Swine Center Animal Care Specialist

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Posted Job Title

Swine Center Animal Care Specialist NBC

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. This animal care specialist position provides a unique opportunity for someone interested in gaining valuable experience in swine production.

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.

Job Description


Daily farm activities related to the daily care of pigs in the various stages of production, including:

  • Farrowing
  • Nursery
  • Grow/finish and adult breeding herd
  • Farm biosecurity, animal assessments and appropriate treatments .
  • 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).

WORKING CONDITIONS: High dust, dirt, grease environment

PHYSICAL EFFORT:Typically standing or walking, Typically bending, crouching, stooping, Frequent lifting 25 lbs. or more

Job Location – City, State

Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Department / School

School of Veterinary Medicine

Pay Range

$15.79 – $22.76

Salary offers are made based on the candidate’s qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

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