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Veterinary Assistant Technician

Ocala, Florida 34474
United States
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Date Posted: 08/02/2022 | Last Updated: 08/02/2022
Veterinary Technician - Large Animal
Positions Available:
Full Time
Annual Salary Range:
Not Specified
Minimum Education Level:
Horse Breeds Associated With This Job:
Any Breed
Languages Required:
Any Language
Drivers license required?
Commercial drivers license required?
Own car required?
Pets allowed?
Non-smoker required?
Live on site?
Will pay to relocate?
Height/Weight Specifications
(For riding positions only)
Height:   ft   in
Weight:   lbs
About The Facility
Peterson Smith Equine Hospital + Complete Care is a full-service equine practice in the heart of the Horse Capital of the World, Ocala, Florida. Established in 1981, the clinic has become one of the most highly recognized equine practices in the United States, providing a diverse range of services, which include ambulatory care, surgery options, internal medicine, sports medicine and 24/7 emergency care.
Job Description
Ambulatory Veterinary Technician Job Responsibilities Include the Following:
• Maintain an organized and fully stocked ambulatory vehicle ensuring all necessary supplies, tools, equipment, and drugs are readily available to treat and diagnose a wide variety of equine illnesses and injuries.
• Ability to drive the ambulatory vehicle to various locations within a wide geographical area.
• Assist the Ambulatory Veterinarian with appointments, various examinations, diagnostic procedures, and treatments during farm calls.
• Properly handle and restrain horses during procedures and treatments to ensure safety standards are being met.
• Ability to jog a horse for lameness and pre-purchase procedures.
• Assist with the preparation and administration of medications and provide appropriate wound care.
• Assist with lameness and physical examinations; take vital signs and record observations.
• Set up a variety of radiographic, diagnostic, and medical equipment for the ambulatory veterinarian’s use.
• Collect, prepare, and label various specimens (including blood, urine, feces) for laboratory testing.
• Ability to properly clean and sanitize injection sites.
• Update clinic management software data to maintain up to date client history, treatment records, reports, appointments, and invoice charges; accurately prepare and generate client invoices.
Job Requirements
• Must be at least 18 years of age.
• Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to meet the company’s driving history standards.
• Previous relevant work experience at a farm or in a clinical setting.
• Ability to hold and restrain horse during exams and procedures.
• Ability to jog and lunge a horse for lameness exams.
• Excellent horse handling experience.
• Reliable with a strong work ethic.
• Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time in all types of weather.
We offer a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 401k (with company match) and paid time off.
Description of Housing Provided
No housing provided