The Veterinary Medical Center is a well-established, thriving privately owned 24-hr emergency and specialty referral practice located in the Syracuse area of upstate New York. We offer a collaborative work environment with board certified specialists in Surgery, Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Cardiology, Anesthesiology, and Radiology. We also offer certified professionals in Physical Rehabilitation, Pain Management, Acupuncture, and Chiropractic care. VMC is a compassionate, exciting, and fast-paced facility that offers professional development and abundant opportunity.
We look for dedicated team players who are seeking a rewarding career and are ready to expand their knowledge into specialty veterinary medicine. We never stop growing or seeking to improve, and we want team members who will grow with us!
You are successful in a technical role at VMC if you are:
A good communicator
Eager to learn
Ready to help pets who really need you.
Continuing Education is a priority – we ensure that your CE requirements are met and exceeded:
National conference rotation with expenses paid
Abundant In-House CE programs
We boast the largest group of VTS LVTs in the Syracuse region, with specialization primarily in the area of Emergency and Critical Care (ECC). VTS LVTs receive an automatic pay increase upon successful completion of their specialization. We encourage each technician to consider gaining these credentials and are supportive of the process. Formal mentored programs are available in some specialties, and financial support is available for the credentialing process.
Staff Wellness and Appreciation Program
Licensed clinical social worker available for individual wellness assessments, resilience building tools, and overall cultural wellness.
Investment in long-term career paths for techs - we value YOU
Annual department appreciation gifts and staff-wide Appreciate Week events
The VMC is a 18,000 sq ft hospital (with plans for upcoming expansion) that currently offers 24 hour emergency in addition to Internal Medicine, Surgery, Oncology, Radiology, Cardiology, Nutrition, Behavior, Anesthesiology and Critical Care. In addition, within the VMC exists CARE, a complementary rehabilitation and pain management center. The Critical Care Service has its own technical team to ensure efficient case management. Attached to the VMC is an IDEXX reference laboratory, which enables accurate test results with a fast turnaround time for hospitalized patients.
Formal Training and Development Program
Veterinary Medical Center of CNY offers a formal Training and Development Program led by our LVT Director of Development, Gayle Fuerst, LVT, RN. Gayle came to VMC originally in 2005 as a Licensed Veterinary Technician, after having worked in a busy ER/Specialty practice in Colorado. Gayle became the first VTS (ECC) in the Syracuse area shortly after joining VMC, and her mentorship and example directly assisted or inspired many other VMC techs to gain VTS certification. She served as VMC's LVT Supervisor for a number of years before completing her education as a Registered Nurse and transitioning to human medicine.
We are thrilled that Gayle has rejoined our field to assist us in preparing and mentoring our Licensed Veterinary Technicians for successful and rewarding careers in emergency and specialty veterinary medicine.
I’m a licensed tech, but do I need experience?
Jumping into emergency and specialty medicine can be a real challenge, but we’re ready to help you succeed! Our formalized training and mentoring program allows us to confidently add new grads and technicians with no prior emergency/specialty experience to our team.
We will help you gain the skills you need!
We currently have openings in the following departments:
Imaging (X-ray, CT, MRI plans in the works)
Interested in a VTS in a specialized area? Great! We are supportive and will help design shifts to allow for experience to help you reach your goal.
Syracuse is located in beautiful upstate NY and offers many activities for the outdoor enthusiast (hiking, running, kayaking, swimming, triathlons, snowmobiling, skiing, etc). We are located near the Finger Lakes that boasts beautiful wineries as well as craft beer makers, which complements Syracuse's blossoming culinary scene. We appreciate our staff, and your Wellness is our priority! From monthly massages to week-long appreciation events, we are invested to making our practice a place to join and stay.
NY state tech license
The Veterinary Medical Center of Central New York is located in Syracuse, NY, the #1 city to reside in NY according to U.S. News and Worlds Report 2017. Given its proximity to the Finger Lakes, this area boasts a plenitude of year round recreational activities, including hiking, running, kayaking, skiing and snowmobiling. Our hospital is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our 19,000 sq. ft. hospital was opened in December 2006 and features a separate emergency and specialty entrance and lobbies, 10 exam rooms, 1 surgical suite, 1 video-endoscopy room, a mobile ultrasound for ER use, oxygen cages, in-house CBC/Chemistry/Urine analysis,blood gas analyser, CT unit, and digital radiography. In addition, our in-house lab equipment includes a lactatometer, coagulation monitoring (PT/PTT), microscope, and blood typing/crossmatching. We are also fortunate enough to have an on-site regional IDEXX diagnostic reference laboratory. Blood products are available from an in-hospital blood donor program as well as an outside blood bank. Continuous multi-parameter monitoring capabilities include invasive and non-invasive blood pressure, central venous pressure, pulse oximetry, EtCO2 and ECG. ... The emergency staff consists of experienced emergency clinicians, technicians and veterinary assistants whose goal is to provide the best of care to our clients and patients.