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VCA Animal Hospitals Emergency Veterinary Technician: Swing Shift in Middleton, Wisconsin

VCA Veterinary Emergency and Veterinary Specialty Center, in Middleton, WI is seeking a Certified Veterinary Technician to join our Emergency Team!

Snapshot of the Role:

As an Emergency team member, you will support the Emergency doctor teams by creating a positive, low-stress atmosphere for our clients and patients.

Our Emergency and Critical Care Technicians thrive in a fast-paced service, handle critical case, and enjoy the stimulating caseload. Our Technicians have the opportunity to sharpen and advance their technical skills every day.

  • Performing triage assessments and prioritizing cases as they present

  • Manage the ER by assigning clinicians to cases as they present and coordinate timely interventions as needed

  • Abide by appropriate hospital SOPS for infection control when handling patients, providing interventions/treatments, and processing/performing diagnostic testing.

  • Communicate effectively with clients regarding the status of their pets and home care

  • Placing intravenous catheters, performing laboratory diagnostics

  • Performing abdominal and thoracic radiographs

  • Assisting with examinations

  • Inducing, maintaining, and monitoring anesthesia for ER procedures

  • Recovering patients from anesthesia

  • Performing nursing care of all patients presenting to the ER

  • Run diagnostics and correlate results with the clinical presentation of the patient and notify clinicians with results.

  • Assisting the ER clinicians with providing instruction and demonstration of emergency medicine skills to veterinary students, interns, and residents in a clinical setting.

  • Assist students with accomplishing the necessary student learning objectives

  • Develop professional relationships with the CSR team to aid in providing outstanding customer service to all ER clients

  • Enter charges for all triage patients and document treatment sheets

  • Assist in providing clinical support to doctors and other technicians/nurses

  • Provide restraint of patients without risk to patient, self, and others.

  • Abide by appropriate hospital SOPS for infection control when handling patients, providing interventions/treatments, and processing/performing diagnostic testing.

  • Provide high-quality nursing care to critically ill patients based on attention to detail

  • Utilize monitoring equipment and recognize trends

  • Assist with clinical procedures and offer direction to others.

  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment

  • Participates in CE for the purpose of personal development and development of a critical care mindset

  • Foster effective communication with both internal and external clients and referring hospitals.

Schedule: Full-time opportunity, Swing / 2nd shift . We utilize a 4x 10 hour or 3 x 12 hour schedule. Not looking for full-time? No problem!

* Compensation:*

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

We offer a shift differential to all hourly associates who work within a specific timeframe. Shift differential is $3.00 /hr.

Benefits of joining the VCA 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!

Apply Today! We value your time, and that is why we have a very quick and easy mobile-friendly application process. We look forward to speaking with you!

Location: 1612 N. High Point Road Suite 100

Middleton, WI 53562

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