Veterinary Technician: Patient Care> at VCA

Posted in Other 4 days ago.

Location: Aurora, Illinois

Job Description:

Welcome to VCA Aurora Animal Hospital in Aurora, IL!

We are expanding our

Intermediate Patient Care Team

and are actively hiring

Veterinary Technicians


Intermediate Patient Care Team

Intermediate Patient Care
team provide specialized care to patients who are recovering from surgery or illness and are in the process of being released to return home to their owners.

Primary job responsibilities
of our
Patient Care

  • Monitoring hospitalized patients,
    and nursing car

  • Physical examinations and patient assessments

  • Communicate with clients

  • D
    epartmental rounds

  • Venipuncture/IVC placement 

  • Fluid maintenance

  • Maintaining electronic medical records

  • Administering medications (oral, IV, SQ, IM)

  • Plus


 Starting at $ 23+ / hour

Starting range is determined by skill set and years of experience in the field. Financial growth opportunities available. 

Shift Differential:

 We offer a shift differential to all hourly associates who work within a specific timeframe: 

  • Eligible hours are 10:00 pm to 6:00 am, shift differential is 




Full-time opportunity,
3 x
12 hour
shift with rotating weekends. Available shift: 7a-8p (Days) or 7p-8a (Overnights).


  • 2+
    years experience
    as a Veterinary Technician

  • S

    physical examinations and patient assessments

  • Must be able to work successfully as part of a team

  • Ability to lift and restrain animals weighing up to 40 pounds

  • Ability to communicate clearly with clients and staff members

Who We Are:

VCA Aurora is open 24/7, 365 days a year, and provides a wide range of specialty, critical care, emergency service, and primary care. We offer a team approach to veterinary medicine where specialists work together to provide the most advanced care possible for every patient utilizing the newest diagnostic equipment and therapeutic techniques.  

Benefits of joining the VCA Aurora team!

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

  • Leadership opportunities 

  • Career development programs 

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

  • CE allowance  

  • Tuition support and sponsorships 

  • Vet Tech license reimbursement 

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

  • Referral bonuses 

  • Competitive wage 

  • Medical, dental & vision insurance 

  • Life, long and
    short term
    disability insurance 

  • Paid parental leave 

  • Paid vacation and sick time 

  • 401(k) 

  • Pet care discount


2600 W. Galena Blvd., Aurora, IL 60506

Apply Today! We value your time, and that is why we have a very quick and easy application process. Apply today on our mobile-friendly application. We look forward to speaking with you! 

If you are a current associate, you need to apply through our internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on the Career worklet on the landing page or search for Find 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

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