Veterinary Nurse, Technician, or Technologist
Join our team!
Who we are:
We are a growing veterinary practice that specializes in calves and cattle. Our clients produce dairy & dairy cross feeder calves, dairy replacement heifers, and dairy & beef fat cattle. We focus on preventative medicine through design of vaccine protocols, diagnostic services, management consultation, contract research and development, as well as providing the supplies necessary for our clients to be successful and profitable.
Who we are looking for:
CalfCare is looking for a veterinary nurse or technician to join our busy, cattle-only practice. Currently our team includes three doctors, two registered vet nurses, and several support staff. We are a consulting calf practice headquartered in Northern Indiana. Our patients are predominately dairy breed calves that are destined to be feedlot steers or replacement heifers. We care for farms with a few calves as well as networks of farms with thousands of calves and work with a diverse culture of clients. Our practice area covers Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, and Kentucky and approximately 350,000 calves annually. Our primary duty is to help our clients be successful in raising healthy, productive calves using good management practices and judicious use of vaccines and medications. Our veterinarians partner with producers to create protocols and evaluate herd health.
We are also involved with regulatory veterinary medicine including health paper inspections and testing for import/export of cattle across state and international lines. In addition to client consultation, CalfCare conducts contract research trials and generates calves for research companies. We have a research facility that houses calves involved in research trials. Veterinarian nurse and technician duties include medical care and records. Some overnight travel is required as well as some weekend duties.
Duties, may include but not limited to:
- Conducting laboratory tests (PCV, TP, blood smear, bacterial cultures, fecals, snap tests, etc.)
- Maintaining records for research (paper and electronic)
- Administering medications IV, SQ, IM, PO, passing orogastric tubes
- Collecting samples from calves (jugular venipuncture, ear notch, nasal swabs)
- Assisting with research projects
- Cleaning and disinfecting equipment for research
- Following written and verbal protocols and observing strict biosecurity
- Operating lab equipment (IDEXX workstation, Procyte, Catalyst, Centrifuge, etc.)
- Answering phones and taking orders via Quickbooks
- Preparing health papers and VFDs via GlobalVetLink
- Preparing SOPs
- Communicating with and educating clients
- Continuing education (CE) allowance
- Clothing allowance
- Paid vacation days and sick days
- Simple IRA (employer matched)
- Health Insurance
- Strong interest in Bovine Population Medicine
- Effective communication and listening skills
- Self-motivated, independent worker with a desire to learn
- Ability to lift 50 pounds and move 75-100 pounds
- Ability to adhere to strict confidentiality regarding contract research projects
- Learn or know how to drive a gooseneck trailer
- Valid Driver’s License
- Clean Driving record
- Ability to, occasionally, work overnight and weekends
CalfCare is located in North Manchester, Indiana. We are 45 minutes from Fort Wayne and 2 hours from Indianapolis. North Manchester and surrounding areas are rural yet home to several universities. You can have the small-town atmosphere with local attractions and be just a short drive from larger cities with the many attractions they host.
If calves and the people who raise them are your passion, please submit a cover letter and résumé or CV.