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Animal Technician I - Large Animal

Apply now Department: 3670080070 Veterinary Health Center
Job no: 512405
Employment type: Staff Full Time (USS)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Veterinary Medicine, Animal Sciences / Livestock
Pay Grade: 05A

About This Role:

The Veterinary Health Center (VHC) within the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants for an Animal Technician I. This position exists to provide quality animal care to livestock patients, teaching and research animals in the KSU-VHC. This is a full-time position (M-F, 8a-5p) that includes holidays and weekends on a rotational schedule.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.   To see what benefits are available, please visit:  https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • No minimum requirements.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prefer three years experience in caring for large animals (especially veterinary hospital experience).
  • Ability to write and interpret written instructions.
  • Ability to communicate orally with professional and subordinate personnel.
  • Ability to supervise work of students and volunteer employees.
  • Ability to transport feed sacks, hay and/or wood shaving bales.
  • Knowledge of animal nutrition and the procedures used in feeding, watering, housing, identifying and handling research, teaching and client food and pleasure animals. May also include infrequent exotic animal species.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license once employed.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Contact information for three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:


Screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:


$13.97 - $ 20.55 per hour

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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