Equine Sports Medicine & Surgery’s Weatherford Division, PLLC (“ESMS”) has an immediate opportunity at our busy referral hospital in Weatherford, Texas for a full-time Veterinary Surgery/Anesthesia and Outpatient Technician.
The anticipated work schedule will be five (5) 8-hour weekdays-OR-four (4) 10-hour weekdays, with rotating on-call duty.
Established in 2002 ESMS is a large multiple-veterinarian equine practice offering services including ICU & critical care, hospitalization, 24-hour emergencies, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, surgery, lameness, reproduction, ambulatory, dentistry, and wellness.
We have an excellent team, including CVTs, LVTs, RVTs and a large, well-trained support staff.
Provide effective communication and technical support to veterinarians, surgeons, and other staff members in the delivery of primary care, diagnostic services, and disease control. Essential care duties include, but are not limited to, administering treatments, preparing medications, and taking physicals.
Observe patients’ comfort and needs, alerting doctors of any problems.
Assist with surgical procedures
Prepare the operating room, placement of patient, and preparation of the surgical site
Provide support in anesthesia for routine and complex cases by preparing and maintaining patient monitoring devices and anesthesia delivery systems
Maintain complete and accurate anesthesia medical records
Assist with after hour emergencies.
Assist in the Hospital barn, ICU, Outpatient and Ambulatory areas.
Assist in routine lameness exams and sterile joint preparations.
Jog with horse in hand.
Assist in other areas of the hospital as directed.
May require working alternate shifts, holidays, weekends, or “on-call-duty” to ensure hospital operations are sufficient.
Minimum of 2 years’ Equine veterinary practice experience, required.
Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT or RVT) preferred.
One-year Equine Anesthesia experience, preferred.
Extensive knowledge of all anesthesia supplies, equipment, and monitoring, preferred.
Excellent veterinary nursing skills.
Ability to place intravenous/arterial catheters and to perform endotracheal intubation for veterinary patients.
Ability to understand verbal and written instructions.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to safely move and handle up to 75 lbs.
Must be able to work in an outdoor environment
Team-oriented, self-motivated and positive individual with strong work ethics.
Excellent horse-handling, communication, customer service, and organizational skills.
Ability to efficiently multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
ESMS offers a competitive salary (including differential pay) and benefits package. If you have an innate desire to offer the highest quality of care to horses, we want to hear from you!
Background, motor vehicle records history and drug testing is required.
Minimum of 2 years’ Equine veterinary practice experience
ESMS’ flagship hospital is located in Weatherford, TX just thirty minutes west of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Facilities include a cutting-edge critical care/intensive care unit, a neonatal intensive care unit, hospital with 6 exam rooms, a surgery suite with two induction/recovery stalls, hyperbaric oxygen therapy chamber, and over eighty stalls for hospitalization.