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Animal Care Centre of Strathmore

Supervising Animal Care Attendant (Zookeeper)

Seeking an experienced full-time Animal Care Attendant (Zookeeper) to provide animal care and support services at the Calgary Zoo in the animal hospital. The successful candidate will provide care to sick and injured animals and provide daily care and husbandry.


  • A Bachelors degree in Zoology (or equivalent) or comparable experience
  • Or, a Registered Animal Health Technologist with comparable experience
  • Expected to have a superior knowledge in the care of zoological and wildlife species
  • A minimum of five years of experience working in animal care in a zoo
  • Experience directing and supervising other staff is strongly desired
  • A valid Class 5 Alberta Drivers license
  • Must be able to meet the specific requirements of the position
    • Negative tuberculosis exposure testing
    • Required vaccinations
    • Ability to work inside and outside
    • Ability to lift 25Kg’s

The successful candidate will:

  • Provide support services at the on-site veterinary hospital which may include;
    • Assisting the veterinarians and veterinary technicians with procedures and prescribed treatments
    • Observation of assigned animals closely, routinely and objectively. Report to supervisory staff on the animal behaviour, health and welfare
    • Participation in and provision of support for quarantine and testing procedures for all incoming animals, and preshipment testing to ensure health of collection, prevent spread of disease, and comply with government regulations.
    • Maintain complete records on animals attended to
    • Follow and implement protocols on animal feeding and enrichment
    • Ensure all animal areas are clean and maintained and perform animal husbandry procedures
  • Supervision of other staff members, consultation on scheduling
  • Require the candidate to work weekends, holidays and potentially evening and on call services
  • Provide additional services to and as required


  • $34-36.00/hour (Dependent on experience and accreditations)
  • Competitive health and dental package
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement

Animal Care Solutions is part of the Animal Care Centre of Strathmore, we provide top quality animal care services, Because we care. We are passionate about the animals in our care and the people on our teams. We are able to support and directly contribute to wildlife conservation in Alberta and Canada, which makes us very proud!

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Animal Care Centre of Strathmore
Calgary, AB

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