Food Animal Veterinary Technician – Athens, Texas

Henderson County Veterinary Hospital
Athens, Texas
Job Category
Full Time Positions
Determined on experience and qualification
Start Date
December 15, 2016
Last Date to Apply
December 2, 2016
Henderson County Veterinary Hospital (HCVH), located in beautiful Athens, TX., is a progressive, mixed animal practice looking for a qualified, highly motivated individual to assume the role of Food Animal Veterinary Technician. For over 40 years, HCVH has served the people of Henderson County and surrounding towns by providing excellent client service, patient treatment and preventative medicine for both large and small animals. This two doctor practice is focused on providing high-level care to both food and companion animals. We take great pride in serving the people of our community including ranchers, 4-H/FFA youth, local ag teachers and others with various livestock and companion animal species.

Job Focus: HCVH supports approximately 40% food animal clientele. Currently, the majority of our food animal practice deals with cow-calf operations. We are looking for an individual who can help support our doctors in such areas as developing good herd health strategies, cattle processing, USDA regulatory work, export shipping certificates, artificial insemination, breeding soundness exams, soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries, radiology, hoof care, ultrasound diagnostics, and consulting. In addition to our cow-calf clients, we see numerous other food/large animal species (i.e. goats, pigs, sheep, alpacas, deer, and horses). The right candidate would be looking for long term employment and the desire to live in a small town community.

Job Duties:

  • Assist veterinarians and other support staff in the daily tasks of running a food animal practice
  • Client development and education
  • Patient care
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Develop skill set in an array of large animal procedures, surgery support, medications and treatments
  • Keep organized medical records
  • Strive to be part of a community that producers can trust and look to for advice
Please send resumes to

Qualified applicants will have a BS in Animal Science or equivalent. Have a deep interest in beef production agriculture and a strong desire to work with cattle in a veterinary practice environment. Be willing to learn and work with others. Willingness to move to the Athens, TX area.

Contact Person
Dr. Doug Richardson
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