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VCA Animal Hospitals Pack and Prep Veterinary Assistant in West Hartford, Connecticut

VCA Veterinary Specialists of CT is looking to expand our team with the additional of a Pack Prep Veterinary Assistant.

VCA Veterinary Specialists of CT has a unique culture that values team building, connectivity, and wellness as well as strives to celebrate each person’s individual skill and career progression.

Why Join the VCA Veterinary Specialists of CT Team?

We have an incredible leadership team and an onsite technician manager who is passionate about supporting our veterinary assistants and technicians. We are committed to your continuing education and personal career development and strive to create an environment where training advanced technician skills is our top priority. We support a work environment where you can focus on your career, happiness, and the patients you serve.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Prefer working knowledge of surgical sterilization techniques, but willing to train for the right candidate;

  • Professional behavior & appearance, excellent interpersonal skills, and a positive, friendly attitude;

  • Able to handle multiple tasks at once, and deal with high levels of stress in an environment of changing priorities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Clean surgical instruments using surgical sterilization techniques;

  • Prepare surgical packs and PPE (gloves, gowns, drapes and masks) for sterilization;

  • Properly set up and run sterilization equipment - gas sterilizer and autoclave;

  • Decontaminating and cleaning operating rooms, sterile supply room and equipment daily and after surgical procedures;

  • Maintain proper stock of surgical supplies in pack area and surgical suites

Potential Schedule: Part-Time, Sunday through Wednesday, 4 pm - 10 pm

Compensation : $18 – 20 / hr based on skill set, and experience

What Makes Veterinary Specialist of CT Unique?

Whether you are an individual starting your career in the veterinary industry or a seasoned technician, we welcome your experience and allow you to utilize your knowledge to the fullest extent.

The hospital consists of a General Practice, Emergency Critical Care Department and Specialty Department that includes; Neurology and MRI, Internal Medicine and Endoscopy, Surgery, and Canine Rehabilitation.

As a team we work hard, and we encourage self-care with team hikes and picnics (four legged friends welcome). Halloween best costume contests, Seasonal egg hunts with prizes, and of course bean bag chairs in the lounge. Don’t forget our annual summer BBQ!

At VCA Animal Hospitals, we are committed to equity, inclusion, and diversity and strive to be a place where a talented mix of people want to come, stay, and do their best work.

Why You Should Consider Us:

Candidates must be positive and motivated. The hospital team meets frequently, and your ideas and suggestions are encouraged to help us continue to grow.

Our team takes pride in fostering an atmosphere of mutual respect and recognition while being adaptable, goal driven and engaged. We work hard to protect our culture and assure we hire associates that are going to have the determination to rise above obstacles, wear multiple hats and work as a team.

Ready to grow with a collaborative and supportive team?

Apply now- We look forward to hearing from 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