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Animal Attendant (Husbandry)

Job Title Animal Attendant (Husbandry) Employment Status Full Time Laboratory / Department Comparative Bioscience Center Department Description The Comparative Bioscience Center provides a comprehensive program of animal care in support of the University's in vivo research.

The goal of our staff is to provide investigators with the highest level of research support at the lowest cost while ensuring the welfare of the animals used in the research.

The center is fully accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC). Detailed Description The Animal Attendant will provide the daily care for laboratory animals using established policies and procedures as prescribed by federal and state laws and regulations. Will perform multiple assignments including cage changing, general care, monitoring, and reporting of animal health. The Animal Attendant must also maintain and report on facility equipment, cleaning assigned rooms, performing animal receiving procedures, and maintaining consumable supplies (food, water, bedding) in assigned rooms.

In addition, the attendant will be responsible for animal room records, and notification of appropriate personnel concerning irregularities in animal health and the environment. The Animal Attendant will report to the Floor Supervisor and be overseen by a Group Leader. Job Requirements High School diploma or equivalent required; certification at the Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT) level is preferred.

One year of experience in a research facility is preferred, although a two year college degree can be substituted for one year of work experience. Must be knowledgeable of federal and state laws regulating animal use in research, familiar with standard operating procedures, and able to handle and restrain animals. Additional Details Must be able to push/pull carts on weight-bearing wheels weighing a minimum of 500 pounds, lift supplies weighing up to 50 pounds, and tolerate a significant amount of standing, bending, and walking. Must not be allergic to animals, waste products, or bedding.

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Zoo Animal Attendant

Zoo Animal Attendant
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo
Tampa, FL

The Zoo Animal Attendant will be responsible for the husbandry and care of animals in the Aquatics area.

A successful Zoo Animal Attendant will have:

  • open water SCUBA certification
  • attention to detail
  • good animal handling skills

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Animal Care And Shelter Attendant (Regular Part-Time)

Nature of Work

This is manual and specialized work responsible for the proper sanitation and operation of animal holding areas consistent with City of Huntsville Animal Services Department guidelines. Work also involves providing customer service by responding to questions regarding animal adoptions, lost/found animals, animal intake, animal behavior and other related questions to Animal Services.

Work also requires the ability to acquire specialized animal handling and venipunture skills. Work involves educating the public; feeding and maintaining animals; and performing the euthanasia of animals & disposal of animal bodies in a pathological incineration chamber. Work also involves administering medications; transporting animals for veterinary services; and inventory control.

Assignments are received from the Animal Services Supervisor verbally or in writing. The employee carries out routine work assignments in accordance with established policies and procedures. Additional guidance is provided through federal, state, and local laws, Animal Services Ordinance 95-693, Humane organizations guidelines, and departmental and City policies and procedures.

Work is reviewed through performance evaluations, conferences, logs, summary reports, inventory, and records for accuracy, completeness, and adherence to policies and procedures. Greets and educates the public on Animal Services policies and procedures. Scans animals for microchips; feeds, waters, and cares for animals housed at the animal shelter; ensures that pens and cages are properly cleaned and sanitized and repaired; administers medications to animals housed at the shelter.

Receives and processes animals coming into and out of the shelter; conducts a daily inventory of all animals; answer questions while intaking stray and owner surrendered animals.

Screens animals to determine adoption ability; performs temperament testing of animals. Observes animals for health, disease, and behavior; responds to sick and injured animals by providing humane care.

Escorts citizens who have lost their pets for observation of animals. Provides adoption counseling and basic animal behavior counseling; assists with animal adoption paperwork; operates identification tag machine; transports animals to veterinary hospitals as needed. Cremates animals in the incinerator; monitors incinerator to make sure system functions properly; weighs animals to be cremated; cleans incinerator; reads charts; maintains daily records regarding temperature and time; transports animal remains for proper disposal.

Handles and properly administers vaccinations to animals with a syringe and needle. Properly administers oral dewormers, oral and topical flea control. Properly performs heartworm and feline leukemia/AIDS testing.

Euthanizes animals by the use of sodium pentobarbital orally, intraperitoneal, and intravenous. Properly maintains controlled substance logs as required by the Drug Enforcement Agency. Maintains records; maintains an accurate inventory of all supplies.

Operates an incinerator, animal traps, ladders, dump trucks and automobiles; all essential cleaning equipment and all essential office equipment, including a computer while performing essential functions. May lead court-appointed community service individuals in work responsibilities; trains; assigns work; and inspects work. Assists Humane Educator with public events and public awareness campaigns; assists with Petfinder; lost and found program.

Communicates with the Probate Office regarding community service individuals. Requires regular and prompt attendance plus the ability to work well with others and work well as a team. Assists Animal Service Officers and customers with loading and unloading animals.

