Full-time, Temporary Position, Available on: 2023-04-16
Are you an adventurer awaiting an opportunity to navigate the wild world of Alaskan Sled Dogs? If so, we invite you to experience a summer adventure of a lifetime. Alaska Icefield Expeditions is seeking Veterinary Technicians to join our 23rd season of glacier dog sledding!
We are focused on a high level of medical care for our sled dogs at our glacial dogsled camps. You’ll have what it takes for this position if you excel at diagnosing illnesses, dog behavior, communication, and organizational skills, combined with compassion, attentiveness, and resiliency.
This job position includes provided housing and meals while in camp. We also include an end of season bonus for those who complete the entirety of the season beginning in the third week of April through the end of September.
The Veterinary Technician is a focal point for all dogs and especially those needing care. Responsibilities range from traveling to all camps (4 glacier camps & 1 ground location) and participating in hands-on inspection of sled dogs and dog yards.
Vet Techs will ensure all injuries and illnesses are immediately brought to the Camp Manager, Lead Musher and Company Vet. The vet tech will ensure appropriate team members are notified and assigned to ensure any issues are treated expeditiously.
Vet techs will ensure the BCS of each dog is at company standard for tours. Techs will provide educational material and participate in camp meetings to relay Standard of Care protocols, Dogs First training, Musher Reporting, Vet Box Contents, Proactive training for females in heat and general care as needed.
Alaska Icefield Expeditions and her sister company Gold Rush Dog Tours are each hiring a vet tech for the season. The two vet techs will work as a team to do camp visits, care for dogs as needed off of various campsites and provide for each other’s day off so continuity of care for the dogs is not interrupted.
To learn more about how to begin your great Alaskan adventure, see job details and requirements by following the links below:
Company: Alaska Icefield Expeditions, Inc.
P.O. Box 198
Skagway, AK 99840