Veterinary Technician/Foaling Specialist

Coolmore Australia
November 2, 2019
Jerrys Plains
Job Type
New South Wales


Coolmore Stud, located in the Hunter Valley of NSW, is seeking applications for the following full-time position:

Veterinary Technician/Foaling Specialist – Duties will include:

  1. Foal mares and administer medical treatment to foals as well as attending to medical and health needs of mares as required
  2. Manage complex foaling’s
  3. Ensuring mare has milk and foals suckle for the first time and receive their first colostrum
  4. Providing pre and post-natal care of broodmares and foals
  5. Ensuring feeding and nutritional requirements of horses are met daily
  6. Rearing and training of newborn foals
  7. Manage all laboratory technical requirements
  8. Coordinate and administer fluid therapy
  9. Coordinate and administer veterinary treatments and drugs
  10. Management of stock, ordering and controlling pharmacy and all associated reports and documents
  11. Run in-house lab tests & assist in x-ray, ultrasonic examination, urinary catheterisation & surgeries
  12. During the offseason Overseeing daily care and supervision of breeding mares and foals/weanlings
  13. From time to time preparing and parading yearlings and other bloodstock for sales
  14. Attending sales. Taking care of all aspects of the horse’s health and wellbeing at the sale to ensure they are properly cared for and made available for inspection by prospective purchasers
  15. Aiding veterinarians with educating horse and farm staff on veterinary and isolation protocols
  16. Responsible for overseeing vaccination and working protocols throughout the farm
  17. Assisting Veterinarians with pregnancy diagnosis and difficult calving’s with cattle

Essential Criteria

  1. A Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing or higher qualification (including Veterinary Degree) or equivalent International qualification, or in the absence of a qualification a minimum of five years professional experience caring for breeding horses and associated youngstock
  2. Knowledge and experience of horse handling methods specific to thoroughbreds, including complex foaling cases
  3. Proven ability to work with neonatal cases
  4. Oral and written communication skills of a level to take instruction; provide information and advice to others and prepare medical reports
  5. Ability to work in a team and independently
  6. Knowledge of safe operation of all equipment and use of personal protective equipment
  7. Sound knowledge of health and safety obligations and demonstrated skills in safe operation of equipment relevant to the training and preparation of racehorses

The salary for this position will be above award and based on your skills and experience in the range of $54,000 to $58,000.  Accommodation may also be offered on the farm at Jerrys Plains NSW.

Please e-mail a cover letter and detailed CV plus two referees’ names and contact numbers via email to

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