Fri. Jun 2nd, 2023

Animal Technician – Hot Zimbabwe Jobs, Careers A-Z

An animal technician is a professional who is responsible for the care and welfare of animals that are used in scientific research, testing, and teaching. They work in a variety of settings, including universities, research institutions, pharmaceutical companies, and government agencies.

The role of an animal technician includes providing care for a variety of animals, including rodents, rabbits, dogs, and primates. This includes providing food and water, monitoring animal health, administering medication, and maintaining accurate records of animal health and behavior.

Animal technicians also perform a variety of technical duties, such as breeding and maintaining animal colonies, performing experiments, collecting and analyzing data, and maintaining laboratory equipment.

To become an animal technician, you typically need a high school diploma or equivalent, as well as specialized training in animal care and handling. Many employers also require certification from a professional organization, such as the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS).

Key skills for success as an animal technician include attention to detail, a strong work ethic, patience, and compassion for animals. Animal technicians must also have strong communication skills and be able to work effectively as part of a team.

Working as an animal technician can be a rewarding career for those who are passionate about animal welfare and scientific research. It requires a commitment to animal care and a dedication to ensuring the safety and well-being of both animals and humans involved in scientific research.


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