Department: Avian & Exotic Pet Medicine

Licensed Veterinary Technician, Avian & Exotic Pet Medicine

Licensed Veterinary Technician, Avian & Exotic Pet Medicine

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 120+ veterinarians working collaboratively across 20 specialties and services, our team prides itself on delivering world class veterinary care to help keep pet families together. 

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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. 

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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. 

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About Avian & Exotic Pet Medicine at Schwarzman AMC 

AMC’s Avian and Exotic Pet Service was established in 1984 as the first specialty service for exotic pets in New York City and the surrounding metropolitan area. We provide state-of-the-art medical and surgical care for all different types of pets, including birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, small rodents, and reptiles. We offer routine preventive healthcare as well as specialty care, and we are the premier referral service for birds and exotic pets in the tri-state area. Our staff of veterinarians and technicians are highly experienced and trained in all aspects of avian and exotic pet medicine. 

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  • Provide exceptional and compassionate patient care for avian and exotic patients from admission through discharge
  • Provide anesthesia and surgical support for exotics patients
  • Assist in caring for hospitalized exotics patients and perform treatments and restraint for exams as needed
  • Operate and maintain surgical and anesthetic equipment 
  • Maintain and stock inventory
  • Communicate professionally and effectively with clients and referring veterinarians
  • Participation in educational and research projects with exotics focus 


  • Must have NYS Veterinary Technician’s license
  • Knowledge and ability related techniques associated with the care of avian and exotic veterinary patients.
  • Ability to lift and restrain animals weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective, respectful working relationships and customer satisfaction with all stakeholders, including department staff, medical staff, support staff, clients and referring veterinarians
  • Must be able to work successfully as part of a team
  • Must have ability to remain composed in stressful and emergency situations
  • Ability to communicate clearly with clients, technicians, and vets
  • Flexibility and the ability to accommodate shift work in a hospital that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Our comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • Competitive salary 
  • Generous sign-on bonus  
  • Four-day work week 
  • Generous paid time off
  • Tuition assistance
  • 75% discount on veterinary care
  • Mentorship through the VTS process
  • Continuing education funds with rollover options
  • NYS Licensing fee reimbursement 
  • Relocation reimbursement for qualified candidates who live outside the NYC metropolitan area
  • Free housing for 1 year for qualified candidates who live outside of the NYC metropolitan area
  • 403b matching
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • You may be eligible for The Public Loan Service Forgiveness Program as we are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit employer 

Salary Range

$30.00 – $40.00 per hour


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