Licensed Vet Technician JobEarlysville, VA 70588

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Why You'll Love This Job

Love horses? Blue Ridge Equine Clinic is seeking a licensed veterinary technician to join our team of equine-only veterinary professionals.

  • We are a fast-paced equine hospital located in the beautiful foothills of Central Virginia, 15 minutes from Charlottesville and 30 minutes from the Shenandoah National Park that provides cutting edge surgical, diagnostic and wellness care to horses both in the clinic and on farms.
  • The clinic sees a range of patients from racehorses, top-level show jumpers and dressage horses to pleasure horses and well-loved retirees. Blue Ridge Equine boasts an active veterinary internship program as well as fantastic externship opportunities for LVT and veterinary students.
  • Benefits include health insurance, 401k with an employer matching program, nightly on-call fees, emergency fees as well as time and a half hourly compensation for any overtime or after-hours work.
  • A candidate in the process of obtaining their veterinary technician license will be considered for this position.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include:
  • Treatments of hospitalized patients
  • Husbandry
  •  Intake and triage of emergency cases 
  • Anesthesia for surgeries and diagnostic procedures 
  • Surgical prep 
  • Administering and monitoring sedation for standing procedures, field anesthesia and ambulatory support 
  • Performing in-house lab work and processing samples
  • Operation and maintenance of diagnostic equipment including digital radiography
  • Ultrasound 
  • Endoscopy 
  • MRI and nuclear scintigraphy and handling horses for various procedures and exams as well as assisting with therapeutic procedures including: 
    • shockwave 
    • PRP
    • Stem-cell 
    • Pro-stride 
    • Alpha-2-Eq
    • Joint injections and acupuncture
 
The position will require some on-call coverage and after-hours support which is divided between 3 LVTs.

Skills & Qualifications

Candidate must be:
  • A capable horseperson 
  • Be self-motivated
  • Detail-oriented
  • A good communicator
 
Due to the on-call coverage, the ideal candidate will live within thirty minutes of the clinic.
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