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VCA Animal Hospitals Credentialed Veterinary Technician in Wakefield, Massachusetts

We value your time and that is why we have a very quick and easy application process. If you feel that you would be right for this role, please fill out our 3-minute, mobile-friendly application today.

Credentialed Veterinary Technician

At VCA Wakefield Animal Hospital, we value teamwork and fun in a supportive and inclusive culture. There is something special about you, and we are excited to learn more!

Our AAHA-accredited, 12-doctor general and exotics practice is located in a new facility just 20 minutes north of Boston and 20 minutes south of New Hampshire.

What makes VCA Wakefield different?

  • We have a meditation room that doubles as a lactation room for new moms, and we offer free subscriptions to Headspace.

  • We offer free EV charging for your electric vehicle

  • When it comes to Fear Free™, we put our money where our mouth is. Our new (December 2020) facility is designed with separate entrances, lobbies, exam rooms, holding areas, and treatment areas for dogs and cats/exotics.

  • We have iCalm music piped throughout the lobbies, exam rooms, and holding areas.

  • More than half of our 65 associates are Fear Free™ Certified, and we’ll pay for your online Fear Free and Veterinary Technician training.

  • We see 54% dogs, 24% cats, and 22% exotics (including reptiles, birds, small mammals, and aquatics).

  • Only about 15% of animal hospitals are accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association, a distinction we’ve held for more than 40 years.

  • We offer opportunities to give back through strong shelter partnerships and VCA Charities.

Why We Want You!

As a member of the VCA team, 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, while providing exceptional care to every patient. You’ve worked hard for your credentials, and we want you to continue using and growing your knowledge. The skills that you will be utilizing include, but are not limited to:

  • Physical examinations and patient assessment

  • Anesthesia monitoring

  • Surgical preparation and assisting

  • Dentistry

  • Radiology

  • Laboratory work

  • Venipuncture

  • Catheter placement

  • Pharmacy

  • Patient recovery

  • Compassionate care of our hospitalized animals

Why join the VCA 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. At VCA, we are committed to equity, inclusion, and diversity, and we 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 care (Headspace, Lyra Health)

  • Referral bonuses

  • Competitive wages

  • Generous pet care discounts

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Life insurance

  • Long- and short-term disability insurance

  • Paid parental leave

  • Paid vacation and sick time

  • 401(k) plan

The pay range for this position is $20 - $25 / hour based on experience.

Ready to grow with a collaborative and supportive team? Apply now! We look forward to getting to know you!

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