Certified Veterinary Technician/Technician Assistant

Veterinary Specialty Center (VSC) is one of the nation’s oldest local and independently owned specialty and emergency hospitals. With over 40 years in business, we have matured to the point where we realize that veterinary medicine is about more than fixing dogs and cats or fancy equipment. We understand that veterinary medicine can have meaning beyond the nuts and bolts of a typical specialty and emergency hospital.

Our owners and staff share the belief that the enormous impact of the high-tech and state-of-the-art services we provide compels us to expand our mission. We not only want VSC to be a good company but an organization that does good; for our patients, clients, referring veterinarians, staff, community and the environment. We take this social and environmental responsibility very seriously; it shapes our unique culture and guides our growth and business decisions.

  • It’s the reason we were named a Chicago Tribune Top 100 Workplace for 2016
  • It’s the reason we are engaged in B-Corporation Certification
  • It’s the reason why we are the first hospital in Illinois to achieve VECCS Level I Trauma Certification

And it’s the unique quality that differentiates us from any other specialty hospital in the world.

We are looking for like-minded people who want to practice "veterinary medicine that matters” in a supportive, collaborative and loving environment. We want technicians and technician assistants who will bring their passion, their skills, and their ‘make the world a better place’ attitude to the North Shore of Chicago.

Job Description for Veterinary Technician
We believe in a team-oriented approach to patient care. We encourage and empower our certified veterinary technicians to utilize their skills, have input into case management and patient care, think critically, work autonomously, further their knowledge and education, and pursue specialty certification if so desired. VSC already has several Veterinary Technician Specialists (VTS) on staff, three in emergency and one in internal medicine.

Required Education/License
CVT or LVT for veterinary technician

Job Description for Technician Assistant
We are expanding in several departments and are in need of additional veterinary assistants. We offer the opportunity to learn and grow with our hospital. Some responsibilities of veterinary assistants include:

  • Restraining pets
  • Running some lab work
  • Walking patients
  • Assisting with patient visits
  • Preparing patients for discharge
  • Going over estimates with clients as needed
  • Scanning records
  • Assisting with nebulization and feeding tube treatments

Required Education/Licenses
Must have at least 1 year of professional experience with animals. NAVTA assistant certification a plus.

Educational Opportunities
We promote continuing education off-site, online and internally. VSC hosts in-house lectures by our doctors and technicians and from outside sources. We also host several large CEs each year off-site. Our technicians are encouraged to participate as lecturers who can share their knowledge with attendees.

Employment Type
Full-Time

Employee Benefits
A variety of full time shifts are available including three, four and five day work weeks depending on the department hiring. We are looking for technician and technician assistants in several departments. We offer a wide range in benefits:

  • 401K Matching
  • Health, Dental, Vision, FSA/HSA
  • Life & Disability
  • Figo Pet Insurance
  • Paid Continuing Education including tuition reimbursement for those working toward CVT licensing
  • Paid Time Off
  • Reduced Health Club Membership Fee

Meet Some of Veterinary Specialty Center's Employees

Dena M.

CVT, VTS, Internal Medicine

Dena specializes in internal medicine, working as part of a team to help animals that have chronic—and often complicated—conditions requiring expert attention.

Corban L.

Manager, Sterile Processing

Corban oversees the daily setup of the operating rooms, helps the surgeons, and sterilizes and processes the surgical instruments to ensure that surgeries run smoothly.


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