicians over the years and take great pride in watching their success and growth in the field. In addition, we have trained Veterinary externs from Cornell, Tufts, Ohio State, Ross, and Michigan Colleges of Veterinary Medicine.

Culture and work environment

  • Diversity and Inclusion: We’re a dynamic group that spans across different cultures, ages, life stages, and backgrounds- fostering a welcoming environment for everyone! We are LGBTQ+ friendly, ensuring that everyone feels valued and respected. In our close-knit team, you’ll experience a collaborative and supportive atmosphere where individuals of varying experiences and perspectives come together with one goal: providing exceptional pet care!
  • Family-owned and Family-friendly: We understand and value the importance of spending time with loved ones. Your time off will not be compromised – we do not have “on call” hours.
  • Limited weekend hours: We emphasize your work-life balance by being open only half a day on Saturday and closed on Sundays, allowing employees to enjoy their weekends and recharge.
  • Closed on Federal Holidays: Enjoy spending special occasions with the ones you love most. We close for major holidays including Christmas, New Years, 4th of July, etc.
  • Fun outings and activities: Enjoy company-sponsored wine and paint nights, bowling night, trips to Dave & Busters, themed birthday parties, and more! This fun side of work contributes to team-building and camaraderie!
  • Staff appreciation: Our work culture is centered around genuine staff appreciation, recognizing the hard work and dedication of our team members. Each year, we celebrate Technician Appreciation Week with engaging activities like scavenger hunts, visits from ice cream trucks, and heartfelt recognition. This is just one example of how we love to spotlight our staff, acknowledging their efforts throughout the year. We believe in creating a workplace where everyone feels valued, supported, and celebrated.


What is the typical work schedule like? Are there part-time or full-time opportunities available?

We are open Monday thru Friday 8am – 5pm and Saturday 8am-1pm. Most full time employees work 4 days/week and every other weekend. We have part-time and full-time positions available.

What kind of animals do you primarily treat at the hospital?

We are solely a dog and cat hospital, however, we will treat birds on occasion.

What veterinary services does the hospital offer?

We offer a wide range of services from preventative care/vaccinations, emergency visits, surgery, imaging (ultrasound and x-ray), and diagnostic testing.

What is the hospital’s approach to patient care and customer service?

We pride ourselves on providing compassionate and personalized care, ensuring that each patient receives the attention and treatment tailored to their unique needs. Customer service is not just a transaction; it’s a relationship built on trust and communication. Our dedicated staff understands the emotional bond between pet patents and their companions, we strive to create a supportive and understanding environment for our clients.

Do you offer training or mentorship programs for new employees?

>Yes we do. We offer clear-cut pathways with detailed job descriptions and mentors to train you in your tasks / responsibilities.Our hospital encourages continuing education through sponsored attendance at veterinary conferences, lunch and learn sessions, and dinner lectures. We believe in supporting our employees in their growth journey, creating a fulfilling and enriching career experience.

What is the team dynamic like at the hospital?

We are a dynamic and close-knit group, where energy, laughter, and a love for patient cuddles define our daily vibe. We’re a supportive and collaborative group that works hard and pitches in together to get the job done – with technicians stepping in to assist reception with incoming phone calls, and doctors rolling up their sleeves to clean dirty runs. Every member plays a crucial role, fostering a culture where everyone supports everyone.

What benefits are offered to employees?

We offer health insurance, PTO, retirement plans, discounted pet care, and more! (see above)

How does the hospital handle emergencies or after-hours care?

During our regular business hours, our hospital is fully equipped to handle emergencies promptly. However, for after-hour emergencies, we prioritize the well-being of our patients by referring them to a trusted local 24-hour emergency facility. This ensures that pets receive immediate and specialized care around the clock, providing peace of mind for our clients during unexpected situations.

What technology or equipment does the hospital use?

Our hospital takes pride in utilizing cutting-edge technology. From state-of-the-art anesthesia monitoring, to advanced imaging (including ultrasonography), we ensure the highest standards in diagnostics and treatment. We consistently stock the latest medications and vaccinations, staying at the forefront of veterinary medicine to provide exceptional and up-to-date health care for our patients.



Email our practice manager, Naomi Frei. Please include your resume and the job position you are applying for.