ASPCA Careers
Veterinary Technicians

A team committed
to vulnerable

A team committed
to vulnerable animals

Our mission
drives us

At the ASPCA, we collaborate to improve the lives of vulnerable animals and create a lasting impact in the communities we serve. Our work focuses on helping homeless animals, victims of cruelty and neglect and animals whose owners have barriers to accessing veterinary services. Join us to be part of a team that provides veterinary services to those who need them the most. You can change lives by treating people and pets with dignity and compassion.

your passions
and interests

As a veterinary technician, you will work closely with veterinarians and other team members to provide medical care for the animals we serve.

  • Explore work in mobile clinics, adoption centers, community veterinary clinics, hospitals, behavior rehabilitation centers and more, in locations across the country.
  • Find a function that fits your skills and interests in areas like shelter medicine, general practice, urgent care, toxicology or spay/neuter surgery.

If you're a self-starter, enjoy problem-solving and thrive in a fast-paced environment, join our supportive and collaborative team and bring your heart and passion to the animals and communities that need us most.

Staff testimonials

Scott Hegmann, Licensed Veterinary Technician- ASPCA Animal Hospital

I love everything about working at the ASPCA Animal Hospital.
I've been with the ASPCA for almost seventeen years! I love making a difference in the lives of animals we work with every day and being a part of their transformations so they can go home healthy and happy with their families. The hospital provides a range of services — dental, radiology, surgery — and I get to work with animals that need the most care.

Brittany Umana, Manager, Licensed Veterinary Technician- Adoption Center

I think that being a vet tech here is a whole new aspect of medicine.
You learn about different diseases that you don't typically get to see in a GP or specialty practice. You also discover best practices and ways to address issues of cruelty and abuse. We also learn different ways to handle an animal fear-free, which I never did outside of this job.

Jessica Conn, Medical Staff Manager- Community Medicine

Your career goals are taken seriously and fostered.
From our amazing hospital to community medicine and adoptions, we have so many opportunities to learn, grow and give care. You are supported at every turn, whether you want to shadow another department, deploy to help animals in need in other states after natural disasters or move into a management role.

Scott Hegmann, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Brittany Umana, Manager, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Jessica Conn, Medical Staff Manager

A culture
of caring

At the ASPCA, you are surrounded by committed coworkers who genuinely care for one another. In our positive work environment, we strengthen each other through learning, growth and support. You'll work in well-resourced facilities, alongside a team of experienced veterinarians and dedicated support staff who help foster this environment and keep the work running smoothly. We also have hands-on leaders who champion a healthy work/life balance and care about the whole you — not just the work that you do.

You take care of animals. We take
care of you.

As part of one of the largest and most impactful animal welfare organizations in the world, you always have a team of people supporting you and cheering for you on your journey. Expand your skills, continue your education and participate in a variety of programs designed to help you build a career you are proud of. And with benefits that include competitive wages, medical care and so much more, you can rest easy knowing you and your family are taken care of, allowing you to focus on the well-being of animals.

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Hear from our team members

Most LVTs in other practices primarily work in one area such as surgery or ICU. At the ASPCA, LVTs have an opportunity to learn all areas of the hospital. This makes you a stronger tech.

— Community Medicine Team Member

The work culture is very respectful and work/life balance is encouraged. It's the first hospital that allows my lunch break to happen.

— Animal Recovery Center Team Member

It is so fulfilling to make such a big impact on NYC's most vulnerable animal population. I truly feel that I can make a difference in animals' lives here. I have also found that our teamwork really shines. We depend on each other and work hard toward the same goal. My coworkers are some of the best humans that I know!

— Kitten Nursery Team Member