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Top 50 Laboratory Animal Caretaker Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Laboratory Animal Caretaker. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Laboratory Animal Caretaker resumes they appeared on. For example, 29.3% of Laboratory Animal Caretaker resumes contained Bathe Dogs as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Laboratory Animal Caretaker actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Laboratory Animal Caretaker:

1. Bathe Dogs

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Here's how Bathe Dogs is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Bathe dogs and trim nails and excessive fur when requested.
  • Bathe dogs before pickup to go to new homes.
  • Clean kennels, feed dogs, bathe dogs and let dogs out for playtime, and walks.
  • Clean reptile terrariums Hold reptiles Train dogs Bathe dogs

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2. Animal Care

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Here's how Animal Care is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Maintain records pertaining to animal care, supply inventory, machinery operation and facility maintenance.
  • Fed dogs and cats, administered medicine, learned animal behavior, cleaned the kennel and trained others in animal care.
  • General upkeep of property, general grounds maintenance Skills Used Landscaping, grounds keeping, animal care, construction skills
  • Provide animal care: Feeding and watering, cleaning of animal cages, rooms and quarters.
  • Required to understand and follow all approved SOP's and Quality Assurance Standards for animal Care.
  • Performed routine animal care and husbandry of the hospitalized patients and animals used for breeding.
  • Performed duties of an Animal Caretaker for the Fort Stewart Pet Boarding Facility.
  • Supported Dow's research in the toxicology department by maintaining the animal care facility
  • Perform animal care duties as required and other related duties as assigned.
  • Perform aseptic animal care and husbandry for a variety of rodent species.
  • Provided animal care for lab monkeys, assisted with feeding and cage cleaning
  • Help receive, store, and rotate animal care supplies.
  • Insure all animal care equipment is operating correctly.
  • Learned and studied the Animal Caretaker protocol.
  • Train new students and animal caretakers.
  • General and specific animal care.
  • Major Duties All property maintenance and animal caretaker, duties included:
  • Understand and follow SOPs, safety procedures, and quality assurance guidelines for animal care at all levels of biohazard containment.
  • Provide assistance in animal care in all aspects while receiving formal training and education Train on animal handling (i.e.
  • Assist in training of new Animal Care Technician staff Provide food and water to animals following SOPs or approved protocols.

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3. Safety Procedures

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Here's how Safety Procedures is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Practice proper animal containment and safety procedures.
  • Operate equipment and use supplies according to safety guidelines; perform general housekeeping and adheres to safety procedures.
  • Understand and follow biosafety procedures and train others on proper procedures.
  • understand and follow SOPs, Safety procedures and quality assurance guidelines for animal care.

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4. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Experienced in providing quality customer service and performing accurate cash transactions in a fast-paced, high-volume restaurant setting.
  • Provided visitors with excellent customer service and detailed information about the animals available for adoption
  • Provide exceptional customer service to animal owners and other business professionals.
  • Milk cows twice a day, bottle milk, sanitize milking parlor and equipment, feed management, customer service
  • Provided excellent customer service skills and assisted customers, answered phones, assisted co-workers, counted and cleaned inventory.
  • Release animals to their owners as directed by customer service or the shelter manager.
  • Provided face-to-face customer service when picking up and returning pets to their owner.
  • Answered phones, customer service, set up appointments and cashier duties.
  • Provided customer service in the form of consultations and explanation of services.
  • Provide customer service when needed for adoption.
  • Assisted with customer service and sales.
  • Kennel cleaning, and sterilization as well as dog grooming, bathing , giving medication, customer service, and retail.
  • Take care of live animals Customer service
  • Perform husbandry duties for all research animals Maintain a safe and hazard free work environment Provide customer service to all research personnel
  • Take care of the animals , customer service , receptionist and cashier
  • Wash and clean animals Customer Service Cash Handling
  • Check in all strays..clean and sanitize kennels...feed and maintain quantine dogs in separate run....Customer service on daily basic
  • Provided animal care and husbandry for a variety of animals Tour guide Maintenance of park Construction of new projects Customer service
  • Administer medication Clean kennels and cattery area Customer service Cat and dog enrichment Lead kennel training classes for new volunteers
  • Cashier Customer Service PetCare knowledge Bedding Changes Animal Recieving Store Recovery

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5. Routine Animal Husbandry

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Here's how Routine Animal Husbandry is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Performed routine animal husbandry to breeding and non-breeding colonies.
  • Perform routine animal husbandry such as daily animal health surveillance checks and changing of animal caging for swine and canines.
  • Perform duties of Animal Caretaker I and II, including performing daily routine animal husbandry.
  • Perform routine animal husbandry for mice in a barrier breeding facility.
  • Perform routine animal husbandry and documentation for GLP-like studies.
  • Perform routine animal husbandry duties according to SOP.
  • Perform routine animal husbandry Provide food/water and enrichment to animals according to protocol and/or SOP.

