The College of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Medical Center seeks a Veterinary Assistant to join the Small Animal Ward team. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to assist in the provision of care to ill and injured animals as wells a providing assistance to clinicians, staff and professional students in the days to day operations of the Veterinary Medical Center. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: providing basic patient care functions; assisting in the collection of lab specimens such as blood, urine, and feces for testing; assisting with patient assessment, restraint and treatments; assisting with training student employees in prescribed care of animals; comforting and caring for hospitalized animal patients; walking patients and providing clean housing, food, and water at all times; monitoring patients and notifying higher level technician or veterinarian of any unusual changes or symptoms; assisting with the admission and discharge of patients including loading and unloading of animals; transporting patients within the Veterinary Medical Center and to Goss Lab; delivering specimens to necropsy; stocking supplies including feed, medical supplies and equipment; cleaning and disinfecting treatment and surgical areas, animals housing units, adjacent areas and supporting equipment following prescribed sanitation procedures and observing rules of epidemiology to prevent spread of disease; carrying out prescribed bedding; performing daily cleaning of outdoor dog exercise areas and VMC entrances; cleaning of all animal areas including windows, floors, light covers, ledges, hallways, vents, receiving rooms etc.; notifying supervisor of need for non-routine repairs; assisting with laundry; providing clerical support when necessary; and other duties as assigned.
The successful candidates will be expected to work 40 hours a week with a schedule to be determined by the unit. The position will require working rotating weekends and rotating holidays. This position is subject to a background check prior to starting.
Additional Information for Applicants::
Subject to animal allergens, diseases, bites, waste, blood; exposure to bio hazards, dust, water, chemicals, subject to rotating weekend &/or early morning, late evening work schedule; requires lifting equipment and animals at least 75 lbs.; may be required to operate heavy equipment for moving large animals and/or supplies; could be exposed to sharps, rabies, irritant chemicals, zoonotic diseases, animal inflicted injuries, and anesthetic gases. Requires weekend, nights, and/or holiday hours.
High School Diploma or GED or a minimum of six months of veterinary/animal science experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Target Salary: $11.10 - $13.00 Hourly
Job Category: Civil Service
Job Appointment (FTE%):
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