U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
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31-9096 Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers
Feed, water, and examine pets and other nonfarm animals for signs of illness, disease, or injury in laboratories and animal hospitals and clinics. Clean and disinfect cages and work areas, and sterilize laboratory and surgical equipment. May provide routine post-operative care, administer medication orally or topically, or prepare samples for laboratory examination under the supervision of veterinary or laboratory animal technologists or technicians, veterinarians, or scientists. Excludes "Nonfarm Animal Caretakers" (39-2021).
Illustrative examples: Veterinary Attendant,
Broad Occupation: 31-9090 Miscellaneous Healthcare Support Occupations
Minor Group: 31-9000 Other Healthcare Support Occupations
Major Group: 31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010