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In addition to veterinarians, Rood & Riddle employs approximately 150 full or part-time employees. Seasonal positions are available during peak busy seasons, especially during the spring breeding and foaling season. Other temporary positions are available during peak sales times.

Specific job openings will be posted below, when available.

Please submit your letter of intent, resume, or application to:


Human Resources
P.O. Box 12070
Lexington, KY 40580


You can also email your application information to

You may use the job form below to submit an applicaton. Please complete the form and save it to your files. You may then print your application and sent it by regular mail or by e-mail attachment to the appropriate addresses above.

Employment Application (.pdf)

Please! Due to the large number of applications and high volume of calls, we cannot take job or application status inquiries by phone.

Available Positions

Rood & Riddle has openings in our barn and admissions department. Interested candidates must have excellent horse handling experience, positive customer service attitude and familiarity with mucking stalls. This position is full-time, 1st and 2nd shift with one day a weekend required. Interested applicants should send in a resume to

There are currently no job opportunities in this category on file at this time. Please check back later!


Now accepting applications and interviewing for spring 2017 positions for ambulatory, surgery, and nursing staff technicians. All applicants must have hands on horse experience so please be sure to list your hands on horse experience on your resume. Some departments require weekend work and flexible schedule. To apply please submit resume to No phone calls. Resumes should have a current return email address. See below for descriptions of each area.

Nursing Technician

Rood and Riddle is a full service equine hospital that is open twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. The nursing staff is responsible for in-house patient care. The hours are from 5:30am to 6pm or from 5:30pm to 6am for three to four 12 hour shifts a week (depending on the time of year), including at least one weekend shift consistently a week. This job involves working with horses of all ages and breeds. A minimum of two years of horse experience (other than working with your own horses) is required. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: following clinician?s orders, making a patient treatment list, preparing and administering medications, monitoring patient?s vital signs and reporting any abnormalities or concerns to the shift supervisor, monitoring fluids, pulling blood from an intravenous catheter, performing basic lab test, assisting veterinarians as needed, stocking and cleaning assigned barns pharmacies, as well as general horse. This job is physically demanding and requires candidates that are able to frequently lift over 50 to 75 pounds and stand for long periods of time. Teamwork and a positive attitude is a must! This is a great opportunity for anyone considering veterinary medicine as a career or just to expand your knowledge on equine medicines and procedures. To apply, please send your resume to . No phone calls please. Be sure to be detailed in your hands on horse experience on your resume.

Ambulatory Technician

Horse experience and schedule flexibility is a must. Hours are mainly Monday through Friday but may vary during the busiest months. This job involves assisting the veterinarian with various duties including but not limited to: restraining horses, setting up equipment/supplies for procedures needed, holding plates for radiographs, cleaning and restocking the veterinarian?s vehicle, etc. This job is physically demanding and requires candidates that are able to frequently lift over 50 pounds and stand for long periods of time. A valid driver?s license and proof of car insurance are also required. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to No phone calls please. Be sure to be detailed in your hands on horse experience on your resume.

Surgery Technician

The surgery staff hours are Monday-Friday 40 hours/week. Technician will provide operative care for surgery patients, maintain operating room stock and sterilization, maintain sterile and aseptic technique, be familiar with equine surgical instrumentation and must have experience handling horses. Candidate must also be able to lift up to 50lbs and stand for long periods of time. Teamwork and communication are essential in this facility. Candidate must be flexible with hours and willing to work overtime when needed. To apply, please send cover letter and resume to for review. No phone calls, please. Be sure to be detailed in your hands on horse experience on your resume.


TITLE: Equine Scientist Podiatry Lexington, KY

DUTIES: Develop, implement and train staff, clients, and community on improved practices related to equine foot care, maintenance and treatment, including developing specific training schedules and method for each animal, selection of proper shoes, trimming and care of feet to encourage natural movement, and forging and shaping shoes. Give injury seminars and write articles/papers for industry use. Conduct research regarding optimal practices for podiatry department, including those related to trimming, shoeing, health and overall well-being of the equine feet. Prepare reports and recommendations for veterinarians and podiatry staff on best podiatry practices for hospital and specific equine population. Perform fabrication and fitting of equine limb braces and corrective orthopedic devices. 50% to 60% Domestic and International Travel required.

REQUIREMENTS: A bachelor's degree in Equine Studies or related field is required however the employer will accept two years of equine farrier experience in lieu of the bachelor's degree, this position also requires six months experience tutoring or instructing in farrier skills in a formal education setting which must include instruction in shoeing skills, biomechanics of the hoof, internal anatomy of the lower limb and hoof capsule of a horse, remedial shoeing. Must be Certified Journeyman Farrier (AFA certification).

Send resumes to: Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, P.O. Box 12070, Lexington, KY 40580

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