Veterinary Technician

VCA Animal Hospitals

Job Title: Veterinary Technician

Location: VCA Hawthorn Animal Hospital

Job Type: Full-Time, 4 x 10 hour shifts

VCA Hawthorn Animal Hospital technician team is growing, and we are looking for a full-time Veterinary Technician !

Who We Are: At VCA Hawthorn Animal Hospital, we help pets live long, healthy and happy lives. We deliver the best medical care for pets and the best experience for pet owners. We are a full-service facility offering Preventative/Routine care, dentistry and soft tissue surgeries.

What We Value:  

We believe in a  team approach  to medicine and focus on high-quality patient care. Our team is committed to continuously improving the standard of care and veterinary medicine as a whole. We work hard to ensure that our love of animals translates into  compassionate care  and  respect  for our patients.  

Overall Responsibility: Our CVTs provide compassionate veterinary care to our patients.

Assist veterinarians in diagnosing and treating animals for various medical conditions.

Perform various medical procedures such as vaccinations, dental cleanings, and surgical assistance.

Administer medications and treatments as prescribed by the veterinarian.

Conduct laboratory tests and analyze results to aid in the diagnosis of illnesses.

Monitor anesthesia during surgeries and assist in recovery procedures.

Educate pet owners on proper animal care, nutrition, and medication administration.

Maintain accurate and detailed medical records for all patients.

Provide compassionate and gentle handling of animals to minimize stress and ensure their well-being.

Assist in the maintenance of veterinary equipment and supplies.

Collaborate with the veterinary team to ensure the highest standards of patient care and customer service.

Participate in continuing education and training to stay updated on the latest advancements in veterinary medicine.


We offer competitive pay along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), short term and long term disability, life insurance, paid time off, paid paternal leave, employee pet discount and so much more!


Starting range is determined by skill set and years of experience in the field. Financial growth opportunities available.

Schedule: Full- time opportunities available , with flexible scheduling.

We believe that a happy and balanced team leads to exceptional patient care. Join us in our mission to make a difference in the lives of animals and their families while enjoying a fulfilling work-life balance.

Address : 203 Route 45 Vernon Hills, IL 60061

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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)

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