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6. Animal Health

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Here's how Animal Health is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Perform daily animal health checks and reports any abnormal animal conditions to the veterinarian, veterinary technician or floor supervisor.
  • Provided exemplary care to a variety of animals, including habitat cleaning, animal health assessment, and enrichment.
  • Served as a kennel attendant and provided basic animal health care including bathing and other grooming needs.
  • Evaluate animals to determine their temperaments; keep records documenting animal health, diet, or behavior.
  • Educate or advise clients on animal health care, nutrition, or behavior problems.
  • Assist the Animal Health Technologist in duties and taking over when it's absent.
  • Clean cages, feed and water, keep records of animal health and behavior.
  • Observed minute changes in animal health and environment and kept detailed logs of observations.
  • Record all new information from animal enclosures, animal health, and equipment.
  • Performed animal restraints, blood draws, vaccinations and maintained animal health records.
  • Work includes disinfecting enclosures, trailers and observation of animal health daily.
  • Monitor animal health, physical plant, of multiple rodent housing rooms.
  • Assessed animal health and maintain births, menses, and insemination records.
  • Administer animal medication, manage special diets and monitor animal health.
  • Keep records documenting animal health, diet, or behavior.
  • Review staff reports regarding animal health.
  • Perform post-surgical monitoring and notify Animal Healthcare Technician of problems.
  • Maintain and secure animal facilities, moniter animal health, interact with the public, Clean and sterilize equipment and pens/caging
  • Perform daily animal health surveillance checks and report any abnormal condition.
  • Looked after horses and beef cows, chickens, rabbits Main duties watering and feeding Animal health monitoring, Veterinary liaison

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7. Cat Care

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Here's how Cat Care is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Job description: Dog and cat care, cleaning of kennels, diet preparation, exercising animals.
  • Horse care, dog care, cat care, boarding and kennel care.

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8. Daily Care

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Here's how Daily Care is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Provide daily care for experimental animals in Baboon Colony and associated facilities with regards to animal health and environmental sanitation.
  • Assisted rehabilitation staff with daily care and rehabilitation of local wildlife species.
  • Performed daily care operations of around 100 thoroughbreds per day including feeding, cleaning, drug administration, and handling.
  • Assist with the daily care, training and enrichment of Red Tail Hawks as well as other game fowls.
  • Provided daily care and daily husbandry for nonhuman primates: watering, feeding, cleaning of cages, relocating.
  • Provide daily care and exercise to dogs and cats, creating intimate relationships with animals and their owners.
  • Provide daily care for marmoset monkeys (watering, feeding, daily cleaning of cages, etc.)
  • Provide daily care for animals, feeding, medication and general health and wellness.
  • Detailed daily care of dogs and cats, including preparing and feeding them.
  • Assisted with daily care, feeding, cleaning, and exercise of residents.
  • Assist with the breeding, hatching and daily care of game fowl.
  • Administered daily care, feeding, and medications to 3 horses
  • Provided daily care to animals and their enclosures.
  • Provided daily care of dogs in the shelter.
  • Provided for the daily care of mice.
  • Provide daily care to animals and habitat.
  • Provide general daily care, including feeding, watering, exercising, administering medication and cleaning enclosures/kennels.
  • Performed daily care and management of various types of animal, including large animal, rodents, and small animal.
  • Job description: Responsible for the daily care, feeding, claeaning stalls, exercising of all farm animals.
  • Performed daily care and behavioral assessment on lab mice and rats Recorded surrounding climate control

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9. Water Animals

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Here's how Water Animals is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Feed and water animals, give medicine needed, make sure the animals have clean rooms and kennels, do laundry
  • Feed and water animals daily and administer special diets and water according to specified protocols and directions.
  • Feed and water animals, clean and disinfect pens, cages, yards, and hutches.
  • Feed & water animals, maintain stalls, prepared feed for party guest
  • Feed and water animals for church members while they are on vacation
  • Feed and water animals according to schedules and feeding instructions.
  • Feed and water animals.....clean animal cages.
  • Feed and water animals, clean stalls
  • Feed and water animals accordingly.
  • Feed and water animals according to schedules and feeding instructions Clean pens, and equipment, using disinfectant solutions.
  • Clean animal cagesFeed and water animalsPlay with animals
  • Feed /water animals, morning and evening Stall cleaning, Cattle herding and the administering of vaccinations Maintained safe work environment
  • Pick up debris Clean kennels Feed and water animals.

