Department: Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine Discharge Assistant

Internal Medicine Discharge Assistant

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

The Schwarzman Animal Medical Center’s commitment to compassionate and pioneering 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 legacy today as the premier veterinary hospital in the tri-state area, maintaining the only Level 1 Trauma Center in New York City 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.

The Future of Veterinary Medicine

We’re building the future of veterinary medicine at the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center, thanks to our transformative Gift of Love campaign to expand and enhance our clinical, educational, and research capacities. Construction is currently underway to add 37,000 square feet of new and renovated space, ensuring AMC is at the forefront of veterinary medicine for generations to come.

About the Internal Medicine Discharge Assistant Role

The Internal Medicine Discharge Assistant works directly with the Internal Medicine Department to coordinate and facilitate patient discharges. The assistant would also serve as a utilization management resource for appropriate charge capture/auditing.


  • Knowledge of veterinary medical terminology, post-procedure care, and medications
  • Prior experience as a Veterinary Assistant in a specialty hospital
  • Must have animal handling experience and be able to handle and restrain all species
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently, be attentive to detail, and maintain a positive attitude


  • High School Diploma or equivalent, college degree preferred

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Identifies patients for discharge in conjunction with the medical staff
  • Collaborates with IM medical team to proactively develop and implement a safe and appropriate discharge plan
  • Participates in IM team meetings/rounds
  • Confirm pull catheter orders are in the treatment plan
  • Ensures accounts are RTG’d, medication orders are placed, and discharges are in tentative for all patient discharges
  • Communicates and schedules patient discharges directly with owners
  • Ensures discharge time is in the discharge schedule queue
  • Performs client/owner demos as needed
  • Completes follow up client phone calls in a timely manner post-discharge/post-procedure
  • Audits patient charts prior to discharge to ensure appropriate charges have been captured
  • Works with the Clinic Release Assistants to ensure prompt return of pet to owners
  • Other duties as assigned

Salary Range

$19.75 -$25.00


Interested and qualified candidates should email resume/application, with cover letter to or fax: 212-758-8157