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Overview

Veterinary Technicians are at the heart of every practice. For our doctors, our managers, our customers and our pets, they are an indispensable ally. We will provide every vet tech the opportunity to learn and to grow with us.

As a Banfield Veterinary Technician, you will work alongside pet health care industry experts to make a difference in the lives of the pets and clients we serve. With the chance to utilize your veterinary knowledge, communication skills, and love for pets, this role will afford you the opportunity to define a clear career path for continued growth and learning.

We will provide you with the tools and resources to do your job, with a focus on professional development through training and mentorship. You'll practice at the top of your license with vet tech appointments while advocating for the wellbeing of pets.

  • Full Time and Part Time
  • Mid Level
  • Location Based Sign On Bonus

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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

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Culture

  • People Our people are as important as the pets we serve.

    Join the world’s largest, most inclusive community of veterinary professionals.

  • Pathways Your purpose is our purpose.

    Discover the flexibility and opportunity to find the path that’s right for you.

  • Progress A passion for progress.

    Become a part of Banfield and together let's forge the future of preventative pet care.

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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

  • Practice Manager

  • Field Director

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Your calling is calling you

Together, we empower every vet tech to practice their dreams and power their future.

  • I choose Banfield because I truly believe I’m given the tools to provide the best possible medicine and given endless opportunities to learn and grow as a veterinary technician. — Ava Bartley, LVT
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Benefits

  • Health and Wellness Programs

    To help find a healthy balance between work and personal life, Banfield provides associates and their family members with free access to My Health & Wellbeing Resources-- a resource to help make life's challenges easier to navigate. Medical, dental, vision and coverage for life insurance, short and long term disability are also offered to our associates.

  • 401(k)/Retirement Plans

    Banfield provides a 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with competitive matching contributions for associates.

  • Paid Time Off

    For when it's time to get away to refresh, eligible associates accrue PTO based on their job, years of service and hours, coupled with 8 holidays per calendar year. Disability plans are also available to support our associates.

  • Continuing Education

    The practice offers up to $600 per fiscal year for outside continuing education, annual membership subscriptions to NAVTA and VetFolio, funds towards a VetGirl subscription and veterinary licensing and much more!

  • Professional Development

    Associates have access to many development resources from in the hospitals and external sources. Supporting associates development is of upmost priority so they can pursue their desired career aspirations.

  • Work/Life Balance

    We believe in work/life balance and support that belief with one of the most generous benefits packages in the profession including paid medical, dental, and vision benefits, practice-paid life and disability insurance, flexible scheduling, Optimum Wellness Plans for your pets and more!

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Responsibilities

Veterinary Technician in Chicago North

Job ID SCH0003F Location 1440 E Golf Rd, Schaumburg, Illinois Job Type Full Time / Part Time
Veterinary Technician Careers at Banfield Pet Hospital
Our Vet Techs work alongside pet health care industry experts with the chance to make a difference in the lives of pets and the clients we serve through skilled veterinary knowledge and effective communications. As a Banfield Vet Tech, you will have the opportunity to put your love of pets to work in a career with a growing company that offers a clear career path if continued growth and learning is your goal.

Our hospital locations in North Chicago:

0421 - Bloomingdale IL
0476 - Brickyard (Chicago) IL

0477 - Crystal Lake IL

0427 - Evanston IL

0429 - Geneva IL

0436 - Gurnee IL

1372 - Hoffman Estates IL

1373 - Kildeer IL
1136 - Lombard (Downers Grove)IL

2044 - Mt. Prospect (Arlington Heights) IL

1262 - Niles North IL

0431 - Northbrook IL

1181 - Schaumburg IL

1139 - Skokie (Niles) IL

1371 - South Elgin IL

2147 - Vernon HillsIL

Employment Type: Full-Time / Part-Time

Required Education/Licenses: Veterinary Technician Certification or Licensure

A Day in the Life of a Banfield Veterinary Technician
Vet Techs may have just a single job title, but in fact they fill many important roles as they move throughout their day in the hospital. They are an integral part of an effective team and support our hospitals by:
  • Acting as the extra eyes, ears and hands for the veterinarian to ensure the best quality pet care and to maximize the veterinarian’s productivity.
  • Assisting veterinarians and veterinary medical teams through the day-to-day function of the hospital and communicating with the team to maintain the flow of patients.
  • Assisting with surgery and using your technical skills to the fullest, within state practice acts regarding duties of credentialed veterinary technicians.
  • Communicating with clients about unique pet health concerns and offering guidance on Optimum Wellness Plan® options,preventive care, medications, and other treatments.
  • Obtaining relevant information and history from clients and maintaining proper and complete medical charts to benefit individual clients and the pet owner community as a whole.
  • Using safe restraining techniques, following standard protocols and maintaining clean, sterile and organized treatment areas, exam rooms and labs.
  • Mentoring other team members.
Commitment Beyond Qualifications
Being a Vet Tech requires AVMA certified credentials, skill, dedication and a desire for continuing education, but most importantly, a passion for animals and caring for them. We aim to hire and develop Vet Techs who believe
preventive care is the key to achieving a long and healthy life for each pet.
 
Like all associates, we look to our Vet Techs to embrace our Five Principles — Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom. As much as we value on-paper qualifications, we actively seek out Vet Techs who thrive on delivering outstanding client and pet experiences. At Banfield, we take pride in hiring passionate Vet Techs who: 
  • Utilize high quality medical skills
  • Educate clients on all aspects of pet health
  • Advocate for the wellness of pets
  • Contribute to an engaging hospital environment and positive team dynamic 
Caring for Those Who Care: Benefits for Banfield Veterinary Technicians
Our approach to rewarding our vet techs includes programs for both personal wellness and professional development. As the nation’s largest pet health care provider, Banfield is uniquely positioned to offer a wide array of benefits and programs that help you take care of yourself and your family, as well as care for pets. 
 
Personal Health, Savings, and Wellness Benefits
All Vet Techs receive competitive salaries in addition to a number of savings, health, and insurance benefits, ranging from 401(k) participation to Optimum Wellness Plans® for your pets. In addition, medical, vision, dental, life and disability insurance is offered to associates based on eligibility. Because pet health care can be stressful at times, we also offer a number of work-life balance benefits and programs including paid vacation that help you balance your life in the hospital and your life at home.
 
Potential as Big as Your Passion
Whether you are a newly certified or an experienced Vet Tech, a job at Banfield opens the door to exploring the next best move in your career. We are committed to helping Vet Techs grow by providing: 
 
  • Performance development plans designed to help you define and achieve your career goals
  • Practice-paid continuing education opportunities
  • Vet Tech networking opportunities
  • Opportunities to lend your skills to the communities you serve and live in 
A Support Structure That Helps You Thrive
We’ve created a structure that includes leadership and support at the hospital level, in the field and at our Corporate headquarters, all with one goal in mind: to help you focus on delivering quality care for all pets. 
 
Together we are a team, making a real impact on pet health care in hospitals, communities and the field of veterinary medicine.
 
Start your Banfield Career as a Veterinary Technician
Learn more about the impact you can make as part of a Banfield hospital team and see how we support the
wellness of our people and profession.
 
Or, if you’re ready to make your move, view the full job description.
 
Banfield Pet Hospital® is committed to a diverse work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. It is our mission to provide equal employment opportunities to all candidates and to ensure that access to jobs is strictly based on job-related criteria.
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The health and safety of our employees and candidates is very important to us. For more information on applying to Banfield during the pandemic please review our frequently asked questions. Then learn more about the steps we are taking to support our hospital associates on the front lines.