VCA Veterinary Technician Academy> at VCA

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Location: Norwalk, Connecticut

Job Description:

Join The VCA Vet Tech Academy!

Is your dream to become a







? Are you interested in online learning but feel like you need some extra guidance to stay on track?

VCA Referral and Emergency Center, in Norwalk CT is seeking eager Veterinary Technician students to educate, train, and support through the Penn Foster Veterinary Technician Program. To fulfill this purpose and mission, we created t

he VCA Vet Tech Academy! This fulltime, paid position is designed to establish a



game plan for each student's ultimate success by setting achievable goals and deadlines in a structured environment. Training and education provided in VVTA will supplement, enhance, and reinforce the education you receive in the Penn Foster Veterinary Technology Program. In addition to your school curriculum, you will learn and practice skills that complement your respective level in the program. You will be welcomed to the team as an associate, enjoy all the benefits of being in the VCA family, and gain the confidence needed to excel in your career as a Credentialed Veterinary Technician.

Why Join the VCA Family?

We are truly passionate about supporting Veterinary Technicians and are committed to your continuing education and personal career development. VCA is a community of dedicated professionals that will encourage you to explore everything a Veterinary Technician career has to offer. At VCA we are committed to equity, inclusion, and diversity, and strive to be a place where a talented mix of people want to come, stay, and do their best work. We support a work environment where you can focus on your career, your happiness, and the patients you serve. Below are some of the many benefits of joining the VCA 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

  • Continuing education allowance

  • Tuition support and sponsorships

  • Veterinary Technician license reimbursement

  • Free mental health and wellness subscriptions (Head Space)

  • Referral bonuses

  • Competitive wage

  • Medical, dental & vision insurance

  • Generous


  • Life, long and
    short term

    disability insurance

  • Paid parental leave

  • Paid vacation and sick time

  • 401(k)

  • Full-time and Part-time positions available

Qualifications to apply

  • Good at problem solving

  • Able to adapt to ever changing situations

  • Commitment and determination to complete the Penn Foster Veterinary Technology Program

  • Ability to overcome difficult obstacles

  • Works for VCA animal hospital preferred

  • Previous experience working with animals preferred

  • Minimum of 20 hours working in or observing at an animal hospital

  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work with the public in a professional and respectful way

Requirements and expectations

  • Working Program Hours are defined as hours the student/employee attends supplemental education/training/observing/working with the Technician Training Manager, mentor or assigned hospital staff. This may include but is not limited to time spent practicing skills learned on live hospitalized patients, classroom hours provided by VCA in person or virtually, supplemental learning labs and offsite field trips.

  • High school graduate or GED

  • Must maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher throughout the program

  • Allowed 2 excused absences per semester

  • Students enrolled in this program are expected to complete all assignments and studying for the program outside of working program hours to ensure they meet program deadlines. These are not considered billable hours.

  • After completion of the program and passing of the VTNE, you will be required to serve 3 years of service as a Credentialed Veterinary Technician with VCA Animal Hospitals.

Ready to grow with a collaborative and supportive team? Apply now! We look forward to getting to know 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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