Veterinary Laboratory Animal Caretaker Resume Template

The Veterinary laboratory animal caretaker is a specialized profession focused on handling of animals destined for research study in pharmaceutical and university laboratories.  The position is sometimes reserved for veterinary assistants employed in laboratories, though not required and you only need to have some educational background on biological science.  The laboratory animal caretaker is primarily responsible in the care and feeding of laboratory animals which, depending on the nature of the laboratory, can be white rats, guinea pigs or other non-farm animals intended for research purposes.

Veterinary Laboratory Animal Caretaker Resume Template

Nathan F. Gladstone

Pearl St., Buffalo, NY

Phone: 718-098-7896


To assist the veterinary staff as a laboratory animal caretaker in a pharmaceutical company focused on the research for treating animal diseases

Summary of Qualification

  • 7 years of experience in the field of animal care and handling of various animals for a large animal research laboratory.
  • Specialized in the handling of white rats, guinea pigs, snakes and monkeys.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Spanish.

Career Experience/Job History

2007 – Present:  Veterinary Laboratory Animal Caretaker, Pan American Veterinary Labs

  • Ensure proper care, feeding and cage cleaning of research animals.
  • Recommend proper medical attention for animals suspected of suffering from any ailment.
  • Administer euthanasia and incineration of dead lag animals
  • Assist the veterinarian researcher in the handling of lab animals
  • Coordinate with 3rd party animals sources to ensure prompt deliveries of lab-grade animals as approved by the chief lab veterinarian.
  • Document feeding and care into instruction materials.
  • Ensure the correct pet kenneling and packaging of small animals fro transport to other laboratories.


2000 – 2003: Bachelor of Science in Biology, Kansas State University

Professional reference will be furnished upon request

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