Jul 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Duties: The Large Animal Attendant is responsible for caring for Hofmann Center animals as well as client owned animals. The Large Animal Attendant will feed Hofmann animals and clean the run-in-sheds. They also maintain the cleanliness of outside waterers. For the client owned animals, the attendants feed the animals, clean and disinfect stalls, administer medications and turn animals out for exercise. The attendants are also responsible for handling stallions for semen collection and handling client animals for procedures. The attendants check all Hofmann animals each day to ensure they are healthy and free of injury. They also check the enclosures on a regular basis to ensure they are safe for the animals. The attendants help administer the herd health program to the Hofmann animals. This includes: vaccination, de-worming and hoof trimming. The animal attendants are also responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the reproduction center as well as the grounds (ie.cutting grass, weedwacking and gardening). The large animal attendants may also participate in teaching a horse handling lab and a stallion handling/semen collection lab, provided they have the skills and knowledge to do so . The attendants also help in with the setup and cleanup for teaching labs.

Qualifications: HS graduate, experience working with large animals; experience handling mares and stallions and other farm animals in breeding and non-breeding situations. A valid driver's license is required. Must be able to perform strenuous work and tolerate exposure to chemicals, allergens, etc. Attention to detail a priority. Must have good communication skills and be able to work with little or no supervision. Position located in Kennett Sq., no public trans. avail.
B level requires 2 years of experience.
C level requires 3 - 5 years of experience.

Reference Number: 58-26410

Salary Grade: 022/023

Employment Type: Non-Exempt

Org: Widener Hospital

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.

Job Family: 3-Animal Care

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