Certified Veterinary Technician
Company: Animal Hospital of Lake Villa
Posted on: January 13, 2022
ANIMAL HOSPITAL OF LAKE VILLA
101 S. MILWAUKEE AVE.
LAKE VILLA, IL
Do you have what it takes? This isn't your average veterinary
assistant or veterinary technician job. This is a career
opportunity for highly motivated individuals who are not only
passionate about animals but also passionate about all aspects of
veterinary medicine. We're looking for someone who is willing to
continue learning every single day, through in-hospital training
and continued education courses.
ABOUT OUR COMPANY:
Everyone on our team is required to become Fear Free Certified (of
course we pay for it, why wouldn't we?!) in order to reduce fear,
stress and anxiety in our patients. We don't just go through the
modules either. Fear Free is a way of life at Animal Hospital of
Lake Villa. We use various treat thresholds and specific handling
techniques to achieve this. I'm not exaggerating when I say that we
cook about 60 lbs. of chicken a month. EVERY SINGLE MONTH. We have
found that the Fear Free approach is not only the best way to
deliver treatments, it increases staff morale and minimizes
dangerous situations. We don't wrestle cats or dogs and our
patients, they LOVE coming through our doors.
Of course, you know we're AAHA accredited! We believe that animals
deserve the very best medicine and that education is our number one
priority. Everyone wants to take care of their beloved animal
companions, it's just our responsibility to spread the word on how
to do so. We take our AAHA protocols very seriously and strive
towards constant improvement. If you want to be on this team, then
be ready to put these protocols into action AND explain them to our
clients. Don't worry, we'll help you do this.
Our mission is the same as yours, to help as many animals as
possible receive compassionate care with high-quality medicine. You
will be responsible in assisting the doctor see and treat patients
every day, while we together revolutionize veterinary medicine to
keep the patients well-being in mind. This includes putting our
AAHA protocols and Fear Free standards into practice every single
day. Your duties would include assisting the veterinarian on
appointments, follow-up care of animals in our clinic, some
treatments and managing the follow-up with our clients. If you have
experience, that's wonderful, but we are willing to train the right
The rapidly growing area of Lake Villa is located in the Chain
OLakes with neighboring towns like Grayslake, Round Lake, Gurnee,
Antioch, Fox Lake, Mundelein, Vernon Hills, and more. Only a 40
minute drive from downtown Chicago, it makes for a great escape
into a roaring nightlife, lots of history, and amazing sites. Other
local attractions include Six Flags Great America and Gurnee Mills
Mall which are only a 10 minute drive from the Animal Hospital
WHERE WERE GOING:
Animal Hospital of Lake Villa has been in business for over 25
years. We are currently a 3 doctor practice, rapidly expanding with
goals of becoming a 5 doctor practice in 3 -5 years. Animal
Hospital of Lake Villa hopes to achieve this by continuing to learn
the best practices for Veterinary Medicine as well as add on
specialized services in treating exotic pets and mobile Services.
This wont be easy! It will require a lot of personal growth for all
of our team members as well as professional goal attainment. Were
certainly up for that challenge, are you?
Our team has so many rockstar individuals on it, that we have been
crowned the best. I'm serious, we have physical awards to prove it!
Animal Hospital of Lake Villa has won "Best Animal Hospital"
through the Daily Herald Reader's Choice Awards and "Neighborhood
Favorite" through the Nextdoor app. dont believe it? Just look at
our outstanding reviews! We're looking for someone with superb
customer service skills that will able to keep these titles coming.
So now, I ask again, do you have what it takes?
TECHNICAL SKILLS REQUIRED:
-Proper animal restraint
-Medical chart and exam recording
-Preventative care education
PERSONALITY AND BEHAVIORAL CHARACTERISTICS REQUIRED:
-You must be extremely performance-driven.
-You must be an excellent communicator with a high affinity for
staff, patients, and clients.
-You must be able to work swiftly with the entire team.
-You must always be open to training and education, as we are an
-You must be a go-getter and able to complete tasks in a timely
manner, no matter how hard it is.
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Your salary package will be competitive and experience-driven.
Benefits included in your package are 100% paid health insurance
and dental insurance, 401k benefits with 4% matching on 5 %
contribution, paid time off, veterinary service discounts and job
perks like free lunches, continued education, and advancement
You can find out more information about our hospital by going to
www.lakevillavet.com or following us on Facebook.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $10.00 to $14.00 /hour
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