Veterinary Assistant I, Large Animal Clinical Sciences
The College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking a Veterinary Assistant I to provide quality care for animals by performing a variety of functions including but not limited to general care, feeding, bathing, and exercising. The incumbent ensures USDA, AALAC, and IACUC standards are maintained and maintains accurate animal and sanitation records as requested. Performs sanitizing in all areas of the hospital and farm in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures. Transports animals, assisting in moving animals to designated areas as needed. This is a temporary position.
Provides animal husbandry. Cleans and sanitizes animal stalls, including rebedding stalls and sanitizing all stall hallways and treatment and unloading areas at the Large Animal hospital and Veterinary Research and Education Center (VREC) as needed. Performs laundry duties for Large Animal Hospital and VREC, folding and putting away laundry items. Assists in teaching lab at VREC when needed as duties in hospital permit, transporting animals if needed. Bush hogs field and fencing as needed. Assists clients with the loading and unloading of animals, maintaining equine and farm animal loading area at VREC and hospital, including floors and walls. Prepares specialty stalls (sand-padded) after surgery for recoveries or new arrivals at VREC and hospital. Trains UT student assistants to work safely in the large animal hospital and VREC. Drives all equipment at VREC and hospital including bobcat, tractors, pull trailer, livestock and others. Transports animals, including deceased and live animals. Assists with after-hours large animal drop offs as required. Provides general maintenance of gates, chutes, and equipment. Stocks hay, straw, and bedding in all areas of the hospital. Loads and unload hay as needed.
Internal Number: 212006
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The Institute’s four major units are the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension. The Institute contributes to improving the quality of lives and enhancing the agricultural, economic, environmental and social well-being of Tennessee. Our clientele include students, families, farmers, 4-Hers, agribusiness and the general public.