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VCA Animal Hospitals Veterinary Assistant at VCA Blum Animal Hospital in Chicago, Illinois

VCA Blum Animal Hospital is seeking a full-time Veterinary Assistant for our support team. Come join our growing animal hospital with 7 veterinarians and more than 40 support staff!

Since 1952, we’ve been proud to provide Chicago pets with the highest level of veterinary care and customer service by offering a comprehensive range of veterinary services that meet the gold standard of pet care. Our hospital has been AAHA Accredited since 1972 and Fear Free Certified since 2018.

Summary: Our Veterinary Assistants support our veterinarians and technicians in all aspects of animal care by restraining our patients during physical exams, treatments, and procedures. They are an advocate of our patients to ensure they receive the proper care in a safe and comfortable manner.

Responsibilities (included but not limited to):

  • Assist our veterinarians and technicians in carrying, handling, and restraining animals during physical exams, treatments, and procedures

  • Adhere to strict instruction in regards to walking and feeding hospitalized patients

  • Assist in the proper protocol for handling humane euthanasia patients

  • Assist in accurately filling prescription medications and diets

  • Extensive cleaning and maintenance of the hospital, including treatment areas, exam rooms, surgical suite, and reception area

*Please note: This is not a veterinary technician position and does not include practicing phlebotomy.


  • Energetic, personable, and people-oriented

  • Experience working with animals and confidence in the physical handling of dogs and cats

  • Professional, task-oriented, and pays good attention to detail

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, must demonstrate reliable attendance

  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time; standing, kneeling, and lifting of 40 lbs

  • General physical capability to work with animals over 50 pounds is required

We are seeking a full-time employee. Shifts include availability from 7:00am-4:00pm or 10:30am-7:30pm, and every other Saturday from 7:30am-2:30pm.

We are proud to have a rewarding workplace environment that offers benefits. Our benefit package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as PTO, sick time, paid holidays, 401k, uniform allowance, and a generous employee discount for veterinary services to use for personal pets.

If you are a current associate, you will need to apply through our internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on the Jobs Hub app or search for Browse 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