Looking to hire Animal Husbandry/Holistic Vet Assistant at Apricot Lane Farms in Moorpark CA
posted 3 years ago
Animal Husbandry: Holistic Vet Assistant This position works directly under Farmer John Chester, who vets animals on-site 85% of the time. They would assist with births and simple vetting procedures. They would feed animals 2x daily, clean stalls and rotate animals through pastures. Detailed record-keeping and organizational skills are a MUST, as this position keeps animal health records, manages inventory control and ordering of the vet room, as well as feed inventory and ordering. Computer and research experience is necessary, as this position will research health issues that arise, online or by calling other farmers. May need to prepare animals for show and assist with halter training. This person must be OK with culling animals, as we raise animals for food. They will also assist with transporting animals to the processing center and schedule processing with the culinary team. Must have two years animal husbandry experience on a farm or in a vet clinic. Animal training experience, a plus. Must be able to lift at least 50lb. and perform manual farm labor. Must be flexible and calm while handling the emergencies that inevitably arise on the farm. Subject to available space at the time of hire, there is possible live-on farm housing in a shared living space for the right candidate.