The Animal Care Attendant section supports the Hospital for Large Animals by ensuring a clean and neat environment for all large animal inpatients and outpatients. In addition, the barn staff cares for the TUSVM bovine rumen fluid donor; feeding the animal and maintaining her housing/paddocks. The Animal Care Attendant additionally provides animal handling or technical assistance with patients, as well as with teaching labs. There is direct interaction with clients upon admission and discharge, as well as stall-side.
The Animal Care Attendant will provide quality stable maintenance and nutritional support to all large animal patients who include but are not limited to equines, bovines, caprines, swine, ovines, and camelids. Assist with the preparation of patients for admission and discharge. Assist clients with on-loading and off-loading of patients. Maintain cleanliness and orderliness of stabling and parking areas. Identify needed inventory and maintain barn supplies, such as hay, grain, bedding, and barn equipment. Project a professional and knowledgeable presence to owners and clients.