Helen Woodward Animal Center
  • Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA
  • 13.00
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Weekend, Night, Holiday availability required.



Feed, clean, water, groom and exercise all department livestock as needed. Assist Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians with horses as needed. Assist with disinfecting procedures of stalls and procedure rooms. Assist with minor equipment and building maintenance. Follow safety and sanitation policies throughout facility in order to maintain HWAC standards of excellence. Maintain compliance with HWAC policies and procedures.  Participate in Center activities and events as required.  Complete other assignments as required.  Represent HWAC standards of professionalism.

In addition to the duties listed above, the Center expects the following of each employee:  adheres to HWAC policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; acts as a role model within and outside the Center; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of the position; meets department productivity standards; participates in HWAC events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.


The following is not intended to be a comprehensive list of the essential functions of this position, but rather a general description of some of the requirements necessary to carry out the duties and responsibilities of this position.  The employee must be able to perform the following tasks, among others:

Desire to go to veterinary school and extensive horse experience preferred. 

Must understand the basics of equine husbandry. Must possess knowledge of all types of equine food substances. Must posses the ability to safely work around a variety of horses. Skilled in proper restraint and handling of horses. Able to safely lift 50 lbs. Must have the ability to think ahead and work in a fast pace emergency hospital setting. Must be able to work independently and in a team environment. Must have good verbal and written communication skills. Must be responsible and able to interact with clients.

Employee must demonstrate ability to work effectively with others (including co-workers, customers, and others) by sharing ideas in a constructive and positive manner; listening to and objectively considering ideas and suggestions from others; keeping commitments; keeping others informed of work progress, timetables and issues; and addressing problems and issues constructively to find mutually acceptable and practical business solutions.

Employee must demonstrate regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.


When a physical requirement is described as rarely, it means less than 5% of the shift is spent in this activity; occasionally means 6% - 33% of the shift is spent in this activity; frequently means 34% - 66 % of the shift is spent in this activity; continuously means 67% or more time during a shift is spent in this activity.

Though work assignments may vary from day to day, this position typically requires: walking, bending and lifting continuously; ability to carry, push and/or pull up to 50 lbs occasionally; ability to reach above or below shoulder occasionally. The daily responsibilities require the walking, bending and standing continuously; the ability to lift, carry, push and or pull up to 50 lbs. frequently; and the ability to reach above your shoulder level and below is needed occasionally.


85% of this job is conducted outdoors under normal hospital conditions and 15% is conducted indoors under normal office conditions. 

Helen Woodward Animal Center is a smoke-free environment.  Smoking is not permitted in any HWAC building or vehicle.


Helen Woodward Animal Center
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