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VCA Animal Hospitals Technician Assistant (Part Time) in West Hartford, Connecticut

Join The VCA Veterinary Specialist of CT Team!

VCA Veterinary Specialist of CT is seeking a full time Technician Assistant to join the team at our 24-7 general, emergency and specialty hospital in West Hartford, CT. We have a unique culture in our hospital that values each person’s individual skill and personality. We truly are a family, and our team has a shared devotion to providing progressive medicine with compassion as a driving force. We are eager to welcome a like-minded individual!

Why Join the VCA Family?

We are passionate about supporting our technician assistants and are committed to your continuing education and personal career development. 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. We support a work environment where you can focus on your career, happiness, and the patients you serve.

Some of the benefits we offer:

  • Access to the people and financial resources of a large veterinary community

  • Growth & leadership opportunities

  • Career development programs

  • Veterinary Technology degree tuition support and scholarships

  • Medical, dental & vision insurance

  • Generous hospital discounts and product discounts

  • Employer-paid life, long- and short-term disability insurance

  • Paid vacation and sick time

  • Paid parental leave

  • 401(k)

  • Free mental health resources and wellness subscriptions (Headspace)

  • Referral bonuses

  • Competitive wage

  • Opportunities to give back through strong Shelter partnerships and VCA Charities

  • Full-time and Part-time positions available

Why We Want You

As a member of the VCA team, you will help create and maintain a positive, low-stress atmosphere for our clients and patients. The TA position is a steppingstone into Veterinary Medicine and this on-site entry level position will introduce you to all aspects of the vet med field. This position also includes sanitization, disease/infectious control, safety, and housekeeping responsibilities that will aid in both your professional and personal facets.

Learn the culture of Veterinary Specialist of CT, Veterinary Medicine, and much more!!

Technician Assistant Duties:

  • Feeding

  • Walking

  • Lifting animals or items

  • Assisting Technicians and/or doctors on spot

  • Cleaning cages

  • Sanitization

  • Disease/ infection control

  • Housekeeping (laundry, dishes, vacuuming, etc.)

  • Upkeep(restocking and refilling)

  • Maintenance

  • Fear-free practice

  • Multitasking

  • Organization

  • Assessing animals' behavior

  • After-care

Technician Assistant Attributes:

  • Reliable

  • Eager to learn

  • Flexible

  • Team player

  • Attentive to detail

  • Animal lover

  • Patient

  • Tolerance for bodily fluids

  • Likes to clean

Compensation : $15 - 18 / hour dependent on skill set, and experience

Your mission will be to win the confidence of every pet parent—by delivering an outstanding client experience—so we can provide exceptional care to every patient.

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 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