Animal Care Technician (Kennel Assistant)

Have you always wanted to care for animals who are in need? If so, we are seeking two dedicated people to fill two open Part-Time Animal Care Technician (Kennel Attendant) positions. The Roanoke Valley SPCA is an adoption and education facility working to keep pets and people together. Applicants for these positions must be enthusiastic, reliable, and detail-oriented. Excellent communication skills are a must. Duties include ensuring the cleanliness of the animal living environment, daily medical and behavioral observations, cleaning bowls and litter pans, taking out trash, mopping, laundry, etc.; caring for the animals including feeding, watering, medicating animals, etc. and providing training of animals to increase adoption opportunities, including consistent use of Fear Free practices. Must have reliable transportation.

Candidates will typically work 20 to 25 hours per week. Changes to schedules may occur to accommodate vacation requests, sick leave or to comply with COVID-19 regulations. Weekend and holiday hours are required for this position. Rare overnights to care for the animals during inclement weather are possible, but not common (less than once a year). Applicants must have the flexibility to various days, lengths of day, weekends and holidays. $9.50 - $11 per hour.

Animal care experience in a kennel environment is preferred but not required. To apply, send resume, including a cover letter/email, explaining why you would like the opportunity to work at the Roanoke Valley SPCA. No calls please.

The Roanoke Valley SPCA is practicing COVID safe interviewing and working conditions.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $9.50 to $11.00 /hour

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $9.50 - $11.00 per hour


  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount


  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

COVID-19 considerations:
Common surfaces are sanitized frequently, public access to building is by appointment only. Masks required for non vaccinated staff/visitors, social distancing practiced. All staff required to sign a COVID-19 precautions agreement.

Application Question(s):

  • Are you permitted to drive in the state of Virginia?


  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)


  • animal care: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No

Work Location: One location

Salary Range
$30,000.00 - 54,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Roanoke, VA 24012, US
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