5164-Pet groomers and animal care workers

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Pet groomers and animal care workers
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Job Description: 
Pet groomers and animal care workers feed, handle, train and groom animals and assist veterinarians, animal health technologists and technicians in veterinary facilities, animal shelters, breeding and boarding kennels, zoos, laboratories, retail pet shops, riding schools, dog training schools pet grooming and similar establishments.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) bathing and feeding animals
  • (b) leading or carrying animals to treatment room and holding them during treatment
  • (c) cleaning and sterilising veterinary surgical instruments
  • (d) labelling drugs, chemicals and other pharmaceutical preparations and replenishing stock
  • (e) sterilising bottles, beakers and other equipment
  • (f) cleaning, organizing, and disinfecting animal quarters such as pens, stables, cages, and yards, and animal equipment such as saddles and bridles
  • (g) collecting and recording animal information such as weight, size, physical condition and, treatments received, medications given, and food intake
  • (h) training animals to develop and maintain desired animal behaviors for competition, entertainment, obedience, security, riding and other activities
  • (i) grooming animals by performing tasks such as washing, brushing, clipping, and trimming coats, cutting nails and cleaning ears.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Dog trainer
- Horse breaker
- Veterinary aid
- Zoo keeper

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