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Veterinary Technician

Job ID: R-169158

Chesapeake, Virginia | | Virginia Beach, Virginia




  • Full time
  • Mid level
  • Location based
    sign-on bonus
  • Credential required
Overview Image: A doctor with a black dog


Our Veterinary Technicians are instrumental in helping us do what we do. Everyone, from doctors to managers — and, of course, our pets — look to them for competent, thoughtful care. That’s why we commit to giving vet techs the best careers and experiences we can inside all of our locations.

When you share your training and talents with our community, we have so much to give you in return. Our resources can help you develop a future in our network. And through it all, you’ll never lose sight of the reason you started — a real love for pets.

Success Profile

Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Adaptable
  • Communicator
  • Compassionate
  • Multi-tasker
  • Leadership
  • Team player

How we care. How we work.

We do it for the same reasons you do. To live our love for pets and pet owners. To continually create better models of treatment. That’s what brought us into our hospitals. Now, see how you can put it into practice with each and every visit, whether you’re interacting with pets or supporting our network of care.

Career Path

We encourage you to follow your passions, no matter how that looks to you.
Whether progressing into hospital leadership or pursuing a path at our headquarters — we'll have your back.

  • Shift Lead

  • Credentialed Shift Lead

  • Practice Manager

  • Field Director

More than a career

We believe in a relationship between our company and Associates that is more meaningful than the standard employer/associate relationship; a relationship of mutual trust, dignity and respect.



Veterinary Technician

Job ID: R-169158

Chesapeake, Virginia



Licensed Veterinary Technician

The anticipated starting hourly rate for individuals expressing interest in this position is $18 to $33 per hour. Rate to be determined by the schedule, location, experience, skills, and abilities of the applicant.

Who we are

We’re Banfield. You’ve probably seen us around. We started in 1955 as a small practice with big ideas about preventive petcare. We’re now the leading general veterinary care practice in America, where providing high quality preventive care and treatment advances our mission: A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.  We’d love to have you join our team to help in this mission.

We love pets. You know who else we love? CVTs. We enable CVTs to work at the top of their license and provide them resources and training to feel and work their best. A supportive work environment is important at Banfield, and we cultivate a culture and team based on collaboration, networking, and lifting one another up.

Banfield’s here for you so you can be there for pets!

Who we’re looking for

 We’re looking for a Credentialed Veterinary Technician (or a VT currently in the process of completing accreditation) to add their passion, skills, and education to our team. We believe in hiring individuals with diverse perspectives, ideas and cultures who use their expertise in a way that benefits pets, clients, teams, and communities.

Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced Technician looking for a change, a new beginning at Banfield means an open door to explore the next best move in your professional career.

Role responsibilities

• Provide furry, feathered, and scaled pets with the best possible care, especially preventive care

• Build close relationships with pets and the humans who love them

• Work closely with teammates and cultivate a positive, dynamic work culture

• Impact the future of veterinary medicine with your own expertise and ways of practicing medicine

• Exemplify the Mars Five Principles — Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency, and Freedom

What we offer

Now the good stuff!  We believe in taking care of our employees so they can take care of themselves, their family, and the pets they treat. We value work-life balance too! Here are just a few of the benefits full-time associates are eligible for:

The good stuff:

• Competitive salary with paid time off so you can spend time with the people you love

• Medical, dental, and vision insurance for you and loved ones

• Competitive referral program – join our team, bring your friends and get paid*!

• Paid leave for new parents • 401(k) Savings Plan

• Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account

• Paid short- and long-term disability, including maternity leave

• Optimum Wellness Plans® for up to three pets plus discounts on Mars, PetSmart, RoyalCanin, and more

Even more good stuff:

• Flexible scheduling

• Ability to practice at the top of your license

• Locations all over the US to choose from

• Opportunities for growth and leadership roles at Banfield, Mars, and other divisions of Mars

• Dedicated onboarding and development support so you can grow your career (or become a coach yourself!)

• Continuing education opportunities paid for by us

• Health and well-being benefits to support quality of life

• National partner conferences for networking and continuing education

• Discount on Fear Free Certification • Practice-paid subscription to NAVTA, VetGirl, and Vetfolio

• Associate-led equity, inclusion, and diversity groups (we have 7 of them!)

• Awesome opportunities to volunteer through Mars Volunteer Program, like volunteering at coral reef cleanups or on research vessels!

Full job description

*terms and conditions apply #registered vet technician (RVT) #licensed veterinary technician (LVT) #veterinary technician specialists (VTS) #certified veterinary technician (CVT)


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