Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Technician

Central New York SPCA


The Veterinary Technician at the Central New York SPCA is responsible for a broad range of medical and administrative tasks in the shelter.  The Veterinary Technician delivers compassionate nursing care and has a broad knowledge of animal science, medicine, and husbandry, including a basic knowledge of pharmacology and proficient mathematical skills.



  • Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology
  • Licensed Veterinary Technician from the New York State Education Department
  • This is a full-time position 39-40 hours per week.  Shifts may vary, as we are open seven (7) days a week. Salary will be based on experience. Occasional overtime.



Nursing Care  (40%)

  • Possess in depth knowledge and understanding of veterinary medical concepts
  • Provide compassionate and quality patient care at all times
  • Monitors stability of all animals undergoing anesthesia/surgery
  • Intubates sedated surgical animals, premedicates, induces and maintain anesthesia for surgeries under the direction of the veterinarian.
  • Assists the veterinarian with any emergencies that arise during surgery
  • Prints out “treatment to do daily” list and supervises the medication of shelter animals
  • Proficient in various technical nursing skills, including, but not limited to, venipuncture, intubation, anesthesia monitoring.
  • Possess critical thinking and multi-tasking skills
  • Able to prioritize and re-prioritize based on vet center and animal needs
  • Proficient in animal handling and restraint for various medical procedures
  • Treat animals with care
  • Document and communicate any animal concerns or observed changes to Veterinarian
  • Feed and medicate animals following veterinarian instructions
  • Maintain complete, accurate and up-to-date animal health records, and controlled substance records.
  • Assist in establishing a procedure for inventory control in vet center.
  • Maintain inventory, and orders and stocks supplies and equipment for the vet center
  • Sterilizes surgical instruments and equipment as mandated by standard medical guidelines
  • Lift an animal up to 40 pounds

Professionalism, Communication, and Performance (40%)

  • Represent the Central New York SPCA in a professional and courteous manner at all times
  • Collaborate professionally with other CNYSPCA Department Heads, staff and outside agencies
  • Support organization and departmental policies and protocols
  • Ensure and maintain high quality standard of care, work ethic and performance
  • Work independently without supervision and as a part of a team
  • Work efficiently and calmly under challenging conditions
  • Attend staff meetings and any training seminars.

Housekeeping & Maintenance (20%)

  • Assist in cleaning and disinfecting all parts of the vet center while utilizing appropriate PPE
  • Follow all cleaning protocols
  • Follow all protocols put forth by Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • Take inventory and stock supplies as needed
  • Make certain entire vet center including surgery room, kennels are kept extremely clean through the day

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