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VETERINARY TECHNICIAN/ASSISTANT - EQUINE PRACTICE

Gordonsville, Virginia 22942
United States
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Date Posted: 07/30/2020 | Last Updated: 07/30/2020
Categories:
Veterinary Technician - Large Animal
Positions Available:
Full Time
Annual Salary Range:
Not Specified
Minimum Education Level:
None
Horse Breeds Associated With This Job:
Any Breed
Languages Required:
Any Language
Drivers license required?
Yes
Commercial drivers license required?
No
Own car required?
No
Pets allowed?
No
Non-smokers required?
No
Live on site?
No
Will pay to relocate?
No
Height/Weight Specifications
(For riding positions only)
Height:   ft   in
Weight:   lbs
Job Description
John R. Steele & Associates is currently hiring two veterinary technicians/assistants.
Candidates should have a keen interest in equine sport medicine, especially in the disciplines of show hunters, jumpers and dressage. Our staff performs therapeutic treatments, including FES, Laser, and Shockwave. Technicians/Assistants are also responsible for ensuring appointments run efficiently, maintaining equipment, handling horses during examinations, assisting in laboratory work including handling and processing samples. Above all, candidates must be able to communicate effectively, work in a team environment, and have a willingness to learn.

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, scrub / prepare for treatment.
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 samples and shipping to various labs for testing.
Miscellaneous: driving to appointments, basic administrative tasks such as recording dispensed medications, running various clinic errands.
Job Requirements
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
Benefits
Health insurance
Retirement plan
Vacation
Continuing Education
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