John R. Steele and Associates

Gordonsville, Virginia

Job Type Full Time

John R. Steele & Associates is currently hiring veterinary technicians and assistants to work in Gordonsville, VA through the summer of 2021 and at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL from late November - April 2022.

Technicians and assistants are responsible for ensuring appointments run efficiently, maintaining equipment, and handling horses during examinations. Our staff also performs therapeutic treatments, including FES, Laser, and Shockwave.

Horse experience is a requirement, veterinary experience is not required. Training available for candidates that can communicate effectively, work in a team environment, and have a willingness to learn.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Daily Organizing: Scheduling appointments, Coordinating with barn managers at each appointment to keep workflow efficient, keeping the clinic organized, cleaning and stocking vet trucks daily, maintaining inventory stock list, daily record keeping and email communication.
  • Handling Horses: twitching, jogging, lunging, bandaging, scrubbing for injections, venipuncture, administering vaccines and medications.
  • Radiography & Ultrasonography: Setup, assisting in imaging, and uploading images to server.
  • Performing FES (Functional Electrical Stimulation Therapy), Laser and Shockwave therapies.
  • Blood and Laboratory Work: processing IRAP and PRP, analyzing fecal samples, and preparing blood samples and shipping to various labs for testing.
  • Miscellaneous: driving to appointments, basic administrative tasks such as recording dispensed medications, running various clinic errands.

Qualifications and desired skills:

  • At least two years of equine industry experience.
  • Able to follow directions, take initiative, and remain calm under pressure.
  • Superb time management and attention to detail.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Client confidentiality and customer service skills, answering the phone, taking messages.
  • Solid education & foundation in horsemanship and equine anatomy.
  • Valid Driver’s license with a good driving record.


  • Health insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Vacation
  • Continuing Education

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter with two equine references to or call (434) 960-2200 to inquire more about the position.

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