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VCA Emergency Service Licensed Veterinary Technician in Ithaca, New York

Company Info: VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 1,000 small animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S., Canada and Japan. The hospitals are staffed by more than 4,500 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give pets the very best in medical care, of which over 600 are board certified specialists who are experts in areas such as oncology, cardiology, emergency and critical care, and surgery for animals. VCA Animal Hospitals provides a full range of general practice services to keep pets well and specialized treatments when pets are ill. As part of the Mars Veterinary Health family of brands, VCA is committed to its purpose—A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS®.

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Colonial Veterinary Hospital is an AAHA accredited hybrid practice (specialty 58%, general 42%,) located in Ithaca, New York, in the Finger Lakes region of Tomkins County in Central New York, northwest of NYC. The practice offers board certified specialists in the areas of surgery, internal medicine and radiology. Colonial Veterinary Hospital offers extended hours until 10pm, has an overnight technician for care of pets and an after-hours doctor on-call for established clients.

VCA Colonial Animal Hospital is seeking an experienced Emergency Service Licensed Veterinary Technician to join our amazing team. Candidate must be able to work flexible schedule to include days, evenings, overnights, weekends and holiday shifts.

Colonial Animal Hospital is a specialty & referral hospital located in the heart of the beautiful Fingerlakes region in Upstate New York. We serve our clients 24hrs a day 365 days a year. The ideal candidate thrives in a changing environment, is interested in working with a diverse caseload and wants to work in a place that strongly values professional mentorship and client excellence.

Why We Need You

We strive to provide a fulfilling work environment for energetic and proactive Licensed Veterinary Technicians who are committed to outstanding patient care and client service.

The skills that you will be utilizing include, a multitude of technical skills to include but not limited to:

• Venipuncture,catheter placement

• radiology, anesthesia monitoring

• physical examinations and patient assessment

• surgical preparation and assisting, patient recovery

laboratory work, pharmacy, client communication

Technical ability to include compassionate handling and restraint, strong patient assessment and monitoring skills, the ability to perform supportive and invasive therapies and emergency procedure

Compassionate care of our hospitalized patients. Candidate must be able to work flexible schedule to include days, evenings, or overnights, weekends and holiday shifts.

Why You Should Consider Us

At VCA, your passion for medicine and compassion for pets and people is matched with a commitment to your professional growth.

• You will enjoy exposure to a diverse and stimulating caseload, employ the most advanced imaging and monitoring tools, and tap into the expertise of more than 4,500+ doctors, including 600+ boarded specialists.

• You will sharpen your skills—and even learn some new techniques—and explore career options that only VCA can offer, such as continuing education, transfer, specialization, and leadership opportunities.

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 employees 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).

VCA began in 1986 as a privately owned company with one animal hospital. Today, we are the largest family of animal care providers nationwide. Despite unprecedented growth, VCA has never abandoned its devotion to compassionate, comprehensive pet care. Take a look at our open positions throughout the U.S. and Canada! We’re always looking for top notch talent to join the VCA family!