Animal Handler Resume Samples

An experienced Animal Handler is responsible for providing care and handling animals in the facility. The job description entails monitoring the animal’s behavior, ensuring their safety, providing the animals with a safe and healthy environment, and handling other animal handler duties. Other related duties are mentioned on the Animal Handler Resume as – exercising and training animals, cleaning, and maintaining animal enclosures, cages run, and pens; feeding and watering animals, administering medications and treatments to animals, inspecting and cleaning animal enclosures, and equipment to ensure hygiene and safety, and obtaining samples for laboratory testing and assisting in the animal examination process.

The most sought-after skills include – knowledge of animal behavior, health, and nutrition, the ability to handle a variety of animals safely, and calmly; knowledge of safety standards and procedures; and the ability to follow instructions accurately. Education-wise, animal handlers are expected to possess a high school diploma or GED at the least. Employers, however, prefer applicants having a degree in animal science, Veterinary Technology, or certification in animal husbandry and care.

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Senior Animal Handler Resume

Summary : As a Senior Animal Handler, Monitored the effectiveness of treatment interventions through behavior database to track shelter animal progress. Led weekly treatment meetings with CRC behavior staff to troubleshoot behavior modification techniques and collect info to inform outcome decisions. Provided behavior support to response partners and foster parents or delegate this task to Behavior Specialists when appropriate.

Skills : Public Speaking, Customer Service, Education, Medical Records, Animal Behavior, Dependable, Reliable, Media Relations.

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  1. Monitored the behavioral health of all animals in our care.
  2. Conducted daily behavior rounds of all animals in the shelter and regularly participate in shelter daily rounds to ensure timely delivery of care and open communication.
  3. Created daily treatment plans and work closely with the two other Senior Managers to coordinate activities of behavior staff.
  4. Participated in Medical, Sheltering, and Behavior meetings to ensure smooth collaboration among all areas of expertise and holistic care for animals.
  5. Assigned dogs to playgroup participation; monitored and tracked their behavior.
  6. Conducted behavior evaluations for a variety of populations (hoarding case and puppy mill dogs, fighting dogs, shelter dogs and cats, animals rescued during disaster relief efforts).
  7. Served as an expert handler for fearful and/or aggressive dogs.
                                Years of Experience
                                Experience
                                10+ Years
                                Experience Level
                                Level
                                Senior
                                Education
                                Education
                                Associates In Animal Science


                                Animal Handler Resume

                                Summary : To obtain a Junior Animal Handler position assisted postdocs and other scientific staff with performing a wide variety of procedures and techniques which may include, but are not limited to: cell culture, clinical/diagnostic microbiology, DNA analysis, DNA isolation, DNA purification, DNA sequencing, flow cytometry, gene cloning, peptide synthesis, protein analysis, RNA isolation, qtr.-PCR, etc. Will be trained to be proficient in specific techniques if less experienced in some.

                                Skills : Management, Sales, Animal Handling.

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                                1. Dissected Plasmodium falciparum sporozoites from mosquito salivary glands.
                                2. Performed general lab management, and responsible for laboratory upkeep and routine maintenance of equipment, maintaining laboratory supplies and equipment including chemicals, biological materials, etc., required to handle biological materials, recombinant protein materials, acids, biological wastes, etc., maintained work bench and equipment related to projects. 
                                3. Cataloged and labeled laboratory samples and consumables. 
                                4. Helped with maintaining and organizing inventory of samples and metadata, and with managing inventory of laboratory supplies and reagents. 
                                5. Liaised with vendors as needed.
                                6. Maintained detailed records of experiments and their results and prepare the information resulting from these experiments for presentations at laboratory-wide meetings and for publication.
                                7. Wrote reports of findings, state methods and procedures, including any modifications employed, specimens and materials involved and results of experiments. 
                                      Years of Experience
                                      Experience
                                      7-10 Years
                                      Experience Level
                                      Level
                                      Management
                                      Education
                                      Education
                                      Associates In Animal Science


                                      Animal Handler Resume

                                      Summary : To obtain an Assistant Animal Handler position maintained research records and laboratory notes. Interacted closely with other research staff across institutional functional teams. Maintained a clean and healthy environment. Oversaw all kennel operations. Handled general care tasks such as feeding, walking and cleaning up after the animals.

                                      Skills : Animal Handling, Customer Service, Quick Service, Quick Learner, Ambitious Personality.

