Licensed Veterinary Technician (ER) $5000 Sign On Bonus!!

LVT/RVT Rochester, New York


Position at Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Services


Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Services is hiring for a Licensed Veterinary Technician to work in the emergency room.

This is a full-time position with the Emergency Receiving service during evening hours including a 1-weekend shift. The schedule is flexible and dependent on hospital operational needs.  On-call responsibilities required.  3 holidays/ year requirement.

We are searching for LVTs who have an interest in emergency medicine.  Our schedule includes rotations that allow for some weekends off and extended number of days off in a row.   

Our ER LVTs are an integral part of our ability to successfully stabilize, treat and provide care to our most dynamic and challenging cases.   They work closely with the emergency doctors to continually improve our and managing the work-flow. 

The ER LVT provides excellent patient care for all services VSES including Emergency and Critical Care, Surgery, Internal medicine.

Primary responsibilities:

  • assist in the stabilization and treatment of patients arriving on the emergency service
  • monitoring patient status using a variety of equipment along with hands on assessment 
  • administering medications (including controlled substances)
  • intravenous infusion therapies,
  • providing nutritional support (Enteral/ Parenteral) and oxygen as requested by clinician throughout shift
  • veni-punture for the placement of intravenous catheters
  • blood sampling and administration of drugs
  • monitoring and maintaining various indwelling tubes including tracheostomy, chest and feeding and a variety of catheters including intravenous (multi-lumen, central, peripheral) urinary and arterial. 

General nursing care is continual including maintaining a clean and comfortable holding area, walking and general grooming.

Instinct electronic treatment sheet is used as a primary form of communication for clinicians to request specific treatment regimen.  The ER LVT reviews Instinct for completion, accuracy of drug dosages, treatment protocols.  The ER LVT uses Instinct to assist in determining doctor requests but continue to use critical thinking skills to determine other patient care needs. 

Candidates must have at least 1 years of experience as an LVT and have proficiency with animal handling and patient care. 

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