University of Missouri - Columbia
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Nov 30, 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 of which promote and protect the health and welfare of animals and people.

Simply put, our mission is to Teach, Heal, Discover and Serve.

Veterinarians throughout the Midwest refer animal clients to the Veterinary Health Center for specialized diagnoses and treatment. With sophisticated therapeutic equipment that includes an underwater treadmill, advanced imaging techniques, and groundbreaking equine lameness diagnostic equipment, we are a center for animal healthcare.

We are seeking an Animal Careworker for our Small Animal Clinic. Our facility, located at Clydesdale Hall, provides state-of-the-art teaching and medical services, including ambulatory services. In addition to regular check-ups and preventive health care, we feature cutting edge surgical and intensive lifesaving medical care.

Standard responsibilities will vary based on clinic needs, but may include:
  • Provides basic animal husbandry functions
  • Feeding
  • Cleaning of animal pens, kennels, and runs
  • Transporting animals within the hospital
  • Various custodial functions in hospital rooms utilized for animal procedures and exams.
  • Stocking
  • Transporting recyclables to the dock for weekly pick-up
In order to be considered as a Union Bidder for this position you must:
  • complete ALL sections of the application (including all work experience - incomplete applications will not be considered)
  • complete six months of regular service at the University
  • apply within the published, five-day posting period
  • meet the minimum qualifications for the vacancy
Your qualifications for this position will be evaluated based on the information you provide on your job application. Once the job posting period is closed, there will be no opportunity to submit additional information regarding your qualifications. Therefore, you need to ensure that your application materials are complete when submitted.

Union Bid Period: 11/21/23 - 11/30/23


Monday - Friday 6a - 3p

Minimum Qualifications
  • Must be able to read and write
  • No experience is necessary
  • Ability and desire to handle and work with and around animals
  • Good physical strength, condition and stamina sufficient to left heavy objects
Preferred Qualifications

Successful candidates will exhibit the following skills and core competencies:
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience handling/working around animals
  • Present a friendly and empathetic demeanor
  • Be able to thrive in a busy, fast-paced environment and effectively manage multiple tasks, projects, and priorities
Anticipated Hiring Range

Salary Range: $15.00-$18.00 per hour

GGS Grade: B

University Title: 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

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or 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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