|Profession||Skills Required||Duties Performed|
- Writing: Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
- Negotiation: Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
- Installation: Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
- Maintain controlled drug inventory and related log books.
- Prepare treatment rooms for surgery.
- Care for and monitor the condition of animals recovering from surgery.
- Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Instructing: Teaching others how to do something.
- Service Orientation: Actively looking for ways to help people.
- Perform hygiene-related duties such as clipping animals' claws, and cleaning and polishing teeth.
- Fill medication prescriptions.
- Perform enemas, catheterization, ear flushes, intravenous feedings, and gavages.
- Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Time Management: Managing one's own time and the time of others.
- Social Perceptiveness: Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
- Inoculate animals against various diseases such as rabies and distemper.
- Advise animal owners regarding sanitary measures, feeding, general care, medical conditions, and treatment options.
- Inspect and test horses, sheep, poultry, and other animals to detect the presence of communicable diseases.