Job Definition

  • bathing and feeding animals
  • leading or carrying animals to treatment room and holding them during treatment
  • cleaning and sterilising veterinary surgical instruments
  • labelling drugs, chemicals and other pharmaceutical preparations and replenishing stock
  • sterilising bottles, beakers and other equipment
  • 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
  • training animals to develop and maintain desired animal behavior for competition, entertainment, obedience, security, riding and other activities
  • grooming animals by performing tasks such as washing, brushing, clipping, and trimming coats, cutting nails and cleaning ears

    Educational level

    • Skilled