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Vet Med VTH Large Animal Hospital

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, providing services to animal owners and veterinarians, and conducting investigations to improve the health of animals as well as people. The college benefits pets and their owners, food-producing animals, and wildlife by offering the highest quality hospital and diagnostic laboratory services. Equipped with the most technologically advanced facilities located on a university campus, the college is dedicated to safeguarding public health by studying emerging infectious diseases that affect both animal and human health.

The College of Veterinary Medicine values all members of the university community, recognizing that differences in experience and culture can only lead to a more well-rounded, accepting academic environment. We have an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in our Principles of Community (

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Benefits Eligible

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Full Time

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Hours vary based on available shifts.

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Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

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Animal Care Veterinary/Animal Science Paraprofessional/Professional



Job Family:

Animal Care



Minimum Qualifications:

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Position Summary:

This work involves the cleaning and maintenance of patient facilities in the Vet Teaching Hospital. This includes removing manure and soiled shavings/bedding in patient stalls and kennels. Discharged patient stalls are also cleaned and disinfected. In specific areas of the hospital, floors are swept vacuumed and hosed clean. New patient stalls are prepared as directed by Lead Caretaker or Supervisor. Various other facilities of the hospital in both large and small animal are also cleaned and maintained on a regular basis. Assistance is also given to DVM’s, Technicians and Students where appropriate and requested.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Be comfortable in handling, upkeep and working in close proximity with large animals.
Ability to maintain sterilization techniques for large animals and small ruminants. Ability to stand for long periods of time and to work well interpersonally with a variety of staff, students, and doctors.

Physical Demands:

1. Lift, and carry up to 75 pounds.
2. Sit, stand, stoop bend and walk intermittently during the day on hard floor surfaces.
3. Manual dexterity sufficient to accurately work with small, delicate pieces of equipment or large heavy objects/containers/machinery.
4. Work for long periods of time with arms extended.
5. Work with cleaning equipment and chemicals

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Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Each A.M., thoroughly clean all patient stalls. Remove manure and soiled shavings/bedding and replace with clean bedding material. Clean and disinfect discharged patient stalls/kennels, as patients leave the hospital. Clean all accumulated food and water containers. Sweep, vacuum and hose down floors and aisles in Hospital. Clean client parking lot and client areas as necessary.

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Clean and maintain other facilities as necessary (bovine area, field service vehicle area, dog walk, and treatment rooms).

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Assist DVM’s, Techs and students where appropriate-in preparing patient stalls and restraining patients for minor procedures.
Drive to campus necropsy to either drop off animals or pickup ashes.

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Posted: 4/1/2021
Application Due: 5/31/2021
Work Type: Full Time