Animal Care Specialist Resume Samples

An Animal Care Specialist is a worker employed at animal care locations including kennels, clinics and human societies. The job description includes carrying out a variety of duties pertaining to taking care of animals and ensuring their wellness. The other day-to-day tasks are mentioned on the Animal Care Specialist Resume as follows – feeding and grooming animals, cleaning and disinfecting animal quarters and cages, administering medicines and vaccinations, providing post-operative assistance to animals, cleaning and sterilizing equipment in labs, collecting samples for performing lab tests and undertaking other administrative duties as assigned.

While only minimal education to an extent of a high school diploma or GED is expected for this post, employers want to see certain skill sets on the resumes of job applicants such as – physical dexterity and strength to handle heavy animals, knowledge of animal care, patience and responsibility and familiarity with animal diet, grooming techniques and breed identification.

Animal Care Specialist Resume example

Animal Care Specialist Resume

Headline : Responsible for cleaning cages and kennels, feeding animals, processing animals during intake, assisting people looking for their lost pets, and assisting customers who are interested in adopting a pet. Other duties included washing dishes, doing laundry, unloading dog food, assisting with euthanasia, and other tasks as assigned

Skills : Communication Skills, Data Entry, Team Oriented.

Description :

    1. Caretaker for a diverse collection of mammals which include Carnivores, Hoofstock, Primates and various other Mammal species.
    2. Leveraged experience of mammal exhibits while thoroughly cleaning and attending to minor exhibit maintenance on a daily basis.
    3. Participated in the Necropsy team, assisting Veterinarians in collecting organ and tissue samples while observing the team.
    4. Prepared and administered specific diets, monitor and report diet consumption and present daily enrichment.
    5. Responsible for keeping detailed records on each animal. Thoroughly reported any concerns to management and Veterinary staff.
    6. Assisted veterinarians in all procedures and health care of the animals.
    7. Performed capture and restraint on smaller animals for yearly physicals, ultrasounds, vaccinations.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Biology


Animal Care Specialist Resume

Headline : To obtain a position within a company where can contribute efforts and use acquired skills gained through the military in a fashion that upholds the values instilled during service.

Skills : Animal Care, Handling Animals.

Description :

    1. Performed physical examinations to detect obvious abnormalities and report findings to veterinarians, Positions.
    2. Calculated doses and administers oral and topical medications as directed by the veterinarian.
    3. Maintained sanitary conditions for all components of the veterinary treatment facilities to include operating room and equipment.
    4. Assisted veterinarian in surgical procedures and performs euthanasia when instructed by the veterinarian.
    5. Collected, preserved, and prepared blood, urine, feces, skin scrapings, and post mortem specimens for shipment and evaluation.
    6. Performed routine diagnostic laboratory tests such as fecal smears, urinalysis, blood counts, and chemistries.
    7. Responsible for administering medications under the supervision of the Veterinarian.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Diploma


Animal Care Specialist I Resume

Objective : A well-organized professional analytical thinker who demonstrates adaptability and flexibility to any given situation who's able to lead complex teams on multiple levels to reach organizational goals.

Skills : Technical Skills, Management.

Description :

    1. Inspected animal habitats hourly and ensure the animal(s) has food & water at all times.
    2. Worked with Petco's Animal Care Service Managers (ACSMs) to ensure all animal care standards are met at all times.
    3. Worked with the local veterinarian partners to provide additional animal care and support as needed.
    4. Maintained all live animal enclosures within the store. Administrative duties such as answered phone calls and assist with pet adoptions.
    5. Provided nutritional information to customers and help guide with making best-fit food choices based on pet lifestyle.
    6. Monitored animals' cognitive/physical stimulation, and overall health.
    7. Directed potential adopters through the adoption process.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Science

Animal Care Specialist Resume

Headline : Interacted with impounded dogs, cats, and other animals including vicious, stray, sick or injured animals. Determined which animals are aggressive. Handle seeing and dealing with animals that have been abused, neglected, or treated cruelly.

Skills : Large animals, Passionate about all animals.

Description :

    1. Worked directly with veterinarian, patient and patient owner in caring for patient's needs while in the hospital.
    2. Independently cared for the needs of animals that were in boarding, which involved giving medications.
    3. Prepared the patients for surgery and was responsible for making sure the patient has a comfortable and successful recovery.
    4. Completed courses in Computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
    5. Drove a tractor to feed livestock, bush hog, move hay, dirt, and rock.
    6. Extensive background and comfort in working with predatory animals especially with felines.
    7. Provided a high level of daily husbandry and care for a wide variety of taxa.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Diploma

Jr. Animal Care Specialist Resume

Objective : Successfully searching for a permanent career field while obtaining new ways to improve skills to further in that career. Also looking to find a suitable career that can enjoy working.

Skills : Communication skills, Management.

