Overnight Veterinary Assistant, Small Animal and Equine (CARE)

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Marion
Categories: Veteran's Preference Eligible, Veterinary Medicine/Animal Care
Department:28360000 - VM-WORLD EQUESTRIAN CENTER

Classification Title:

Overnight Veterinary Assistant (CARE)

Job Description:

The University of Florida Veterinary Hospitals is a 40,000 hospital at the World Equestrian Center (WEC), a high profile 300-acre equine facility in Ocala, 30 minutes south of Gainesville. UF Veterinary Hospitals at WEC provides Small Animal primary care and urgent care services and Equine sports medicine, rehabilitation, and diagnostic imaging services.

A Veterinary Assistant at the UFVH at WEC, assists with small animal and equine patient care, procedures, stocking, administrative support, and general cleaning and maintenance of the hospital and equipment. An individual in this position must possess horse handling skills and experience and enjoy learning new things.

Why work for UF? We know you care about your own pets as much as we do our patients, so we offer discounts on treatments, procedures, and even food for all our employees’ pets. We encourage you to join our team and grow with us to make a difference. 

Competitive Salary
Extensive Medical Benefits (including health, dental and vision)
CE Opportunities
Shift Differential
Paid Time Off & Paid Holidays
Employee Discount

Available Shifts:
The hospital requires coverage 24 hours/7 days a week. Typically schedules consist of 8, 10, or 13.5 hour shifts. Will be assigned to a primary shift, generally: Day shift, Evening Shift or Night Shift.  Reassignment to a different primary shift, rotating shifts, split shifts and extended shifts may be required and assigned depending on hospital needs.  Assigned days may vary Sunday through Saturday, weekends and holidays included. This position also requires working alternate shifts, holidays, weekends, or “on-call duty.” 

This individual is considered essential personnel which may include reporting to work during Main Campus closures. 
Schedule may change due to covering other shifts and it may be required to assist in other areas of the hospital depending on patient care needs.
This position requires a post-offer health assessment.

Minimum Qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalent

Expected Salary:

$15 - $17

Minimum Requirements:

High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience in veterinary medicine
More than two years work experience handling and restraining horses

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicant must provide cover letter and resume for consideration.

This is a CARE position offering limited benefits, including health insurance and paid time off.  When appropriate certifications are achieved, promotional opportunities to a level II title may be available. This position will also become eligible for transition into a TEAMS (staff) salary plan.

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:

Yes; Must be able to lift a minimum of 40 lbs, bend, kneel, pull, push, twist and stand for an extended period of time.


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