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Senior Petcare Specialist

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Job Description


This position is responsible for organizing and performing the necessary work related to the care and behavior programs of the pets under general supervision.



  1. Knowledge of and compliance with the Animal Welfare Act and all procedures and protocols in the Nestlé Purina R&D Petcare Manual
  2. Adherence to Nestlé Quality Management Systems (QMS) and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)
  3. Perform all necessary cleaning and sanitation duties
  4. Responsible for carrying out the behavior programs developed by the Behavior Team
  5. Leads the puppy/kitten programs
  6. Coordinates changes as it relates to behavior programs
  7. Daily feeding of the pets
  8. Perform grooming, as necessary
  9. Obtain animal body weights, as required
  10. Accurate and reliable data entry, as needed. 
  11. Provide socialization programs for pets
  12. Care for and monitor growth of puppies & kittens
  13. Conduct training and coaching of the PetCare Specialists
  14. Maintain husbandry SOP’s
  15. Assist with trails, as needed
  16. Report to the veterinarian sick or unusual behavior observed in the cats or dogs
  17. Report to the Manager any broken or damaged equipment, item or physical area
  18. Maintain a safe, clean and sanitary work environment
  19. Practice safety in the work area


  • Supports the Team Leader for program compliance
  • Supports the development of additional enrichment programs
  • Actively participate in training and skill development as needed
  • Additional duties as assigned


  • General supervision received from the Supervisor

JOB QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience, and Knowledge):

  • High School Diploma (or GED)
  • Minimum 1 year of animal experience
  • Sustained, successful performance at the PetCare Specialist level
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team
  • Good interpersonal, communication, organization, and math skills
  • Computer literacy
Job: Senior Petcare Specialist
Primary Location: St. Joseph, MO US
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Career Area: Professional
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