Licensed Veterinary Technician

  • Full-time

Company Description

At Yorktown Veterinary Associates (YVA), we provide a wide range of veterinary services, including preventative care (e.g., wellness examinations, vaccinations, parasite control, microchipping), surgical and procedural services (e.g., spay/neuter, soft tissue/orthopedic surgery, dentistry, radiology, laboratory analysis), consultations (e.g., sick visits, cardiology, ultrasonography, specialty surgery, weight management) and pharmacological services.

Our staff is made up of friendly, caring, trained professionals. Our client care staff greet owners and patients personally and pleasantly; our assistants aid our doctors before and during examinations; and our technicians perform critical technical support for our patients, clients and doctors across many disciplines, including surgeries/procedures, lab work/analysis, medicine administration and client interface/education. The highly trained doctors at YVA are dedicated to providing the best medical and surgical care for your beloved pets.  Several of our staff members have been working with us for many years and as a team, our mission at YVA is to provide our patients and clients with an unmatched standard of care that promotes their overall health and continued well being.

​YVA provides in-house laboratory diagnostics and digital radiology and our electronic medical records database enables us to send important data to you or a specialist quickly and efficiently.

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Job Description

Job Duties (including, but not limited to, the following)

Technical Skills: venipuncture, collection and analysis of lab samples, diagnostic imaging, anesthesia administration/management, intubation and patient monitoring, surgical assistance, catheterization, IV administration, dentistry procedures, lab protocols, operation and maintenance of clinic equipment, nursing care of medical and hospitalized cases, medication administration, animal handling/restraint.

Additional Skills: strong oral and written communication skills including effective review of treatment plans to clients, ability to respond to client queries, diverse veterinary field product knowledge, effective patient intake, attention to detail and solid organizational skills, strong computer skills (knowledge of Cornerstone veterinary software a plus), ability to prioritize, collegial attitude and team player, intellectually curious, ability to put the needs of our patients first.

Must be able to withstand unpleasant odors and noises and possibly be exposed to bites, scratches, animal waste, and potentially contagious diseases.

Whether you’re looking to just be a master of your role or you are trying to grow into that next career step, you’ll have exposure to a variety of virtual and hands-on interactive training and continuing development opportunities.


We’re looking for:

***Summary of What a Strong YVA Veterinary Technician Candidate Possesses

  • Excellent and deep technical skills as outlined
  • Knowledge in preventative care, surgical procedures, laboratory sampling and diagnostics, clinic operations/flow
  • Strong knowledge of the veterinary field overall and very comfortable working in a fast-paced clinic environment
  • Loves working with animals and is passionate about their quality of care
  • Ability to interpret medical records and record client history accurately
  • Exceptional and precise communicator with both clients and colleagues
  • Dependable, hard-working, collegial/positive attitude ... a team player
  • Experience required and must be an LVT
  • Self-starter with desire to continue to advance knowledge and skillset
  • Ability to receive feedback in a professional manner constructive feedback
  • Ideally looking for part-time (1-3 days per week) but would consider full-time for the right experienced candidate

+ Ability to sit or stand and work at a computer for long periods of time.
+ Ability to be confident around animals (i.e., dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, etc. Candidate to confirm species treated with practice leadership for additional clarity.)
+ Client needs and work volume may occasionally require more than 40 hours per week to complete essential duties of this job. 
+ Must have mental capacity and processes for reasoning, remembering, mathematics and language ability (reading, writing, and speaking the English language) to perform the duties proficiently.
+ The noise level in the work environment is moderately high. Ear plugs will be available upon request. 
+ Job requires sufficient ambulatory skills in order to perform required duties while working.
+ Ability to sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and climb as well as manipulate (lift, carry, move) up to 50 pounds.
+ Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm-hand-finger dexterity with the ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard and operate other equipment as required.
+ Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
+ Hospital teammates are routinely exposed to a variety of animals that may bite, kick or scratch, and on occasion, may be exposed to anesthesia, radiation, biological or zoonotic hazards and/or medication/controlled substances.

Additional Information

We offer our staff:

Offering both PT and FT positions

We offer our staff:

Pay range: $28-$32 per hour depending on experience

  • Comprehensive Benefits (health, dental, vision, liability, 401k & 401K matching program, life & supplemental insurance, HSA, & FSA) 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time
  • Paid Bereavement Program 
  • Paid Parental Leave Program  
  • Competitive Compensation  
  • Continuing Education Allowance (applies to licensed/registered/certified roles)
  • Tuition Assistance Program 
  • Career Development Opportunities 
  • Referral Bonus Program for most positions! 
  • Additional Benefits May Also Be Available (i.e. Personal Pet Discounts, Holiday Pay, Uniform Allowance, Bonuses etc) 
  • *Hiring eligibility may be contingent to a candidate authorizing and completing a satisfactory background check.

*Note – some benefits may only be available to or vary slightly for full time employment status vs part time status.


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