Summary 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 key facts and figures about working as an animal groomer (except horses). The following information is applicable to all Pet groomers and animal care workers (NOC 65220).
Note that some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the NOC.
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.
This occupation usually requires short-term work experience and no formal education.
Median wage in the Lower Mainland–Southwest Region
The job prospects are good in the Lower Mainland–Southwest Region
advertised near Vancouver (BC)
- Prepare food and feed animals
- Anal glands treatment
- Clean and disinfect cages, pens, aquariums, kennels, runs, stall and enclosures
- Keep records of animals treated
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