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Tasks

  • 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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    Educational level

    • Unskilled
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