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10. Administer Medications

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Here's how Administer Medications is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Administer medications and treatments under the direct and indirect supervision of a veterinarian.
  • Assist with general building maintenance and administer medications to animals as needed
  • Administer medications and medical care as prescribed by veterinary staff.
  • Monitor animals for illness, administer medications, perform euthanasia.
  • Calculate dosages and administer medications, with supervision.
  • Administer medications and immunizations as prescribed by veterinarians.
  • Administer medications to all boarding animals.
  • Follow care instructions and administer medications.
  • Clean cages and maintain facility, feed and care for dogs and cats, administer medications, walk and bathe dogs.
  • Administer medications to the animals for treatment under direction of the building supervisor or veterinary staff.
  • Administer medications, exercise animals, and provide them with companionship.
  • Administer medications, vaccines, and treatments as instructed by veterinarian.
  • Feed, water, cleaning, and administer medications to animals.
  • Administer medications and provide clean and safe living environments.
  • Prepare and administer medications, vaccines, serums, or treatments, as prescribed by veterinarians.
  • Administer medications/treatments as directed Providing training and direction to employees new to the ABSL2 areas.
  • Cash Register Clean cages, wash dogs, feed and administer medications

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11. Lab Animals

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Here's how Lab Animals is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Assist research students in caring for 150+ lab animals and ensuring a high quality of living standard.
  • Receive and deliver lab animals; provide nutrition and daily care.
  • Monitored the health of lab animals.
  • Provide care and maintenance for lab animals
  • Cared for lab animals * Received/delivered packages; organized receiving files
  • Ensured welfare of lab animals by observing subtle health indicators and communicaMng issues with medical researchers

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12. Safe Environment

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Here's how Safe Environment is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Worked closely with the Volunteer Coordinator to schedule and train volunteers on how to build safe environmental enrichment devices.
  • Kennel work, treating wounds, vaccinations, rescuing, rehabilitation and relocating wildlife back into safe environment.
  • Maintained clean and safe environment for visitors and animals.
  • Nurtured a clean and safe environment for pets.
  • Ensured a safe environment for interaction and enrichment.
  • Provide a safe environment for all animals.
  • Horse and Small Animal Care Taker Responsible for ensuring all animals have a safe environment with fresh food and water.
  • Care for pets - Maintain a clean and safe environment - Assist in feeding pets - Answer phones and assist clients

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13. Animal Room Environment

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Here's how Animal Room Environment is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Observe and report any aberrations in animal room environments.

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14. Animal Quarters

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Here's how Animal Quarters is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Cleaned and sanitized all animal quarters according to sanitation instructions.
  • Adjust controls to regulate temperature and humidity of animal quarters.
  • Cleaned organized, maintained, and disinfected animal quarters, such as kennels and equipment, such as brushes and leashes.
  • Cleaned, organized, maintained, and disinfected animal quarters, such as pens, stables, and riding equipment.
  • Cleaned, organized, and disinfected animal quarters such as pens, stables, cages, and yards.
  • Assign tasks such as feeding and treatment of animals, and cleaning and maintenance of animal quarters.
  • Adjust controls to regulate specified temperature and humidity of animal quarters, nurseries, or exhibit areas.
  • Organized, maintained and cleaned animal quarters on a daily basis to ensure quality care.
  • Cleaned, organized, maintained and disinfected animal quarters, cages, and equipment.
  • Cleaned animal quarters such as cages or kennels, holding areas and stables.
  • Clean and maintain animal quarters, and provide animal husbandry.
  • Cleaned animal quarters such as cages or kennels.
  • Cleaned, organized, and disinfected animal quarters.
  • Fed and cleaned animal quarters.
  • Feed and water animals according to schedules and feeding instructions Clean, organize, maintain, and disinfect animal quarters

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15. Health Checks

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Here's how Health Checks is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Performed daily health checks on colony animals with minimal supervisory oversight.
  • Preformed health checks during the morning hour before changing cages and again in the afternoon.
  • Completed herd health checks twice daily to look for any injured or sick animals.
  • Perform daily health checks and report abnormalities to appropriate personnel.
  • Walk, groom, bathe, clean kennels, and perform minor health checks
  • Administer health checks and training of raptors, as well as daily upkeep.
  • Performed general animal husbandry * Performed daily health checks on animals * Performed other duties as necessary
  • Perform health checks on laboratory mice Feed and water laboratory mice Change and clean cages of laboratory mice
  • Completed morning animal checks and care Prepared raptor food for later feeding Assisted in raptor health checks Participated in public educational programs

