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Location: Hanover, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Salary: determined by experience
Immediate opening for a 3rd resident veterinarian at Hanover Shoe Farms, the greatest name in harness racing! Hanover Shoe Farms is a large Standardbred breeding operation standing 7 stallions. We are expecting around 300 foals this season and will be breeding close to 400 mares.
Veterinary work will be shared between the 3 resident veterinarians. The distributions of the responsibilities can be tailored to the applicant's interest (more or less reproductive work, or more or less neonatal medicine). Responsibilities include reproductive work, foaling and neonatal medicine, emergencies, and general veterinary care of the farm's resident mares, foals, yearlings, stallions and retirees.
There are a great variety of cases seen from minor things such as small wounds, corneal ulcers and hoof abscesses to more complicated cases like dystocias, dummy and septic foals, medical neonatal diarrhea cases and medical colics. We treat most medical cases in house and therefore it is a great opportunity for learning and growth. New graduates are welcome to apply, we are a 2014 and a 2021 graduate and are happy to mentor a new grad.
The farm is equipped with a neonatal hyperbaric oxygen chamber, DR equipment, and there is also access to a heated hospital barn and office area with the ability to run IV fluids and a hoist for an Anderson equine sling. A fully equipped practice vehicle will be provided along with reproductive ultrasound, and stall side SAA and IgG readers and tests. Weekends and on-call will be shared equally between the veterinarians. The workload is generally heavy in the spring and summer during the busy foaling and breeding season and slower during the off-season with shorter days and shorter work weeks.
The opening is flexible to seasonal or fulltime applicants as well as possible consideration for part time (seasonally) applicants (though priority would be given to full time applicants).
Licensure in the state of Pennsylvania (or the ability to obtain a PA license) is required. New graduates are welcome to apply; salary will be based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include health insurance, paid vacation, on-farm housing, practice vehicle, licensing fees and 401k.