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VCA Animal Hospitals Emergency Veterinary Technician Supervisor in Ithaca, New York

VCA Colonial Animal Hospital is seeking an experienced Licensed Veterinary Technician Specialty Supervisor for our busy Emergency Department. We are a hybrid animal hospital and proud to be one of the premier providers of primary, specialty and emergency care located in the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes region in Upstate New York.

We are passionate about the training, growth and development of all our associates. With multiple specialty departments available you will have the opportunity to learn from the best! Our 17 doctor hospital serves our clients 24/7/365. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about providing advanced care and management of patients in a specialty setting.

We offer our supervisors monthly training on leadership , human resources , empathy , burnout and compassion fatigue . We also work as a collaborative unit providing you the connectivity of 10 additional specialty hospital supervisor teams to grow, learn, and share information with. Working together to create effective, fulfilled teams, happy healthy hospitals, and overall career satisfaction.

Please take a moment to view our brief video on life as a veterinary technician with VCA from a technician’s point of view.

Veterinary Technician Supervisor Responsibilities:

  • Full Technician Skill Utilization

  • Experience in Critical Care and Emergency preferred.

  • Working collaboratively with team members of all hospital services

  • Oversee hiring, training, performance and staff development

  • Oversee schedule and time off requests with leadership support

  • Oversee service development and equipment needs

  • Assist in the development of SOP for your department

  • Coaching associates based on need to aid in their success

  • Some regional travel required

  • Facilitate communication of ideas, policies, standards and performance

  • Collaborate with leadership to develop performance improvement plans

  • Support associates in their career via VTNE guidance, licensure guidance, and scheduling

  • Maintain skill efficiency and knowledge

Potential Schedule: Flexible will include nights, weekends and holidays

Compensation : $26 - $29 / hour based on skill set, experience, and licensure status. (CVT, VTS)

What Makes VCA Colonial Unique?

This is our 50th anniversary year ! Get ready to join a hospital that has the friendliest family feel yet! The symbol of Colonial AH has always been the pineapple. A symbol of warm welcomes, hospitality, and celebration. We are committed to equity, inclusion, and diversity and strive to be a place where a talented mix of people want to come, stay, and do their best work. As a team, we often have pot luck lunches, weekend group hikes, and don’t forget our annual holiday cookie competition that is out of this world!

VCA Colonial is supported by a leadership team that is committed to your success. They are happy to help you succeed in reaching your goals, whether that be passing your VTNE and gaining licensure, collecting a caseload to obtain your VTS, or providing leadership training if you are on a supervisory path.

Why Join the VCA Colonial Family?

How about the opportunity to learn from multiple Veterinary Technician Specialists! In addition We are passionate about supporting Technicians and are committed to your personal career development. VCA is a community of dedicated professionals that will encourage you to explore everything a Technician career has to offer.

We create and support an inclusive work environment where you can focus on your career, your happiness, and the patients you serve. Have I mentioned the glee club, monthly karaoke night, as well as community garden plant sharing day? VCA Colonial truly is the essence of community and compassionate care.

VCA Total Rewards Benefits Package:

  • Access to the people and financial resources of a large veterinary community

  • Free NAVTA Membership & RECOVER Training

  • Discounts to Fear Free Certification & VetGirl

  • Growth & leadership opportunities

  • Medical, Dental & Vision

  • Career development programs

  • Veterinary Technician education tuition support and scholarships

  • $750 continuing education funds for credentialed associates

  • Veterinary Technician license reimbursement

  • Generous hospital discounts and product discounts

  • Employer-paid life, long- and short-term disability insurance

  • VTS Path financial, and mentorship support

  • Paid vacation and sick time

  • Paid parental leave

  • 401(k)

  • Free mental health resources and wellness subscriptions (Headspace)

  • Referral bonuses

  • Infertility benefits

  • Competitive wage

  • Free access to Plumbs , and education platforms such as Vetfolio

Why We Want You!

Candidates must be positive and motivated. The hospital team meets frequently, and your ideas and suggestions are encouraged to help us continue to grow. Our team takes pride in fostering an atmosphere of mutual respect and recognition while being adaptable, goal driven and engaged. We work hard to protect our culture and assure we hire associates that are going to have the determination to rise above obstacles, wear multiple hats and work as a team.

As a member of the VCA team, your mission will be to win the confidence of every pet parent—by delivering an outstanding client experience—so we can provide exceptional care to every patient. You’ve worked hard for your credentials (CVT, RVT, LVT) and we want you to use the knowledge that you’ve invested your time and talent in.

VCA is a community of dedicated professionals that will encourage you to explore everything a Veterinary Technician career has to offer. We create and support an inclusive work environment where you can focus on your career, happiness, and the patients you serve.

Ready to grow with a collaborative and supportive team?

Apply now!

We look forward to getting to know you!


2369 N Triphammer Road

Ithaca, NY 14850

If you are a current associate, you will need to apply through our internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on the Jobs Hub app or search for Browse Jobs.

Benefits: We offer competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision and paid vacation/sick days, 401(k), generous employee pet discounts and more!

The information in this position description indicates the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job. Management reserves the right to revise the job description or require that other tasks be performed when the circumstances of the job change (for example, emergencies, change in personnel, workload, or technical development)

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans / Disabled. For a complete EEO statement please see our career page at