**This is a pool posting for future vacancies in this job classification.
Applications will be considered active for a period of six months from the posting date.
The College of Veterinary Medicine operates 24/7 to provide animal client care.
The hours required for any particular assignment will be determined at the time of the specific vacancy.
Work schedules often involve holidays or require overtime.
The Assistant, Veterinary performs a variety of tasks related to the care and treatment of animal patients in a specialized clinical service area.
The following essential functions are representative of major duties of positions in this job classification.
Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
Other duties may be assigned consistent with the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job.
Not all of the duties may be assigned to a position.
Operates, maintains, repairs, and cleans laboratory/research equipment, laboratory/clinic area, and maintains supplies.
Performs routine laboratory examinations.
Inspects facilities, equipment, and supplies daily, as well as observes health status of animals, environmental conditions, temperature, and sanitation.
Assists clinicians with student examinations, treatment, research, projects, surgery, restraint, sample collection, and in emergency and critical care of patients.
Administers medicine, routine vaccinations, and treatment according to prescribed instruction.
Observes and records vital data, abnormal signs, body weight, food/water intake of animals, and collects and labels specimens.
Conducts library searches, writes procedures and reports, and prepares charts and graphs.
Schedules appointments for diagnostic procedures and advises referring veterinarians about the use of specialized equipment.
May be responsible for, or assist in, billing clients, inputting charges, and/or similar tasks.
May be responsible for training, assisting or assigning tasks to others.
May provide input to performance reviews of other employees.
Effective October 30, 2016, Auburn University will fully comply with changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
As a result of these changes, some positions which are currently designated as exempt will be re-designated as nonexempt.
For more information on the changes, visit http://www.auburn.edu/administration/human_resources/flsa.htm.
Entry into applicant pool requires an Associate's degree from an accredited institution in Animal Science or a related scientific field.
When a candidate has the required experience but lacks the required education, additional relevant experience in the care and comfort of animals can be applied to the education requirement at a rate of two (2) years relevant experience per year of required education.
Must have knowledge of processes, methods and procedures associated with animal care.
A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment.
Location/Region: Auburn University, AL (36849)