Location: Ithaca, New York
Licensed Veterinary Technician- Large Animals
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.
Cornell University Hospital for Animals provides leadership in patient care, education, clinical investigation, and scientific innovation and is one of the finest veterinary teaching hospitals in North America.
We are seeking a licensed veterinary technician to work nights and weekend hours, is extremely independent, self motivated, has a team-based approach and mindset, and is interested in working in an innovative and challenging environment that will provide an excellent experience with equine and farm animals in all aspects of emergency and patient care.
What you will do:
- Manage after-hours admissions and discharges for the Equine/Farm Animal Hospital including emergency exams; monitor and assess conditions of all in-house patients in all wards (ICU, neonatal, and isolation), administer prescribed medications and regularly scheduled treatments as well as water, feed, milk cows and bed patients as needed.
- Run clinical pathology samples as needed; set up before, assist during, and clean up after all emergencies.
- 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 clean up after endoscopy, ultrasound, imaging, and other equipment needed for medical and minor surgical procedures;
- Guide and instruct students on treating, handling, creating workups, and dispensing medications as needed;
- Handle emergency and critical inpatients, call in personnel as needed, and support quality patient care in all aspects of hospital operations; ensuring that patient charges entered in the Hospital's Information System (EzyVet) are complete and accurate.
- Associates degree in Veterinary Technology from an AVMA accredited institution, plus NYS Licensure or eligible to be licensed required.
- Excellent communication and organizational skills.
- Ability to learn the patient tracking software.
- Must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment, handle multiple tasks simultaneously while under pressure and paying close attention to details.
- Candidate must have the ability to meet the physical demands of the position, which includes, but are not limited to, stressful situations, prolonged standing and kneeling, as well as lifting and restraining patients.
Preferred working experience as a licensed veterinary technician in a large animal clinical setting.
One to two years of experience as a licensed vet technician (preferably with large animals, or other working experience with large animals.
What We Offer:
We hope you appreciate great benefits! Cornell receives national recognition, as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
- A career ladder focused on career development and specialty advancement, with financial and mentorship support at every step
- 3 weeks of paid vacation
- Generous shift pay if applicable
- 13 additional holiday days with generous holiday pay if you work on those days
University Job Title:
Licensed Veterinary Technician II
Pay Rate Type:
$23.57 - $27.40
Remote Option Availability:
Job Titles and Pay Ranges:
Noted pay ranges reflect the potential pay opportunity for each job profile. The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:
Prior relevant work or industry experience
Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position
Unique applicable skills
Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
Online Submission Guidelines:
Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.
Notice to Applicants:
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.