| The Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists' (CRES) Hospital provides state-of-the-art surgical, imaging, diagnostic, and rehabilitation services to enhance equine health. The hospital is located within walking distance to Belmont Park, the world's premier Thoroughbred horse-racing facility. At CRES, veterinarians aspire to assimilate knowledge gained on all fronts – at the track, in the show ring, at the research bench, and in the hospital – to deliver paradigm-shifting veterinary medical care. |
The hospital is staffed by Cornell University veterinarians and technicians and will offer a full complement of advanced orthopedic and soft tissue surgery and regenerative therapies, an internal medicine service, and a broad array of diagnostic modalities including advanced imaging (CT, MRI, and nuclear scintigraphy), high speed treadmill endoscopy, arthroscopy, and laboratory services. CRES will partner with referring veterinarians to meet the needs of New York State racing and the surrounding sport horse communities.
The Tech-in-Training will work side-by-side with a senior service LVT to assist in all aspects of patient care from admissions to discharge. The ideal candidate has the desire to develop and/or improve LVT skill sets in multiple aspects of large animal veterinary medicine, is able to accept, and act upon, constructive feedback, has a natural inclination towards leadership, thrives in an independent, yet team oriented work environment and can efficiently facilitate and connect to various services.
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
- Assist in all aspects of the Equine Hospital: including admissions/discharges, ICU patient care, surgery, internal medicine, imaging, anesthesia, and emergency on-call.
- Monitor and assess conditions of all in-house patients in all wards (outpatient, inpatient, ICU), administer prescribed medications and regularly scheduled treatments as well as water, feed, and bed patients as needed. Run clinical pathology samples as needed.
- Setup before, assist during, and cleanup after all procedures. Handle patients using sound judgment to best stabilize animals.
- Work with veterinary Interns, volunteers and faculty senior LVTs, and others treating, handling, creating workups and diagnosing patients on all medical conditions from primary care to specialized procedures.
- Using good, sound judgment, handle patients, and support quality patient care in all aspects of hospital operations.
- Must be flexible with scheduling. Position will include evening, overnight, and weekend hours but will be adjusted by supervisor to cover 24/7 including daytime hours as incumbent rotates through various services.
This is a 1-year term position and at the end of the year, the participant will receive a Certificate of Completion and will be required to present 1 case report highlighting their understanding of a disease process, and their participation in workup, diagnostics, treatment, etc. Successful completion of the program will also allow the participant to be given priority consideration for open LVT positions within the Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists.
No visa sponsorship available for this position.
Required Qualifications: Associates degree from an AVMA accredited Veterinary Technology program, NYS licensure or eligible for licensure and less than 6 months experience working with equine and farm animals. Knowledge of spelling and meaning of commonly used veterinary terminology. Candidate must have the ability to meet the physical demands of the position, which includes but are not limited to stressful situations, prolonged standing and kneeling, lifting animals that may exceed 50 pounds. Excellent communication and organizational skills; the ability to develop excellent working relationships including communicating with staff, students, technicians, veterinarians and clients in a professional manner at all times; the ability to work collaboratively as a team member as well as independently in a fast-paced, demanding environment handling multiple tasks with competing deadlines, while paying close attention to details; the ability to receive and offer constructive criticism; an individual who is highly motivated and willing to help without being asked. This position requires rabies immunizations and the cost will be covered by the department.
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University Job Title:Technician II
Pay Rate Type:Hourly
Contact Name:Donna Patykula
Number of Openings:1
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