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Job Title: VETERINARY ASSISTANT Community Practice
Location: Columbia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 37005
Hiring Department

Veterinary Medicine and Surgery

Job Description

Veterinary Assistant position cross-posted with Veterinary Technician position, only one will be hired.

Assist with patient restraint / handling / transporting, exercise patients in designated area as instructed. Stock supplies and maintain exam and diagnostic rooms. Keep these areas organized and clean. Respond to phone inquiries concerning appointments and queries from referring DVMs and clients regarding cost estimates for services following consultation with faculty, house officers, or veterinary technicians. Utilize hospital information system and other software for data entry, requests, record maintenance and scheduling. Monitor hospitalized patients, provide ward care. Collect samples (e.g., blood, urine and fecal) and administer medications as instructed, perform basic diagnostic procedures as requested within skill set of the particular assistant consistent with MVMB guidelines. Assist with patient monitoring and preparation, operating room set-up / break down and cleaning instruments and surgical suite. Maintain and care for diagnostic and surgical equipment. Assist with student orientation and instruction.


Salary: $13.25 / hour

GGS Grade: 4


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40 hours a week. Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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Job No:
Posted: 6/7/2021
Application Due: 6/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time