Assign tasks such as feeding and treatment of animals, and cleaning and maintenance of animal quarters.
Observe animals for signs of illness, injury, or unusual behavior, notifying veterinarians or managers as warranted.
Monitor animal care, maintenance, breeding, or packing and transfer activities to ensure work is done correctly.
Treat animal illnesses or injuries, following experience or instructions of veterinarians.
Establish work schedules and procedures.
Train workers in animal care procedures, maintenance duties, and safety precautions.
Perform the same animal care duties as subordinates.
Investigate complaints of animal neglect or cruelty, and follow up on complaints appearing to require prosecution.
Recruit, hire, and pay workers.
Study feed, weight, health, genetic, or milk production records to determine feed formulas and rations and breeding schedules.