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16. Observe Animals

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Here's how Observe Animals is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Observe animal behaviors; observe animals for possible injuries or illnesses; vaccinate incoming animals; and microchip adopted animals.
  • Observe animals for signs of illness, injury, or unusual behavior; notifying veterinarians or managers as warranted.
  • Provided basic animal care: feed and water animals, observe animals for sign of disease, etc.
  • Observe animals, recognize abnormal symptoms and behavior and report same to supervisors and/or research personnel.
  • Examine and observe animals to detect signs of illness, disease, or injury.
  • Observe animals for illness and treat them according to instructions from veterinarian or investigator.
  • Observe animals that were knocked down for treatments as they wake up.
  • Observe animals under Column D/E and animals designated as Red Card status.
  • Observe animals for signs of illness, injury, or unusual behavior.
  • Observe animals for signs of heat in order to breed effectively.
  • Observe animals for illnesses and provide medical assistance as needed.
  • Observe animals for clinical signs of disease and behavioral changes.
  • Observe animals and report any health issues or abnormal behavior.
  • Observe animals for signs of illness or disease.

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17. Farm Animals

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Here's how Farm Animals is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Worked 4 hrs./week during school year caring for rescued farm animals such as chickens, turkeys, goats, and rabbits
  • Run an informational and entertaining show to teach kids about farm animals and what we use some of them for.
  • Feed, water, groom, bathe, exercise, and medicate pets and other non farm animals.
  • Care for cougars, bobcats, small exotic mammals and birds, reptiles and farm animals.
  • Provide for the total care of cats, dogs, and small exotics/native wildlife/farm animals.
  • Care and maintenance of research farm animals and fish on a daily basis.
  • Love of interacting with farm animals, sharing enthusiasm with public, kids
  • Rescue farm animals from dogs and cats to chickens and llamas.
  • Care for pets and farm animals while owners are away.
  • Farm animals, pets, all kinds of animal experience.
  • Entrusted to care for horses and other farm animals.
  • Feed and care for household pets and farm animals.
  • Fed farm animals such as ponies, goats, sheep, and hogs.
  • Cared for the park s 17 farm animals.
  • Volunteer) Responsibilities include cleaning cages, preparing food for exotic and farm animals, and giving educational tours to visitors.
  • Clean and Disinfect Cages Feed, Exercise And Otherwise Care For Pets And Other Non-Farm Animals Groom Animals
  • Maintained animal enclosures Greeted and directed visitors Assisted in diet preparation for farm animals Provided pony rides for zoo visitors
  • Walk dogs Clean kennels and exercise areas Feed farm animals Clean chicken coops

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18. Potential Adopters

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Here's how Potential Adopters is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Handled animal recreational time, potential adopters, and administered oral and injected medications.
  • Worked with potential adopters and provided information about any adoptable pets.
  • Represented shelter animals to potential adopters and volunteers.
  • Greeted and welcomed visitors and potential adopters.
  • Provided excellent customer service to potential adopters
  • Feed dogs/cats and distribute medications, walk and socialize animals, clean facility, assist potential adopters with the adoption process
  • Worked full days on foot, constantly moving and engaging with animals or potential adopters.
  • Assist in adoptions with meetings of potential adopters and their current pets
  • Greet potential adopters and assist with any questions or concerns about animals
  • Walked potential adopters thru the adoption floor and explained the characters and personalities of the adoptable dogs.

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19. Food Intake

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Here's how Food Intake is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Assisted veterinarian in examinations and documentation of animal behavior, food intake, and medications.
  • Collected and recorded animal information such as size, physical condition, treatments received, medications given, and food intake.
  • Record weight, size, physical condition, treatments received, medications given, and food intake.
  • Monitored progress of patients, recording weights and food intake, and maintained proper environment.
  • Record daily observations including food intake, fecal information, and illness/injuries.
  • Documented appetite and food intake on government forms.
  • Prepare food every day and record food intake.
  • Monitored temperature, weight and food intake.
  • Make sure all animals are getting their meds each day from medical unit and abide by medical preferences on food intake.
  • Recorded information according to instructions, such as genealogy, diet, weight, medications, food intake and license number.

