Maryland Equestrian Classifieds: Veterinary Technician/Assistant

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Veterinary Technician/Assistant

Date Added: 11/21/2019
Posted By: Taylor Patterson
  
Vernon,   NY  
13476
Email Address: oakhillemployment(at)gmail.com
Phone: 434-960-2200

John R. Steele & Associates is currently hiring veterinary technicians and assistants to begin as soon as possible and to work through the 2020 Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL (December- April) and beyond. Candidates should have a keen interest in equine sport medicine, especially in the disciplines of show jumping and dressage. Our staff performs therapeutic treatments, including FES, Laser, and Shockwave. Technicians and assistants are also responsible for ensuring appointments run efficiently, maintaining equipment, and handling horses during examinations. Above all, candidates must be able to communicate effectively, work in a team environment, and have a willingness to learn. There are two veterinary technician or assistant positions available with slightly varying responsibilities.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Daily Organizing: Scheduling appointments, Coordinating with barn managers at each appointment to keep workflow efficient, keeping the clinic organized, cleaning and stocking vet trucks daily, maintaining inventory stock list, daily record keeping and email communication.
  • Handling Horses: twitching, jogging, lunging, bandaging, scrubbing for injections, venipuncture, administering vaccines and medications.
  • Radiography & Ultrasonography: Setup, assisting in imaging, and uploading images to server.
  • Performing FES (Functional Electrical Stimulation Therapy), Laser and Shockwave therapies.
  • Blood and Laboratory Work: processing IRAP and PRP, analyzing fecal samples, and
    preparing blood samples and shipping to various labs for testing.
  • Miscellaneous: driving to appointments, basic administrative tasks such as recording dispensed
    medications, running various clinic errands.
    Qualifications and desired skills:
  • At least two years of equine industry experience.
  • Able to follow directions, take initiative, and remain calm under pressure.
  • Superb time management and attention to detail.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Client confidentiality and customer service skills, answering the phone, taking messages.
  • Solid education & foundation in horsemanship and equine anatomy.
  • Valid Driver's license with a good driving record.

    Benefits
  • Health insurance
  • Retirementplan
  • Vacation
  • Continuing Education

    If interested, please send a resume and cover letter with two equine references to
    oakhillemployment@gmail.com.