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VCA Animal Hospitals Veterinary Technician - Surgery in Fairfax, Virginia

Are you a dedicated Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) who has poured your heart and soul into your credentials? Do you dream of working alongside a team of exceptional veterinary professionals in a cutting-edge medical facility that values learning, collaboration, and growth? If so, VCA SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Center wants YOU!

Why Choose VCA SouthPaws:

  • Competitive Compensation: LVTs at SouthPaws earn $30.00-$43.00 per hour, dependent on experience.

  • Continuing Education: Enjoy an annual allowance of $750 for continuing education to keep your skills sharp and your knowledge up-to-date.

  • Work Schedule: Four 10-hour shifts per week, plus four to six on-call shifts per month

  • Signing Bonus: New to VCA? We're offering a generous signing bonus to welcome you to our team!

  • Exceptional Benefits: At VCA Animal Hospitals, we deeply care about our associates' well-being. Our benefits include:

  • Free subscription to the Headspace app (meditation and sleep support)

  • Free mental health support through programs like the Cigna Life Assistance Program and Modern Health (therapy, counseling & life coaching)

  • 60 days free access to Alo Moves (yoga, fitness & meditation)

  • Generous hospital discounts for your personal pets

  • 401(k) with matching

  • Multiple, flexible health insurance options

  • HSA, FSA, and dependent care FSA account options

  • Dental & Vision plans

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Paid time off

  • Employer-paid Short Term Disability insurance with Long Term Disability options.

  • Employer-paid basic life insurance with supplemental life and AD&D options

  • Identity monitoring and protection

  • Legal counseling and services

  • Paid yearly NAVTA membership, Dove membership & state license renewal

  • Four sets of scrubs per year

  • Comprehensive online library of free CE, training & job support webinars through WOOF U, VCA's online training tool

  • Scholarships and discounts for educational offerings for eligible associates.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Proven track record of exceptional patient care and advocacy

  • Comfortable with monitoring anesthesia, taking radiographs, venipuncture, effective patient monitoring, and medication administration

  • Articulate, dependable, hardworking, compassionate, and flexible with scheduling

  • Strong communication skills with clients and ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment

To learn more about what it means to be a veterinary technician with VCA, watch our 3-minute video: VCA Veterinary Technician Video (

At VCA, we are deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strive to create an environment where a diverse group of talented people do their best work.

Ready to embark on a fulfilling career journey with us? Apply now and be part of our dedicated team at VCA SouthPaws Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Center in Fairfax, VA.

We can't wait to meet you!

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