Tasks and duties

  • Labelling drugs, chemicals and other pharmaceutical preparations and replenishing stock
  • Cleaning, organizing, and disinfecting animal quarters such as pens, stables, cages, and yards, and animal equipment such as saddles and bridles
  • Collecting and recording animal information such as weight, size, physical condition, treatments received, medications given, and food intake
  • Grooming animals by performing tasks such as washing, brushing, clipping, and trimming coats, cutting nails and cleaning ears
  • Cleaning and sterilizing veterinary surgical instruments
  • Training animals to develop and maintain desired behaviours for competition, entertainment, obedience, security, riding and other activities
  • Bathing and feeding animals
  • Leading or carrying animals to treatment rooms and holding them during treatment
  • Sterilizing bottles, beakers and other equipment

    Skill level

    Semi-skilled
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