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                                      Description :

                                      1. Coordinated and conducts experiments, to help design and carry out research projects in the research laboratories in accordance with established protocols.
                                      2. Kept rodent colony, cell banks, and archival samples organized. 
                                      3. Performed animal genotyping and assists with husbandry and tasks needed for rodent colony maintenance.
                                      4. Read and kept current on literature and techniques related to field of investigation.
                                      5. Generated and analyzed data for presentations and publications.
                                      6. Recorded and evaluated data obtained in accordance with methods requested and assists with writing reports.
                                      7. Employed safe laboratory practices.
                                                  Years of Experience
                                                  Experience
                                                  7-10 Years
                                                  Experience Level
                                                  Level
                                                  Management
                                                  Education
                                                  Education
                                                  Certificate In General Studies

                                                  Animal Handler Resume

                                                  Summary : As an Associate Animal Handler, ability to handle different breeds and sizes of dogs and cat. Ability to work with minimal supervision. Maintained and arranged storage of food and supplies.

                                                  Skills : Animal handling, Restraint, Dosing, Tissue collection.

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                                                  Description :

                                                  1. Provided technical and scientific input to the project team or research leadership.
                                                  2. Contributed to the development of patent applications as appropriate.
                                                  3. Mixed and weight food formulas and feeds for designated animal.
                                                  4. Provided support for lead optimization by screening compounds and/or supporting structure activity relationship (SAR) studies involving the characterization of the biological activity of compounds in various assays. 
                                                  5. Prepared animals for shipment or transfer to other rooms with in the facility.
                                                  6. Assisted in the preparation of animals for surgery and other animal handling.
                                                  7. Assisted in the development of biologically relevant alternatives to preclinical animal models.
                                                  8. Conducted mechanism of drug activity studies.
                                                              Years of Experience
                                                              Experience
                                                              7-10 Years
                                                              Experience Level
                                                              Level
                                                              Management
                                                              Education
                                                              Education
                                                              GED

                                                              Animal Handler Resume

                                                              Headline : As an Associate Senior Animal Handler, ensured that the general upkeep of all animal and shelter work spaces are maintained, cleaned litter boxes, animal crates, washing dishes, laundry, maintaining food storage and outdoor dog areas.

                                                              Skills : Inventory Management, Social Media, Type 90 Wpm.

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                                                              Description :

                                                              1. Provided for the basic needs animals such as rabbits, Guinee Pigs, Rabbits, etc. by performing tasks such as feeding, weighing, preventive health maintenance.
                                                              2. Provided social interaction, and by maintaining a clean living environment for these animals.
                                                              3. Administered daily and enrichment feeding or prescribed amounts and types of feed.
                                                              4. Assessed and documents appetite and feces patterns.
                                                              5. Performed small or large animal receipt, including preparing housing for arrival, movement of animals to housing, preparing animal charts, and bathing and weighing of animals as required.
                                                              6. Conducted animal movement from room to room as needed for housing requirements.
                                                              7. Uses transport cart to assist with moving post-operative animals.
                                                                        Years of Experience
                                                                        Experience
                                                                        5-7 Years
                                                                        Experience Level
                                                                        Level
                                                                        Executive
                                                                        Education
                                                                        Education
                                                                        Associates In Business

                                                                        Animal Handler Resume

                                                                        Objective : As an Animal Handler, Experienced in the operation of chainsaw, chipper, weed eater, hedger. Professionally advocated CARE STLs position concerning mission and goals. Interacted with animals daily and sets up or participates in animal enrichment activities.

                                                                        Skills : Ability To Multi-Task And Fast Learner, Cashier, Warehouse.

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                                                                        Description :

                                                                        1. Supervised the daily operation of cage processing areas under the direction of the Facility Manager. 
                                                                        2. Ensured that the processing areas comply with federal animal and research regulations. 
                                                                        3. Maintained daily records pertaining to cage processing. 
                                                                        4. Trained and supervised cage processing staff. 
                                                                        5. Provided employee performance evaluations for supervised cage processing staff.
                                                                        6. Documented client health or progress.
                                                                        7. Maintained facilities.
                                                                        Years of Experience
                                                                        Experience
                                                                        2-5 Years
                                                                        Experience Level
                                                                        Level
                                                                        Executive
                                                                        Education
                                                                        Education
                                                                        High School Diploma

                                                                        Animal Handler Resume

                                                                        Objective :  As an Animal Handler, operated laundry machines and organizes laundry used in the shelter; distributing bedding throughout the shelter. Cleaned crates, cages, and animal items/equipment using sanitizer system. Restocked animal areas with supplies and equipment; maintained clean and well-stocked workspace.

                                                                        Skills : Self-Motivated (10+ years), General Care, Medical Care.

