Certified Veterinary Technician

LVT/RVT Chicago, Illinois


Position at Family Pet Animal Hospital

Family Pet Animal Hospital-Certified Veterinary Technician 

Chicago, IL


More than a word, care is present in everything you do. At Family Pet Animal Hospital, 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 Family Pet Animal Hospital, you’ll feel the warmth and openness of a small clinic, while having the opportunity and support of a united network.  


We are a five doctor, AHAA-accredited, cat-friendly certified, small animal practice in Chicago’s lively Lincoln Park neighborhood. We have provided professional, compassionate, and personalized medical care to the pets in our community for 30 years.  



Provide your best care with more bridges and less barriers. 


Family Pet Animal Hospital 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 include but are not limited to: 


  • 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.
  • Assist with surgeries and procedures which will include monitoring, pre and post op patient care.
  • Draw blood samples for testing and IV catheter placement.
  • Communicate with clients about individualized pet health concerns and offer guidance on Thrive Membership options, medications, and additional treatments.
  • Create and present financial options and estimates.
  • 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.
  • Animal handling.
  • Taking X rays of animals.
  • Administering and preparing medications, vaccines, and treatments prescribed by our veterinarians.
  • Other tasks as assigned.


Experience & Skills Requirements: 

  • Certified Veterinary Technician 
  • One or more years of experience 
  • Motivated and a team player
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with our doctors, customers, and other staff members
  • Compassionate for both animal patients and the pet owners
  • Must be willing to manage food inventory 


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.