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Animal Care Supervisor Duties

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This is supervisory work in the care of animals being treated in an animal clinic and the cleaning of cages and facilities.

Work involves responsibility for wrapping and sterilizing instruments for animal surgery, for coordinating the assignment of space for animals, and for supervising animal caretakers in the care, feeding, cleaning, and housing of animals in a large animal care facility. Work is performed under general direction and is reviewed through observation of results obtained.


Assigns and allocates space for a variety of animals in an animal hospital.

Supervises employees in the care and feeding of animals and the cleaning of related facilities.

Orders, receives, and dispenses food and supplies for hospitalized animals.

Observes animals for medical reactions; takes appropriate steps when atypical reactions are observed.

Maintains inventory and payroll records.

Interviews, selects, and trains animal caretakers.

Performs related work as required.

Graduation from a standard high school or vocational school; and experience in the care and special feeding of a wide variety of small animals, including some supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Considerable knowledge of the techniques involved in handling, observing, and caring for small animals.

Some knowledge of the diet, physiology, and physical characteristics of all types of small animals.

Ability to read, understand, and interpret written and oral instructions.

Ability to perform clerical and related duties.

Skill in handling and caring for a variety of small animals.



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