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Vet Assistant
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Job ID 4532
Job Type On-Campus Jobs (FWS) Tier 1
Employer Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Date Posted Aug 17, 2023
Category Animal Care
Job Description

Purpose or Role of the Position Within the Organization:
Student workers assist staff with daily, after-hours, and weekend cleaning of animal housing areas within the small animal clinic and help provide simple patient care like walking and feeding.
Responsibilities Associated with the Position:
• Clean cages, runs, floors, exam tables, etc. throughout the clinic
• Walk dogs multiple times per day
• Feed evening and weekend patients
• Assist in restraining of patients for procedures (if comfortable and want to learn)

• Assist in after-hours ICU/ Emergency services 

10-20 hours per week for the entire academic year (August through May with the option of working summer sessions) during open clinic hours (24/7)

Job Requirements

Qualifications Specific to the Position:
• Ability to work independently and with a team to complete daily tasks
• Ability to lift up to 40-lbs
• Strong work ethic, dependability, and accountability
• Previous animal experience preferred, but not required

Evaluation Procedure

Evaluation Procedure:
Students and direct supervisors will have ongoing and open communication regarding performance and development.

- On the job training and assessment

- Retention will be based on dependability and performance

Available Openings 2
Hours 10.0 to 29.5 hours per week
Hourly Rate $11.00/hour
Time Frame All Year
Contact Name Rebecca O'Connor
Contact Email
Work Location C247 Veterinary Medical Center
Phone 865-974-8387
Fax N/A

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