Description :

    1. Daily maintenance included giving food, water, and disinfecting the various rooms, kennels, and isolation cages daily.
    2. Responsible for all laundry, dishes, and cleaning floors. All tasks in this area were to be completed before opening for the day.
    3. Assisted with general maintenance of the building.
    4. Entered the building and assisted them in choosing the right animal based on behavior and needs.
    5. Answered any questions and direct their interests to an animal best suited for their household.
    6. Created, maintained, and entered information into databases.
    7. Completed forms in accordance with company procedures.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Diploma

Animal Care Specialist Resume

Objective : Looking for Employment that will challenge and add to skills set, offering a chance to grow and advance within company that is involved in the betterment of its employees.

Skills : Emergency Medical Technician, Combat Lifesaver, CPR Certified.

Description :

    1. Responsible for complete care of all boarded and hospitalized animals, primarily dogs and cats.
    2. Maintained sanitization routines for any and all things that came into contact with animals, including kennels/cages, bathing station.
    3. Laundered bedding, mopped/sanitized exam rooms, cleaned lobby and front of facility.
    4. Worked in cooperation with management as well as other team members.
    5. Maintained ethical practices concerning removal/storage of humanely euthanized pets.
    6. Assisted with the veterinary care of animals and when needed helped with the nursery care of newborn animals.
    7. Answered telephones and give information to callers, take messages, or transfer calls to appropriate individuals.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Diploma

Animal Care Specialist/Director Resume

Headline : Dedicated to ensuring the safety of employees and equipment and minimizing potential safety hazards in the workplace.

Skills : Animal Restraint, Working with animals.

Description :

    1. Received, handled and kennel pets of all temperaments, including those of unknown temperament.
    2. Interacted with the public to review adoption applications, provided potential adoption matches and complete adoptions.
    3. Adhered to disease management, medical protocols and safety procedures set by the organization.
    4. Checked for current rabies vaccinations and assist with the pet registration program.
    5. Gave proper medications to each sick animal and complete vet checks.
    6. Completed proper paperwork and input information into the system.
    7. Monitored the physical condition of pets and perform health care as directed by management.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Veterinary Technology

Associate Animal Care Specialist Resume

Headline : Obtain a full-time position where can utilize skills/knowledge gained through work experiences and education.

Skills : Caring Animals, Leading Skills.

Description :

    1. Managed various calendars, schedules, arrangements for appointments, meetings, and conferences.
    2. Advised on overall office functions, duties, and procedures. Keep the service areas clean and sanitary for visitors.
    3. Maintain feeding areas and prepare food/medicine for feeding.
    4. Cleaned animal enclosures by sanitizing, scrubbing, washing dirty dishes and blankets.
    5. Helped families find the right pet that suits their needs and the needs of the animal.
    6. Prepared and implemented animal enrichment activities and devices.
    7. Automated programs to retrieve or develop reports and spreadsheets.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Medical Administration

Lead Animal Care Specialist Resume

Summary : Motivated animal care specialist with wide-ranging abilities relating to animal care- including feeding, medicating, and socializing animals while keeping the workplace clean.

Skills : Customer Service, Handling Animals.

Description :

    1. Created and maintained accurate records on animal food intake and medications.
    2. Secretarial work including answering phone calls, making appointments, and greeting clients.
    3. Maintained a clean and sanitary work environment at all times.
    4. Cleaned and disinfected kennels, equipment, and work areas.
    5. Cleaned animal enclosures and performed minor maintenance.
    6. Administrated medications (including injections) as directed by veterinary staff.
    7. Examined enclosures for deficiencies, made repairs if damaged, and assisted in the building of new enclosures.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Diploma

Asst. Animal Care Specialist Resume

Objective : Self-motivated animal care technician with experience in a shelter environment. Avid participant in adoptation programs and outside adoption centers.

Skills : Animal Care, Retail.

Description :

    1. Observed animals' physical conditions to detect illness.
    2. Cleaned and disinfected kennels, equipment, and work areas.
    3. Unloaded and impounded animals received from animal control and the public.
    4. Maintained accurate and detailed logs and inventories of animals.
    5. Maintained a clean and sanitary work environment at all times.
    6. Cleaned animal enclosures and performed minor maintenance.
    7. Scheduled and confirmed appointments for clients, customers, or supervisors.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Veterinary Science

Animal Care Specialist Resume

Headline : Responsible for cleaning and sanitizing baboon housing and support areas (kitchen, equipment, produce cooler, break room, storage areas, feed storage, and related areas); preparing and providing baboon diets; reporting unusual behavior or injuries; and maintaining pertinent records. 

Skills : Emergency Medical Technician, Caring Animals.

Description :

    1. Ensured the care of all animals within the facility. Customer service with the utmost professionalism.
    2. Trained and evaluated problem animals with the utmost professionalism.
    3. Rescued Team, Safety Committee, and organization planning committee.
    4. Received employee of the month in the first 6 months of employment.
    5. Displayed excellent team-building initiatives that became facility standards.
    6. Created an environment of widespread love and care for duties.
    7. Maintained controlled drug inventory and related logbooks.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Diploma