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VCA Animal Hospitals Veterinary Technician in Southbury, Connecticut

Join the Maple Ridge Animal Hospital Team!

At VCA Maple Ridge Animal Hospitals, we are looking to add full time Veterinary Technician to our hospital! We promote and value growth in our team and empower you to be the Veterinary Technician you have always wanted to be! VCA Maple Ridge is proud to offer progressive procedures, diagnostics, and therapies and is a perfect fit for a veterinary technician that enjoys a creative collaborative work environment. There’s something special about you and we are excited to learn more!

Why join the VCA Maple Ridge Family?

We are passionate about supporting veterinary technicians and are committed to your continuing education and personal career development. VCA is a community of dedicated professionals that will encourage you to explore everything a veterinary technician career has to offer. 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. We support a work environment where you can focus on your career, your happiness, and the patients you serve. Below are some of the many benefits of joining the VCA team!

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

  • Leadership opportunities

  • Career development programs

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

  • Continuing education allowance

  • Tuition support and sponsorships

  • Veterinary Technician license reimbursement

  • Free mental health and wellness subscriptions (Head Space)

  • Referral bonuses

  • Competitive wage

  • Medical, dental & vision insurance

  • Generous pet care discounts

  • Life, long and short-term disability insurance

  • Paid parental leave

  • Paid vacation (2 weeks to start) and sick time

  • 401(k)

  • Full-time and Part-time positions available

Why We Want You!

As a member of VCA Maple Ridge, you will support technician and doctor teams by creating a positive, low-stress atmosphere for our clients and patients. Your mission will be to win the confidence of every pet parent—by delivering an outstanding client experience—so we can provide exceptional care to every patient.

You have worked hard for your credentials (CVT, RVT, LVT) and we want you to use the knowledge that you have invested your time and talent in. The skills that you will be utilizing include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform more complex patient care including, but not limited to medication administration (SQ, IV, oral, topical, IM); nutrition recommendations.

  • Communicate with team and with clients (including client education without supervision).

  • Monitor anesthesia patient trends, recognizing abnormal values, and extubating patients.

  • Safely and responsibly position pets for diagnostic imaging and obtaining diagnostic-quality images.

  • Perform professional dental cleanings under supervision.

  • Fill prescriptions including controlled substances based on hospital guidelines and state regulations.

  • Perform laboratory work including broader knowledge of tests and abnormal cells, in-house cytology, and sending out special-order tests.

  • Provide technician appointments for clients (as applicable).

  • Mentor and help develop other Associates.

  • Other responsibilities as assigned, such as respond to emergencies under direction.

The salary range for this position is $18-$22 / hour

Apply today!

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 vcacareers.com