Licensed Veterinary Technician (ER Overnight) $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 work nights!

We are searching for LVTs who have an interest in emergency medicine and utilizing all their skills sets to support small animal patients. 

Our schedule includes rotations that allow for some weekends off and an extended number of days off in a row.   

We currently have 1 boarded criticalists and a dedicated ICU for our critically ill or injured small animal patients.  Our ICU is equipped with multi-parameter monitors, telemetry, spacious housing for large breed dogs and 3 controlled environmental chambers.   

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 workflow. 

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

Primary responsibilities are:

  • assist in the stabilization and treatment of patients arriving on the emergency service and to provide the best patient care possible including
  • monitoring patient status using a variety of equipment along with hands on assessment
  • administering medications(including controlled substances)
  • providing and monitoring during anesthesia
  • 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.