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VCA Animal Hospitals Veterinary Assistant I in Chicago, Illinois

VCA Mont Clare Animal Hospital is conveniently located near the intersection of Grand & Harlem Avenues on the Northwest side of Chicago. Our hospital has it's own off street, employee parking lot and also has a CTA bus stop located right outside our doors, making transportation a breeze for whichever mode you choose. We are a small practice, with 2 doctors, giving us a great sense of family! The hospital operates within normal business hours during the week, closes early on Saturdays, and is closed on Sundays as well as all major holidays. VCA offers extensive benefits packages, including paid time off, health insurance, 401K and employee pet discounts!

Snapshot of Our Veterinary Assistants:

In this position you will be supporting our Doctors and Technician team by creating a positive, low-stress atmosphere for our clients and patients. The skills that you will utilize include, but are not limited to

  • Maintaining electronic medical records.

  • Restraint for physical exam and procedures.

  • Handling and processing of samples for laboratory testing.

  • Assist Doctors and Technicians in patient care and client communication.

  • Admitting and discharging patients.

  • Routine cleaning and stocking.

  • Preparing surgical suite and surgical patients

Requirements: This position does require a strong skill set in the basics of restraint, animal care and basic veterinary knowledge.

Schedule: Both full- and part-time opportunities are available, with flexible shift schedules.

Why Join The VCA Mont Clare Family?

We create and support an inclusive work environment where you can focus on your career, your happiness, and the patients you serve. Below are some of the many benefits of joining our team!

  • 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

  • CE allowance

  • Tuition support and sponsorships

  • Vet Tech license reimbursement

  • Free wellness subscriptions (Head Space)

  • Referral bonuses

  • Competitive wage

  • Medical, dental & vision insurance

  • Life, long and short term disability insurance

  • Paid parental leave

  • Paid vacation and sick time

  • 401(k)

Apply now! We look forward to getting to know you!

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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)

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