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Animal Attendant
Animal Behavioural -
Animal Control Officer
SPCA Officer
Veterinary Nurse
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Animal Care and Veterinary Nursing

School of Health and Social Services
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Get the right combination of academic learning and practical tuition at WelTec. You’ll get hands-on experience working with animals at the Wellington SPCA, and in other animal facilities within industry.

Qualified to help
Experience can make all the difference. Our Animal Care and Veterinary Nursing tutors are highly qualified, with a wealth of experience in their chosen fields. They ensure your learning is current and relevant to today’s animal industries.

Accredited for the animal industry
WelTec’s Animal Care and Veterinary Nursing programmes are accredited to deliver NZQA competency-assessed unit standards. On achievement of the unit standards for your programme you’ll come out with a qualification that’s registered and recognised nationwide.


Why study Animal Care and Veterinary Nursing? 

WelTec’s animal care and veterinary nursing programmes have a strong focus on developing clinical and field skills, through industry placements and field trips. Students will be encouraged to put theory into practice by gaining practical experience in the care and handling of a wide range of animals including cats, dogs, rabbits, rodents and exotic animals.