Skills Animal Groomer (except Horses) near Vancouver (BC)

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 skills you typically need to work as an animal groomer (except horses) in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Pet groomers and animal care workers (NOC 65220).


  • Bathing/shampooing
  • Prepare food and feed animals
  • Anal glands treatment
  • Clean and disinfect cages, pens, aquariums, kennels, runs, stall and enclosures
  • Keep records of animals treated
  • Assist with inoculation and treatment of animals
  • Pet clipping and styling
  • Supervise helpers
  • Assist animal breeders to handle and nurture animals
  • Ear cleaning
  • Maintain and order supplies
  • Assist zoo and wildlife workers in transferring, restraining, crating and uncrating animals
  • Flea baths
  • Assist researchers in conducting laboratory tests with animals
  • Nail clipping
  • Monitor and document animal behaviour
  • Show clipping
  • Teeth cleaning

Skills and Knowledge Checklist

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.


  • Service and Care Help -
    • Treating People/Animals
    • Serving Others
    • Tending to Daily Needs
    • Cleaning and House/Shop Keeping
  • Communication Help -
    • Teaching and Training
  • Information Handling Help -
    • Processing Information


  • Mathematics and Science Help -
    • Chemistry
    • Biology
  • Business, Finance and Management Help -
    • Client Service
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