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VCA Animal Hospitals Veterinary Overnight Technician in Ithaca, New York

Overnight Licensed Veterinary Technician

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 not only have a VTS in anesthesia and analgesia, and a VTS in emergency and critical care on site, but an incredible leadership team to support you in your career journey. This is a wonderful opportunity for a Veterinary Technician who desires a challenge and the opportunity to grow and contribute with a collaborative team. We value exceptional client care and professionalism and are seeking like-minded individuals.

We want you to take the skills and leadership experience you’ve gained over your years in this profession and put them to great use in our growing hospital.

This position allows you to provide ideal patient care, while assisting in the development of the overnight weekend emergency service. The duties would include oversight of our Emergency, and Treatment area Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Allowing 4 days off, three days on.

Excellent communication and leadership skills are required. Must be dedicated to creating a healthy work environment where all employees are elevated, empowered and enjoy what they do.

(Please take a moment to view our short video on technician life at VCA from a technician's point of view)

Compensation: $ 25 - $29 / hour dependent on experience and skill set

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.

The Benefits Continue to Grow!

  • Leadership opportunities (career growth potential)

  • Hefty discounts to VetGirl , and Fear Free Certification

  • Free NAVTA membership

  • CE allowance

  • Licensure tuition support and scholarships

  • LVT license reimbursement

  • Free wellness subscriptions (Head Space)

  • Referral bonuses

  • Competitive wage

  • Medical, dental & vision insurance

  • Life, long and short term disability insurance

  • Paid parental leave

  • Infertility Benefits

  • Paid vacation and sick time

  • 401(k)

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

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 need to apply through our internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on the Career worklet on the landing page or search for Find 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