Certified Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Technician Chicago, Illinois


Position at Village West Veterinary

Village West Veterinary-Certified Veterinary Technician
Chicago, IL
      Full-time/Part-time opportunity       
More than a word, care is present in everything you do. At Village West Veterinary, a Thrive Pet Healthcare partner, we take action to empower your best care for pets, their families, and yourself.          
We are a community of 400 clinics forming an extraordinary network of unparalleled resources and people. Through outstanding learning and career options, comprehensive benefits, and abundant support, you’ll be nurtured and appreciated for who you are and what you bring to the table. We come together in both the joys and heartaches of our profession to lift each other up through laughter and empathy.          
And, we have plenty of fun along the way!         
Who we are         
At Village West Veterinary, you’ll feel the warmth and openness of a small clinic, while having the opportunity and support of a united network.      
We believe in providing the best veterinary care possible for our patients. We treat each patient as if they were our own giving our clients peace of mind that their pets are receiving not only great care but the love and attention they deserve. We provide The Ukrainian Village, Bucktown, Wicker Park, West Town Logan Square, and the rest of downtown Chicago with high-quality, friendly general practice veterinary medicine, and surgery. Our hospital is equipped with the most cutting-edge technology including ultrasound, dental x-rays, and in-house laboratory equipment.            
Village West Veterinary is looking for a CVT to join us as part of the Thrive Pet Healthcare community.          
As a CVT you’ll play an important role in pets’ lives by providing end-to-end care for our precious patients. Your life-changing work will range from the hands-on care of facilitating outpatient treatments and performing laboratory tests, to support services including admitting and discharging patients.         
  • Must be a Credentialed Veterinary Technician
  • Must have a minimum of 1 year experience 
  • The ability to maintain a positive work environment
  • The ability to work collectively with team members.
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills.
  • Effective in Multi-Tasking (prioritizing and accomplishing tasks)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (functions in which the individual can perform unaided or with the assistance of reasonable accommodation)        
  • Provide patient care under the direction of a DVM or Hospital Leadership.
  • Assist other members on the medical team with restraining, handling, and lifting of animals
  • Process and Submit Lab work, both in-house labs and Laboratory partners
  • Clean, wrap, and sterilize surgical instruments and surgical supplies (gowns, towels, etc.)
  • Facility maintenance of kennels, floors, trash, restrooms, laundry, etc.)
  • The ability to prepare and explain medications with clients.
  • Stock supplies in treatment area, exam rooms, surgical suite and pharmacy
  • Provide supportive care to hospitalized patients as directed by a veterinary technician or attending veterinarian (such as monitoring patient's vitals, any needed medication administration, Providing clean kennels and litter pans, walking patients as needed)
  • Other duties assigned such as Reception tasks that include: answering phones, scheduling appointments, Client check-out process, client communication related to patient follow up or laboratory results.
  • Proficient with blood draws and IV catheter placements. 
  • Review medical records, estimates or discharge instructions with clients
  • Record all pertinent medical, client and case related information in the patient record accurately with appropriate grammar, terms and accurate information.  
Physical Duties and Responsibilities:         
  • Lift and/or carry up to 40lbs from the floor level and above, at least several times during the day.
  • The ability to stand, walk, sit, crawl, stoop, bend, twist, kneel,  and crouch for extended periods of time.
  • The ability to restrain all sizes of pets on the floor and on an exam table, showing a fear free approach while handling.
  • Potential exposure to anesthetic gases, fumes, and radiation with proper PPE and protective knowledge.
  • Machine Maintenance on all laboratory equipment and monthly maintenance throughout the clinic.
  • Reassure nervous clients that their pet will be well taken care of by our staff.
  • Be proficient in a variety of skills ranging from but not limited to: laboratory, pharmacy, radiology, surgery, dental and nursing skills. 
You’ll Grow With Us         
Here, you can grow your career as best fits you through access to comprehensive learning and skillset programs. You can build your skills and earn credentials through:         
  • Our vast, diverse, and free library of continuing education courses - ThriveU
  • Live, virtual interactive workshops to develop valuable leadership skills
  • A program to designed to teach you the fundamentals of running a pet hospital
  • ​​​​​​​Earn your AVMA-CVTEA Accreditation and become a Vet Tech through our fully accredited distance learning program for veterinary technicians
  • Scholarship opportunities and tuition reimbursement
And, with so many locations nationwide, you can find and move into any specialty, hospital type, or environment. Join us and provide your best care at a clinic that is deeply rooted within its community and bolstered by the resources of Thrive Pet Healthcare.         
Benefits – our care in action         
We provide benefits spread comprehensively across your mental, physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing designed to meet your needs as a unique individual. Some key benefits include:         
  • ​​​​​​Paid time off including 8-weeks of full-pay parental leave, bereavement to grieve both humans and pets, and time off for new pet adoptions
  • Top quality medical, dental, and vision insurance plus health savings account and flexible spending account ​​​​​​​
  • Pet perks including free exams, discounts on products and services, and more at all Thrive Pet Healthcare locations
  • Generously subsidized backup and ongoing care support for children, adults, and pets
  • Mental health benefits including coaching and therapy sessions
  • 401k with employer contribution and no waiting period
  • Continuing education and development support through our library of free CE courses and paid time off to complete
  • Scholarship opportunities and student loan support program
  •        and so much more! 
At Thrive Pet Healthcare, we celebrate and embrace the uniqueness and diversity of all of our team members, pet parents, and pets. We strive to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture where all team members belong and feel empowered.