Barn Attendant (Weekends) - Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital

Other Snohomish, Washington


Description

Position at Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital

Saturday & Sunday shift, 7 AM to 4 PM. Hours vary seasonally. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES to be completed under the supervision of a licensed DVM:

  • Charting of patient manure and urine production as well as food and water consumption.
  • Feeding and watering hospitalized patients as well as those housed in the mare motel.
  • Removing soiled bedding from stalls and keeping walls clean.
  • Keeping all hospital areas swept and debris-free.
  • Disinfecting stalls between horses.
  • Perform isolation cleaning and disinfection.
  • Restocking of certain areas.
  • Occasional restraint of patients.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE and SKILLS

  • Basic knowledge of general sanitation principles.
  • Equine and large animal handling experience is mandatory.

EDUCATION

  • None

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

  • None.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Willing to learn new skills and work as directed with some supervision.
  • Often requires lifting and carrying materials weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Capable of walking and/or standing for long periods.
  • May be required to use strength and/or agility in walking and restraining stronger, more active animals.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

  • Outside work is required.
  • Exposure to unpleasant odors and noises as well as bites, kicks and animal wastes.
  • Possible exposure to contagious diseases.