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31-9096.00    Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers

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O*NET-SOC Description

  • Feed, water, and examine pets and other nonfarm animals for signs of illness, disease, or injury in laboratories and animal hospitals and clinics. Clean and disinfect cages and work areas, and sterilize laboratory and surgical equipment. May provide routine post-operative care, administer medication orally or topically, or prepare samples for laboratory examination under the supervision of veterinary or laboratory animal technologists or technicians, veterinarians, or scientists.


  • Administer anesthetics during surgery and monitor the effects on animals.
  • Administer medication, immunizations, or blood plasma to animals as prescribed by veterinarians.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Administer basic health care or medical treatments.