Tasks

  • advising communities and individuals on the treatment of animals and their diseases and injuries
  • conducting examinations of animals to make diagnoses or refer more difficult cases to veterinarians when needed
  • treating ill or injured animals, especially for common diseases and disorders
  • cleaning and sterilising examination tables and instruments and preparing materials used in the examination and treatment of animals
  • carrying out technical tasks connected with artificial insemination of animals
  • getting animals ready for examination or treatment and restraining or holding them during treatment
  • assisting veterinarians to administer anaesthetics and oxygen during treatment
  • placing animals in cages for recovery from operations and monitoring their condition
  • producing radiographs, collecting samples, and performing other laboratory tests to assist in diagnosis of animal health problems
  • performing routine animal dental procedures and assisting veterinarians with animal dentistry

    Educational level

    • Semi-skilled
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