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20. General Care

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Here's how General Care is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Take general care of animals in facility, including feeding, cleaning, and administering medications prescribed by veterinarian.
  • General care and feeding of herpetology animals.
  • Provided general care of cats and dogs, including cleaning, feeding, medicating, enrichment, and monitoring for illness/injury
  • General Care of Horses and other animals, administering general medication as needed, Barn and small vehicle repairs.
  • Feed and water animals, clean cages, bathing, letting them outside and providing general care.
  • Advised animal owners regarding sanitary measures, feeding, general care, medical conditions & treatment.
  • Handled the general care tasks such as feeding and medicating of cats and small animals.
  • Handled animal pen cleaning, feeding, bathing and general care for homeless animals.
  • Educated animal owners regarding feeding, general care, medical conditions and treatment options.
  • Exercised, Medicated, and General Care for boarding animals
  • Provided general care of clients' pets.
  • Provided general care for the animals.
  • Attended to the general care and clean-up regarding the health and well being of the animals.Manager - Jeff Mann
  • Feed or exercise animals or provide other general care, such as cleaning or maintaining holding areas.
  • General care of dogs and cats: feeding, watering, grooming, and daily excrise.
  • General care of the felines and canines:watering, feeding etc.
  • General caretaking of animals Foster-care as needed Adoption assistance; Preparing animals for Adoption Days and assist with transportation
  • Fostered homeless cats and dogsHouse trainedBehavior trainingGeneral care

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21. Phone Calls

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Here's how Phone Calls is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Assisted in customer service by answering questions, taking phone calls, and assisting in animal care during appointments.
  • Handled money exchange, returned item's, and answered phone calls.
  • Care for wild animals Record medical data Assist veterinarian Manage phone calls
  • Answered phone calls, greeted clients, and scheduled appointments.
  • Answered phone calls and answered questions according to adoption policies.
  • Make phone calls and assist Veterinarian and Farrier.
  • Answered phone calls and worked the register.
  • Received and answered phone calls.
  • Cleaned all kennels, answered phone calls, and made appointments with customers.
  • Organized donations and tax right off slips filed.Answered phone calls,Helped customers make pet adoptions final.
  • Keep the kennels and lobby area clean Fill out deposit sheets Take care of animals Answer phone calls Handle payments

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22. Physical Condition

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Here's how Physical Condition is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Monitored the physical condition of animals and advised veterinarians and supervisors of ill or injured animals.
  • Documented all changes in behavior and/or physical conditions.
  • Collected and recorded animal information such as age, gender, size, physical condition and breed.
  • Monitor animals & record information such as their diet, physical condition & behavior.
  • Monitor animals and record details of their diet, physical condition, and behavior.
  • Observed animals' physical conditions to detect illness.
  • observed animal appearance and activity for general physical condition, obvious signs of illness, disease and discontent.
  • Monitored aninals and recorded information such as their diet, physical condition and behaviour.

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23. Medical Care

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Here's how Medical Care is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Performed special medical care needs for medical boarding clients, including dispensing medications and administering injections of insulin.
  • Assist with medical care procedure and administered medication as directed.
  • Watered, fed and performed minor medical care to the varies species of wildlife in the state of North Carolina.
  • Provided medical care, including eye bleeding, to test for diseases and disposal of undesirable infant and adult mice.
  • Tasked with the care and attention of boarded pets along with those under the medical care of staff veterinarians.
  • Hauled Cattle to and from various locations, assisted in medical care for various livestock.
  • Fed, watered, cleaned, provided medical care, and assisted in breeding projects.
  • Observe animals' physical conditions to detect illness or unhealthy conditions requiring medical care.
  • Distributed oral medications, applied topical ointments, and rendered medical care as needed.
  • Provided routine medical care to animals, such as worming and shots.
  • Work with vet staff to provide medical care of cats.
  • Assisted with medical care, animal training, and nutrition.
  • Experienced in animal handling and also some animal medical care.
  • Maintained medical care and cleanliness of department's animals.
  • Preform mild medical care for injured horses.
  • Assist in grooming and medical care.
  • Handled feeding and medical care.
  • Cared for and maintained hundreds of animals; and Cleaning, diet, and minor medical care.
  • Assisted in maintenance and nutrition for large cats Trained a mountain lion for medical care Conserved and created enclosures for large cats
  • Assisted in the quarantine room with medical care/rehabilitation and with many Demodex cases and Parvo puppies.

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24. Detect Signs

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25. Liquid Formulas

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Here's how Liquid Formulas is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Prepared mixtures of food, liquid formulas, or supplements for an animal's specialized diet.
  • Mix food, liquid formulas, and medications if ill.

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26. Food Supplements

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Here's how Food Supplements is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Mixed food, liquid formulas, medications, and food supplements according to prescriptions and knowledge of animal species.
  • Mixed food, liquid formulas, medications, and food supplements according to instructions.

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27. Medical Treatment

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Here's how Medical Treatment is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Provided medical treatment, such as administering medications.
  • Assisted Veterinarians with Medical Treatment.
  • Trained a variety of animals-Medical treatment of animals-Took care of dogs, cats, birds, chinchillas, bunnies, hedgehogs
  • Provide medical treatment, such as administering medications and vaccinations; or arrange for veterinarians to provide more extensive treatment.
  • Monitor animals for signs of injury or illness and assist in restraining them for medical treatment or transport.
  • Performed animal care duties including enrichment and medical treatments for a colony of rhesus macaque monkeys.
  • Examine animals for injuries or malnutrition, and arrange for any necessary medical treatment.
  • Assist in restraining them for medical treatment or transport.

