Animal Care Assistant

Posted 25-03-2019
Category Local In-Office
Interns Needed 1
Anticipated Timeline April-September
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The animal care assistant will help care for the animals at the shelter including cleaning and sanitizing kennels, crates and dishes, feeding and providing fresh water, assist staff with administering medication as prescribed by the shelter veterinarian, monitoring animals for any health or behavioural changes, move dogs in and out of the kennels as required for cleaning or bathroom breaks, learn and  following shelter protocols for the health and safety of animals and staff

Ideal for someone with course work in:

  • Animal Science Technology
  • Animal Health Technology

Some specialized skills required:

  • Able to move kennels, equipment, bags of food and supplies
  • Some knowledge of dog, cat and small animal handling

What we will accomplish at the end of the Internship:

  • Assist staff with the care and welfare of our animals
  • Hands on learning of shelter protocols