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Patient Care Vet Assistant

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Work type: Hourly Wage/Part-Time
Senior management: College of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Equine Medical Ancillary
Location: Equine Medical Center - Leesburg
Categories: Veterinary Medicine

Position Summary:  

This position provides care for equine patients through administration of medications and treatments, specimen collection, monitoring vital signs, record keeping, and assisting in the preparation and performance of special procedures. Responsible for acceptable levels of cleanliness in barns, treatment areas, and other related areas.

Required Qualifications:

Previous equine experience and/or veterinary assistant experience; working knowledge of basic
principles of equine care; demonstrated knowledge of equine restraint and handling techniques; ability to follow established protocol and procedures; excellent communication skills. Must be able to safely move and handle up to 75lbs.

Preferred Qualifications:

Licensed Veterinary Technician or training in animal science or a health-related field.

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