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Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 58-27694
Posted Job Title VET NURSE ASST B
School Name School of Veterinary Medicine
Org Widener Hospital
Posted to the Web 01/12/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade 022
Employment Type Non-Exempt
Hours 40.00
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule on call ,OT, wknds, shift
Months 12
Position Length Ongoing
Position End Date
University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

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.


Duties include, but are not limited to feeding, grooming, placing standing wraps, as well as handling and restraint for procedures and diagnostics. Procedures will include areas such as radiology, ultrasound, and standing surgery. Admitting and discharging patients, cleaning and stocking treatment areas, and helping to maintain the hospital and clean as necessary is also expected. Other duties include helping to maintain the equipment used in the hospital, and any other duties as requested by a nurse or veterinarian within the employee’s comfort and knowledge level. Light stall mucking and cleaning may also be expected. Milking of hospitalized dairy cows will also be a required skill, shared with the large animal attendants.

Position located in Kennett Sq., No public transportation available.


We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our patient care team, with minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent. Individual must have at least 1 year of experience in either caring for horses in a stable or barn (even if they are your own) , or another veterinary hospital. Previous veterinary experience is not required, but will be seen as an advantage when filling this position. The individual must be comfortable handling all types of horses, including stallions, racehorses, and foals. Experience with other large animal species such as cows, sheep, goats, and camelid species will also be advantageous for this position. The individual must be able to work independently, and able to communicate well with colleagues. Must be able to work evening hours, including weekends and holidays.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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    • Contacted by a Penn Recruiter
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    • Referred by a friend or family member
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  2. * What is your highest level of education completed?
    • Less than high school education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Vocational or Technical School
    • Associate's Degree or Two Year College
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree
  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
    • 0 to 1 Year
    • 1 to 2 Years
    • 2 to 3 Years
    • 3 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 7 Years
    • 7 to 10 Years
    • Over 10 Years
  4. * Do you have previous veterinary experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you comfortable handling all types of horses, including stallions, racehorses, and foals?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have experience working with other large animal species such as cows, sheep, goats, and camelid species?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter