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Licensed Veterinary Technician, Section Supervisor, ENFAH Nursing Care

Cornell University
Job Location:
Ithaca, New York
Health and Medical Services

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The best care starts with the best caregivers.

The Cornell University Hospital for Animals provides an environment that supports you in delivering outstanding patient care through technology, mentorship, continuing education and, most importantly, peers who are just as passionate about providing the best care possible as you are.

The Equine and Nemo Farm Animal Hospital (ENFAH) at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals (CUHA) has an immediate opening for a dedicated Licensed Veterinary Technician Section Supervisor working alongside the Nursing Care Team after hours and on weekends. In this position, you will be part of team of veterinary specialists, residents, interns, students, animal care attendants and licensed veterinary technicians (LVT's) that are dedicated to emergency and critical care and providing high-quality care to horses, cows, pigs, sheep, goats, alpacas, and llamas. Specifically, you will:

  • Provide guidance to the Nursing Care LVTs and student assistants, including all aspects of supervision

  • Provide technical assistance for routine and complex emergencies, case workups, and procedures.

  • Shape the future of veterinary care through practical instruction of diverse DVM students

  • Participate in cutting-edge veterinary research and clinical trials

  • Collaborate and cross-train with multiple specialty services to ensure excellent care of patients

What are the qualifications?

  • Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology.

  • NYS licensure or eligible to be licensed in NYS.

  • At least 3 years of experience working as an LVT, preferably in an equine and/or farm animal veterinary practice.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the desire to coach and mentor others.

  • Excellent communication skills and willingness to work in a busy, team-oriented clinical environment.

  • VTS in Equine Veterinary Nursing, Clinical Practice or other will be considered a plus.

The Cornell University Hospital for Animals provides 24-hour care for pets 365 days of the year. This position requires flexibility, but the primary hours will be evening/overnight and weekend shifts, as well as holiday coverage.

What's in it for you?

  • An award-winning employer of choice benefits program.

    • Comprehensive health care options.

    • Access to wellness programs.

    • Employee discounts with local and national retail brands.

    • Generous retirement contributions

    • Impressive educational benefits

  • Our LVT career ladder is focused on career and specialty advancement, with financial and mentorship support.

  • 3 weeks of vacation and 13 holidays with generous holiday pay if you do work on those days.

Who we are and what we do:

Cornell University Hospital for Animals is our core clinical training, patient care and research unit within the CVM, composed of six diverse world-class veterinary clinical units providing primary and specialty care. The Cornell Veterinary teaching hospital has 23 services led by internationally renowned board-certified veterinary specialists, providing advanced diagnostic and therapeutic care of animals including 24/7 emergency care. We strive to provide a diverse, inclusive and fulfilling work environment for our family of employees who are committed to outstanding patient care, client service and veterinary training and research.

Cornell University, located at the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York State, is a center for discovery, academic leadership, and service. The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is recognized internationally as a leader in animal medicine, public health, biomedical research, and veterinary medical education. Ranked as one of the best veterinary colleges in the world by US News & World Reports, the CVM excels in providing education and advanced training that prepare veterinarians and scientists to serve society in critical roles in clinical and diagnostic veterinary medicine, public health, scientific inquiry, and public policy.

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No visa sponsorship available for this position.

University Job Title:

Veterinary Technician, Section Supervisor

Job Family:




Pay Rate Type:



Contract College

Contact Name:

Soubhagyalaxmi Chattopadhyay

Number of Openings:


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