Why are Veterinary Technicians important to any Veterinary Hospital?

Veterinary Technicians are the “nurses” in the animal field. Their many jobs include but aren’t limited to: preparing an animal for surgery; including anesthesia and monitoring; drawing blood for various tests; giving vaccines and educating clients under the care of the Veterinarian.

Two years of intense schooling at an accredited college prepares the technician for the final exam and practical to get a license to practice under New York law. After this, continuing education is required to keep members current with changing medical procedures. Veterinary Technicians are required to work under the supervision of a Veterinarian, allowing the doctor more time to practice medicine.

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Julie Hawley, L.V.T.

Julie initially came to work at State Street Animal Hospital, PC as a kennel attendant.  She attended SUNY Delhi and graduated in 2002 with an Associate in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology.  She completed an internship during her college days here.  Since graduating, she spent several years in Virginia and then North Carolina working at the North Carolina State Veterinary Hospital and the Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center.  She recently moved back to New York to be closer to her family and has rejoined our team.


Amanda Anderson, L.V.T.

Amanda joined our team in 2014.  She grew up on a dairy farm near Binghamton, NY.  She received her degree as a Veterinary Technician in 2012 from SUNY Delhi.  She says she enjoys working with all kinds of animals from the really small ones to the really big ones. In her free time she enjoys playing outside with her dog Murphy, going horseback riding, and catching up with family.


Amandarae Ricker, L.V.T

Amandarae joined our team early this year. She graduated from Genesee Community College with her Associates in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology in May 2015. She is very passionate about working with animals and is excited to start her career. She has one cat named Jade, and enjoys hiking with her mother’s dog on her free time.


Alyssa Olsen, L.V.T

Alyssa received her Veterinary Technology Degree from Genesee Community College in 2017. Outside of work, Alyssa enjoys spending time with her daughter and her dog Cooper, camping, hiking, and traveling.


Moved on but not forgotten

Sarah Cecere, L.V.T.

Sarah received her  Veterinary Technology Degree from Medaille College in Buffalo in 2003.  She joined the State Street team shortly after and worked here for a year.  She then moved to Indiana and worked there for three years.  She has called State Street Animal Hospital, PC her home again since 2008.  She has two cats and has a passion for Veterinary Dentistry.


Diane Tutone, L.V.T.


Renee Freeman, L.V.T.