Veterinary Technician Specialist

Chicago, IL
Critical Care
Entry Level

Premier Veterinary Group believes that all veterinarians, pets and pet owners deserve premier experiences. Everything we do reflects this belief.  We commit ourselves to acting with respect, honor and dignity toward our clients, colleagues and each other.

The Premier Veterinary Group in Chicago, IL is hiring a full- time Veterinary Technician Specialist to join our Emergency and Critical Care Team!

A Veterinary Technician Specialist is a high-level veterinary technician practicing at the top of their certification in their chosen specialty. A VTS exhibits clinical excellence, independence and leadership in their specialty and department.

To be considered for this position, you must have the following qualifications: CVT/ RVT/ LVT, and VTS- ECC (or pursuing a VTS in ECC).


$28-24/hr based on experience and skill level.


  • Obtain and record detailed patient histories, perform physical examinations and patient observations.
  • Perform basic to advanced anesthesia.
  • Obtain and prepare samples for advanced diagnostic testing.
  • Advanced understanding of patient diagnostic results and the ability to collaborate with veterinarian on plans for the next steps of care.
  • Demonstrates an ability and awareness to maintain a safe and clean work environment and hold others accountable to the same.
  • Ensure that medicine is delivered in compliance with national, state, and local regulations.
  • Demonstrate leadership that fosters a culture of learning and continuous development within the technician/nursing care team.
  • Master detailed record keeping regarding patient history, condition, treatments, progress, and communications.
  • The ability to provide sound guidance and feedback on all aspects of nursing care, including but not limited to protocols, pharmacology, restraint, etc.
  • Advanced knowledge of pharmacology, including medication/treatment protocols, mechanism of action, drug calculations and dosing, safe handling/use/disposal of medications, side effects, contraindications with other medications.
  • Exceptional patient advocacy.
Education, License and Job Requirements:
  • Current credentialed CVT/RVT/LVT/LVMT
  • Specialty certification (VTS), or working towards certification
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, analytical, interpersonal, and active listening skills
  • The ability to think critically, work well under pressure, and troubleshoot with a certain level of autonomy in situations that require swift decisions.
  • Outstanding communication skills to promote effective clinical training, client communication, and team building.
Skills and Experience:
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a high- volume environment
  • Strong leadership skills required.
  • Full-time benefits include service discounts, health, dental, vision, disability and life insurances, flex-spending accounts, 401(k), Employee Assistance Program, paid time off, uniforms, and a generous CE allowance. We have a Veterinary Social Worker on staff who is available to employees and clients as needed.

NVA Compassion-First is now Ethos Veterinary Health

We are excited to announce Ethos Veterinary Health as our new name. Ethos is the new, industry-leading community of legacy Ethos Veterinary Health, Compassion-First Pet Hospitals, SAGE Veterinary Centers, and legacy NVA Specialty and Emergency hospitals. This powerful new community brings together a dynamic network of ~145 hospitals, an unmatched team of experts, cutting-edge technology, and an unwavering commitment to the advancement of the animal health profession and better patient outcomes.

Our commitments to the industry, the profession, our teammates, and our patients, will not change, and in fact will be stronger than ever, as we forge new ground as this new dynamic community.

Ethos Veterinary Health offers a comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental, vision, a 401k with employer match, and paid time off (including sick time) for all eligible employees.  The team can provide more information about compensation and benefits for your specific location during the process.  For positions based in Colorado, Ethos Veterinary Health provides eligible employees with paid sick and safe leave and public health emergency leave in accordance with the requirements of Colorado's Healthy Families and Workplaces Act.
 Ethos Veterinary Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and any other state or local hiring regulations, we will consider for employment any qualified applicant, including those with arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the applicable regulation.


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