Department: Dentistry

Licensed Veterinary Technician, Dentistry

Licensed Veterinary Technician, Dentistry

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 world’s largest non-profit animal hospital and the premier veterinary hospital in the tri-state area, maintaining the only Level 1 Trauma Center in NYC 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.

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.

Being a Licensed Veterinary Technician in AMC’s Dentistry Department

AMC’s Dentistry Service aims to provide the highest quality dental care to our animal patients in New York City and the tri-state area. Dentistry technicians work along our veterinary dentists to provide anesthesia services, dental radiographs, cleanings, and charting to our patients. Our dentists perform comprehensive oral health assessments and treatments (COHAT) and conduct procedures including root canals, surgical extractions, jaw fracture repairs, oral cancer surgery, and much more. Our dental technicians get to work on the forefront of veterinary dentistry and participate in research and education projects. Our dentistry service also provides care to working K9’s, guide dogs, and some exotic species, including a jaguar visitor to AMC!


  • Provide exceptional and compassionate care for patients from admission through discharge
  • Provide anesthesia and surgical support and post-operative recovery for dentistry patients of all ASA levels
  • Operate, maintain, and troubleshoot surgical, dental, and anesthetic equipment
  • Perform dental prophylaxis, radiographs, and participate in CT scans & other related diagnostics
  • Communicate professionally and effectively with colleagues
  • Assist with clinic appointments, client communications, and patient discharges
  • Assist in training and mentoring of staff – Preceptorship Role as needed*
  • Participation in educational and research projects with dentistry focus as assigned
  • All other related projects and duties as assigned
  • Demonstrates core value of CARE through positive behavior and ambassador for the Schwarzman AMC
  • All other related projects and duties as assigned


  • Must have a Current NYS Veterinary technician licensure required
  • Must have an interest in veterinary dentistry
  • Experience with dental prophylaxis and radiographs a plus
  • Candidates for this position will ideally have an advanced anesthesia skill set, but we’re willing to train
  • A strong skill set in phlebotomy, catheter placement, and post-operative care is essential
  • 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 flexible with work hours, based on patient and department needs
  • Must have ability to remain composed in stressful and emergency situations
  • Must be able to work successfully as part of a team
  • Ability to lift and restrain animals weighing up to 50 pounds


  • Minimum of 2 year’s experience in a veterinary hospital; specialty hospital preferred
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in Dentistry & anesthesia preferred


  • Associate degree
    Bachelor’s degree preferred

Our comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous sign-on bonus
  • Generous paid time off
  • Four-day work week
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 50% 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
  • 403(b) 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

Reports to:

Director & LVT Manager of Dentistry, Exotics, Interventional Radiology/Endoscopy, Neurology & Ophthalmology

Salary Range

$30.00 – $40.00 per hour

*Additional compensation for preceptorship role


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