Veterinary Assistants/ Technicians:

Please email your cover letter and resume to Dr. Rebecca Kramer at rebeccakramer@keswickequineclinic.com

Skills and Qualifications

  • Skilled and safe horse handling abilities.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and great organizational abilities.
  • Willingness to learn new skills and techniques.
  • Veterinary technician license a plus, but not required.
  • Ability to work long hours.
  • Veterinary Assistant Responsibilities
  • *Experience in the following areas is preferred, but not required. On the job training will be provided.
  • Assist veterinarians on farm calls
  • Restrain horses for exams and procedures (physical exams, dental floats, joint injections, etc.).
  • Patient preparation for procedures: clipping and scrubbing of surgical and injection sites.
  • Jog and lunge horses for lameness exams.
  • Assist veterinarians with diagnostics and maintain diagnostic equipment: radiology, ultrasound, gastroscopy/endoscopy, power floats, and shockwave machine.
  • Perform laboratory diagnostics (additional training in this area available for motivated applicants).
  • Run CBCs via Abaxis analyzer and Chemistry panels via Idexx analyzer.
  • Fecal egg counts, in-house cytology (uterine, skin, corneal, etc.) and culture.
  • Stock ambulatory vehicles with medical supplies and assist with maintaining an accurate clinic inventory.

Benefits include

Salary commensurate with experience. Paid vacation and sick leave after 6 months of employment; and paid holidays. 100% of health care premiums paid by Keswick Equine Clinic. Eligibility for simple IRA retirement plan after one year.

Office Staff/Receptionist:

Please email your cover letter and resume to Dr. Rebecca Kramer at rebeccakramer@keswickequineclinic.com

The ideal applicant has a strong background in interpersonal communications, veterinary office knowledge, inventory management, and strong organizational skills.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Critical thinking and effective decision-making abilities.
  • Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Cornerstone software experience a plus, but not required.
  • Geographical knowledge of the Charlottesville area a plus, but not required.
  • Horse experience preferred.

Position Details: Office Responsibilities

  • Answer phones and schedule appointments.
  • Facilitate effective communication between clients and veterinarians.
  • Package and shipping of diagnostic samples.
  • Prepare and process paperwork: equine passports, digital health certificates/coggins forms, etc.
  • Manage social media presence and website.
  • Inventory Responsibilities
  • Manage practice inventory and supplies, within the clinic and on ambulatory vehicles.
  • Assist with regular inventory counts and track all supplies, medicines, and equipment. Maintain detailed accurate reports for monthly, quarterly and annual inspection.

Benefits include

Includes salary commensurate with experience. Paid vacation and sick leave after 6 months of employment; paid holidays. 100% of health care premiums paid by Keswick Equine Clinic. Eligibility for simple IRA retirement plan after one year.

Associate Veterinarian

Please email your cover letter and resume to Dr. Rebecca Kramer at rebeccakramer@keswickequineclinic.com

Keswick Equine Clinic is looking to add a full-time associate to our growing equine ambulatory practice located near Charlottesville in Central Virginia. Our ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years-experience or an equine internship and is energetic and passionate about furthering their knowledge working in Virginia horse country. We are looking for an out-going team player with a strong work ethic and commitment to excellence in equine medicine.  Our practice prides itself for having a work-life balance, with a 4 ½ day work week and shared emergency on-call.

We are a short drive from the Blue Ridge Mountains and the four historic residences of Washington, Jefferson, Madison and Monroe.  Located in the fox hunting countryside, this is the ideal location for long weekends in DC or at the beach!  With fantastic restaurants, shopping, schools and the University of Virginia; Charlottesville is a small town with all the great amenities of a much larger city.  

We service every horse owner, from the professional show barns and breeding farms to the backyard horse lover. Our clinic facilities include stocks, day stalls and an out-patient surgery room. We are fortunate to be located near several reputable referral centers.

Excellent benefit package includes:

  • Practice owned, fully equipped ambulatory vehicle
  • Office staff, veterinary assistants, and technicians
  • State of the art equipment:Extra compensation for emergency work (10-15 K yearly average)
  • Sound NEXT DR, three Edge digital ultrasounds, Shockwave, Powerfloats,  3m gastro scope, in house CBC/BC, and ProStride system
  • Health insurance and PLIT
  • DEA licensing
  • AAEP, AVMA, VVMA dues
  • Retirement IRA with 3% employer match
  • Continuing education encouraged and funded
  • Family-oriented paid sick leave
  • Generous and flexible paid vacation time
  • Paid major holidays

Check out the AAEP Career Center for more information and easy application process.

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