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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 58-27622
School Name School of Veterinary Medicine
Org Widener Hospital
Posted to the Web 12/21/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 021
Employment Type Non-Exempt
Hours 40.00
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule m-f, wknds, OT, on call
Months 12
Position Length Ongoing
Position End Date
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School/Center Overview

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine is a global leader in veterinary education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, the School is a proud member of the One Health initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health.


Under general supervision, perform a variety of duties involving the daily care and feeding of animals and the cleaning and general upkeep of stall facilities. Reports to Supervisor, Patient Facilities. Perform general patient care, maintain general maintenance and cleanliness of patient areas. Provide daily maintenance of stall facilities, to include cleaning and disinfecting stalls, as well as water and feed buckets. Help to maintain patient treatment areas and equipment; clean area and equipment after treatments are performed stall-side and in treatment areas. Organize and maintain stock of paperwork in all barns, and ensure critical care areas are fully stocked with fluids and other frequently-used materials. Feeding, grooming, and walking. Ensure patients have clean water, feed, and hay, per treatment orders or nurse/clinician. Other general housekeeping and grounds keeping tasks
Assist with movement of large animal patients and patient supplies. Assist with transport of down or dead animals . Transport bedding and feed material to/from patient areas. Operate a variety of motorized equipment including forklift, tractor and standard dump truck. Contribute to a professional, safe and efficient hospital environment. Effectively manage time and plan daily activities to ensure excellent patient care. Follow Biosecurity protocols and remain knowledgeable about changing requirements. Follow standard operating procedures for each area and safety procedures for all equipment. Document stall cleaning status as needed to ensure efficient stall turnover. Assist in all areas as needed to ensure efficient operation of the hospital. Eve. 2:30 pm to 10:30 pm M-F. Position located in Kennett Sq., No public trans. avail.


High school graduate or equivalent preferred. Large animal handling experience required. Ability to operate a variety of motorized equipment including forklift, tractor and standard dump truck required. Ability to perform strenuous work and tolerate exposure to weather, chemicals and allergens required. Valid driver’s license required. Position located in Kennett Sq., No public trans. avail.

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  2. * What is your highest level of education completed?
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  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
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    • 1 to 2 Years
    • 2 to 3 Years
    • 3 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 7 Years
    • 7 to 10 Years
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  4. * Do you have experience with large animal handling?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have the ability to operate a variety of motorized equipment including forklift, tractor and standard dump truck?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have the ability to perform strenuous work and tolerate exposure to weather, chemicals and allergens?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you possess a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No

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