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University of Missouri - Columbia
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Oct 28, 2023

Hiring Department

Veterinary Medicine and Surgery

Job Description

The College Of Veterinary Medicine at MU is on a mission to inclusively educate and train outstanding clinicians and scientists from diverse backgrounds, generate new knowledge, engage stakeholders, and foster economic growth, all which promote and protect the health and welfare of animals and people. Simply put, out mission is to Teach, Heal, Discover and Serve.

Responsible for providing basic husbandry for equine that may enter the hospital.
  • Must ensure that all pens, stalls, treatment areas, and connecting corridors are adequately cleaned and disinfected so that biosecurity integrity can be maintained.
  • Rail work, catches and hinges on all pens, stalls and treatment areas must be cleaned and maintained continuously.
  • May include duties in the food animal clinic caring for cattle, pigs, sheep, llamas, etc that may enter the hospital.

Monday - Friday. Shift expected to start at 7a or 7:30a, but hours will be finalized once a candidate is selected for hire.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Ability to read and write.
  • One to two years of experience with caring for horses and/or livestock.
  • Ability on a daily basis to:
    • Lift items weighing up to 70 lbs.
    • Grasp handles of shovels for scooping and brooms and mops for cleaning
    • Climb on railings
    • Observe animal behavior
    • Work around dust, chemicals, animal waste and water
Preferred Qualifications

Equine handling experience. Excellent communication skills. Experience with operating forklifts, trucks and other equipment

Anticipated Hiring Range

Salary Range: $15.00 - $18.00/ hour

GGS Grade: B

University Title: Equine Animal Care Worker

Internal applicants can determine their University title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.

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