Role Responsibilities

  • Determining the presence and nature of abnormal conditions by physical examination, laboratory testing and through diagnostic imaging techniques including radiography and ultrasound
  • Treating animals medically and surgically, and administering and prescribing drugs, analgesics, and general and local anaesthetics
  • Performing surgery, dressing wounds and setting broken bones
  • Rendering obstetric and dental services to animals
  • Participating in programs designed to prevent the occurrence and spread of animal diseases
  • Inoculating animals against, and testing for, infectious diseases and notifying authorities of outbreaks of infectious animal diseases
  • Performing autopsies to determine cause of death
  • Advising clients on health, nutrition and feeding, hygiene, breeding and care of animals
  • Providing euthanasia services for animals

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    Skill level

    Highly skilled