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Ethos Veterinary Health Certified Veterinary Technician- Emergency in Chicago, Illinois

Premier Veterinary Group in Chicago is looking for a full-time Certified Veterinary Technician to join our Emergency Team.

Premier Veterinary Group by Ethos believes that all veterinary professionals, 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.

This role represents an exciting opportunity for the motivated, highly trained veterinary nurse that is seeking a challenging position dedicated to quality patient care. Applicants must have a minimum of 2 years experience in an ER/specialty setting. Experience delivering high quality customer service is required. Completion of an AVMA accredited veterinary technology program and certification in the state of Illinois is highly desired.


  • Triage and take complete histories on incoming patients

  • Assisting with managing the flow between clients and patients

  • Execute treatment plans correctly and use of hospital information system and digital treatment sheets

  • Provide excellent nursing care efficiently and accurately

  • Proper handling, completion of paperwork, and submission of all laboratory samples.

  • Produce quality digital radiographs safely and efficiently.

  • Assisting the DVMs and other members of the medical teams in procedures and treatments

  • Anesthetizing, maintaining, monitoring and recovering patients perioperatively. Must be proficient in drug and CRI calculations.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the above listed responsibilities satisfactory. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required.

Skills and Experience:

  • Proper animal restraint

  • Peripheral catheter placement and properly securing them

  • Venipuncture

  • Knowledge of various routes of drug administration

  • Calculation and administration of fluids and medications

  • Aseptic surgical area preparation

  • Work well under pressure and during high levels of strss

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to multitask

  • Strong computer skills and ability to problem solve

  • Exhibit compassion and empathy towards clients, rDVMs and team members

  • Flexible working hours

  • Out-going personality and works well individually and in a team setting

  • Ability to lift a minimum of 35 pounds

  • Educational Requirements:

  • High School education or equivalent

  • 2 years of related job experience

  • Certification or licensing as a veterinary technician

Benefits of Working at Premier Veterinary Group

Compensation is based on experience and skill level. Full-time benefits include health with an optional 100% employer paid plan, dental, vision, disability and life insurances, flex-spending accounts, 401(k), Employee Assistance Program, paid time off, uniforms, and a generous CE allowance.

Ethos is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Ethos does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, merit, and business need.