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Equine Sports Medicine & Surgery Weatherford Division, PLLC (“ESMS”) has an immediate opportunity for a full-time Veterinary Technician / Assistant at our busy referral hospital and out-patient clinic in Weatherford, TX. This position allows a competent veterinary technician/assistant an opportunity to provide an extensive range of equine care in a team-oriented environment.

The work schedule is a four (4) 10-hour shift with one (1) on call day per week and one (1) on call weekend per month.  Differential pay is available for this shift!

Established in 2002 ESMS is a large multiple-veterinarian equine practice offering services including ICU & critical care, hospitalization, 24-hour emergencies, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, surgery, lameness, reproduction, ambulatory, dentistry, and wellness.

Responsibilities include:

  • Support doctors and work with other staff members in the hospital by providing essential care to our hospital patients. Essential care duties include, but are not limited to, administering treatments, preparing medications, and taking TPR’s.

  • Assist with after hour emergencies

  • Assist in the Hospital barn and ICU areas as needed

  • Monitor patients through careful observation of their comfort and needs; alerting doctors if any problems arise

  • Assist technical staff with surgeries

  • Assist in routine lameness exams

  • Jog with horse in hand

  • Surgical scrubbing for joint therapy and/or surgical procedures

  • Accurately collect and maintain client records and patient medical history

  • Perform laboratory procedures

  • Perform intensive care procedures for critical equine patients

  • Check-in and discharge of patients using proper protocols

  • Clean exam rooms

  • Stock supplies, and other essential duties

  • On call one day per week and one weekend per month

 

Qualifications:

  • Team-oriented, self-motivated, and positive individual with strong work ethic

  • A minimum of one-year experience in a veterinary setting or equivalent combination of training and experience (required)

  • Ability to safely restrain horses (required)

  • A general understanding of equipment and terminology used in an equine veterinary practice (required)

  • Excellent horse-handling, communication, customer service, and organizational skills

  • Ability to jog with horse up to 100 yards multiple times a day

  • Ability to efficiently multi-task in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and carry for short distances

  • Registered Veterinary Technician is preferred

ESMS offers a competitive salary (including differential pay) and benefits package.  If you have an innate desire to offer the highest quality of care to horses, we want to hear from you!

Background, motor vehicle records history and drug testing is required. 

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter and refer to job #WFD522.