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) to serve in a 1 year termposition. 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 an provide 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 although you will primarily be working days, you may also need to work weekends, evening/overnight shifts and holidays, on a rotating basis, due to business and staffing needs.
What is in it for you?
Cornell University provides excellent benefits that include professional development, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, health care options and generous paid leave provisions: 3 weeks of vacation, health and personal leave; 12 holidays and superior retirement options.
Cornell has also been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability and diversity initiatives. For more benefit information, follow the link: https://hr.cornell.edu/
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; or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. 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.
Internal Number: WDR-00020006
About Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists' Hospital
Cornell University, located in 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 top veterinary colleges in the nation by US News & World Report, the College 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. Cornell University Hospital for Animals is our core clinical training, patient care and research unit within the College of Veterinary Medicine, composed of six diverse world-class veterinary clinical units providing primary and specialty care. Our core teaching hospital has 23 services led by board-certified veterinary specialists that are nationally and internationally renowned, providing advanced diagnostic and therapeutic care to dogs, cats, horses, farm animals and exotic pets including 24/7 emergency care. 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 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 of students and fellow LVT’s.