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                                                                        Description :

                                                                        1. Maintained cleanliness of facility; assisting with the bathing/grooming of clients' pets.
                                                                        2. Worked in Raleigh on various temporary positions, with one position lasting for 18 months.
                                                                        3. Administered medication & diets to boarding pets, bathe dogs, work without direct supervision in daycare & boarding, trained to do water workouts with dogs, interact with dogs/cats for 20min one on one times daily.
                                                                        4. Sanitized dog & cat suites, maintain a very strict cleaning standard throughout the facility.
                                                                        5. Supervised a pack of 20-30 dogs for 8-10 hours daily in daycare.
                                                                        6. Provided input for management of Animal Resources (staffing and practices). 
                                                                        7. Required little supervision and/or direction.
                                                                              Years of Experience
                                                                              Experience
                                                                              2-5 Years
                                                                              Experience Level
                                                                              Level
                                                                              Executive
                                                                              Education
                                                                              Education
                                                                              High School Diploma

                                                                              Animal Handler Resume

                                                                              Objective : To obtain an Animal Handler position that utilizes and further develops each of my skills and will allow me to work my way up into a position of more responsibility. Provided adequate food and water to animals daily. Cleaned and disinfected kennels and cages daily. Reported animal health or temperament abnormalities to Shelter Manager. Ensured that the kennel environment is safe for animals and people.

                                                                              Skills : Food Preparation, Animal Care, Healthcare.

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                                                                              Description :

                                                                              1. Administered basic health care Care for animals and schedule feedings Clean tools or equipment.
                                                                              2. Cleaned work areas or facilities.
                                                                              3. Documented client health or progress.
                                                                              4. Maintained facilities.
                                                                              5. Monitored health or behavior of animals.
                                                                              6. Ordered materials, supplies, or equipment.
                                                                              7. Performed administrative or clerical tasks.
                                                                                      Years of Experience
                                                                                      Experience
                                                                                      2-5 Years
                                                                                      Experience Level
                                                                                      Level
                                                                                      Executive
                                                                                      Education
                                                                                      Education
                                                                                      MA In Business Administration

                                                                                      Animal Handler Resume

                                                                                      Objective : As an Animal Handler, Actively promoted longevity of at-risk pregnant, injured and ill animals through in-home foster care. Served as midwife for birthing dogs, cats and goats. Exercised animals or provide other general care, such as cleaning or maintaining holding or performance areas. Interacted with animals to familiarize them to human voices or contact. Organized or conducted animal shows. Enforced rules and regulations of recreational facilities to maintain discipline and ensure safety.

                                                                                      Skills : Serving, Organizational Skills, Animal Care.

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                                                                                      Description :

                                                                                      1. Highly skilled in providing grooming and husbandry services.
                                                                                      2. Hands on experienced of managing animals in terms of behavior issues.
                                                                                      3. Demonstrated ability to restrained animals when needed.
                                                                                      4. Performed housekeeping duties.
                                                                                      5. Scheduled appointments for veterinary care Train animals.
                                                                                      6. Performed routine duties associated with cage washing, sanitation, and preparation for use in a research setting including, cage prep, assembly, monitoring equipment for proper function, maintaining sanitary conditions and minor cage maintenance.
                                                                                      7. Operated cage washers and ensures that equipment is in proper working order.
                                                                                                Years of Experience
                                                                                                Experience
                                                                                                2-5 Years
                                                                                                Experience Level
                                                                                                Level
                                                                                                Executive
                                                                                                Education
                                                                                                Education
                                                                                                MA In Business Administration

                                                                                                Animal Handler Resume

                                                                                                Objective : As an Animal Handler, Assisted in solution preparation in the research and development area of the laboratory. Performed all aspects of animal intake, health assessment including administering inoculations, kenneling, computer tracking, microchipping, adoption counselling, reclaim assistance, kennel cleanliness and humane euthanasia and acted as upgrade supervisor when needed. Trained newly hired Animal Handlers and volunteers on procedures and policies to include; animal handling techniques, sterilization techniques and customer service.

                                                                                                Skills : Training, Supervising Skills, Computer Skills, Tracking.

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                                                                                                Description :

                                                                                                1. Responsible for procurement of animal supplies, cleaning of animal cages and racks, daily rounds, observation to check animal health status, and preventive maintenance of cage cleaning equipment.
                                                                                                2. Adhered to company standard operating procedures and maintains records to comply with regulatory requirements.
                                                                                                3. Assisted in some surgeries, prepare surgical supplies, and provide postoperative care as directed.
                                                                                                4. Assisted in a wide variety of basic laboratory tasks, making detailed observations, and analyzing data.
                                                                                                5. Maintained inventory levels for laboratory supplies.
                                                                                                6. Performed limited troubleshooting and calibration of some basic laboratory instruments.
                                                                                                7. Sterilized glassware and other items using an autoclave.
                                                                                                Years of Experience
                                                                                                Experience
                                                                                                0-2 Years
                                                                                                Experience Level
                                                                                                Level
                                                                                                Entry Level
                                                                                                Education
                                                                                                Education
                                                                                                Bachelor's degree