Emergency Veterinary Assistant

Emergency Medicine Chicago, Illinois


MedVet is a fast-growing Emergency and Specialty provider with practices nationwide. We help our patients receive advanced medical treatments and innovations. Things like chemotherapy and radiation, cardiac ablations, treatments for glaucoma, physical rehabilitation, dermatology and so much moreWe are looking for collaborative and driven people to join our clinical team. 


We thrive on people living out our core values of Teamwork, Leadership and Compassion to get their job done. Use your passion to drive the MedVet experience for our clients and patients, as well as your teammates. 


We are looking for:  

Emergency Veterinary Technician 

 This is a full-time, day shift, position with weekly hours of Sunday, Monday, Tuesday from 8am to 8pm or 10am to 10pm. 

Never a dull moment in the ER department! Our patients need constant supervision to ensure treatment plans are executed. This department is perfect for someone who can identify patient distress and react accordingly, enjoys assisting with recovery and client follow up and education. 

What you’ll do: 

  • Record and deliver organized rounds, discuss cases and gather additional information as necessary 

  • Evaluating incoming patients and prioritizing based on assessment 

  • Partner with patient care team regarding treatment plans, client communication and nursing care concerns 

  • Provide client education including, but not limited to home care instructions, medications (indications, adverse reactions) and general wellness updates on hospitalized patients 

  • Assist DVM with patient assessment, treatment and procedures 

  • Provide monitoring and nursing care to hospitalized patients 

  • Induce and monitor general anesthesia and sedation procedures 

  • Perform in-house laboratory testing and prepare samples for outside laboratory testing 

Who you are: 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Excellent client service skills and phone etiquette 
  • Ability to multi-task, self-motivated and strong attention to detail 
  • Work successfully as a team member and autonomously 
  • Sense of urgency, Critical thinking skills 
  • Effective patient restraint 
  • Flexibility with work hours and able to work additional hours when necessary 
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment 
  • Prior veterinary experience required 

Perks and Benefits include:

  • Strong career growth and personal development opportunities  
  • Comprehensive Health Benefits 
  • Vision and Dental 
  • HSA, FSA and Independent Care Spending 
  • 401k with Employer Match 
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) 
  • Shift Differentials and On-call Pay 
  • Uniform Allowance 
  • Employee Pet Discounts and Pet Insurance 
  • Elective Short-Term Disability, Life and Accident Insurance and company paid Long Term Disability 
  • Continuing Education Opportunities and Assistance Program 

Come as you are. MedVet is an equal opportunity employer. We are also a drug-free organization; therefore, employment with MedVet is dependent upon the passing of a drug screen and background check. 

MedVet does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters.