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Animal Care Attendant

Kaitiaki Kararehe

Animal care attendants care for animals in kennels, catteries, pet shops, veterinary practices, and research or animal care centres.


Animal attendants usually earn

$17-$19 per hour

Source: Wellington Institute of Technology – Animal Health and Husbandry, 2016.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as an animal care attendant are average as jobs regularly become available, but competition can be high.
Dogs in cages

Animal care attendants generally work for catteries, dog kennels, or animal shelters

Last updated 17 September 2018