Yard Technician

Rossdales Ltd
Newmarket, Suffolk
Salary Range: £19,000 to £20,800 pa
09 Mar 2023
22 Mar 2023
Job Role
Yard Person
Contract Type
Full Time

Rossdales Veterinary Surgeons is seeking to appoint a full time Yard Technician to join our friendly and supportive yard team working within the Hospital and Diagnostic Centre, based in Exning. Working 40 hours per week Monday to Friday, there will be a requirement for bank holiday and weekend working as part of a rota, currently 1 in every 3, which is paid as overtime. Other hours may be required in accordance with business needs and will generally be recompensed as paid overtime.

Our yard technician’s are vital to the wellbeing of our inpatients, working alongside our Yard Manager, we are looking for a person who is skilled in horse husbandry and handling, ensuring that our patients have the best care whilst at our hospital.

Duties include:

  • Meeting and greeting owners/clients while admitting horses to the Hospital and Diagnostic centre; General husbandry including feeding, watering, rugging and mucking out; Feeding and administering oral medication; Paddock Maintenance; Assisting with Medical Intensive Care patients; All aspects of horse handling, movement of horses between stables, trot-up areas, lunging, holding horses for veterinary inspection/procedures; Ensuring horses are clean and tidy, grooming, bathing; Assist with bandaging horses after medications and other treatments; Caring for the needs and welfare and adhering to infection control procedures and compliance; Steam cleaning stables (working at height) and ensuring that stables are maintained in a clean and sterile state; Ensuring that yard areas are kept clean and tidy, general maintenance duties.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Good knowledge and experience in horse care and stable duties, previous experience of the equine industry is essential; Previous experience in a racing or stud yard would be beneficial; Confident and competent handling all types, sizes and ages of horses and ponies, our equine patients range from foals, youngstock, stallions, racehorses, competition and pleasure horses; Has a professional approach, with a strong emphasis on maintaining confidentiality; Highly motivated with outstanding attention to detail; Reliable and hard working, team player with a ‘can do’ attitude.

Please note, this is a physically demanding role that will require work outside in varied weather conditions.

Application Process and Timeline

If you are interested in the position and wish to apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter to recruitment@rossdales.com

Closing date: 22 March 2023




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