How to become an Animal Attendant - Veterinary Clinic

Animal Attendants in veterinary clinics perform general reception duties and daily clinic routines such as feeding animals and assisting with surgery preparations.

Personal requirements for an Animal Attendant - Veterinary Clinic

  • Good communication skills and enjoy working with people
  • Mature and responsible
  • Free from allergies aggravated by animal hair, fur, feathers and dust
  • Able to handle animals with confidence and patience
  • Interested in animals and their welfare

Duties & Tasks of an Animal Attendant - Veterinary Clinic

Animal Attendants in a veterinary clinic may perform the following tasks:

  • Maintain animal records
  • Rescue injured and neglected animals
  • Bathe and groom animals, and treat them with insecticide to control insect pests
  • Administer basic medications as directed by veterinarians
  • Assist with euthanising animals humanely and handling of animals that have died

Working conditions for an Animal Attendant - Veterinary Clinic

Working conditions vary depending on the place of work. Some attendants may have to work on weekends and public holidays and after hours. Many work outdoors. Considerable contact with the public is involved when treating animals and inquiring after animal health and habits.


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