Valley Equine Associates, PLLC is a small, but ambitious, full-service equine clinic located in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, with a wonderful opportunity for a veterinary surgical assistant to join our team. Our practice has been the backbone of equine medicine for Charles Town Racetrack and the surrounding farms for over 50 wonderful years!
Not only does our breathtaking landscape have an abundance of the half ton animals we know and love, it is also full of remarkable history, invaluable community, exciting adventure and rapid growth. You can white water raft the Potomac River, visit an abundance of local farmers' markets, or hop, skip, and jump to Washington D.C. and the East Coast.
Our company culture is founded on animal well-being and customer service. We are all essential to the business and our clients in keeping their steeds happy and healthy. With over 1,200 horses located just across the road, you can guarantee an upward trajectory on the learning curve. We have an array of clients from racetrack to sport horse spanning eastern West Virginia, northern Virginia, and western Maryland. While our jobs are important, we are of the belief that a work/life balance is a necessity in maintaining the standards of our workplace environment. You cannot care for others if you do not care for yourself first. Our team is well versed in pulling together to ensure no one feels left behind.
An ideal candidate will be able to:
Effectively communicate with staff and clients
Problem solve and multitask in a fast-paced environment
Adapt between working as part of a team as well as individually
Prepare horses for surgery through pre-anesthetic administration, IV placement, clipping, etc.
Assist surgeon in the care of surgical patients both pre-op and post-op
Take diligent medical records/notes for patient history and billing
Run and monitor anesthesia for horses on the table
Properly identify, clean, pack and sterilize surgical equipment
Deliver strong and professional customer service to clients
Be dependable and reliable with a keen attention to detail and a willingness to continue learning!
The veterinary surgical assistant would be expected to work 5 days a week, Monday – Friday (approx. 8am-5pm).
If you are interested in being an equine surgical assistant or technician, we offer:
- a competitive rate
- full-time medical benefits
- a 401k retirement plan
- an excellent team of support staff
- CE compensation
- discounts on personal pet care
- some lively holiday parties
- the chance to make a difference
Please get in touch with Margaret Henderson or Dr. Keith Berkeley at [email protected] or give us a call at (304) 725-1471. We look forward to hearing from you!