University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Agriculture and Animal Care 332

STUDENT ANIMAL CARE SPECIALIST

Provides skilled animal care. May be required to:

  • Clean cages, stalls, and other housing
  • Operate and clean equipment (e.g., incubators)
  • Prepare rations, provide feed, and give water to animals per established guidelines
  • Wean animals
  • Gather, grade, and pack eggs
  • Handle and exercise animals
  • Identify sex of animals
  • Breed animals per established guidelines
  • Complete paperwork and maintain records
  • Assist in the training of other student employees
  • Participate in training sessions and staff meetings
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as directed

Requirements:

  • Previous animal care experience in a similar position
  • Ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated knowledge of animal care and procedures
  • May need to perform physical duties such as heavy lifting