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GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
The VETERINARY ANIMAL ATTENDANT provides daily care, restraint and handling of large animals (e.g., horses, cattle, sheep) within a veterinary teaching hospital. Employees in this class also provide specific technical veterinary assistance before surgery and during recovery to assure the comfort of the animals and the safety of those working with them.?
This is a single class and not currently part of a series of classes.?
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The duties listed below are not inclusive but characteristic of the type and level of work associated with this class. Individual positions may perform all or some combination of the duties listed below as well as other related duties.
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS
Employees in this class have regular in person contact with owners who come to see their animals under care at the hospital, with veterinary students when assisting them with the care of animals and demonstrating proper animal care techniques and with veterinarian clinicians to exchange information on the condition of animals and receive instructions on the special care of animals. Employees in this class have regular contact with student workers to direct them in their cleaning duties.?
Employees in this class receive general supervision from an animal attendant supervisor who gives work assignments and reviews the work daily, by observation for timely completion and adherence to established animal caretaking procedures. Employees in this class follow agency policy and procedure manuals and State and Federal rules and regulations to aid in the correct and humane care of animals.?
Positions in this class are in a veterinary teaching hospital and require the willingness to work in the environment associated with the position's location and purpose which includes working with large animals. They require the willingness to maintain a humane attitude in the care and treatment of animals. Positions require the willingness to work within an area where animals are radiographed, to stand and work for extended periods on a concrete floor and to lift up to 100 pounds to load and unload hay bales and handle large animals.
One year of experience caring for, restraining, and handling animals which shows knowledge of: