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VCA Animal Hospitals Veterinary Technician Trainer in Aurora, Illinois

Position Title: Veterinary Technician Trainer

VCA Aurora Animal Hospital recognizes the crucial role our medical support staff plays in ensuring exceptional patient care. We place a high value on these roles and are actively seeking a Credentialed Veterinary Technician to join our esteemed Training and Development Team .

As a key contributor to the growth and proficiency of our veterinary team, this role is dedicated to training and mentoring both Veterinary Technicians and Veterinary Assistants. Shaping the skills and expertise of our team members is vital, and investing in their training and mentorship is integral not only to their individual success but also to overall patient care.

Responsibilities of the Veterinary Technician Trainer:

The successful candidate will be a believer in the possibilities of high quality veterinary medicine and patient care—with the expertise and technical know-how to make them happen.

Training and Development:

  • Develop and implement comprehensive training programs for Veterinary Technicians and Veterinary Assistants.

  • Conduct on-the-job training sessions to ensure team members acquire necessary skills and knowledge.


  • Provide ongoing mentorship to Veterinary Technicians and Veterinary Assistants, fostering a positive learning environment.

  • Offer guidance and support for professional growth and career advancement.

Performance Evaluation:

  • Collaborate with the Director of Training to assess trainee performance and provide constructive feedback.

  • Assist in the development of performance improvement plans as needed.

Resource Development:

  • Create and maintain educational resources, manuals, and materials for ongoing reference.

  • Collaborate with the training team to enhance the overall training curriculum.


  • Work closely with other departments to ensure seamless integration of training and mentoring initiatives.

  • Collaborate with the Director of Training to align training goals.

Professional Development:

  • Stay informed about the latest advancements in veterinary medicine and training techniques.

  • Attend relevant workshops, conferences, and training sessions to enhance personal and professional development.


  • Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT, LVT, RVT).

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to adapt training methods to various learning styles.

  • Excellent organizational and time-management abilities.

  • 5+ years of experience in emergency or specialty medicine.

  • Strong skills and knowledge of anesthesia protocols, monitoring, and recovery.

Reporting Structure:

The Veterinary Technician Trainer will report directly to the Technician Training and Development Coordinator.


Full-time, Monday-Friday, with occasional modifications to accommodate training with our 24-hour staff.


This is an onsite position at VCA Aurora Animal Hospital.

2600 W Galena Blvd. Aurora, Il 60506

We Offer Amazing Benefits!

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

  • Leadership opportunities

  • Career development programs

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

  • Onsite Social Worker to support clients and employees

  • CE allowance

  • Tuition support and sponsorships

  • Vet Tech license reimbursement

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

  • Referral bonuses

  • Competitive wage

  • Medical, dental & vision insurance

  • Life, long and short-term disability insurance included

  • Paid parental leave

  • Paid vacation and sick time

  • Generous pet care discount ( up to 100%)

  • 401(k) with corporate match

Apply Today!

We are building something great and are looking for you to join our team!?

We value your time, and that is why we have a very quick and easy application process.

If you are a current associate, you need to apply through our internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on the Career worklet on the landing page or search for Find 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