Responds to inquiries regarding lost or found animals. Picks up animal supplies and food. Assists as needed with bathing animals for Pet Project. Performs related work as required.


Work is performed both inside and outside in adverse weather conditions including hot and cold temperatures, wetness, snow, and slippery floors. Work exposes the employee to hazards associated with traffic, vicious animals, incinerator, needles, blood from animals, lethal fumes, chemicals and controlled substances.

Work also exposes the employee to irate citizens, noisy animals, and dangers associated with handling dangerous animals. Protective equipment is required such as goggles, latex and leather gloves, and rubber boots. Work requires the physical ability to stand for extended periods; perform moderate to heavy lifting of dead or alive large animals or supplies; and the ability to pull, push, bend, stoop, and squat. Work also requires the ability to restrain and control very large and sometimes vicious animals; and the ability to handle animals.

Applicants May Obtain a Copy of the City of Huntsville EEOP Short Form Upon Request

Minimum Education, Training and Experience

High school diploma from a school accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or GED certificate issued by the appropriate state agency and some experience caring for animals.

Some knowledge of Animal Services laws, ordinances, policies and procedures. Some knowledge of feeding, care, and proper sanitization and repair procedures. Some knowledge in animal handling, care and behavior.

Ability to communicate with citizens about animal scratches and bites regarding concern for rabies virus; ability to complete a bite report. Ability to administer vaccinations with a syringe and needle and other necessary medications to animals housed at the shelter.

Ability to communicate effectively with the public verbally and in writing to receive and process animals coming into and out of the shelter.

Ability to learn specialized techniques of venipunture and humane animal handling. Ability to maintain accurate records and inventory. Ability to write and spell correctly.

Ability to operate a Pathological Incineration Chamber, animal traps, dump trucks and automobiles, squeegees, scrub brushes, cleaning chemicals and soaps, hose pipes, radios, computers, ladders, and standard office equipment while performing essential functions. Ability to read, complete and maintain charts. Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions. Ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods.


A valid driver's license is required.


Euthanasia Technician Certification through the Alabama State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.

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(9003__01) Animal Shelter Attendant

The Kennel Attendant team members are expected to provide and maintain a high standard of daily care, monitoring and feeding of almost all of the animals housed at the Wake County Animal Center. As a Kennel Attendant, you are responsible for sanitizing your assigned kennels each morning and providing follow-up care throughout the day, such as spot cleaning, feeding, preparing or handing out enrichment items/toys, restocking, etc. The Kennel Attendants must be prompt and finish his or her assigned rooms/kennels each day in the time allotted. The staff members on the Kennel Attendant team are also responsible for tasks assigned by the Animal Center Manager and/or Team Leads, as well as daily tasks that are performed communally. Some examples of communal tasks are laundry, cleaning the animal kitchen, sweeping, mopping, putting away animals after surgery, etc. The Kennel Attendants at WCAC are also adoption counselors throughout our adoption hours, which are normally noon to 6:00 pm. During this time, the Kennel Attendant staff members may assist customers who are looking for a new addition to their family or searching for their lost pet, answer radio calls from the Front Desk staff to provide support, and assist foster parents or rescue partners. Due to the large number of kennels and duties to be performed daily, the kennel attendants work in a fast paced environment where efficiency and effectiveness are of the upmost importance. Also because the Animal Center is an open-admission facility, the animals that come into the Center may have behavioral or medical issues which require special care, proper and humane animal handling and recognition of common or infectious animal disease. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Competencies • Confident, proactive – able to assess situations and determine the appropriate course of actions within assigned parameters

  • Demonstrates a high degree of accountability

  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills. Builds and maintains positive, productive relationships with peers, colleagues and management

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Ability to work with all types of domesticated animals

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment

  • Knowledge of animal handling techniques

  • Ability to work well in others in a stressful environment

  • Self motivation and proven time management skills

  • Ability to work under general OR constant supervision Home Department (42) Environmental Services Division/Unit Animal Care, Control and Adoption

  • Shelter Auto requisition ID 3676BR Assignment Type (P) Regular Assignment Status Full Time Work Schedule Sun

  • Sat (varies) 7:00 am to 6:30 pm Work Location (004) Wake County Animal Care, Control & Adoption Center Salary Minimum 14.25 Salary Maximum 24.23 Expected Hiring Range $14.25 Minimum Requirements Ability to read, write and follow procedures. Preferred Experience, Skills and Training (beyond the minimum requirements defined by the class) One plus years of related animal care experience; one plus years of customer service experience. Background/EEOC Policy Position may require a background check that may include: criminal, credit, motor vehicle, education and sexual offender registry or others based on job requirements. Unless required by state law, a record of conviction will not automatically exclude you from consideration for employment. Wake County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Closing Date 25-May-2017

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Animal Shelter Attendant

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This position has the opportunity for step increases in pay at the 6, 12, 24, 36, and 48 month anniversaries with satisfactory performance reviews

Performs semi-skilled maintenance work in the Animal Shelter as well as technical and administrative duties including reporting and monitoring animal control activities; provide customer service to Shelter visitors; perform animal impounds and dispositions; and provide customer service via phone and email.


