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VCA Animal Hospitals Veterinary Technician: Interventional Radiology in Downers Grove, Illinois

VCA Arboretum View Animal Hospital is looking to expand our Interventional Radiology service and is seeking a Certified Veterinary Technician!

VCA Arboretum View Animal Hospital is 1 of 7 hospitals in the USA to have an integrated operating room (Storz OR1), which allows multiple imaging modalities (endoscopy, CT, fluoroscopy, ultrasound) to be displayed on multiple monitors simultaneously.

Interventional radiology (also known as IR) is the minimally invasive, image-guided treatment of medical conditions that once required open surgery. This is one of the fastest-growing fields in human medicine, and IR procedures are now routinely performed for a wide variety of conditions.

Snapshot of Our Internal Medicine and Interventional RadiologyTeam:

VCA Arboretum View's IM/IR Technicians better understand body systems and the disease process, learn advanced diagnostic testing, provide excellent patient care, and treat patients with cutting-edge techniques. With the mentorship of our Internist and Specialists, our Internal Medicine Technicians have advanced training and a better understanding of Endocrinology, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Hematology, Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology/Urology, Neurology, Respiratory Diseases and Oncology.

Duties will include:

  • Collecting patient histories and performing physical exams.

  • IVC placement

  • Obtain laboratory samples via venipuncture, cystocentesis, and fecal collection

  • Gather and prepare tissue samples for culture and histopathologic diagnostic

  • Performing laboratory work and diagnostic imaging

  • Assisting in diagnostic procedures such as endoscopy, rhinoscopy, and fluoroscopy

  • Working collaboratively with team members of all hospital services.

  • Calculate drug dosages

  • Anesthesia monitoring for diagnostic procedures and interventional radiology procedures

  • Assisting with postoperative care of the patient (recovery)

  • Maintain patient records

  • Client education and communication

  • Maintain a clean work environment to maintain any infectious disease protocols, handle medical/biomedical and infectious waste appropriately

  • Plus so much more!

Schedule: Full-time (four 10-hour weekdays). Monday through Thursday, 8am-6 pm.

Upon complete training with the Service (commonly three months), associates will train to perform on-call surgery duties. Bonuses apply!

Compensation: $ 22 + / hr

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

Benefits of joining the VCA Arboretum View 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

  • CE allowance, Vet Tech license reimbursement, and NAVTA membership

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

  • 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 (2 weeks in 1st year for CVTs), 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!

Address: 2551 Warrenville Road Downers Grove, IL 60515

Ready to grow with a collaborative and supportive team? Apply now! We look forward to getting to know you!

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