Have you always wanted to work with wildlife? Want a new challenge? Are you interested in teaching?
The Swanson Wildlife Hospital at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals (CUHA) has an immediate opening for a Licensed Veterinary Technician.
We are seeking a licensed veterinary technician that is energetic, proactive, team focused, and interested in working in a dynamic educational setting that provides a compassionate environment for native wildlife while providing advanced veterinary care. The ideal candidate will thrive in a dynamic environment, is interested in working with a diverse and challenging caseload and wants to work in a place that strongly values professional mentorship of students and collaborative teamwork. The successful candidate will join a team of four licensed veterinary technicians with decades of experience in wildlife medicine, as well as three wildlife veterinarians. As a team member, you will:
Provide exceptional nursing care to our patients, including husbandry, restraint, as well as medical and diagnostic procedures, under the supervision of a veterinarian.
Participate in daily patient rounds and communicate with licensed wildlife rehabilitators and the public.
Support hospital operations and maintenance.
Participate in teaching including instruction and training of veterinary students and wildlife interns, and mentor veterinary technician students in our preceptorship program.
What’s in it for you?
An award-winning employer with an excellent 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.
LVT career ladder based on individual and team development.
3 weeks of vacation and 13 holidays with generous holiday pay if you do work on those days.
Rabies pre-exposure vaccination and titer costs covered by Cornell.
*This is a fully onsite day shift position with some weekend and holiday shifts on a rotational basis.
Who we are and what we do:
The Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital (SWH) provides state-of-the-art medical and surgical care for ill and injured native wildlife in New York State. Serving approximately 2000 patients annually, we treat patients with a goal of release back to the wild, in a supportive environment that emphasizes exceptional patient care. Our hospital staff has a passion for teaching, and is dedicated to training veterinary students, veterinary technician students, and graduate veterinarians in wildlife medicine. Through innovative research projects, we contribute new information to the field of wildlife medicine that improves our ability to care for our patients as well as our understanding of wildlife health. We collaborate extensively with other animal and wildlife professionals to achieve successful patient outcomes and advance wildlife medicine including Cornell University Hospital for Animals veterinary specialists, state wildlife officials, and licensed wildlife rehabilitators from across the state.
The SWH is a satellite hospital of the Cornell University Hospital for Animals. CUHA provides an environment that supports you in providing outstanding patient care through technology, mentorship, continuing education and, most importantly, peers who are just as passionate about providing the best care possible as you are. Cornell University Hospital for Animals is our core clinical training, patient care and research unit within the College of Veterinary Medicine. CUHA has six world-class clinical units providing primary and specialty care for all species. 23 services led by internationally renowned board-certified veterinary specialists provide 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.
We encourage you to apply! Simply upload your cover letter and resume as one document at Workday (link). We welcome questions!
No visa sponsorship available for this position.
What qualifications are required?
Associates degree in veterinary technology.
New York State licensure or eligibility to become licensed in NYS and 1-3 years of relevant experience in a veterinary hospital setting or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must be able to work collaboratively in a fast-paced demanding environment and have the ability to multi-task with competing deadlines, while paying close attention to details.
Must demonstrate enthusiasm for teaching students, training veterinarians, and licensed wildlife rehabilitators.
Able to develop and maintain excellent working relationships including communicating with staff, students, technicians, veterinarians, clients, licensed wildlife rehabilitators, and other wildlife professionals in a professional manner at all times.
Must have a commitment to on-going career development and skill building.
Candidate must have the ability to meet the physical demands of the position, which includes, but is not limited to, stressful situations, prolonged standing and kneeling, as well as lifting and restraining patients.
About Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
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