General supervision is provided by the Animal Shelter and Rescue Coordinator.

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  • All behaviors comply with the Code of Conduct and Rules of Behavior outlined in Chapter 8 of the General Government Policies and Procedures Manual.

  • Adheres to assigned work schedule as outlined in city and department attendance policies and procedures.

  • Provide assistance to customers wishing to adopt an animal; escorts customers through the Shelter; responds to and directs questions regarding adoption or purchasing procedures. Receives animals at the Shelter.

  • Provide care for animals in the Shelter including feeding, cleaning and monitoring animal behavior. Monitors conditions of animals and implements precautionary measures in order to prevent disease transmission. Cleans and disinfects pens, floors and related areas in accordance with established practices.

  • Prepare and maintain a variety of files and filing systems; reviews and verifies records and computer files.

  • Provides general office assistance such as answering phones, performs data entry, or other related duties as assigned.

  • Performs or assists with euthanizing animals as appropriate.

  • Clean, maintain and perform minor repairs in the Animal Shelter.

  • Drive to and from destinations as assigned by Supervisor

  • May, if assigned, respond to public calls and complaints regarding deceased animals; pick-up deceased animals.

  • Cleans and maintains grounds around the Shelter and the office.

  • Prepares and reviews a variety of correspondence, reports, permits and documents as assigned, including monthly statistical reports; complete various forms; prepare and distribute reports for review and use; prepare and maintain a variety of forms used by the Animal Services Division; research and verifies information as necessary.



High School Diploma or GED.


One year experience working with animals required.


Possession of a valid driver's license.


Must be available to work rotating shifts: weekdays, weekends and holidays.

Testing required only if interviewed:

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Animal Care Attendent

Her at Royal Pet Haven in Alexandria, We are looking for a part time (4hrs per day, 5 days per week) to help take care of our pups, which includes, walking, feeding, cleaning, and supervising the dogs in our day care facility.

Experience required.

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P/T Animal Care Attendant - Evenings & Weekends

Animal General of East Norwich is seeking an experienced P/T Animal Care Attendant to work the Evening Shift at our small animal practice in East Norwich, New York—located in the heart of Nassau County. The successful candidate will share our commitment to delivering exceptional service to our clients and the highest quality care to their boarded pets.

Must be a motivated self-starter who is able to take direction and work with minimal supervision. Duties include, but are not limited to: feeding, bathing, walking, cleaning cages and giving medications. You will also be responsible for laundry, light building maintenance and cleaning, as well as assisting the Doctors and Technicians when needed.

Must have a flexible schedule and be available to work evenings and some holidays. We offer competitive compensation along with great benefits, including, 401(k), generous personal pet care discounts and more! If interested in this opportunity, please click the “Apply” link below. If you think this would be an ideal opportunity for someone you know, click “Share.” Required SkillsRequired Experience

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Zoo Animal Attendant

Zoo Animal Attendant
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Baltimore, MD

The Zoo Animal Attendant will provide care and maintenance of the animals and their associated exhibits and holding areas.

An ideal Zoo Animal Attendant will have:

  • previous experience
  • valid driver's license
  • good computer skills

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Veterinary Animal Care Attendant - Part Time

Veterinary Animal Care Attendant - Part Time

Our state-of-the art veterinary hospital is currently seeking a part-time animal care attendant (kennel) to join our healthcare team.

 Primary responsibilities include assisting in the care of boarded and hospitalized patients as well as general cleaning of the hospital and grounds. 
Our practice resides in a beautiful, historic neighborhood in downtown Indianapolis.  We have an exceptional healthcare staff, offer very competitive wages, and our hospital (and doctors) has been recognized for years as a top veterinary facility in central Indiana. 


This position requires a self-motivated and dependable individual. 


Applicants must possess a deep love of animals, a strong work ethic, maturity, dependability, and attention to detail. 

To apply for the Veterinary Animal Care Attendant position please apply via CareerBuilder below or email: [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]

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Zoo Animal Attendant

Zoo Animal Attendant
Pittsburgh Zoo
Pittsburgh, PA

The Zoo Animal Attendant will monitor animal collections, exhibits, and public pathways as assigned to ensure safety of the public and animals.

An ideal Zoo Animal Attendant will have attention to detail, good work ethic and previous experience.

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