Work Experience at Shepparton Animal Shelter

Are you currently completing a TAFE or University qualification with animals? Do you require placement in an animal shelter environment?

Working at an Animal Shelter and caring for lost and unwanted animals is a challenging and very rewarding experience.

The Shepparton Animal Shelter currently has limited placement opportunities for those studying TAFE or University qualifications in the following fields:

  • Animal Studies
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Veterinary Nursing
  • Animal Control and Regulation
  • Statutory Regulation
  • Animal Technology

Placement at an Animal Shelter encourages hands on experience with opportunities to observe, gain experience and knowledge of:

  • animal husbandry and care
  • minor veterinary procedures
  • working in an Animal Shelter environment
  • knowledge in state legislation surrounding responsible pet ownership, animal husbandry and animal cruelty
  • experience working with Council Rangers whilst at the Animal Shelter

How to Apply

To apply for Work Experience placement, please contact us via our Work Experience page. A pre-placement interview will then be arranged to determine suitability and availability of opportunities. Please note that all placement applicants will be required to:

  • provide evidence of current tetanus vaccination
  • provide evidence that their own dogs and cats are currently vaccinated
  • be willing to handle a variety of animals including cats and dogs
  • be willing to undertake instructions from Council staff
  • maintain confidentiality
  • be polite and courteous at all times