Licensed Veterinary Technician (Surgery)-$5000 Sign-On Bonus

LVT/RVT Rochester, New York


Position at Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Services


Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Services are hiring for a Licensed Veterinary Technician to join our Surgery Team! 

We are excited to offer this opportunity to a person who enjoys working with a progressive team of professional LVTs and animal care assistants (ACA).  Our goal is to help support our two board-certified surgeons provide excellent patient care and customer service in a fun, rewarding work environment. 

This is a full-time position with the surgery department.  Day shift with occasional weekend and on-call responsibilities and dependent on hospital operational needs.   3 holidays/ year is a requirement.

The Surgery Licensed Veterinary Technician (SLVT) is responsible for assisting the surgeons with providing high-quality compassionate care by working collaboratively with the surgery service medical team.   


  • advanced anesthesia with or without the use of a ventilator
  • assisting in surgical case preparation
  • MRI & CT anesthesia
  • client communication
  • overall patient care.   

 Our clients are also valuable members of the patient care team since they will be the primary provider of post-operative care for their pets.  It is essential the SLVT provide excellent customer service through all communications and interactions.

 Candidates must have:

  • New York State Veterinary Technician License is required
  • at least 2 years of experience as a licensed veterinary technician
  • proficiency with sedation and advanced anesthesia
  • experience with the use of a ventilator
  • placement of arterial catheters and multi-lumen catheters preferred but not required
  • basic computer skills

On-the-job training will be provided by a full-time Surgery LVT and other members of our team.

Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently, squatting, reaching, standing walking/ on feet most of the day, and able to handle large dogs a requirement.  

Why Work for VSES?

VSES is a 24/7 specialty and emergency veterinary hospital located in Rochester, New York.

Our newly renovated 28,000-square-foot facility houses 5 operating rooms with a dedicated MIS room. We are equipped with excellent technology including a new 16-slice helical CT, a new 1.5 Tesla Siemens MRI, digital radiography, and all new Storz laparoscopy/arthroscopy equipment. We have a full complement of soft tissue, neuro, and orthopedic equipment. The hospital also has a comprehensive in-house diagnostic lab, a state-of-the-art ICU, and a dedicated feline ward. An onsite complementary medicine and rehabilitation service is scheduled to open in the summer of 2019. VSES supports a rigorous surgical residency program along with a large rotating intern class.

We also have a dedicated continuing education center that hosts local DVM and LVT CE as well as training of house officers.

 The goal of VSES is to assist the referral veterinarian’s ability to deliver compassionate pet care for the entirety of the small animal companion’s life and provide excellent service for our clients and their pets that have an emergent situation. We offer an AMAZING benefits package- which includes paid time off, 401k, medical/dental/vision insurance, generous pet discounts, and more! Apply today!!