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29. Litter Boxes

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Here's how Litter Boxes is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Walk/feed dogs, clean kennels, socialize, play with, and feed cats, clean out litter boxes
  • Feed, watered, groomed, administered medications, cleaned litter boxes for cats.
  • Ensured animals were properly cared for Maintained and cleaned the pet cages and litter boxes
  • Sterilize cages and clean litter boxes and yards.
  • Played with, petted, brushed, emptied litter boxes for cats to relieve anxiety while owners were out of town.
  • clean animal kennels, clean car litter boxes and walk and feed dogs
  • Clean cages,litter boxes,wash kennels.
  • Responsibilitiesfeed catscleaned litter boxes and kennelswashed dishessocialized with younger catsplayed with and exercised catswashed floorsSkills Usedmultitasking

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30. Fresh Water

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Here's how Fresh Water is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Refresh water if needed, fill food if low, and brush the pets down with shedding brush.
  • Fed animals twice daily and made sure they had access to fresh water at all times.
  • Cleaned out kennelsFed animals everydayMade sure they had fresh waterCleaned litter boxesTook dogs on walksHelped set up adoption events

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31. Animal Shelter

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Here's how Animal Shelter is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Maintained a high standard of animal/patient care and ensured animals are well-cared for while in the care of the animal shelter.
  • Clean up animal shelters, walk dogs, fed animals, clean animals, Document intake and outtake
  • Work in settings such as kennels, animal shelters, zoos, circuses, and aquariums.
  • Organized, coordinated and managed the recruitment of volunteers for the Animal Shelter and related events.
  • Assisted public to adopt animals in animal shelter and compiled records of animals.
  • Worked directly with animal shelter staff to provide the animals with human companionship.
  • Work involved maintaining the animal shelter in a clean and safe condition.
  • Assisted at an animal shelter to help clean animal cages
  • Cared for animals at the humane society animal shelter
  • Provided care in an animal shelter.
  • Worked in settings such as kennels in the animal shelter.Kept records of feedings, treatments, and animals received or discharged.
  • volunteer work for animal shelter, cleaning after animals, feeding the, bathing them, taking them out.

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33. Front Desk

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Here's how Front Desk is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Front desk duties such as checking in/out clients, making appointments over the phone, and accepting payments.
  • Answered phones, greeted customers and provided adoption assistance at the front desk.
  • Provided front desk customer service for animal pick-up and delivery.
  • Cared for the animals also working at the front desk.
  • Practiced customer service via the phone and front desk.
  • Assisted serguary, gave animals their medicines, cleaned, worked the front desk.
  • Managed front desk Gave shots to animals Fed and exercised animals
  • Clean kennels , walked dogs , gave shots , dos front desk , help people get the animal they wanted

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34. Proper Care

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Here's how Proper Care is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Communicate effectively with supervisor and officers regarding proper care of animals.
  • Coordinated with doctors, students and veterinary technicians to ensure proper care and husbandry of client animals.
  • Teach new employees and volunteers proper care and procedures for the animals at the center.
  • Follow protocols for each individual animal and room to maintain the animal's proper care
  • Learned responsibility skills in proper care and monitoring of horses health.
  • Ensured animals received proper care and attention.
  • Ensured proficient care for various species of reptiles and amphibians Educated the community about reptiles and proper care

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35. Animal Enclosures

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Here's how Animal Enclosures is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Cleaned kennel and run with specialized chemicals for animal enclosures to provide utmost sanitary conditions.
  • Cleaned, sanitized and sometimes sterilized by prescribed methods the animal enclosures and equipment.
  • Maintain proper sanitary environmental conditions for animal enclosures.
  • Cleaned animal enclosures and performed minor maintenance.
  • Cleaned and tidied all animal enclosures and other facility areas, properly.
  • Cleaned and maintained animal enclosures and cared for boarding animals.
  • Cleaned out animal enclosures and fed/watered all the animals.
  • Maintain animal enclosures in the facility clean.
  • Feed animals and clean animal enclosures.
  • Clean and sanitize animal enclosures daily.
  • Clean animal enclosures and care equipment.
  • Monitored animal waste products to determine signs of illness or injury, Cleaned and inspected animal enclosures.
  • Shift Leader/ Care Taker Cleaned animal enclosures and performed minor maintained.
  • Fed animals on private farmland Cleaned and maintained animal enclosures Kept animals safe, happy, and healthy
  • Clean up animal enclosures Replenish the feed and water Medicate any sick or injured animals

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36. Pet Care Department

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37. Facility Laundry

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Here's how Facility Laundry is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Completed facility laundry and cleaning, organized, maintained and disinfected animal quarters.
  • Do facility laundry and clean, organize, maintain, and disinfect animal quarters, such as pens and equipment.
  • Wash and fold facility laundry, keep laundry room organized.

