Swine Center Animal Care Specialist
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Posted Job Title
Swine Center Animal Care Specialist
Job Profile Title
Job Description Summary
The swine group at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team at the Penn Vet Swine Teaching and Research Center located on the New Bolton Center campus in Kennett Square, PA. The position provides a unique opportunity for someone interested in gaining valuable experience in swine production.
Candidates must either be a graduate of a four year animal science bachelors program or a graduate of an AVMA accredited veterinary technician or technology program (eligible for licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a CVT).
The specialist will be trained to carry out daily farm activities related to the daily care of pigs in the various stages of production, including: farrowing, nurser, grow/finish and adult breeding herd as well as participate in farm biosecurity, animal assessments and appropriate treatments. Depending upon interest, the animal care specialist may also have the possibility to contribute to our teaching and research initiatives.
Working Conditions; High dust, dirt, grease environment
Physical Effort ;Typically standing or walking,Typically bending, crouching, stooping , Frequent lifting 25 lbs. or more
Candidate will learn and carry out daily farm activities related to the daily care of pigs in the various stages of production, including:
- Grow/finish and adult breeding herd.
- Training will also include gaining an understanding in farm biosecurity, animal assessments and appropriate treatments.
- Depending upon interest, the intern may also have the possibility to contribute to our teaching and research initiatives.
Candidates must either be a graduate of a four year animal science bachelors program or a graduate of an AVMA accredited veterinary technician or technology program (eligible for licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a CVT)..
Job Location - City, State
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Department / School
School of Veterinary Medicine
$15.44 - $26.25
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