Employment Opportunities

Valley Cottage Animal Hospital is always looking for caring, compassionate individuals to join our veterinary health care team. Below, you will find listings for employment opportunities at the hospital. If you are interested in joining our staff, please download the employment application below, fill it out and bring it to the hospital. If you have any questions, please call us at 845-268-9263.

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Licensed Veterinary Technicians and LVT Students

Position Summary:Common tasks performed by a veterinary technician include: taking histories, providing treatment to routine problems, and educating clients. Technical skills include: venipuncture; collecting urine; performing skin scrapings; taking and processing radiographs; and performing routine lab procedures and tests in: hematology, biochemistry, chemistry, microbiology, urinalysis, and serology. They assist the veterinarian with physical examinations that help determine the nature of the illness or injury.Veterinary technicians also perform and maintain anesthesia, and administer medications, fluids and blood products as prescribed by the veterinarian. Tasks in patient care include: recording temperature, pulse and respiration, dressing wounds, applying splints and other protective devices, and cleaning teeth. They perform catheterizations – urinary, arterial,and venous; ear flushes; intravenous feedings and tube feedings. Equipment use includes operating electrocardiographic and radiographic equipment.Veterinary technicians commonly assist veterinarians in surgery by providing correct equipment and instruments and by assuring that monitoring and support equipment such as anesthetic machines, cardiac monitors, scopes and breathing apparatus are in good working condition. They may also maintain treatment records and inventory of all pharmaceuticals, equipment and supplies, and help with other administrative tasks within a veterinary practice.More About Us:

The Valley Cottage Animal Hospital has been dedicated to providing the best possible care for our clients and their pets since 1980.

In that time, we have grown to a twelve veterinarian practice with board certified veterinarians, and over sixty dedicated support team members.

We take pride in being able to provide personalized services to our clientele and their pets.

In May 2003 we expanded our services to include 24 hour emergency care.

We are full service, AAHA certified animal hospital, fully equipped with the latest technology including laser, endoscopy, and ultrasound.

Our professional, caring staff, along with our state of the art facility, enables us to offer a wide range of general and specialized services for dogs, cats, birds, and exotic pets.

We are seeking additional team members at all levels. Candidates must practice great patient care and have excellent client communication skills.

We are currently seeking NYS Licensed Veterinary Technicians and Technician Students.

Veterinary Technician students are encouraged to apply.

Full-time is preferred, including overnights and/or weekends.

Flexible part-time openings include overnights & weekends from 7:00 pm to 8:00 am, as well as morning and afternoon shifts.

At VCAH, our Veterinary Technicians benefit from a standard 3-4 day work week, and mentorship from highly experienced and specialized veterinary technicians.

Substantial overnight and weekend differentials are available.

Responsibilities include phlebotomy, X-Rays, EKGs, surgery, medications & lab work, assisting DVMs, etc..

The successful candidate will have solid communication skills, and a team orientation.

We offer a competitive salary & benefits package, including insurance, and a 401K plan.
Hourly Rate: $18.00 – $24.00. LVT student compensation begins @ $14.50 per hour.

Please fax a resume & cover letter to the attention of Lauren Menard, Office Manager at:800-761-9970.

You are also welcome to bring a resume & cover letter and apply in person at: 202 North Route 303, Valley Cottage NY 10989.

All applications will be treated as confidential.

Salary is negotiable and dependent upon experience. Overnight and weekend differentials are available.

NYS License as a Veterinary Technician
Candidates must have a passion for people and pets!


Location Hours

This location is open 24 hours a day/
7 days a week

Regular appointment hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 24 Hour Emergency Care for Pets 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Please call us at (845) 268-9263.