Nonfarm Animal Caretakers

Nonfarm Animal Caretakers

Feed, water, groom, bathe, exercise, or otherwise care for pets and other nonfarm animals, such as dogs, cats, ornamental fish or birds, zoo animals, and mice. Work in settings such as kennels, animal shelters, zoos, circuses, and aquariums. May keep records of feedings, treatments, and animals received or discharged. May clean, disinfect, and repair cages, pens, or fish tanks.

Key Competencies * Integrity * Dependability * Self Control * Attention to Detail * Cooperation * Stress Tolerance * Adaptability/Flexibility * Concern for Others * Independence * Initiative

Representative Tasks * Feed and water animals according to schedules and feeding instructions. * Examine and observe animals to detect signs of illness, disease, or injury. * Do facility laundry and clean, organize, maintain, and disinfect animal quarters, such as pens and stables, and equipment, such as saddles and bridles.


Government, Manufacturing, Mining Quarrying & Oil & Gas Extraction, Administrative & Support Services,

Job Family Personal Care and Service

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