VCA Licensed Veterinary Technician at VCA Cat Hospital of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois
Company Info: VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 1,000 small animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S., Canada and Japan. The hospitals are staffed by more than 4,500 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give pets the very best in medical care, of which over 600 are board certified specialists who are experts in areas such as oncology, cardiology, emergency and critical care, and surgery for animals. VCA Animal Hospitals provides a full range of general practice services to keep pets well and specialized treatments when pets are ill. As part of the Mars Veterinary Health family of brands, VCA is committed to its purpose—A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS®.
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Each of us here at Cat Hospital of Chicago has a genuine love for cats and believes in the human-animal bond. We understand that the cat you bring to us – our patient – is a member of your family and not simply a “pet”. We are dedicated professionals who are committed to providing the best care to each of our cat-patients, consistently practicing state-of-the-art feline medicine. We form a team with our patients’ owners and caretakers so that together we can provide a healthy and enriched quality of life for the cats entrusted to our medical care.
Our team provides high quality, compassionate, feline-friendly medical care for our feline patients. We are GOLD STANDARD certified Cat Friendly Practice by the American Association of Feline Practitioners, which means we incorporate the optimum level of established cat friendly criteria. We are accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association, which means we have been evaluated on 900 standards and demonstrate an exceptional level of medical care and client service.
VCA Cat Hospital of Chicago is seeking a Licensed Veterinary Technician or Recent Technician Graduate to join our Purrfect team!
At VCA Cat Hospital of Chicago, we are a four-doctor practice in the always growing heart of Irving Park . We are proudly AAHA accredited , providing compassionate, low-stress, feline-friendly veterinary care. We have been designated as a Gold Standard Cat-Friendly Practice by the American Association of Feline Practitioners, and our doctors are all active members of the AAFP.
We are a full-service facility offering Emergency care, Hospitalization, Preventative/Routine medical care. In addition to our general Veterinary services, we offer advanced services such as laser therapy, feline radioactive thyroid I-131 treatment, ultrasound, advanced soft tissue surgeries, advanced dental procedures, and acupunture.
Why Join VCA Cat Hospital of Chicago?
We are passionate about supporting Technicians and are committed to your personal career development. Below are some of the many benefits of joining the team!
Access to the people and financial resources of a large veterinary community
Career development programs
Opportunities to give back through strong Shelter partnerships and VCA Charities
Tuition support and sponsorships
Vet Tech license reimbursement
Free wellness subscriptions (Head Space)
Medical, dental & vision insurance
Life, long and short term disability insurance
Paid parental leave
Paid vacation and sick time
Why We Need You
As a member of the VCA team, your mission will be to win the confidence of every pet parent—by delivering an outstanding client experience—so they will partner with us for the lifelong care of their companion animals.
You’ve worked hard for your credentialing and we want you to use the knowledge that you’ve invested your time and talent in. The skills that you will be utilizing include, but are not limited to:
• catheter placement
• anesthesia monitoring
• physical examinations and patient assessment
• surgical preparation and assisting
• laboratory work
• patient recovery
• compassionate care for our hospitalized patients
If you are interested in providing compassionate veterinary care with an easy-to-love team, apply today! We look forward to speaking with you.
Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!
The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development).
VCA began in 1986 as a privately owned company with one animal hospital. Today, we are the largest family of animal care providers nationwide. Despite unprecedented growth, VCA has never abandoned its devotion to compassionate, comprehensive pet care. Take a look at our open positions throughout the U.S. and Canada! We’re always looking for top notch talent to join the VCA family!