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38. Abnormal Conditions

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Here's how Abnormal Conditions is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Report any abnormal conditions of the animal rooms, animal facility or immediate vicinity to supervisory staff.
  • Perform twice daily animal health surveillance checks and report any abnormal conditions of the animals to the technical staff.

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39. Adoption Process

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Here's how Adoption Process is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Provided exercise and enrichment opportunities for animals * Performed adoption process * Executed routine animal care tasks * Conducted training of dogs
  • Help with the adoption process as well as handling fund raisers to help the animals and the shelter.
  • Assisted with the adoption process for the rescued dogs ensuring them a safe place to call home.
  • Help with any tasks with the adoption process, including administering shots and putting chips in animals.
  • Aided in the adoption process by verifying compatibility of animals to their potential owners.
  • Handled the whole adoption process with the costumer along with the paper work.
  • Helped adopters select new pets and assisted them through the adoption process.
  • Assisted customers in the selection and the adoption process of pets.
  • Assisted customers with questions and adoption process.
  • Assisted customers about the adoption process.
  • Guided clients thru the pet adoption process including choosing the correct pet, paperwork and approval process.
  • Explain to customers the adoption process and the dogs history.
  • Cared for and provided feeding of the cats Maintained the cleanliness of the shelter Assisted customers with the cat adoption process

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40. Small Mammals

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Here's how Small Mammals is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Monitored the behavior and health of orphaned animals, mostly birds and small mammals.
  • Worked with reptiles, birds, primates, large and small mammals.
  • Worked with small mammals, songbirds, reptiles, and raptors.

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41. Pet Owners

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Here's how Pet Owners is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Socialize animals for incorporation into adoption population and classifies/approves adoptions for current pet owners.
  • Promote animal safety and alert management and pet owners to any potential changes in animal behavior or health concerns.
  • Act as point of contact with pet owners to discuss any concerns or special qualities unique to their pets.
  • Interacted with prospective pet owners and helped them fill out adoption forms and advised about pet care.
  • Talked with perspective new pet owners had them fill out all applications needed for adoption.
  • Booked appointments for pet owners to bring pets to the facility for various services.
  • Cleaned cages, feed animals, greet potential pet owners, other tasks assigned.
  • Informed pet owners of visiting hours and discharge dates of their pets there adopting
  • Train employees, Educate public on responsible pet ownership.
  • Provided grooming and pet care information to pet owners
  • Tend to domestic animals Provide excellent customer service to pet owners

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42. Facility Activities

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Here's how Facility Activities is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Responded to questions from patrons, and provided information about animals, such as behavior or facility activities.
  • Provide information about animals, such as behavior, habitat, breeding habits, or facility activities.
  • Prepare reports concerning facility activities, employees' time records, and animal treatment.

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43. Data Entry

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Here's how Data Entry is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Help with data entry, entering about 1 certificate every 1-2 minutes.
  • Record keeping and data entry for all incoming and outgoing animals.
  • Performed data entry, provivded customer service, maintained facility cleaniness, monitored animal behavior.

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44. General Maintenance

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Here's how General Maintenance is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • General maintenance/help in non profit Wild Animal Sanctuary/store
  • Care included feeding, watering, changing cages and water bottles, bedding and the general maintenance of the room.
  • Performed general maintenance and cleaning of each animal room as well as the facility.
  • Prepare animal diets, clean and maintain animal habitats, perform general maintenance work
  • Performed and managed general maintenance and cleaning of rehab facility and grounds.
  • Assisted in the general maintenance and construction based on USDA requirements.
  • General maintenance of lab specimens (mice/rats).
  • General maintenance of a large research farm.
  • General maintenance and upkeep of grounds.
  • Cleaned and maintained all cages and tanks for exotic animals Performed general maintenance and cleaning throughout center
  • provided grooming, animal care and general maintenance of the facility

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45. Clean Water

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Here's how Clean Water is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Ensured that all animals received clean water every day.
  • Supply clean water and bedding for animals Maintain clean and dirty cage wash Perform routine cleaning of facility
  • Provide playtime and exercise for dogs Provide a clean environment for animals Provide clean water and food

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46. Water Bowls

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Here's how Water Bowls is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Make sure the water bowls are clean and filled with water.
  • Feed Cats and Dogs Walk the Dogs 3 times a day Administer medicine with supervision Clean out cages and refill water bowls

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47. Nail Trims

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Here's how Nail Trims is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Preformed basic grooming duties such as bathing, blow-dry, ear cleaning and nail trims.
  • Perform nail trims and brush dogs as requested.
  • Performed vaccinations, nail trims, deworms, and blood draws.

