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VCA Animal Hospitals Certified Veterinary Technician: Ophthalmology in Aurora, Illinois

VCA Aurora Animal Hospital is excited to share the groundbreaking news of our latest addition— Ophthalmology Service services!

As we embark on this innovative journey, we're assembling a dedicated team to lead our new Ophthalmology Service , and we're actively seeking Certified Veterinary Technicians to join us in elevating the standard of care.

Our Ophthalmology Service:

Eye problems are some of the most common reasons owners bring their pet to the veterinarian. Specific eye problems can be challenging to diagnose and treat, which is where our Ophthalmology service steps in. Our services and medical equipment mirror what one would find at a human medical center. Our Ophthalmologist's focus is to improve our patient's quality of life by providing effective treatment and support services.

Our Ophthalmology Veterinary Technician:

As a Certified Veterinary Technician and a member of our Ophthalmology team, you will be responsible for providing care to patients in conjunction with our Ophthalmologist. Responsibilities of the technician include exam rooms, diagnostics, prescription management, client education, anesthetic/surgical procedures, safe patient handling, and other duties as assigned.


  • Certified Veterinary Technician (RVT, CVT, LVT)

  • 3+ years experience with monitoring anesthesia

  • Passion for client communication and education

Schedule: Full-time opportunity with flexible scheduling. We utilize a 4 x 10 hour shift schedule.

Benefits of joining the VCA Aurora Animal Hospital Team!

  • Access to the people and financial resources of a large veterinary community

  • Leadership opportunities and Career Development Programs

  • Opportunities to give back through strong Shelter partnerships and VCA Charities

  • Free mental wellness subscriptions (Head Space and 12 Lyra Health Sessions)

  • In-hospital Social Worker

  • Referral bonuses and Competitive wages

  • Medical, dental & vision insurance for you and your family

  • Life, long and short-term disability insurance included

  • Paid parental leave

  • Paid vacation ), sick time, and holiday pay

  • 401(k) with corporate match

  • Pet care discounts (40-100%)

  • Associate-led equity, inclusion, and diversity groups

  • Free Continuing Education through our online WoofU

  • Associate discounts on major cell phone carriers, car rentals, entertainment, and more!

  • Plus so much more!

Key points in regarding our hospital's commitment to professional development and employee well-being:

On-Site Social Worker: The presence of an on-site social worker is a remarkable resource for our associates.

Technician Training and Development Coordinator: The Technician Training and Development Coordinator, works closely with all Technicians and Assistants to provide aid in development, help set goals, and push our team to greatness. This not only benefits the individual technicians and assistants but also contributes to the overall quality of care provided at your hospital.

Health and Well-being: Prioritizing the health and well-being of our team is a leadership priority that ensures a positive workplace culture. A healthy and supported team is better equipped to provide the best care to patients and clients.

Location: 2600 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora, IL 60506

If you're passionate about saving lives, have a heart as big as a Saint Bernard's, we want to hear from you! Let's make tails wag together!

If you are a current associate, you will need to apply through our internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on the Jobs Hub app or search for Browse Jobs.

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)

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans / Disabled. For a complete EEO statement please see our career page at