Brook Farm Veterinary Center acts in the benefit of all living creatures. Established in 1982, our Patterson, New York, AAHA-accredited veterinary practice is a recognized leader in advanced medicine and exceptional service.
We deliver excellence in companion animal medicine by aiming for precision in everything we do.
We model an inclusive community of people who care, serve, and learn together.
We cultivate relationships of service which honor the human-animal bond and acknowledge our interconnectedness.
We create opportunities for people and animals who have been denied them or who are otherwise at-risk.
Who You Are
Brook Farmers are contributors rather than consumers. They consider it a privilege to serve others by building relationships of trust and by fostering a sense of connection and compassion. They embody our values of empathy, example, and precision. Brook Farmers are diligent, hard-working and creative, all of which are conditions of the harmony we seek.
You might fit in well at Brook Farm if you play nice with others, and if you are self-motivated and take direction well. You believe in treating people with the same love, compassion, and respect that you give pets and believe that it is your duty to create benefit for others. You’re energetic and multitask impeccably, and you don’t give up - period. You excel in consistently high-pressure situations and work best when your plate is full.
We’re looking for someone who is:
- A focused learner: you take every aspect of their position seriously and accept constructive criticism well.
- Empathetic: you operate with a human heart.
- Civic Minded: you volunteer and support local causes.
- Responsible: you are honest, reliable, and able to work independently.
- Flexible: you come in early, stay late, and commit to a regular schedule that includes the possibility of working weekends and evenings.
- Timely: you are punctual in your commitments and duties.
- A nice person (bonus if you’re funny!)
As a Veterinary Technician, you will be responsible for providing nursing care to patients through compliance with the attending doctor’s orders. On a daily basis, you will educate clients, triage patients, calculate medical dosages and administer medications, run in-house lab work, place tubes and catheters, monitor and ensure your patients’ comfort, update clients on their pet’s progress, and perform a variety of other tasks. This requires solid technical skills and your commitment to providing patients and clients with the highest standard of care. Flexibility with scheduling and a team-player mentality are crucial in our fast-paced environment.
At Brook Farm, we view technicians as vital members of the medical team. Critical thinking skills are highly valued and working here is an opportunity to use your knowledge and skills. Your ability to handle stressful situations in a fast-paced environment with compassion, efficiency, and flexibility is key to success in this role. Maintaining a positive attitude and professional demeanor at all times is essential. Excellent client service skills and the willingness to go “above and beyond” is expected.
- AA degree or BA/BS degree from AVMA-accredited veterinary technician program.
- Must have current Veterinary Technician license in good standing.
- (Any suitable combination of experience or education may substitute for the above at our discretion).
Brook Farm supports continued education and requires all team members to take part in year-round CE.
We take talent acquisition seriously at Brook Farm and hire thoughtfully. Please be sure to read our statements on being a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer.
- Competitive salaries and schedules: we pay a living wage
- Paid time off and holidays (for eligible employees)
- Health insurance: subsidized medical, dental, and vision insurance for full-time employees
- Pet care: discounted care and insurance
- Professional development: we completely coordinate your continuing education and subsidize courses where we can
- Volunteer benefits
- Practice-sponsored outings and events
- Uniform allowance or discount
Be real and don’t spare on the details. We love to read cover letters, so we send our many thanks for taking the time to write something meaningful.
Drug-Free Workplace Statement
Brook Farm Veterinary Center has zero tolerance for drug use. As a part of our effort to maintain a workplace free of substance abuse, Brook Farm Veterinary Center applicants and employees will be asked to submit to a medical examination and/or clinical testing for the presence of alcohol and/or drugs. Within the limits of federal, state, and local laws, Brook Farm Veterinary Center reserves the right to examine and test for drugs and alcohol at our discretion.
There is no smoking on Brook Farm Veterinary Center property.
In order to protect the welfare of the clients, employees, and resources of Brook Farm Veterinary Center, it is the policy of the practice to conduct background checks on applicants. Background checks may include, but are not limited to: reference checks, credit history checks, driving record checks, criminal record checks, and education and credential verification.
Any applicant who provides misleading, erroneous or willfully deceptive information to Brook Farm Veterinary Center on an employment form, resume, or in an interview will be immediately eliminated from further consideration for employment with Brook Farm Veterinary Center. This process is necessary to ensure that the individuals selected and retained possess the qualifications required to safely and effectively perform the duties of their position.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Brook Farm Veterinary Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Brook Farm is fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and New York State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination.