Equine Ambulatory Veterinary Technician or Assistant

Veterinary Technician Snohomish, Washington


Position at Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital

Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital is now hiring a full-time Ambulatory Veterinary Technician or Assistant to join their AMAZING equine team!

The right candidate:
- has extensive previous equine experience
- has great equine restraint skills
- has strong communication skills
- works well on a team

Position will be a day shift Monday - Thursday, 10 hours each day. 

The job will entail equine dentistry, reproduction, billing, surgery on call, and holiday shift rotations.

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

  • Assist veterinarians & technicians as directed. 
  • Handle/restrain patients as required.
  • Restock inventory and maintain the cleanliness of doctor's vehicle and ambulatory barn areas.
  • Ensure all charges are captured at the time of service, provide client invoice to Ambulatory DVM to review with the client. General record keeping.
  • May assist with driving.
  • Medical equipment set-up, turnover, and maintenance.


  • Basic knowledge of general sanitation principles.
  • Extensive equine and large animal handling experience is mandatory. 
  • Basic computer knowledge.



  • Currently possesses or ability to obtain a Medication Clerk’s license.



  • 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.



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

At Pilchuck, we believe that the best possible care for our patients results from operating based on our core values:

  • Provide compassionate care to our patients, and practice compassion towards our clients and colleagues.
  • Commit to do what it takes to ensure success.
  • Provide high quality and unique resources for veterinary care in the Puget Sound Region.
  • Strive constantly for excellence in everything we do.
  • Behave with honesty and integrity at all times.

If you are passionate about Equine and love an adventure this is the perfect position for you!