The ASPCA Animal Hospital (AAH) is designed to provide life-saving care and relieve suffering for animal victims of cruelty and neglect who come to us through internal partners (our own ASPCA adoption center, kitten nursery, and community advocate team) and external partners (NYPD and other NYC organizations). Additionally, we provide subsidized care exclusively for animals whose owners are experiencing financial challenges and could not otherwise afford medical care for their pet.
Our Veterinary Medical team consists of 25 veterinarians, 35 Licensed Veterinary Technicians and 28 Veterinary Assistants. The ASPCA Animal Hospital (AAH) Licensed Veterinary Technicians are passionate, level-headed nurses committed to animals living good lives, and who excel in a fast-paced environment. Our nursing staff collaborates effectively with the entire veterinary medical team to provide high quality, practical veterinary care and deliver skilled, efficient, and compassionate treatment to outpatients and hospitalized patients within hospital medical parameters. In addition, AAH nurses provide support and coverage for the Animal Recovery Center (ARC) as needed.
The ASPCA Animal Hospital (AAH), is passionate about minimizing fear, anxiety, and stress and pain in our patients. Team members in this position are responsible for providing service and communication to clients, members of the public, co-workers, and patients that is consistent with our practice’s standards and Fear Free values.
Nursing Care and Client Services (40%)
Possess in depth knowledge and understanding of veterinary medical concepts
Provide compassionate and quality patient care at all times utilizing Fear Free Guidelines.
Proficient in various technical nursing skills, including, but not limited to, venipuncture, catheter placement, intubation, anesthesia monitoring, diagnostic imaging, critical care, pharmacology, and dentistry.
Possess critical thinking and multi-tasking skills
Able to prioritize and re-prioritize based on hospital and patient needs
Proficient in animal handling and restraint for various medical procedures
Treat animals and clients with care and respect.
Competently explain to client, information doctor has documented about an animal’s condition.
Document and communicate and patient concerns or observed changes to Veterinarian
Feed and medicate patients following veterinarian and LVT instructions
Lift patients up to 40 pounds.
Professionalism, Communication, and Performance (40%)
Represent ASPCA in professional and courteous manner at all times.
Provide management with regular feedback about training needs, new hires, coworkers, interns, hospital needs, etc.
Collaborate professionally with other ASPCA department managers and staff.
Support organization and departmental policies and protocols
Maintain open mind regarding changes and be willing to learn, implement, and teach new protocols.
Possess thorough knowledge of AAH daily procedures and protocols
Ensure and maintain high quality standard of care, work ethic, and performance
Work independently without supervision and as part of a team
Work efficiently and calmly under challenging conditions
Attend staff meetings and training sessions
Advise Supervisor of any conditions that are unsafe including unrecognized hazards or infractions of safety rules.
Housekeeping and Maintenance (20%)
Clean and disinfect kennels, equipment, and facility while utilizing appropriate PPE.
Follow all departmental PPE and cleaning protocols
Follow all protocols put forth by Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Follow all written and verbally communicated departmental Standard Operating Procedures.
Take inventory and stock supplies as needed.
Assist in keeping supplies stocked by noting when supplies are running low in all departments.
Make certain entire hospital including treatment, surgery, exam rooms and kennels are kept extremely clean through the day.
NYS Licensed Veterinary Technician
1 – 3 years veterinary hospital and/or shelter experience preferred.
2 – 3 years working as a licensed veterinary technician
Must speak fluent English. Bilingualism (fluent in English and Spanish) preferred but not required
Knowledge of veterinary hospital protocols and procedures
Possess excellent animal handling and restraint skills.
Possess excellent customer service skills.
Able to lift up to 40 pounds.
Able to work standing for 10 or more hours.
Basic to advanced computer skills, including Excel, Microsoft Office.
Proficiency in Impromed preferred.
Internal Number: 2019-66
Our mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. We offer national programs in humane education, public awareness, government advocacy, shelter support, and animal medical services and placement. Our New York City headquarters houses a full-service animal hospital, behavior center, adoption facility, and Humane Law Enforcement Department. We are a privately funded 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.Our EEO Policy:The ASPCA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the ASPCA’s standard application process, ...which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the ASPCA. Please inform the ASPCA’s Human Resources Team if you need an accommodation in order to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.Individuals seeking employment are considered without regards to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, age, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.ASPCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V).