Laboratory/Veterinary Assistant

Kitchwin Hills
Published
June 8, 2022
Location
Gundy
Category
Job Type
Casual  
Country
Australia
State
New South Wales

Description

Kitchwin Hills is seeking a new team member to fulfil a unique role of veterinary/laboratory assistant and relief foaling attendant.

This position is an afternoon/early evening position ideally suited to someone wanting to develop their veterinary nursing skills.

The candidate will work closely with our resident vet on a thoroughbred stud based in the Upper Hunter NSW. The role will commence in early August 2021.

This role and would encompass.

  • Laboratory duties such as running bloods and assisting the veterinarian with our mare breeding swabs.
  • Patient treatments (including, IV, IM and catheter) and administration of IV fluids
  • Assisting the resident veterinarian with various tasks and procedures
  • Routine care and duties in our foaling unit as well as management of foaling down mares

The successful applicant will require the following:

  • Demonstrate a high level of expertise with horse handling
  • Experience of working in a veterinary lab would be of benefit but on the job training will be provided
  • Candidate must be a self-starter, work efficiently with and without guidance and have a positive attitude
  • Ability to perform a basic physical exam and initial triage of wounds and sick horses
  • Thorough communication with veterinarians, stud staff and management
  • Previous foaling experience highly desirable

KWH offer a competitive remuneration package, and flexible work hours can be negotiated for the right candidate.

Although this position is seasonal, there is an opportunity for full-time permanent employment at the end of the Breeding Season.

Please email your resume detailing your experience with 2 references to pauline@kitchwin.com.au

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