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Cornell University Hospital for Animals (CUHA) provides leadership in patient care, education, clinical investigation, and scientific innovation and is one of the finest veterinary teaching hospitals in North America. As an extension of CUHA, the Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists' (CRES) Hospital in Elmont, NY will provide state-of-the-art surgical, imaging, diagnostic, and rehabilitation services to enhance equine health. At CRES, veterinarians aspire to assimilate knowledge gained on all fronts - at the track, in the show ring, at the research bench, and in the hospital - to deliver paradigm-shifting veterinary medical care.
We currently have an opening for a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) position. As a CRES LVT, you should be extremely independent, self-motivated, have a team-based approach and mindset, and be interested in working in an innovative and challenging environment that will provide an excellent experience with equine animals in all aspects of emergency and patient care. You will serve as a patient advocate for the owner to assure an optimal experience.
Our Technicians provide support and cross train as Receiving Technicians, Surgery Technician, as well as Anesthesia and Imaging technicians.
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
Manage admissions and discharges for CRES patients, including assisting with emergency exams.
Monitor and assess conditions of all in-house patients in all wards (ICU and regular wards), administer prescribed medications and regularly scheduled treatments as prescribed. Run clinical pathology samples as needed.
Setup before, assist during, and cleanup after all emergencies including any and all surgical cases. Handle emergency and critical inpatients using sound judgment to best stabilize animals, at times, in the absence of a clinician.
Setup before, assist during, and cleanup after endoscopy, ultrasound, imaging and other equipment needed for medical and surgical procedures.
Using good judgment, handle emergency and critical inpatients, call in personnel as needed and support quality patient care in all aspects of hospital operations.
Assisting surgeons with the preparation and management of patient flow through the clinic, including communicating with clients and referring veterinarians.
This position supports a hospital with 24/7 operations and your schedule will include evenings, overnights, holiday and weekend shifts. Applicants must be flexible to meet hospital needs.
Required Qualifications: Associates degree in Veterinary Technology from an AVMA accredited institution, plus NYS Licensure or eligible to be licensed required. One to two years' experience as an LVT, or other direct working experience with equine animals. Must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment, handle multiple tasks simultaneously while under pressure and paying close attention to details. Proficiency with patient tracking software. We seek a self-starter who is patient-centered, client responsive and community-minded. Must have excellent communication, team building, flexibility and organizational skills. As this is a very physically demanding job, applicant must have demonstrated ability to restrain large animals as well as the ability to jog horses multiple times daily; must have the ability to stand for extended periods of time as well as the ability to kneel and remain in a steady position during procedures or treatments. Rabies vaccine and ongoing titer checks will be required and paid for by the clinic.
What's in it for you?
3 weeks of vacation and 13 holidays with generous holiday pay if you work on those days.
Rabies pre-exposure vaccination and titer costs covered by Cornell.
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.
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Licensed Veterinary Technician I
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