Patient Care Veterinary Assistant
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Job no: 524270
Work type: Staff
Senior management: College of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Equine Medical Ancillary
Location: Leesburg, Virginia
Categories: Veterinary Medicine
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.
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.
Licensed Veterinary Technician or training in animal science or a health-related field.
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.
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