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VCA Animal Hospitals Veterinary Technician: Emergency and ICU in Aurora, Illinois

Join Our Team as an Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Technician !

Are you ready to make a life-saving difference every single day? Do you thrive in fast-paced environments, with adrenaline pumping through your veins as you provide top-notch care to our furry patients? If so, we want YOU to be a part of our dynamic team!

What You'll Do At VCA Aurora Animal Hospital:

As an Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Technician, you will be an integral part of our team. You will be responsible for providing immediate medical attention to critically ill or injured animals, administering life-saving treatments, and assisting our veterinarians during emergency procedures. Your expertise and quick thinking will make a significant difference in the lives of pets and their owners.

  • Utilize your expertise in critical care medicine to assist our veterinarians in providing life-saving treatment to animals in need.

  • Monitor and assess patients in our critical care unit, ensuring their comfort and well-being around the clock.

  • Administer medications, perform diagnostic tests, and assist in emergency procedures with precision and efficiency.

  • Collaborate closely with our veterinary team to develop and implement comprehensive treatment plans tailored to each patient's needs.

  • Educate and support pet owners, providing them with the knowledge and resources they need to care for their beloved companions.

  • Provide urgent medical care and treatment to animals in critical condition

  • Communicate effectively with pet owners, providing updates on their pet's condition.

  • Maintain accurate and detailed medical records.

  • Educate pet owners on post-treatment care and follow-up appointments


  • Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) or Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) preferred

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working in emergency or critical care veterinary medicine

  • Strong knowledge of veterinary medical practices, procedures, and terminology

  • Ability to remain calm and composed under pressure

  • Compassionate attitude towards animals and their owners

Compensation: $23- 32/hr. Starting range is determined by license, skill set, and years of experience in the field. Financial growth opportunities available.

Schedule: Full-time opportunity. We utilize a rotating 3 x 13 hour schedule. We are hiring for Day/1st shift, 7am- 8pm, and Overnight/3rd shift, 7pm -8 am.

Shift Differential:  We offer a $3.00 /hr shift differential to all hourly associates who work within a specific timeframe.

About Us:

VCA Aurora is a state-of-the-art veterinary hospital committed to providing compassionate and high-quality care to animals in their time of need. Our team of skilled professionals is dedicated to saving lives, and we are seeking a passionate Emergency Veterinary Technician to enhance our emergency services.

Benefits of joining the VCA Aurora Animal Hospital Team!

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

  • Leadership opportunities and Career Development Programs

  • Opportunities to give back through strong Shelter partnerships and VCA Charities

  • Free mental wellness subscriptions (Head Space and 12 Lyra Health Sessions)

  • In-hospital Social Worker

  • Referral bonuses and Competitive wages

  • Medical, dental & vision insurance for you and your family

  • Life, long and short-term disability insurance included

  • Paid parental leave

  • Paid vacation ), sick time, and holiday pay

  • 401(k) with corporate match

  • Pet care discounts (40-100%)

  • Associate-led equity, inclusion, and diversity groups

  • Free Continuing Education through our online WoofU

  • Associate discounts on major cell phone carriers, car rentals, entertainment, and more!

  • Plus so much more!

Key points in regarding our hospital's commitment to professional development and employee well-being:

On-Site Social Worker: The presence of an on-site social worker is a remarkable resource for our associates.

Technician Training and Development Coordinator: The Technician Training and Development Coordinator, works closely with all Technicians and Assistants to provide aid in development, help set goals, and push our team to greatness. This not only benefits the individual technicians and assistants but also contributes to the overall quality of care provided at your hospital.

Health and Well-being: Prioritizing the health and well-being of our team is a leadership priority that ensures a positive workplace culture. A healthy and supported team is better equipped to provide the best care to patients and clients.

Location: 2600 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora, IL 60506

If you're passionate about saving lives, have a heart as big as a Saint Bernard's, we want to hear from you! Let's make tails wag together!

(Keywords: Veterinary Technician, Emergency Veterinary Technician, ICU, RVT, LVT, CVT)

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