VCA Animal Hospitals Veterinary Assistant Experienced in Kalamazoo, Michigan
VCA Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center of Kalamazoo is a 24/7/365 emergency, critical care and specialty practice, located in Kalamazoo, MI.
We are seeking an experienced Veterinary Assistant to join our 2nd and 3rd shift team.
We are passionate about supporting our associates and are committed to your personal career development. Are you interested in becoming a licensed veterinary technician in your future? This is the hospital for you! We offer discounted rates to Penn Foster’s online veterinary technician associate’s degree program, as well as provide scholarship opportunities to assist with tuition. We have created a hospital culture that prides itself on being a positive and supportive learning environment, where training the next generation of veterinary technicians is our passion.
Duties will include:
Maintaining medical records
Preparing the surgical suite & surgical patients
Performing laboratory work and hands free diagnostic imaging
Providing a compassionate and caring environment for hospitalized patients
Compensation: $ 15 - 23 / hour dependent on experience and skill set
What Makes VCA Kalamazoo Unique?
Our hospital leadership team is compassionate and dedicated to your success. With a true team of experienced professionals, attainment in the pursuit of your career goals is our passion. We pride ourselves on practicing gold standard medicine and patient care directed by our Veterinary Technician Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care (VTS ECC), and an onsite technician trainer is here for additional support in your skill development.
Here at Kalamazoo we work hard, and play hard too! Our vet tech week is a celebration of your dedication to patient care with contests, food, games and prizes. We often have team building events such as group paint nights, bowling, holiday egg hunts, and a crafty leprechaun that leaves behind gifts to find. These are just a few examples of how we show our gratitude to our dedicated patient care professionals.
The Benefits Continue to Grow!
Leadership opportunities (career growth potential)
Hefty discounts to VetGirl , and Fear Free Certification
Free NAVTA membership
$750 CE allowance for credentialed associates
Licensure tuition support and scholarships
LVT license reimbursement
Free wellness subscriptions (Head Space)
Medical, dental & vision insurance
Life, long and short term disability insurance
Paid parental leave
Paid vacation and sick time
Free access to Plumbs, and education platforms such as Vetfolio
VCA is a community of dedicated professionals that will encourage you to explore everything a Veterinary Assistant career has to offer. We create and support an inclusive work environment where you can focus on your career, your happiness, and the patients you serve.
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.
In this position you will be supporting our Doctors and Technician team by creating a positive, low-stress atmosphere for our clients and patients.
• You will enjoy exposure to a diverse and stimulating caseload, employ the most advanced imaging and monitoring tools, and tap into the expertise of more than 4,500 doctors, including 600+ boarded specialists.
• You will sharpen your skills—and even learn some new techniques—and explore career options that only VCA can offer, such as continuing education, transfer, specialization, and leadership opportunities.
We look forward to meeting you, apply today!
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 vcacareers.com