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Vet Lab Animal Assistant I/II/III

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 8, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Veterinary Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Details

Position Information

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Ritchey Endowment Income

Division Name

College of Veterinary Medicine

Position Title

Vet Lab Animal Assistant I/II/III

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

The College of Veterinary Medicine seeks candidates for a Vet Lab Animal Assistant to perform a variety of tasks related to the veterinary care of animals under the auspices of the animal resource program.

Learn more about VET MED and take a campus tour here:

Why should YOU work for VET MED ?
  • Excellent full-time benefits that start on Day 1!
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance options for you and your family.
  • Generous state retirement program with eligibility to receive monthly payments after 10 years of service.
  • How about these numbers? 4 weeks of vacation, 96 hours of sick leave, 6 weeks of paid parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child, and 9 official paid holidays .
  • Overnight and weekend shift differentials = more $$$ in your pocket.
  • Veterinary care and food discounts for your pets.
  • Uniform and continuing education allowances.
  • Tuition assistance for you and your dependents after a year of service.
  • Opportunities for advancement.
Need we say more? Probably not – but just in case:

About Auburn:
At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement, and thriving community.

Why employees choose Auburn:
Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts and more! Learn more about Auburn’s impact, generous employee benefits, and thriving community by visiting .

Our Commitment:
Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

Essential Functions
  • Husbandry tasks (i.e. clean assigned cat rooms).
  • Maintain cleanliness of common work area by sweeping/mopping regularly.
  • Operating cage washer to maintain cleanliness of animal care supplies.
  • Launder linens and work wear.
  • Stocking animal care supplies (i.e. litter, various foods, and medical/cleaning supplies).
  • Assist in maintaining animal health records.
  • Assist with feline neonatal care.
  • Perform daily animal checks, and administer oral/injectable medications at assigned time points.
  • Assist with various animal procedures which include but not limited to proper animal restraint techniques, physical examinations, blood collections, catheter placements, specimen collections, and vaccinations.
  • Assist in preparing areas for procedures/surgeries, and clean area afterwards.
  • Prepare and maintain surgical packs.
  • Surgical support experience with knowledge of performing anesthesia.
  • Collect research data as requested by investigators.
  • Assist in training new colony husbandry workers.
  • Knowledge of animal anatomy to assist with animal tissue collections.
  • Diagnose disease status in animals using PCR and/or enzyme activity.
  • Process blood samples for storage/analysis.
Minimum Education and Experience

Education Level

Associates degree in a technical or scientific field related to area of assignment.

Field of Study

Animal Science or related scientific field

Years of Experience

No experience required

Area of Experience

Care and comfort of animals

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Level II- Associate’ s degree in the disciplines listed above plus 2 years of experience in the care and comfort of animals.

Level III - Associate’ s degree in the disciplines listed above plus 2 years of experience in the care and comfort of animals.

Alternate Minimum Education and Experience (If available)

Education Level

When a candidate has the required experience, but lacks the required education, they may normally apply additional relevant experience toward the education requirement, at a rate of two (2) years relevant experience per year of required education.

Field of Study

Years of Experience

When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

None Required.

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications

Posting Detail Information

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Salary Range

$14.50/hr - $22.45/hr

Job Category

Agricultural/Veterinary Medicine

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

Monday – Friday, 6am-3pm Must be available to work weeknights, weekends and holidays as needed.

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EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.
    • LinkedIn
    • AcademicKeys
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • DiversityJobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Indeed
    • RecruitMilitary
    • The Tuskegee News
    • Professional organization or journal
    • Veterans Assistance Services
    • Disability Assistance Services
    • State Employment Service
    • Social Media
    • AU Job Bulletin
    • Notified by an Auburn employee
    • College or university Career Services
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  2. * Do you have an Associate's degree or higher in Animal Science or a related scientific field?
    • Yes
    • No

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