Veterinary Animal Caretaker Duties
This is the first in a series of eight titles for positions
involving Veterinary Care. This series is identified by a
predominant amount of time spent on the care of ill or injured
client-owned animals brought to the Veterinary Medicine Teaching
Hospital in the hopes of recovery. Typical duties include the
supervision or performance of basic care such as feeding &
watering, cleaning cages, maintaining animal health records,
collecting and analyzing specimens, conducting physical exams
and tests (including ultrasounds, radiology, cardiology, etc.),
administering medications, assisting with surgery (administering
anesthesia & monitoring vital signs), posting service charges
for each patient. Duties may also include teaching professional
students and euthanizing animals.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide basic animal care such as feed and water animals.
Clean and sanitize cages, as well as feeding equipment.
Maintain animal housing records.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High School degree or GED required; no related experience
Certification and Licensure
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to provide daily animal care in a veterinary medicine
teaching hospital setting.