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Animal Caretaker Duties

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This is manual work in the care and feeding of laboratory animals.
Work involves caring laboratory animals in accordance with specific directions received from a superior. An employee in this class feeds and waters the animals, transfers animals from cages, and cleans the cages, rooms, and adjacent areas. Duties may include simple preparation of foods according to prescribed formulae, including the weighing of component parts, but does not involve technical work in dietary experimentation. Work is performed under general supervision and is reviewed through observation of the animals and the cleanliness of the cages, rooms, and adjacent areas.


Feeds, waters, and cares for laboratory animals including rats, mice, hamsters, dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, chickens, ducks, and fish.

Cleans the cages, rooms, and adjacent areas.

Prepares food according to prescribed formulae; grinds and mixes food according to precise specification and weighs component parts.

Performs related work as required.

Completion of the eighth grade; and some experience in caring for small animals; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Some knowledge of the feeding and care of laboratory animals.

Ability to perform routine tasks in the care and feeding of small animals.

Ability to perform custodial tasks related to sanitation and cleanliness of cages and premises.

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

Skill in handling and caring for small animals.



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