Position

Veterinary Assistant and Laboratory Technician

Location

Arizona

Status

Filled

Description

Scottsdale Equine Reproduction Center is seeking to hire an energetic, motivated, and dedicated individual to join our team of equine and veterinary professionals.

We provide routine breeding and veterinary care, referral reproductive care, management of cooled and frozen semen breeding, embryo transfer, trans-vaginal oocyte aspiration, and foaling services. We care for pregnant mares, foals through weaning, breeding mares, embryo transfer donor mares, recipient mares, and routine veterinary patients in both in-house and ambulatory capacities.

Scottsdale Equine is a Select Breeders Services Affiliated Laboratory, and the individual hired for this position would be responsible for semen collection, freezing and reporting under SBS protocols.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Responsibilities as Veterinary Technician:

    • Hold horses for veterinary procedures
    • Administer medications to horses as directed by veterinarian
    • Coordinate daily farm call schedule
    • Maintain inventory and supplies
    • Maintain horse care and medical records
    • Maintain and implement efficient systems for medical record filing and tracking
    • Assist with daily horse care including occasional stall cleaning, feeding, watering, turn-out and grooming when required

Responsibilities as Laboratory Technician:

    • Assist with and perform Resident and Trailer-in stallion collections
    • Process collections for semen freezing, and maintain records as appropriate
    • Support storage and distribution technician when necessary
    • Assist with in house post-thaw analysis
    • Maintain cleanliness in the lab
    • Complete data records, performance tracking and client reports

Skills Required

  • Horsemanship, horse care and general horse handling
  • Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office programs
  • Proficient in basic laboratory procedures - Pipeting, Dilutions, Microscopy, etc. 
  • Fundamental understanding of equine reproduction and breeding management
  • Be able to lift and move water buckets, bales of straw and hay
  • Be able to restrain neonatal foals and manage adult equines
  • Hold a valid drivers license
  • Experience working as an equine vet tech is required
  • Certification as a Veterinary Technician would be beneficial

Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and ability 

Interested parties should email or mail a Letter of Interest and Resume to:

Dr. Jerry Longworth: grlongworth@hotmail.com; (480) 250-8439