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Animal Technology Internships

Students studying towards Wintec animal technology qualifications are available for work placements while they study. This opportunity provides them with learning opportunities in a work-based environment to apply their skills within the companion and large animals’ industry. Our students are motivated and ready to work with on-going access from our support team.

Previous industry providers include veterinary clinics, farms and equine facilities. We recognise and acknowledge the support from the following organisations: Hamilton Zoo, Waikato After hours, SPCA, and Hamilton City Councils.

Below is an outline of programme placement commitments. If you would like to provide a work-based learning opportunity to one of our Animal Technology students, please contact us by email or phone 07 834 8800 ext 3232.

Animal Care

Your student will:

  • Be committed to spending 1 day a week in an animal-based facility at times suitable to both the student and employer.
  • This gives students the opportunity to work towards being work-ready upon graduating.

Veterinary Nursing Assistant

Your student will:

  • Be committed to spending 90 hours with you in your facility or 150 hours in your veterinary clinic.
  • Have covered basic theory for at least 6 weeks.

Rural Animal Technician

Your student will:

  • Be committed to spending up to 40 hours with you on your farm or 200 hours in your veterinary clinic.
  • Have covered basic theory for at least 6 weeks.
  • Between May and June, have 5 consecutive weeks to complete seasonal dry cow therapy and teat sealing.

Veterinary Nursing

Your student will:

  • Be committed to spending up to 250 hours with you in your veterinary clinic.
  • Have covered advanced theory for a least 4 weeks.