Ensure a safe and humane interaction with the animal avoiding factors that will negatively affect their behaviours. This includes the use of humane training aids/equipment, as well as explaining their use to owners/keepers, to ensure they are used appropriately and the welfare of the animal is protected.
carefully interact with animals
ensure a safe interaction with animals
ensure safe interaction with animals
safely interact with animals
safely interact with an animal
prevent injuries during interaction with animals
Skill reusability level
Relationships with occupations
Safely interact with animals is an essential skill of the following occupations:
Animal behaviourist: Animal behaviourists work with animals and people to study, observe, assess and understand animal behaviour in relation to specific factors and to prevent or address inappropriate or problematic behaviours within individual animals through the development of suitable environments and management regimes, in accordance with national legislation.
Poultry sexer: Poultry sexers are specialists working in poultry farms determining the sex of the animals to separate the male from the female birds.
General veterinarian: General veterinarians are professionals with a comprehensive scientific education. They have the authority to carry out, in an independent, ethical and personally responsible capacity, all aspects of veterinary medicine, in the interest of the health and welfare of animals and public health in accordance with national and international legislation. The generalist veterinarian can work with any species, however they may choose to work with a single species or types such as equine, companion or production animals.
Safely interact with animals is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.
Specialised veterinarian: Specialised veterinarians are professionals with a comprehensive scientific education. They have the authority to carry out, in an independent, ethical and personally responsible capacity, all aspects of veterinary medicine, in the interest of the health and welfare of animals and public health in accordance with national and international legislation. In addition they need a recognized qualification and/or experience in a specific species and/or veterinary procedure.
Veterinary specialisms are generally classified according to species and/or procedures, for example:
Species covered may include equine and zoological animals
Procedures covered may include cardiology, orthopaedics
Current lists of specialisms and details for the specific qualifications and experience required can be found at:
You are advised to contact the relevant national regulatory body for further information.
Animal therapist: Animal therapists provide a therapeutic treatment following veterinary diagnosis or referral.
Alternative animal therapist: Alternative animal therapists investigate sick or injured small and large animals and provide an alternative healing treatment. They may use homeopathy or acupuncture and other alternative medicines or methods to heal the animal. Alternative animal therapists also advise treatments which strengthen the self-healing powers of animals.
Stunt performer: Stunt performers execute actions that are too dangerous for actors to perform, that they are not physically able to do or require specialised skills such as fight scenes, jumping from building, dancing and others.
- Safely interact with animals – ESCO