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48. Large Animals

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Here's how Large Animals is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Cared for large animals, dangerous animals and small animals, including rare and exotic breeds.
  • Fed, moved, medicated, and determined the status of large animals.
  • Assisted veterinary staff with restraint, dosing, and inoculation of large animals.
  • Helped coworkers with transportation or feeding of large animals.
  • General care taking of all types of domestic large animals
  • Fed and watered animals as instructed by doctors and students Cleaned stalls for all large animals; scrubbed and disinfected vacated stalls
  • Feed, groom, maintain, and exercise small-large animals Daily for 2 weeks at a time on average
  • Administer proper medications to all of the animals (specialized in large animals; cows sheep, pigs, and dogs.
  • Fed all large animals Cleaned stalls and exotic animal cages Administered prescribed oral medication Cleaned and sanitized large animal surgery room

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49. Animal Habitats

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Here's how Animal Habitats is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Participated in the cleaning and disinfecting of animal habitats.
  • Cleaned and sanitized animal habitats, assisted customers with questions, swept floors, stocked and organized shelves.
  • Clean the facility and animal habitats, feeding, providing water and exercise animals brought into the facility
  • Research assistant for plains animal habitats, which were under construction at the time.
  • Clean animal habitats and feed animals.
  • Maintained the premises, animal habitats, and enrichment structures through repairs, plumbing work, and new construction.
  • Maintained landscape of both the facility grounds and animal habitats; provided cashier services in the gift shop.

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50. Veterinary Care

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Here's how Veterinary Care is used in Laboratory Animal Caretaker jobs:
  • Helped perform keeper talks, assisted in veterinary care of animals, and interacted with over 60 different species.
  • Maintained personal grooming, walks, and playtime, medical and veterinary care was provided when necessary.
  • Assisted clients with payment for veterinary care, prescriptions, and pet supplies.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Laboratory Animal Caretaker

Bathe Dogs

36.2%

Animal Care

22.6%

Safety Procedures

6.7%

Customer Service

4.8%

Routine Animal Husbandry

3.2%

Animal Health

2.8%

Cat Care

2.6%

Daily Care

2.3%

Water Animals

2.0%

Administer Medications

1.9%

Lab Animals

1.9%

Safe Environment

1.7%

Animal Room Environment

1.6%

Animal Quarters

1.6%

Health Checks

1.6%

Observe Animals

1.5%

Farm Animals

1.5%

Potential Adopters

1.4%

Food Intake

1.2%

General Care

1.1%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Laboratory Animal Caretaker

Rank Skill
1 Bathe Dogs 29.3%
2 Animal Care 18.3%
3 Safety Procedures 5.4%
4 Customer Service 3.9%
5 Routine Animal Husbandry 2.6%
6 Animal Health 2.2%
7 Cat Care 2.1%
8 Daily Care 1.9%
9 Water Animals 1.6%
10 Administer Medications 1.6%
11 Lab Animals 1.5%
12 Safe Environment 1.4%
13 Animal Room Environment 1.3%
14 Animal Quarters 1.3%
15 Health Checks 1.3%
16 Observe Animals 1.2%
17 Farm Animals 1.2%
18 Potential Adopters 1.2%
19 Food Intake 0.9%
20 General Care 0.9%
21 Phone Calls 0.9%
22 Physical Condition 0.9%
23 Medical Care 0.9%
24 Detect Signs 0.8%
25 Liquid Formulas 0.8%
26 Food Supplements 0.8%
27 Medical Treatment 0.8%
28 Supervisory Staff 0.8%
29 Litter Boxes 0.8%
30 Fresh Water 0.8%
31 Animal Shelter 0.7%
32 Mental Health Services 0.7%
33 Front Desk 0.7%
34 Proper Care 0.7%
35 Animal Enclosures 0.6%
36 Pet Care Department 0.6%
37 Facility Laundry 0.6%
38 Abnormal Conditions 0.6%
39 Adoption Process 0.6%
40 Small Mammals 0.5%
41 Pet Owners 0.5%
42 Facility Activities 0.5%
43 Data Entry 0.5%
44 General Maintenance 0.5%
45 Clean Water 0.5%
46 Water Bowls 0.4%
47 Nail Trims 0.4%
48 Large Animals 0.4%
49 Animal Habitats 0.4%
50 Veterinary Care 0.4%
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