Department: Administration

Chief Veterinary Technician

Chief Veterinary Technician

Compassionate and Collaborative Care at the World’s Largest Non-Profit Animal Hospital

The Schwarzman Animal Medical Center’s commitment to compassionate veterinary care dates back to 1910 when it was founded as a clinic to help animals whose owners could not afford treatment. We continue this this legacy today as the premier veterinary hospital in New York City, maintaining the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the tri-state area and the highest standards of care as part of our American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accreditation. With 130+ veterinarians working collaboratively across 20 specialties and services, our team prides itself on delivering world class veterinary care to help keep pet families together.

A Commitment to Lifelong Learning

When you join the team at AMC, you join a renowned team of veterinary professionals dedicated to innovative care, research, and education. Our prestigious postgraduate education programs attract future leaders in veterinary medicine, and the clinical research conducted at AMC has led to breakthroughs that change the way care is delivered industry-wide. This shared commitment to learning and innovative care creates a collegial, collaborative environment with rewarding opportunities for advancement, growth, and mentorship.

Job Summary

Responsible for supporting, planning, and organizing the operations of veterinary technician and patient care services (i.e., Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) Nurse Managers, LVTs, Veterinary Assistants, and Clinical Educators in all areas they are assigned). Ensures compliance with patient care safety standards as it relates to AAHA, OSHA, and AMC policy and procedure protocols. Demonstrates experience maximizing productivity in a specialty hospital. Collaborates with senior nurse management and clinical education teams to foster professional growth of LVTs and Assistants.

Essential functions

  • Promotes the mission, vision, and values of the AMC
  • Promotes collaboration between LVT and support staff of all hospital departments and services
  • Ensures and oversees compliance of all LVTs with DEA rules, regulations, and protocols
  • Plans and coordinates with the CFO, CMO, and nurse managers for the budgetary requirements of personnel, supplies, and equipment
  • Responsible for cost controls of funds expended from the approved budgets of the nurse managers
  • Supports employee recruitment/retention process
  • Responsible for the assessment and quality improvement of patient care. Communicates with administration on the activities of patient care services
  • Strategic planning of new facility, equipment, and modifications necessary for patient care
  • Provides administrative oversight and guidance in education services for the training of LVTs and other clinical support staff
  • Collaborates with nurse managers and CMO in problem-solving and policy formation for LVTs and clinical support staff
  • Identifies current needs of LVT and Veterinary Assistant staff to maximize well-being and aid in staff retention

Job Responsibilities

  • Reports to the CMO and the CEO
  • Member of the AMC Senior Management Team


  • Graduate of an AVMA CVTEA accredited college/university
  • Current NYS LVT licensure
  • MBA preferred
  • VTS preferred
  • Minimum seven years’ experience as an LVT manager within a specialty/referral practice

The eligible candidate must demonstrate strong clinical skills, excellent leadership and managerial qualities, critical thinking, and decision-making skills. They must maintain excellent interpersonal relationships to effectively collaborate and strategize with senior nursing management and clinical education teams. The eligible candidate must possess an advanced knowledge of daily operations within a specialty hospital.

Salary Range

$155,000 – $175,000


If you are interested in joining our progressive team, please send your CV and a cover letter to our Human Resources Department at