Licensed Veterinary Technician, CARE

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The ARC (Animal Recovery Center) and CARE (Canine Annex for Recovery and Enrichment) facilities are dedicated to the recovery and rehabilitation of victims of cruelty and neglect admitted through NYPD and the ASPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) and Community Engagement (CE) programs.

Our dedicated team of more than 45 sheltering, medical, and animal behavior professionals work closely with the ASPCA Animal Hospital, Forensics, Legal Advocacy and Investigations, Behavioral Sciences, Shelter Medicine Services, Community Engagement, Placement, and the Adoption Center teams to ensure coordinated response and operations, and holistic, balanced, high quality care for the animals we serve.

The Licensed Veterinary Technician at the ASPCA Canine Annex for Recovery and Enrichment (CARE) is responsible for a broad range of medical and administrative tasks in the CARE that serves animals admitted through the NYPD Partnership program. The LVT delivers compassionate nursing care and has a broad knowledge of animal science, medicine, and husbandry, including a basic knowledge of pharmacology, shelter medicine, behavior, and proficient mathematical skills. 

One of the most critical functions of this role is serving as a member of a team of medical, behavior and sheltering operations personnel, all dedicated to working together to provide holistic care for victims of cruelty and neglect.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Nursing and Shelter Population Care (50%)

  • Possess in depth knowledge and understanding of veterinary medical concepts

  • Care for up to 40 dogs per day.

  • Provide compassionate and quality patient care at all times utilizing Fear Free/Low Stress handling,

  • Proficiency 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

  • Ability to prioritize and re-prioritize based on hospital, CARE and new case needs

  • Be familiar with infectious diseases, including their prevention and steps to reduce or eliminate transmission

  • Administer injections, animal vaccinations, medications, treatments, and supportive care measures as directed by departmental Standard Operating Procedures and attending Veterinarian.

  • Perform venipuncture, run diagnostic tests, and administer fluids as needed.

  • Maintain and compile weekly order of medical supplies inventory, including emergency drugs.

  • Ensure that supplies are in-date.

  • Ensure that all structures and equipment are functional. When equipment is not working properly report to the appropriate team or department for timely repair.

  • Maintain all necessary logs, inventory, DTM plates and patient records and checklists.

  • Create and manage accurate treatment sheets, surgery and procedure requests and medication orders

  • Stay current in knowledge of emergency drugs and protocols.

  • Accurately communicate information about an animal’s condition to the direct care team.

  • Support the Medical Supervisor and other veterinarians in the planning and performance of humane euthanasia.

Team, Administrative, Training (30%)

  • Maintain open mind regarding changes and be willing to learn, implement, and teach new protocols

  • Provide leadership, onboarding and training to the direct care team and train new hires

  • Remain composed while working in fast-paced environment with changing priorities

  • Work well both independently and cooperatively as part of team.

  • Provide medical information and representation to other ASPCA departments.

  • Communicate all relevant and necessary patient information to ARC and CARE management and veterinarians

  • Communicate thorough and detailed patient updates (including behavior and operational information) to the on-coming LVTs.

  • Keep the veterinarians apprised of all medical issues.

  • Keep the behavior, management and medical teams apprised of all behavior and safety issues.

  • Adhere to all protocols put forth by Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

  • Follow, support and model all departmental Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Follow all behavior sedation procedures and communicate any needed deviation from the plans immediately to ensure the safety of the animals and the team.

  • Attend all daily shift rounds, monthly staff meetings and scheduled training sessions.

  • Give presentations/trainings to new and existing staff as directed

  • Delegate appropriate tasks to the direct care team.

  • Communicate in effective and professional manner with public and all ASPCA staff members

  • Administrative duties as needed

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Housekeeping and Maintenance (10%)

  • Clean and disinfect kennels, transport carriers, equipment, and facility while utilizing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).

  • Follow all departmental PPE and cleaning protocols

  • Take inventory and stock supplies as needed.

  • Assist in keeping supplies stocked by noting when supplies are running low in all areas.

  • Make certain CARE, including exam rooms, common areas, playrooms, and kennels are kept clean and organized throughout the day. Appropriately direct the CCA’s when needed.

Exemplifies the ASPCA’s Core Values:

  • Has Commitment and dedication to improving the lives of animals

  • Demonstrates Ownership and feels responsible for outcomes

  • Believes in Team – that we are stronger together

  • Seeks to Elevate others and reimagine what is possible

  • Focuses on Impact, specifically making change for animals

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.

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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Ability to successfully work in a high-volume, fast-paced environment that combines emergency and shelter medicine and effectively multi-task with a high degree of integrity and accountability and without loss of attention to detail, Ability to walk, bend, stand and reach constantly during a minimum 8-hour day, ability to lift 50 lbs, Ability to work well within a team and communicate effectively and courteously with all levels of staff, Able to safely walk and handle dogs 100 lbs or over, up and down stairs, Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office preferred., Dependable and ability to demonstrate regular and reliable attendance., Deploy locally or nationally at least one time per year., Excellent low-stress animal handling skills, Maintain open mind regarding changes and be willing to learn, implement, and teach new protocols, Maintain strict confidentiality when dealing with criminal cases., Must be able to handle multiple tasks at once and deal with high levels of stress in an environment of constantly changing priorities, Obtain continuing education as required by ASPCA and state licensing board, Team player and willingness to adjust schedule if operations require, The ability to work closely with behaviorally and medically compromised animals and feel comfortable working in an environment where humane euthanasia is performed on a regular basis


Licensed Veterinary Technician - American Association of Veterinary State Boards


English (Required)

Education and Work Experience:

High School Diploma (Required)


Animal Shelter Experience, Caring for Compromised Animals Experience

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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.