The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Veterinary Nurse Assistant in the Equine Medical Center located in Leesburg, Virginia. This position performs direct patient care duties and barn care duties as assigned, such as mucking, stripping, bedding, disinfecting and sterilization of stalls, preparing patients for dismissal, assisting veterinary staff in removal and storage of carcasses after regular hours, and assisting with nursing duties as needed. Operates basic farm machinery to include tractors, trucks, riding mowers and forklifts.
To be considered, must have demonstrated knowledge of animal (equine) husbandry; previous experience in restraining and handling horses safely and effectively; demonstrated experience in equine grooming techniques; ability to follow directions and established protocol and procedures. Must be able to safely move and handle up to 50lbs.
Education/training in animal care, animal science, or related area.