Veterinary Staff Descriptions

animal medical center nycStaff Doctor
A licensed veterinarian that is part of the permanent faculty at AMC, has completed all training, and may be a board certified specialist in one of our 17 specialty services.

Resident Doctor
A licensed veterinarian that has graduated from veterinary school, and is completing training (residency) to become a board certified specialist.

Intern Doctor
A licensed veterinarian that has recently graduated from veterinary school, and is spending 12 months rotating throughout the hospital to gain valuable experience. About half the AMC interns go on to residency training.

Veterinary Student
A student in veterinary school who is visiting AMC to observe our veterinarians, many in hopes of securing an internship. Veterinary students do not treat any of AMC’s patients.

Licensed Veterinary Technician
Veterinary technicians are skilled professionals caring for your pet, and are crucial members of the veterinary team. At the Animal Medical Center, we take pride in strictly employing NYS licensed veterinary technicians.

It is important to hire licensed veterinary technicians as they have completed at least an eighteen month (two academic years) diploma or degree from a college program in veterinary technology registered by the New York State Education Department as licensure qualifying or accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA) or the equivalent as determined by the New York State Education Department.

A Licensed Veterinary Technician:

  • Has graduated from an approved veterinary technology program
  • Has passed the Veterinary Technician National Examination
  • Maintains a license with their state licensing body
  • Is licensed to perform a wide variety of clinical techniques that ONLY a licensed technician can perform
  • Completes required continuing education over the course of their career

Currently, we have about 75 licensed veterinary technicians that work in a variety of specialty services including anesthesia, community practice, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, emergency, exotics, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiation therapy, rehabilitation, special care, and surgery.

Veterinary Assistant
Veterinary assistants are professional team members that help veterinarians and veterinary technicians in a variety of tasks every day. They have several important duties including ensuring your pet is handled safely during all clinical procedures.

Currently, we have about 30 veterinary assistants that work in a variety of our specialty services.

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