Licensed Veterinary Technician, ASPCA Animal Hospital

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ASPCA strives to maintain a COVID-free workplace.  To that end, being fully vaccinated is a condition of employment for all ASPCA employees, including new hires.  ASPCA makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities or sincerely held religious beliefs that prohibit a person from being vaccinated. 

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.   

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.

*The ASPCA offers a competitive compensation, great benefits, and this position is eligible for relocation assistance and a signing bonus.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

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
  • Provide a safe and compassionate environment for animals in our care, our staff, and for our clients by using low-stress handling techniques

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.

Additional Information

  • We encourage a candidate who demonstrates outstanding inter-personal communication and the ability to work in a team environment or independently, with a high degree of integrity and accountability. This position welcomes a candidate with a sense of humor that can balance flexibility and enthusiasm and thrives on detail.  This is a full-time position. Weekends may be required. Position may require occasional flexibility and occasional overtime.
  • Fear Free Shelter certification is required within 60 days of hire

Compensation and Benefits:

Starting pay for the successful applicant will depend on a variety of factors, including but not limited to education, training, experience, location, business needs, internal equity, market demands or budgeted amount for the role. The target hiring range is for new hire offers only, and staff compensation may increase beyond the maximum hiring range based on performance over time. The maximum of the hiring range is reserved for candidates with the highest qualifications and relevant experience. The expected hiring salary range for this role is set forth below and may be modified in the future. 

The target hiring range for this role is $34.60 - $37.00

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In addition to our competitive compensation and robust benefits, this position offers a signing bonus and relocation assistance.

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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 and ImproMed, Completion of the Fear Free 8 module course or willingness to complete within 60 days of hire/promotion, High degree of integrity and accountability, Knowledge of shelter medicine and operations, Knowledge of veterinary hospital protocols and procedures, Must possess excellent customer service skills., Outstanding inter-personal communication and the ability to work in a team environment or independently, Possess a sense of humor that can balance flexibility and enthusiasm and thrives on detail., Possess excellent Fear Free animal handling and restraint skills., Proficiency in Impromed, preferred


Licensed Veterinary Technician - American Association of Veterinary State Boards


English (Required), Spanish

Education and Work Experience:

Associates: Veterinary Technician, Bachelors: Veterinary Technician


Shelter Medicine Experience, Veterinary Technician Experience

Our EEO Policy:

The ASPCA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment 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 People 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).

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About Us:
The ASPCA was founded in 1866 on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment by humans and must be protected under the law. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation with more than two million supporters nationwide, the ASPCA is committed to preventing cruelty to dogs, cats, equines, and farm animals throughout the United States.

The ASPCA is headquartered in New York City, where we maintain a full-service animal hospital, spay/neuter clinic, mobile spay/neuter and primary pet care clinics, a rehabilitation center for canine victims of cruelty, kitten nursery, adoption center, and two community veterinary centers.

The ASPCA also operates programs and services that extend nationwide. We assist animals in need through on-the-ground disaster and cruelty interventions, behavioral rehabilitation, animal placement, legal and legislative advocacy, and the advancement of the sheltering and veterinary community through research, training, and resources.

At the ASPCA, we are committed to fostering a collaborative and compassionate culture and we welcome all voices to contribute to our lifesaving mission. Our staff represent a vast array of backgrounds and diversity dimensions, bringing with them valuable experiences and perspectives. They join the ASPCA to learn, grow, and continually do their best work on behalf of animals. We are inspired by our staff, partners, and the communities we support across the country who work to improve animal lives. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion at the ASPCA because it elevates our organizational culture, aligns with our Core Values, and enables us to move further and faster toward the ASPCA’s vision – that all animals live good lives; valued by society, protected by its laws, and free from cruelty, pain and suffering.