Job description Animal Groomer (except Horses) near Toronto (ON)

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "animal groomer (except horses)" was moved from the group Pet groomers and animal care workers (NOC 6563) to the group Pet groomers and animal care workers (NOC 65220).

Find out what work is like for an animal groomer (except horses) in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Pet groomers and animal care workers (NOC 65220).

Pet groomers and animal care workers

Description

Animal care workers feed, handle, train and groom animals and assist veterinarians, animal health technologists and technicians and animal breeders. Pet groomers clip coats, bathe and otherwise groom pets. Workers in this group are employed by animal hospitals and clinics, animal shelters, breeding and boarding kennels, zoos, laboratories, retail pet shops, dog training schools, pet grooming establishments, or may be self-employed.

Job duties

  • Prepare food and feed animals, fish or birds at scheduled intervals
  • Clean and disinfect cages, pens and surrounding areas
  • Shampoo, clip and groom animals
  • Assist veterinarians and animal health technologists and technicians to inoculate and treat animals
  • Assist animal breeders to handle and nurture animals
  • Assist scientists and researchers in conducting laboratory tests with animals
  • Monitor and document animal behaviour
  • Train dogs to obey commands and perform specific duties in response to signals.

Job titles

  • animal care worker (except farm)
  • dog groomer
  • dog trainer
  • kennel attendant
  • laboratory animal attendant
  • pet groomer
  • pound attendant
  • veterinary attendant
  • zoo attendant

Related occupations

Source National Occupational Classification

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