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Large Animal Hospital Supervisor


This position provides support to students, clinicians and veterinary technicians in the care and treatment of both outpatients and inpatients of the Large Animal Hospital. Assists, supervises, schedules and trains Large Animal Hospital staff. Duties include cleaning and maintenance of facilities and equipment; stocking, monitoring and ordering supplies; feeding, exercising and grooming patients; preparing and sanitizing hospital facilities; restraining and handling patients; clerical and administrative work.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Hire, train, schedule, assist and provide oversight of Large Animal Hospital staff to maintain a clean/sanitary and functionally organized clinical service area in accordance with hospital protocols and Bio-Security directives.
  • Duties include cleaning, stripping, scrubbing and disinfecting stalls, hallways and procedure areas.
  • Utilize chemical cleaning and disinfection agents in a safe manner.
  • Loading, handling and disposal of trash, bio waste and hazardous material.
  • Assist with laundry service.
  • Maintain, order and manage supply inventory and replenishment of stock including sanitation supplies, fuel, shavings, feed and hay.
  • Keep facilities in good condition (making repairs as needed), and maintains hospital, barns, fences and grounds in an attractive, sanitary and functional manner appropriate for public visitation.
  • Proactively monitors grounds including weed and pest management, mowing pastures, fertilizing, dragging and watering grounds as needed.
  • Notify Veterinary Hospital Manager of any facilities or equipment in need of Arrange, perform and track maintenance service checks and repairs to assigned equipment.
  • Under the direction of Veterinary Medical staff, assist with feeding, grooming, restraining or exercising patients and administer topical medications and hydrotherapy including loading and unloading.

Education and Experience

A high school diploma and four years of appropriate experience. Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute for the required experience. Three years working in an environment that required handling and restraining horses daily. One year of experience supervising workers. One year of experience utilizing equipment in farm facility maintenance.

Licensure and Certification



Detailed and precise supervision from Veterinary Hospital Manager. Instructions are both written and oral. Minimal supervision is required but supervisor is normally available for advice and consultation.

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