A Mentored Post-Graduate Experience
Mission: To provide optimal patient care training as well as exceptional post-graduate education for graduates of AVMA-accredited veterinary technology programs throughout the United States who are seeking employment in one of the busiest and best recognized veterinary hospitals in the world.
NEW 52-week program: Program begins June 2019 – May 2020
The Animal Medical Center (AMC), one of the world’s busiest and best-recognized veterinary hospitals, is accepting applications for its Internship program in Veterinary Technology from graduates of an AVMA-accredited programs for Veterinary Technology. Located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, AMC is a private, not-for-profit academic veterinary hospital. The Animal Medical Center is dedicated to providing compassionate and collaborative care to animals and to leading the advancement of veterinary medicine through innovative clinical research and education.
This unique Veterinary Technician Intern program was initiated in 1985. It was designed to further the practical training received by those working in the profession who are graduates of AVMA-accredited Veterinary Technology programs or those veterinary technology students graduating from an AVMA-accredited Veterinary Technology program prior to the start of the internship.
Because of a caseload of over 54,000 animals per year, including small animal and exotic animal pets, the Animal Medical Center offers the unequaled ability to impart skill, experience, and confidence in veterinary technology within the world’s largest veterinary teaching hospital.
Our newly revised Veterinary Technician Internship Program offers an opportunity to spend 52 weeks training and learning optimal patient care skills while working with the Animal Medical Center’s outstanding staff of Licensed Veterinary Technicians and Veterinarians.
Veterinary Technician Internship Program Description
The 52-week Internship is divided into two major clinical departments: Medical Nursing & Surgical Nursing. Medical Nursing is responsible for the care and medical treatment of all animals admitted to the hospital. After an initial training and orientation period, Veterinary Technician Interns (VTIs) will begin their rotation. Medical Nursing rotations could include work in the Special Care Unit and/or the Emergency Service Unit. The Surgical Nursing rotation includes surgery preparation and the operating room. The majority of the surgery assignments include preparing animal patients for surgery, induction of anesthesia, monitoring pre- and post-operative conditions, and preparing surgical packs.
VTIs attend weekly lectures presented exclusively for them by AMC’s Education Coordinators. The VTls are required to research, write and orally present a lecture on a topic chosen by them (subject to AMC review).
Veterinary Technician Interns work a 35-hour workweek. Shifts vary depending on work assignment.
VTls will be evaluated periodically. All aspects of assignment will be formally reviewed in written form and the Education Coordinator will sign the evaluation acknowledging discussion of the written review. The aim of the evaluation is to enable both VTI and Coordinator to identify areas in which the Intern needs more experience or help.
Candidates who have graduated from AVMA-accredited programs in Veterinary Technology or who are expecting to graduate prior to the start of the program are eligible to apply. Applicants must submit the following:
- Application (click the link to download), including the names and contact information of at least 3 professors, veterinarians, employers, etc. who have knowledge of candidate’s qualifications and character.
- College transcripts
- Three letters of recommendation from professors or employers
- Cover letter describing career objectives and reasons for applying to the Veterinary Technician Intern Program
- Applicants who have been accepted into our VTI class must obtain a license or permit to practice in the State of New York. Failure to obtain New York State License by 12/31/2019 will result in dismissal from the program.
Applicants who have graduated from an AVMA-accredited program and have already taken the National Boards for Veterinary Technology must have a passing score of 75 in order to practice veterinary technology in the state of New York. Any candidate who has taken the National Boards must submit a copy of their test score results indicating a grade of 75 or over in order to be accepted in the VTI program.
Application and required documents should be mailed to:
THE ANIMAL MEDICAL CENTER
Attn: Human Resources Dept., VTI Program
510 East 62nd Street
New York, NY 10065
A panel consisting of Managers of the Nursing Services Departments and the Human Resources Assistant Manager will review applications. All candidates will be interviewed by telephone and/or in-person and notified by letter once the selection process is complete. The Veterinary Technician Interns who are selected will also be contacted by telephone. Selectees will receive a package of necessary materials relating to starting date, procedures, employment agreement, working conditions, and information contacts.
Uniforms are provided by the Animal Medical Center.
Compensation and Benefits
Veterinary Technician Interns will earn $20.00 per hour. Workdays and hours are subject to change as needed by rotations. VTI Compensation (Hourly Rate) will increase upon obtaining New York State Licensure.
Veterinary Technician Interns will be covered by AMC health plans, including dental with a minimum employee contribution on the first of the month following three (3) full months of employment. Therefore, self-coverage is needed until that date. Accrued benefit time (Paid Time Off & Extended Illness Bank) begin on the first day of employment.
If the VTI is offered a full-time job at the Animal Medical Center after completion of the VTI program, a $1,000 retention bonus will be paid to the employee.
April 15, 2019 – Deadline for applications to be submitted for the June 2019 class
April 16-19 – Review process for applications; applicants notified for interview
April 22-29 – Interviews will be conducted for applicants selected
April 30 – May 3 – Selection for June 2019 class is made, candidates informed
June 17 – June 2019 VTI class reports for Orientation
Need more information?
Contact Tina Ravindrannair, Human Resources Manager, at (212) 329-8774 or Tina.Ravindrannair@amcny.org.
The Animal Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer