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Nursery Animal Care Taker

Dallas, TX 75216

Posted: 04/04/2022 Industry: animal services Pay Rate: 17.82

Job Description

                              Nursery Caretaker Job Description

The focus of this role is to provide daily care for the kittens within the City of Dallas Animal Services nursery facility including cleaning of the facilities and implementation of the environmental enrichment programs.

What are we looking for?

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum 6 months of experience interacting with cats
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed
  • Demonstrated Microsoft Office Skills (Outlook, Word, PP, Excel)
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

Preferred (optional)

  • BS or MS in a biological science
  • Experience working in an animal facility or Veterinary Hospital
  • Knowledge in animal facility operations
  • Knowledge of animal health and management issues

What would be your key responsibilities?

  • Execute the daily operations of the care unit of the facility to ensure pet safety and well-being, efficient running of the facility and that quality data are gathered from the protocols and delivered to the management.
  • Accurately record the requested data according to study protocols (i.e. consumption timing, amounts eaten, body weights, etc.)
  • Evaluate pet health (both mental and physical) for any veterinary and/or enrichment needs.
  • Daily cleaning of pet housing quarters (interior and exterior) in accordance with standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Implementation of environmental enrichment programs as directed by the supervisors and management.
  • Bottle feeding nursery animals.
  • Collection and evaluation of feces quality


Job Requirements

knowledge of animal care taker and experience with dogs. 

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