Animal Health Worker:An Animal Health Worker also known as Community Animal Health Worker / Community Resource Person (Veterinary ) or Livestock Service Provider is a person selected from his/her own community to provide a set of "Minor Veterinary services" required for a given job role as per the provision of Indian Veterinary Council Act ( No.52 of 1984 ). He / she works under indirect or distant supervision of registered veterinarian, under over-all monitoring of any registered development / private / producer led agency.
Brief Job Description:An Animal Health Worker provides preventive health care, assistance in contagious disease control and basic first aid services to farm animal and poultry, mostly in the outdoor setting. He / she also play a role in veterinary extension, disaster management and other environmental, public health related services. A skilled Animal Health worker is expected to carry out following roles:
Personal Attributes:An Animal Health Worker should have a mind for science, belongingness to the community, compassion for animals, good leadership, communication and observation skills. He / she should be physically strong and have manual dexterity to perform on the job.