Brown Equine Hospital, a fully staffed surgical and referral equine practice, located in Somerest, PA (1 hour outside of Pittsburgh), is looking for a hardworking and motivated full-time Veterinary Technician to join our team!
Do you have previous experience with safe handling of horses?
Do you have knowledge of equine anatomy and veterinary terminology?
Are you able to handle the physical aspects of working in a high-paced equine practice including jogging horses for lameness evaluations?
Then this job is for you!
Job responsibilities include but not limited to:
Care of in-patient, hospitalized horses: monitoring vital parameters, administering treatments, assisting with procedures, and providing nursing care
Assisting with outpatient appointments: providing appropriate restraint of horses for a variety of procedures, jogging horses for lameness exams, aseptic preparation of patients for injections and surgical procedures, performing radiographic studies, collecting samples for diagnostics
Performing anesthesia: induction, maintenance, monitoring, and recovery of patients using both gas and injectable forms of anesthesia
Assisting with surgical procedures: positioning patients on the surgical table, aseptic preparation of patients for surgery, opening surgical packs and instruments, assisting surgeon during procedures ("scrubbing in"), care and sterilization of surgical equipment and operating room
Laboratory procedures: collection of samples, utilizing in-house equipment to perform routine laboratory tests, processing and submission of samples to reference laboratories
Care and cleaning of equipment and hospital
Licensure or relevant equine experience required.