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VCA Veterinary Technician in Lockport, 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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We are seeking a Credentialed Veterinary Technician or an experienced Veterinary Assistant to join our team. We are a group of dedicated veterinary professionals who are committed to providing the highest quality medical care to our patients and delivering exceptional service to our loyal clientele.

Why We Need You:

As a member of the VCA All Pets Animal Hospital 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 at school and in your career and we want you to use your knowledge and skills, including but not limited to:

  • venipuncture

  • catheter placement

  • radiology

  • anesthesia monitoring

  • physical examinations and patient assessment​

  • surgical preparation and assisting

  • patient recovery

  • dentistry

  • laboratory work

  • pharmacy

At VCA All Pets you will work with our doctors, technicians, and support staff to create a positive, low-stress atmosphere for our clients, patients and each other. As a member of our team your responsibilities will include

  • Interacting in a positive, patient manner with cats and dogs, clients, and teammates

  • Working closely with our veterinarians to efficiently and effectively manage their patients, including critical cases

  • Maintaining electronic medical records and correspondence

  • Educating clients about their pet's health needs and our recommendations, including providing details of our CareClub wellness plans and giving ongoing support to clients whose pets have chronic conditions

  • Providing compassionate care and a home away from home for all pets in our care, including those in our kennel area

Why You Should Consider Us:

At VCA All Pets, your passion for medicine and compassion for pets and people is matched with our commitment to your professional growth. You will come to work every day in a beautiful, modern facility with positive, supportive colleagues. You will have exposure to a diverse and stimulating caseload, employ advanced diagnostic and monitoring tools, and tap into the expertise of the entire VCA network of hospitals and specialists

With a career at VCA, you will sharpen your skills—and even learn some new techniques—and explore career options that only VCA can offer, such as continuing education, transfer, specialization, and leadership opportunities.

We look forward to hearing from you!

During COVID-19, we may conduct interviews via phone or video. All of VCA All Pets associates are required to wear masks and are asked to do their best to maintain physical distancing at work. Along with all VCA hospitals in the area, we are providing curbside service, meaning clients do not come inside the hospital. We retrieve pets from the client in the parking lot, call the client with exam findings and recommendations and then bring the pet back outside to the client. We are supported by VCA Corporate, who communicates with us regularly regarding and changes or updates in policies and procedures.

Health and safety are a priority for us!

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 employees 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!