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VCA Animal Hospitals Veterinary Technician General Practice in West Hartford, Connecticut

VCA Veterinary Specialist of CT is seeking a full time Certified Veterinary Technician ( Veterinary Assistants welcome to apply) to join our general practice team!

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 Vet Specs Family?

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.

(Please take a moment to view our brief video on veterinary technician utilization from a VCA technician’s point of view)

https://vimeo.com/684755121/10c909cbf5

Veterinary Technician duties:

  • Procedural nesthesia monitoring

  • Full Technician Skill Utilization

  • Collecting patient histories & physical exams

  • Venipuncture / IVC placement

  • Hands Free Radiology (Associate safety a top priority)

  • Working collaboratively with team members of all hospital services

  • Providing compassionate care for all patients

Potential Schedule: Full-time (Four 10 hr shifts), and Weekend availability

Compensation: $20 - 35 / hour based on skill set, experience, and licensure status (CVT, VTS, CVPM)

What Makes Veterinary Specialists of CT Unique?

Whether you are a seasoned Veterinary Assistant or a Technician in training, we welcome your experience and allow you to utilize your medical knowledge to the fullest extent. With a bustling General Practice wing, your daily dose of puppies and kittens will be met. In addition to our advanced procedures on the specialty side such as: Neurology and MRI, Internal Medicine and Endoscopy, Surgery and Stem Cell Therapy, as well as the option of a Holistic approach offering acupuncture and nutrition support.

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. Feel free to take a break in our wellness nook, or take meditative breaths with our hospital cat Silver. Don’t forget our annual family fun 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.

Some of the benefits we offer:

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

  • Infertility Benefits

  • Free NAVTA Membership & RECOVER Training

  • Discounts to Fear Free Certification & VetGirl

  • Growth & leadership opportunities

  • Medical, Dental & Vision

  • Career development programs

  • Veterinary Technician tuition education support and scholarships

  • $750 continuing education funds for credentialed associates

  • Veterinary Technician license reimbursement

  • Generous hospital discounts and product discounts

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

  • VTS Path financial, and mentorship support

  • Paid vacation and sick time

  • Paid parental leave

  • 401(k)

  • Free mental health resources and wellness subscriptions (Headspace)

  • Referral bonuses

  • Competitive wage

Why You Should Consider Us

This role is suited for the experienced licensed tech, but we are also excited to provide developmental training to someone that is just getting started and wants to move forward in their career at a hospital that provides an array of opportunities to develop a multitude of skills.

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 vcacareers.com

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