Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Animal care workers feed, handle, train and groom animals and assist veterinarians, animal health technologists and technicians and animal breeders. Pet groomers clip coats, bathe and otherwise groom pets. Workers in this group are employed by animal hospitals and clinics, animal shelters, breeding and boarding kennels, zoos, laboratories, retail pet shops, dog training schools, pet grooming establishments, or may be self-employed.
animal care worker (except farm), dog groomer, dog trainer, kennel attendant, laboratory animal attendant, pet groomer, pound attendant, veterinary attendant, zoo attendant.
- Prepare food and feed animals, fish or birds at scheduled intervals
- Clean and disinfect cages, pens and surrounding areas
- Shampoo, clip and groom animals
- Assist veterinarians and animal health technologists and technicians to inoculate and treat animals
- Assist animal breeders to handle and nurture animals
- Assist scientists and researchers in conducting laboratory tests with animals
- Monitor and document animal behaviour
- Train dogs to obey commands and perform specific duties in response to signals.
Outlook & Prospects for Pet Groomers and Animal Care Workers in Halifax Region
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Local Employment Potential Information
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Currently the chances of qualified Pet Groomers and Animal Care Workers finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area. There are a small number of potential employers noted for this occupational group, but opportunities for self-employment also exist.
In addition to employment opportunities locally, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Pet Groomers and Animal Care Workers in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.
Additional information on Pet Groomers and Animal Care Workers (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Mar 11 – Mar 15, 2013
- Canadian Maritime Engineering Ltd. of Dartmouth, employer of 150 staff in Nova Scotia, has won a contract to inspect, repair, and maintain cranes for the military across Canada and will also do on-site machining on board the HMCS Halifax
Week of Jan 28 – Feb 01, 2013
- Stress Busters Massage Therapy & Wellness will open at 3638 Dutch Village Road in Halifax in February 2013
Week of Nov 26 – Nov 30, 2012
Week of Oct 15 – Oct 19, 2012
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