Licensed Veterinary Technician- Nursing Care Units

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Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Ithaca, New York, United States
30+ days ago


Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

The best care starts with the best caregivers.

Do you want to use more of your technical skills, learn advanced procedures, and help manage a variety of patients? Come be a part of our Small Animal Nursing Unit at Cornell University Hospital for Animals.

What you will do:

  • Providing nursing care to stable patients according to hospital protocols and clinician orders.
  • Phlebotomy and intravenous and urinary catheter placement.
  • Administer medication accurately at the correct dilution and rate and via the correct route.
  • Monitoring patients recovering from anesthesia and following surgical or diagnostic procedures.
  • Proper use of various monitoring equipment such as pulse oximetry, ECG, and non-invasive blood pressure monitors.
  • Advising, guiding and supporting DVM students throughout your shift.
  • Continue to develop basic and advanced clinical skills.

We are excited to find people with some or all of these skills that are excited to learn and grow.

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work with a diverse range of people.
  • Flexibility.
  • Enthusiasm and a positive attitude.
  • Strong critical thinking and observational skills.
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Desire and willingness to learn new skills and acquire new knowledge.

If you’re looking for a fast-paced, team-oriented, friendly and supportive environment where you can develop, learn new things and grow your career then the Cornell University Hospital for Animals is for you! We want you! Come and help us provide excellent patient care and teach future veterinarians.

The Cornell University Companion Animal Hospital provides round- the-clock care for small animals 365 days of the year. Our LVTs provide exceptional patient experiences during:

  • Daytime
  • Evenings (includes shift differential pay)
  • Nights (includes shift differential pay)
  • Weekends
  • Holidays (includes generous holiday pay)

Current open technician schedules will include evening, overnight, weekend and holiday shifts. 

What are the qualifications?

  • Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology.
  • New York State licensure or eligibility to become licensed in NYS.
  • New graduates encouraged to apply.
  • Interest in on-going career growth and advanced skill development.

What’s in it for you?

  • A career ladder focused on career development and specialty advancement, with financial and mentorship support at every step.
  • 3 weeks of paid vacation.
  • Compensated holidays.
  • An award-winning employer provided benefits program. 
    • Comprehensive health care options.
    • Access to wellness programs.
    • Employee discounts with local and national retail brands.
    • Generous retirement contributions.
    • Impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance program. 
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  • Rabies pre-exposure vaccination and titer costs covered by Cornell.

Who we are and what we do:

Cornell University Hospital for Animals is our core clinical training, patient care and research unit within the CVM, composed of six diverse world-class veterinary clinical units providing primary and specialty care. The Cornell Veterinary teaching hospital has 23 services led by internationally renowned board-certified veterinary specialists, providing advanced diagnostic and therapeutic care of animals including 24/7 emergency care. We strive to provide a diverse, inclusive and fulfilling work environment for our family of employees who are committed to outstanding patient care, client service and veterinary training and research.

Cornell University, located at the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State, is a center for discovery, academic leadership, and service. The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is recognized internationally as a leader in animal medicine, public health, biomedical research, and veterinary medical education. Ranked as one of the best veterinary colleges in the world by US News & World Reports, the CVM excels in providing education and advanced training that prepare veterinarians and scientists to serve society in critical roles in clinical and diagnostic veterinary medicine, public health, scientific inquiry, and public policy

How to apply:

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** No visa sponsorship or relocation assistance available for this position.

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell seeks candidates who will contribute to a diverse and inclusive climate that supports students, faculty, staff and clients of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented identities to apply.

University Job Title:
Licensed Veterinary Technician I


Pay Rate Type:


Contact Name:
Carolyn Chow

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Job Information

  • Job ID: 58196911
  • Location:
    Ithaca, New York, United States
  • Position Title: Licensed Veterinary Technician- Nursing Care Units
  • Company Name: Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Practice Type: Mixed
  • Job Function: Veterinary Technician
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Associates Degree
  • Min Experience: None

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