The Licensed Veterinary Technician will perform clinical and administrative duties at our full-service veterinary hospital. The LVT must be experienced with surgery, dentistry, digital radiography, phlebotomy and basic ultrasonography.
Clinical duties will include anesthesia, radiology, minor dental procedures, patient care, and animal husbandry.
This job will require significant administrative tasks including inventory, scheduling, and phone consultations. The LVT must be highly organized, have a positive collaborative attitude and enjoy contact with the general public. Must be licensed or eligible for license in NY.
This position will report to our Yorktown campus with travel to our Patterson campus as needed.
Normal hours are Monday – Friday; 9-5. Flexible availability is required for after hours on-call shifts which include nights, weekends, and holidays as needed. These shifts are rotated amongst or technician team.
Oversee all aspects of vet hospital function, including but limited to: scheduling of procedures, cleanliness, equipment care, preparation of animals for procedures, maintaining inventory and ordering of medical supplies for both the Yorktown hospital and Canine Development Center (CDC), medicating of animals
Responsible for performing dental prophylaxis on dogs
Perform routine radiology (hip and elbow radiographs, etc)
Prepare dogs for surgeries and be present for monitoring and assisting doctor during procedures
Administer emergency care, including the administration of IV fluids or appropriate medications
Advise CDC staff on care of hospitalized dogs in the Puppy Program or care for sick dogs
Communicate with training staff as needed on animal care
Maintain records on patient care, both written and computerized with emphasis on drug administration
Responsible for after care of dogs after procedures
Responsible for procedure and exam scheduling
Schedule all heartworm tests and vaccine administration
Must have strong veterinary technician/kennel experience and skills
Must be licensed as a vet tech by the state of New York
Valid driver’s license required
At least 1 year of experience working in a veterinary hospital is preferred
Must be willing to work on-call shifts outside of regular hours and report to work for emergencies during those shifts when necessary
Must be capable of lifting and handling a dog with a weight up to 70 pounds
Good customer service, communication, and organizational skills
Well organized, team player
Additional Salary Information: Comprehensive benefits package including healthcare (Med/Den/Vis) and 403(b) plan
About Guiding Eyes for the Blind
Guiding Eyes for the Blind provides guide dogs to people with vision loss. We are passionate about connecting exceptional dogs with individuals for greater independence. Guiding Eyes for the Blind is dedicated to creating and supporting life-changing connections between people and dogs.
At our facilities in Yorktown Heights, NY, and Patterson, NY, we breed, raise, and train exceptional dogs. Then we connect them to people who are seeking increased freedom and independence, so that together, they can experience all kinds of life adventures.