**Certified Veterinary Technician(original)

LVT/RVT Chicago, Illinois


Position at Eye Care for Animals Chicago

Eye Care For Animals-Certified Veterinary Technician  

Chicago, IL


Full-time: Monday-Friday 8a-5p

More than a word, care is present in everything you do. At Eye Care for Animals Chicago, 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 Eye Care for Animals Chicago, you’ll feel the warmth and openness of a small clinic, while having the opportunity and support of a united network.  


We are a busy veterinary ophthalmology practice that is open Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm and rotate nightly & weekend on-call services with the two other Illinois ECFA clinics.  We are a small, dedicated, and professional team of three technicians, two CSRs, two diplomates, and a resident in training.  


Provide your best care with more bridges and less barriers. 


Eye Care for Animals Chicago is looking for a Certified Veterinary Technician to join us as part of the Thrive Pet Healthcare community.  


As a Certified Veterinary Technician 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. 


Role Responsibilities: 


  • Support veterinarians to ensure quality veterinary care, advocate for pets, and educate clients.
  • With each hospital function, assist veterinarians and the medical team to maximize productivity and maintain positive patient flow.
  • Able to efficiently pre-medicate, induce, and intubate patients as necessary.
  • Proficient with IV catheter placement, blood work, and IV, IM, and SQ injections
  • Able to calculate medical math
  • Proficient at monitoring anesthesia
  • Communicate with clients about individualized pet health concerns and offer guidance on Thrive Membership options, medications, and additional treatments.
  • Assist in maintaining relevant, comprehensive medical records with the support of practice systems.
  • Obtain relevant health history and information from clients and maintain medical charts.
  • Use safe restraining techniques, follow standard protocols, and sustain clean, sterile, organized treatment areas, exam rooms, and labs.
  • Be willing to guide, mentor, and support fellow team members.


Experience & Skills Requirements: 

  • Must be a Certified Veterinary technician 
  • 1-2 years of clinical experience
  • Driven and eager to learn
  • Must be compassionate, organized, and detail focused
  • Possess the ability to multi-task and work in fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of commonly used medications
  • Able to be cross-trained for reception
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Enthusiastic self started and a professional attitude


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.