Licensed Veterinary Technician - Oncology ($5,000 Sign-On Bonus)

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Cornell University
Ithaca, New York, United States
30+ days ago


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The best care starts with the best caregivers.

The Cornell University Hospital for Animals offers an environment that supports you in delivering outstanding patient care through technology, mentorship, continuing education, and, most importantly, peers who are just as passionate as you are about providing the best care possible.

We are seeking a Licensed Veterinary Technician to coordinate receiving and workup of incoming cases from the first point of contact to discharge.  The ideal candidate has a natural inclination  towards  leadership,  thrives  in  an  independent,  yet  team  oriented  work  environment  and  can  efficiently  facilitate and connect to various services within a complex institution.

As a valuable member of a team devoted to providing medical care for companion animals with cancer, this individual will share responsibility for patient management and client support on the Oncology Service.  Specifically, you will:

  • Provide Oncology service that consists of Medical Oncology and Radiation Therapy.
  • Handle and administer chemotherapy according to established safety protocols.
  • Operate, care for and maintain Oncology equipment.
  • Provide orientation for the Oncology clinical rotation.
  • Communicate with other members of the Oncology team, faculty and staff, as well as clients, referring veterinarians and, occasionally, the public.
  • Coordinate patient scheduling with other services, which includes Anesthesia, Cardiology, SACP, ICU, INC, Medicine, Radiology, Neurology, Dentistry, and Surgery.
  • Provide floating backup coverage to other services in the CUHA as determined and assigned by the supervisor.

What qualifications are required?

  • Associate's degree in Veterinary Technology from an AVMA-accredited institution or its equivalence approved by the NY state department of education.
  • New York State licensure or eligible for licensure in NYS.
  • One to two years’ experience as a licensed veterinary technician with oncology or internal medicine experience (preferred).
  • Demonstrated capability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, demanding environment handling multiple tasks with competing deadlines, while paying close attention to details.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment while demonstrating a high level of initiative and professional communication at all times.
  • Excellent communication skills and organizational skills.
  • Ability to meet the needs of the position, which includes, but are not limited to, stressful situations, prolonged standing and kneeling, lifting heavy patients and restrain animals that may exceed 50 pounds

The Cornell University Hospital for Animals provides 24-hour care for pets 365 days of the year.

The majority of our teaching and routine care for this role occurs Monday through Friday, day shifts. Other hours, as determined by caseload and need, to include weekends and holidays (includes generous holiday pay) may be required.

What's in it for you?

An award-winning employer of choice 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.

Our LVT career ladder is focused on career and specialty advancement, with financial and mentorship support.

3 weeks of vacation and 13 holidays with generous holiday pay if you do work on those days.

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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 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.

We encourage you to apply! Simply upload your cover letter and resume as one document. We welcome questions!

No visa sponsorship is available for this position.

University Job Title:
Licensed Veterinary Technician I

Job Family:


Pay Rate Type:

Contract College

Contact Name:
Soubhagyalaxmi Chattopadhyay

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Job Information

  • Job ID: 62588044
  • Location:
    Ithaca, New York, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Cornell University
  • Position Title: Licensed Veterinary Technician - Oncology ($5,000 Sign-On Bonus)
  • Practice Type: Small Animal
  • Job Function: Veterinary Technician
  • Special Interest: Oncology
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Associates Degree
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years

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