Animal Keeper Resume Samples

An Animal Keeper works for a variety of settings that host animals such as Zoos, wildlife sanctuaries, pet shops, and veterinary clinics. Typical work activities listed on the Animal Keeper Resume include the following – feeding animals, administering medications, feeding water and cleaning quarters of animals and birds in the zoo, circus, or menagerie; preparing food for charges by chopping or grinding meat, fish, fruit, and vegetables; providing fresh drinking water, cleaning cages, and ensuring that animals’ exercise needs are met.

Those seeking to work in this field should demonstrate on the resume the following skills and abilities – the ability to interact with animals when they are aggressive or scared, physical strength and stamina; monitoring skills; compassion, and the ability to work for flexible hours. While formal education is not a mandatory requirement, a degree in animal science or Zoology is often seen on the eligible resumes.

 

Animal Keeper Resume example

Animal Keeper Resume

Objective : Motivated and highly productive Animal Keeper professional with a animal research background. Detail-oriented with strong skills in multi-tasking and efficient management of day-to-day office operations. Adept at building and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers and outstanding interpersonal skills.

Skills : Agriculture, children, inventory management, customer service,.

Description :

    1. Recorded keeping and regular cleaning and feeding.
    2. Monitored body condition of dry sows.
    3. Performed heat detection in weaned sow and gilts using back pressure test and riding the backtest.
    4. Performed Artificial Insemination when a sow and gilts are showing a sign of standing heat.
    5. Modernized records of all animals.
    6. Monitored stage of pregnancy, by limiting feed intake during the first 21 days of pregnancy, to avoid embryonic mortality, then adjusting feeds as gestation progress.
    7. Checked animals for a sign of heat 21 days post insemination.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
B.S. In Zoology


Animal Keeper Resume

Objective : Currently seeking employment within a progressive organization where I can put my skills and experience to profitable use while developing both professionally and personally.

Skills : Operant Conditioning, Microsoft Office, Data Entry, Data Analysis, Animal Behavior, Customer Service.

Description :

    1. Worked with a variety of hoofstock, carnivores, herbivores, birds, and reptiles.
    2. Prepared and distributed daily diets.
    3. Prepared daily enrichment and observe the use of items when possible.
    4. Researched, created/purchased and implement new enrichment items.
    5. Cleaned and disinfected animal enclosures and other areas in accordance with USDA and AZA standards.
    6. Maintained life support systems and other equipment.
    7. Conducted regular observation of animal's health, behavior, and welfare.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
BS In Biology


Animal Keeper Resume

Objective : A laboratory professional with over four years of experience. Demonstrated exceptional efficiency, organizational, communication, and customer service skills. Strong background in analytical chemistry. Successful track record of prioritizing to meet changing business needs and deadlines, analyzing test results for reasonableness and learning the business in order to improve processes, results and service.

Skills : Animal Keeping, Fish Bonitation, Communication Skills.

Description :

    1. Identified and communicated medical and behavioral issues and concerns.
    2. Performed animal handling and restraint.
    3. Implemented USDA policies and procedures.
    4. Participated in the Dive Team operations of the marine mammal pools.
    5. Worked with, training, and evaluating city volunteers, zoo magnet students, Moorpark college students, and keeper school graduates.
    6. Captured/restrained animals for medical treatments and weighing.
    7. Took care of horses, Cleaned the barn and house, watched over everything while the owner was out of town.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BS Zoology In Physiology

Animal Keeper Resume

Objective : Hardworking, organized, Animal Keeper professional with a proven background delivering sensible animal keeping solutions on time and under budget while working as a team member or team leader.

Skills : Animal Husbandry, Scientific Research, Operant Conditioning, Rodent Necropsy.

Description :

    1. Stayed at the house and watched the dog's monkey goats and horses.
    2. Worked every day at  Skills Used Patience, hard work, determination.
    3. Assisted guests by answering questions and assisting with animal interactions, where appropriate Cleaned and maintained enclosures, and kept paths.
    4. Managed safety and teaching of interns and volunteers with the supervision of the head zookeeper and management Assist in the gift shop with customers.
    5. Rotated to various animal areas and care for mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians.
    6. Prepared and administered diets, medicines, supplements, enrichment items -Monitor animals for signs or symptoms of illness, injuries, or anything.
    7. Monitored animal care and maintenance Maintained the facility by cleaning and disinfecting the animal cages Examined and observed animals detect.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
BS In Zoology

Animal Keeper Resume

Objective : Graduate student seeking position as academic tutor to utilize and increase experience in the field of education, while sharing knowledge and passion for learning, employing high grade point average and standardized test scores, excellent communication skills, and comprehensive understanding of material.

Skills : Children Care, Inventory Management, Animal Care.

Description :

    1. Feed the animals in assigned sections. Clean and maintain exhibits.
    2. Created and provided the animals with enrichment.
    3. Responded to questions from patrons, and provide information about animals, such as behavior, habitat, breeding habits, or facility activities.
    4. Collected and recorded animal information such as weight, size, physical condition, treatments received, medications given, and food intake.
    5. Worked in tandem with other animal keepers to complete assigned tasks and routines.
    6. Transferred animals between enclosures to facilitate breeding, birthing, shipping, or rearrangement of exhibits.
    7. Exercised animals to maintain their physical and mental health.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
High School Diploma

Animal Keeper Resume

Headline : World traveler, graduate student and socially conscientious individual with diverse work experience as an animal keeper, public speaker and educator. Knowledge of animal capture, handling and transport techniques. Able to carry out multiple tasks simultaneously, work in various weather conditions and handle stressful situations in a professional manner.

