Veterinary Technician Per Diem> at VCA

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Location: Norwalk, Connecticut

Job Description:

VCA Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center is seeking an experienced Per-Diem
Veterinary Technician for our busy and growing 24 hour emergency department. We are a fast paced, AAHA-accredited, 24 hour emergency and specialty hospital located in Norwalk, CT.

We are passionate about the training, growth and development of our associates. With multiple specialty departments available you will have the opportunity to learn from the best! Our newly renovated hospital supports services including ER/ICU, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Oncology and Cardiology.

At VREC Norwalk we value our team and support the full skill utilization of our veterinary technicians. Each of our specialty departments utilizes advanced technology to provide state-of-the-art diagnostics and advanced treatments and therapies to care for patients. Such as onsite CT and x-ray, ultrasonography, echocardiography, ECG, telemetry and oxygen therapy. We have the caseload to support your goals as well as the experience and mentors on site to assist you in achieving them.

Please take a moment to view our brief video on life as a veterinary technician with VCA from a technician's point of view.

ER / ICU Veterinary Technician Responsibilities:

  • Anesthesia procedural monitoring

  • Full Technician Skill Utilization

  • Collecting patient histories & physical exams

  • Medication refills, and Pet parent communication

  • Proficient in medical calculations

  • Venipuncture / IVC placement

  • Hands Free Radiology (Associate safety a top priority)

  • Working collaboratively with team members of all hospital services

  • Providing compassionate care for all patients

Potential Schedule: Flexible schedules, Swing, Weekend, and Overnights shifts available!

Compensation: $ 20 - 35 / hour dependent on experience, skill set, and licensure status. (CVT, VTS, CVPM).

What Makes VREC Norwalk Unique?

We have a veterinary technician student training program right on site within our hospital. So whether you are a seasoned Veterinary Assistant or a Technician in training, we welcome your experience and allow you to utilize your medical knowledge to the fullest extent. We are fostering a culture where asking questions is welcomed, and training new skills is common place.

As a team we work hard, and we play hard too! With team trips to the Norwalk Aquarium, family fun at our annual summer BBQ, as well as the option to achieve free and local continuing education on empathy, wellness, and of course all things vet med available to you in our conference room. Need to take five? Have a seat on our oversized couches with a coffee, and Charles our hospital cat, in our second floor learning library.

At VCA Animal Hospitals, 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.

The benefits continue to grow:

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

  • Free NAVTA Membership & RECOVER Training

  • Discounts to Fear Free Certification & VetGirl

  • Growth & leadership opportunities

  • Medical, Dental & Vision

  • Career development programs

  • Veterinary Technician education tuition support and scholarships

  • $750 continuing education funds for credentialed associates

  • Veterinary Technician license reimbursement

  • Generous hospital discounts and product discounts

  • Employer-paid life, long- and short-term disability insurance

  • VTS Path financial, and mentorship support

  • Paid vacation and sick time

  • Paid parental leave

  • 401(k)

  • Free mental health resources and wellness subscriptions (Headspace)

  • Referral bonuses

  • Infertility benefits

  • Competitive wage

  • Free access to Plumbs, and education platforms such as Vetfolio

Our hospital team provides an ideal setting to expand and develop skills in every area of our practice. We offer flexibility of schedule with weekends, days worked and length of shifts to encourage healthy work-life balance.

Why You Should Consider Us

This role is suited for the experienced licensed tech, but we are also excited to provide developmental training to someone that is just getting started and wants to move forward in their career at a hospital that provides an array of opportunities to develop a multitude of skills.

Candidates must be positive and motivated. The hospital team meets frequently, and your ideas and suggestions are encouraged to help us continue to grow. Our team takes pride in fostering an atmosphere of mutual respect and recognition while being adaptable, goal driven and engaged. We work hard to protect our culture and assure we hire associates that are going to have the determination to rise above obstacles, wear multiple hats and work as a team.

Ready to grow with a collaborative and supportive team?

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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