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VCA Certified Veterinary Technician in Maple Grove, Minnesota

Company Info: VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 1,000 small animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S., Canada and Japan. The hospitals are staffed by more than 4,500 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give pets the very best in medical care, of which over 600 are board certified specialists who are experts in areas such as oncology, cardiology, emergency and critical care, and surgery for animals. VCA Animal Hospitals provides a full range of general practice services to keep pets well and specialized treatments when pets are ill. As part of the Mars Veterinary Health family of brands, VCA is committed to its purpose—A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS®.

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VCA Animal Wellness Center of Maple Grove is a multi-doctor animal wellness practice in Maple Grove, Minnesota.

We are seeking an energetic and compassionate Certified Veterinary Technician to join our team in Maple Grove, MN! VCA Animal Wellness Center was established in 1987 and has been part of Maple Grove, Plymouth and surrounding Minnesota communities ever since. We are proud to be AAHA certified and the first practice in the Twin Cities area to be certified Fear Free ! We are committed to enhancing our patient’s lives through excellence in comprehensive care, diagnostics, surgery, dentistry, traditional alternative healthcare, training and behavior counseling, and the care of senior pets.

Come work with an outstanding team of CVTs and support staff, excellent veterinarians and committed management in a professionally challenging, supportive and team-oriented environment! Whether you are an experienced Veterinary Technician looking for the next step in your career or a new grad seeking mentorship, our team is ready to partner with you. Come grow your fear free and low stress veterinary skills with us!

Job Description

We want you to grow in your position and use all of your training and skills! Technician duties include a wide variety of tasks including, but not limited to:

  • Client communication and education

  • Patient assessment and triage

  • Low stress animal handling and restraint

  • Surgical assisting, anesthesia administration and monitoring

  • Dentistry

  • Radiology

  • Laboratory sample collection and processing

  • General medical record keeping

Job Requirements

  • Certification as a veterinary technician in MN

  • Ability and willingness to follow low stress handling techniques

  • Excellent technical skills

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time and able to lift up to 40lbs independently

  • Upbeat personality with ability to work with a variety of people

  • Outstanding communication and teamwork skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Able to work in a fast paced environment and multi-task

VCA Animal Wellness Center offers fun and challenging opportunities in an upscale full-service veterinary clinic that offers luxury boarding, daycare, training, grooming and veterinary medical services. As a member of the VCA family you will have the ability to explore numerous career options and leadership opportunities. Employees receive competitive compensation with a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Competitive pay with consideration for experience

  • Career Advancement - career tracks for technicians who aspire to become managers and more in addition to sponsorship for technicians wanting to pursue acquiring certification in a Veterinary Technician Specialty

  • Access to latest technologies, equipment and software applications

  • Eligible for benefits with a minimum of 30 hours per week

  • PTO including paid vacation, sick days, holidays and paid maternity leave

  • Health, Dental, Vision and Disability insurance. Additional supplemental insurance options available

  • 401k option

  • Generous annual Continuing Education allowance in addition to 12 free hours of CE seminars offered locally each year

  • Uniform allowance

  • Paid training in Individual Low-Stress Handling and Fear Free certification

  • Generous veterinary care discount

  • A supportive management team working with you on your goals

  • Very family-friendly practice with high consideration for work-life balance

Among the reasons to consider joining the VCA family are:

  • VCA hospitals are former private-practices that retain the individual spirit that made them successful

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

  • Network of 4500+ doctors, including more than 600 Specialists who are experts in a broad range of topics for mentorship or advice

  • Largest provider of Private Practice Internships and Residencies in the U.S.

  • WOOF University, offering abundant CE for Doctors and Technicians

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

For more information about our facility please visit our website at vcamaplegrove.com or contact Sue at 763-420-7958 and suzanne.maki@vca.com Apply at vcacareers.com

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 employees 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).

VCA began in 1986 as a privately owned company with one animal hospital. Today, we are the largest family of animal care providers nationwide. Despite unprecedented growth, VCA has never abandoned its devotion to compassionate, comprehensive pet care. Take a look at our open positions throughout the U.S. and Canada! We’re always looking for top notch talent to join the VCA family!