Veterinary Technician Career Opportunities

Join our supportive and inclusive team

“Together we create a workplace culture that fosters respect, inclusion, trust, and support for personal and professional growth. The more diverse our community, the stronger we are.”

From our Guiding Principles

We love veterinary technicians!

Find out about the career options and benefits of working as part of the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Contact our program coordinator for more information!

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So Many Reasons to Work at the College of Veterinary Medicine…

  • 12 days/year of paid vacation, which increases with time
  • 12 days/year of paid sick leave
  • 11-11 ½ days/year of paid holidays (with additional overtime pay on holidays worked); as well as several paid “gift days” during the Christmas/ New Year’s holiday
  • Health insurance (choice of plans)
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • State Universities Retirement plan
  • Tuition waivers
  • Yearly uniform allowance
  • License fee covered for State of Illinois veterinary technician license
  • Yearly continuing education allowance
  • Premium pay for 2nd, 3rd and weekend shifts
  • Overtime may be available
  • Veterinary Teaching Hospital Pet discount
  • Advancement via upgrades
  • Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA) membership covered

Note: veterinary technician classifications are university civil service positions represented by AFSCME local 698

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.