Skills : Assisting Skills, Observation Skills, Animal Care.

Description :

    1. Examined animals for any changes in medical condition or behavior.
    2. Humanely captured and restrained animals for medical procedures.
    3. Transported animals to the vet clinic for exams/procedures.
    4. Collected lab samples as needed.
    5. Followed USDA and AZA standards while performing job duties.
    6. Monitored and recorded animal health, general activity/behavior, administered meds as needed, and assisted in medical procedures.
    7. Assessed animals daily to ensure they are properly cared for and secured.
                                      Years of Experience
                                      Experience
                                      5-7 Years
                                      Experience Level
                                      Level
                                      Executive
                                      Education
                                      Education
                                      Master Of Arts In Biology

                                      Animal Keeper Resume

                                      Objective : To establish a long-term career in a company where I may utilize my Animal Keeper professional skills and knowledge to be an effective animal care and inspiration to those around me.

                                      Skills : Communication Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Management Skills.

                                      Description :

                                        1. Prepared daily diets for the animals.
                                        2. Assisted veterinarians during rounds.
                                        3. Participated in exhibit construction and design.
                                        4. Conducted animal enrichment and training.
                                        5. Educated the public and volunteers on the animals in the zoo and conservation.
                                        6. Conducted summer camps. Ordered food for animal diets and organized commissary.
                                        7. Selected to represent the animal department in a conservation conference in Tampa, Florida Raised two dingo puppies Researched disinfectants and was able to get a less harmful disinfectant than bleach to use when cleaning the animals' environment Researched and implemented enrichment ideas for the animals.
                                      Years of Experience
                                      Experience
                                      2-5 Years
                                      Experience Level
                                      Level
                                      Junior
                                      Education
                                      Education
                                      GED

                                      Animal Keeper Resume

                                      Headline : An independent and organized worker with many years of experience performing a wide range of duties in zoo, veterinary, and office environments. Skills include, animal care and handling, biological sample analysis in laboratory, data entry and database management, data collection and statistical analysis, and writing reports based on analysis.

                                      Skills : Microsoft Office, PastPerfect, ARKS, MedARKS, SPARKS, Written , Animal Care and Conservation; Positive Reinforcement Training and Operant Conditioning; Veterinary Technician and Animal Restraint; Animal Behavior Observation, Animal/Museum Record Keeping; Data Entry.

                                      Description :

                                        1. Provided excellent animal care, adhering to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the USDA standards.
                                        2. Worked in teams of up to 30 individuals to accomplish daily tasks including animal husbandry, documentation of health and behaviors, recognizing and treating medical issues, written and verbal communication of vital information to management and veterinary staff, research, and customer service.
                                        3. Created and maintained safety and SOG protocols as well as MSDS documentation.
                                        4. Worked with the systems analyst and registrar staff to create and maintain a data-keeping system that fit the needs of the animal care staff.
                                        5. Responsible for editing all daily records created by the team to provide cohesive and accurate information.
                                        6. Used audiovisual equipment and database to upload and maintain video and photographic documentation that could be utilized by staff for scientific presentations and publications.
                                        7. Observed animals to detect illnesses and injuries and notified the head animal keeper or veterinarian of findings.
                                        8. Transferred animals from one enclosure to another for purposes such as breeding, giving birth, rearrangement of exhibits, and shipping.
                                      Years of Experience
                                      Experience
                                      5-7 Years
                                      Experience Level
                                      Level
                                      Executive
                                      Education
                                      Education
                                      BA In French

                                      Animal Keeper Resume

                                      Objective : Working knowledge of zoological and veterinary operations. Self-starting, goal-oriented strategist whose confidence, perseverance and vision promote success. Strong background in all phases of corporate training. Skilled at organizing complex projects, defining project priorities, and delegating tasks.

                                      Skills : Communication Skills, Observation Skills, Animal Care.

                                      Description :

                                        1. Observed animal behavior, report abnormal behavior patterns, and provide technical advice to management and staff.
                                        2. Prepared food for and feed assigned animals according to approved diet plans.
                                        3. Cleaned and disinfected, assigned animal and exhibit areas.
                                        4. Followed treatment plans and preventive health programs as prescribed by Zoo Veterinarian or Zoo Curators.
                                        5. Identified and communicated safety concerns to management in a timely manner.
                                        6. Participated in the capture and restraint of animals as directed by management.
                                        7. Implemented animal care procedures and policies, including record keeping. Maintain supply inventories.
                                      Years of Experience
                                      Experience
                                      2-5 Years
                                      Experience Level
                                      Level
                                      Executive
                                      Education
                                      Education
                                      B.S. In Zoology

                                      Animal Keeper Resume

                                      Headline : Seeking a Animal Keeper position with an outstanding animal career opportunity that will offer a rewarding work environment along with a winning team that will fully utilize management skills, etc,.

                                      Skills : Animal Keeping, Fish Bonitation, Animal Care, Communication Skills.

                                      Description :

                                        1. Assisted with the physical transfer of animals.
                                        2. Supported special animal care activities such as physical examinations, minor exhibit repairs and modifications, and major exhibit maintenance projects.
                                        3. Assisted in the development and implementation of behavioral husbandry programs.
                                        4. Planned, prepared, and conducted public presentations on animal care and conservation.
                                        5. Participated in exhibit design process and implementation, as directed.
                                        6. Provided technical assistance to internal or external researchers conducting authorized zoo studies.
                                        7. Represented the Woodland Park Zoo to the media, as directed.
                                      Years of Experience
                                      Experience
                                      5-7 Years
                                      Experience Level
                                      Level
                                      Executive
                                      Education
                                      Education
                                      B.S. In Zoology