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