Posted in Other 6 days ago.
Location: Norwalk, Connecticut
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
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)
Medical, dental & vision insurance
Life, long and
Paid parental leave
Paid vacation and sick time
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!
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