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Saunders Country offers both a 2 and 4 credit Co-op Program. Co-op placement with Saunders is best suited to those aiming to work in the animal field (i.e. Veterinary, Vet Technician, Zoologist etc.)  Co-op duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Cleaning and maintaining enclosures for a wide variety of species,

  • Care and enrichment of various species,

  • Learning how to work safely around and with minimal stress to the animals,

  • Proper techniques and procedures to prevent disease transmission,

  • Safe handling and restraint of various species,

  • Socialization of various species,

  • Delivery of food and water as required.

In order to apply you must have a minimum of a Grade 11 education and must be:

  • Self-motivated with a genuine interest in working with all species of animals,

  • Mature, reliable and punctual,

  • Able to work well under pressure combined with the ability to multitask,

  • Sincerely interested to learn,

  • Very observant, detail oriented,

  • Able to handle the emotional impact of death and euthanasia,

  • Physically strong and healthy,

  • Able to follow directions.

Application Process:  If you are interested in joining our team, please complete the Co-op Student Application Form and we will be in touch with you soon.

Co-op Students

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