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Registered Veterinary Technician – Orangeville

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is a registered charity with a provincial office in Stouffville. The Society supports communities throughout Ontario. The following opportunity is available within our Shelter Health and Wellness Department at the Provincial Education and  Animal Centre in Stouffville. This role will work out of our Orangeville location.

Job title:           Registered Veterinary Technician, Shelter Health and Wellness
Job Status:      Full time, 40 hours per week
Location:         Orangeville SPCA and District Animal Centre
Reports to:      Manager of RVT Programs

Overview:

The Ontario SPCA is looking to hire an outstanding RVT to join our Shelter Health and Wellness team. Who are we? We are a collaborative team who work to support, encourage and lead in the fields of shelter medicine and animal welfare. We offer the chance to help the people and pets in and around your community with preventive patient care, medical treatment, daily monitoring of various animal factors and daily medical/behavioural rounds. Who are you? An RVT who has a positive attitude, works hard, and who will play a vital role in the physical health, mental and behavioural well-being of animals in our animal centre.

Essential Functions

Leadership:

  • Coach and mentor facility staff to maintain standards of care based on the Canadian Standards of Care in Animal Shelters and Shelter Health and Wellness policies and protocols
  • Work closely with Animal Centre Manager
  • Notify Animal Centre Manager of any health problems or concerns regarding the animals
  • Innovatively brainstorm with Animal Centre Manager to determine health and wellness related budgetary needs for the animal centre

Patient Care:

  • Oversee the preparation and administration of medications and vaccines under direction of the veterinarian
  • Administer or oversee treatments as prescribed by the veterinarian
  • Prepare patients for, and assist in high volume spay/neuter services during mobile clinics
  • Perform and assist with humane care procedures
  • Monitor various animal needs daily

Compliance:

  • Closely and regularly communicate with Manager- RVT Program
  • Follow policy and procedure of Ontario SPCA and Humane Society
  • Immediately report all incidents of injury, property damage, absence of or failure of a protective device and/or equipment to the supervisor immediately
  • In the event of injury, work co-operatively with Manager- RVT Program, to facilitate an early and safe return to work
  • Work in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations
  • Additional duties as required

Qualifications:

  • Graduated from an OAVT accredited or approved college
  • Be a member in good standing of the OAVT
  • Experience in a shelter setting or veterinary hospital
  • Strong animal care, nursing, surgical and biosecurity knowledge
  • Exceptional verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to share information and provide feedback using adult learning principles
  • Self starter and ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Must be a team player with proven leadership skills and experience
  • Ability to prioritize and adapt to change using strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Must not have allergies limiting or affecting exposure to animals
  • Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 18kg
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s license and reliable transportation with the ability to travel occasionally
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends

 

Perks and Culture:

A team who wants to see you succeed, paid OAVT dues, great CE opportunities focused on shelter medicine, complementary participation in a national animal welfare conference, extensive benefits package including dental, prescription, vision care, and paramedical, a uniform allowance, opportunities to take part in community outreach programs, and the chance to truly make a difference in the lives of animals who need it!

If you have a passion for animal welfare and meet the qualifications above, please forward your resume and cover letter by December 19, 2020 to:

Mary Pecarski
Manager, RVT Programs
Ontario SPCA and Humane Society
mpecarski@ontariospca.ca

Please quote “SHW RVT” in the subject line

We thank all applicants for your interest in the Ontario SPCA however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Ontario SPCA is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please indicate this on your application and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any questions, suggestions or required documents regarding accessibility in a different format, please contact us at 888-668-7722 or resumes@ontariospca.ca

Animal Care Attendant 1 – Barrie

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is a registered charity with a provincial office in Stouffville. The Society supports communities throughout Ontario. The following opportunity is available at the Ontario SPCA Animal Centre in Barrie.

Position:           Animal Care Attendant 1 (ACA1)
Status:               Part time – 30 hours per week

This is a fixed contract position for 6 months with possibility for extension.

Responsible for the day-to-day care and cleanliness of the animals and premises.  Provides medical aid and/or first aid to animals as instructed.  Provides customer service to the public and performs reception duties in the Animal Centre.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Feeding of all animals housed within the branch
  • General cleaning and disinfecting of the premises and equipment used within the shelter, i.e. food bowls, cat litter pans, utensils, carrying cages
  • Laundry Duties as required
  • General bathing and grooming of animals
  • Vaccinating and deworming shelter animals
  • Notifying supervisor of any health problems or concerns regarding the animals
  • Exercising of animals
  • Assisting the public with adoptions and inquiries
  • Following policies and procedures set out by the Society and reporting all incidents to his/her supervisor immediately
  • Working in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations.
  • Immediately reporting all incidents of injury, property damage, absence of or failure of a protective device and/or equipment to the supervisor

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have a genuine compassion for animals
  • Animal care training and experience would be an asset
  • Good communication and customer service skills
  • Must be flexible to perform a variety of duties
  • Must not have allergies limiting or affecting exposure to animals
  • Class G Drivers License is required
  • Must have completed grade 12 education or equivalent
  • Must be available to work weekends and holidays

If you have a passion for animal welfare, please forward your resume by November 27, 2020 to:

Caytlynn Croisier, Centre Manager Midland
ccroisier@ontariospca.ca

Please quote “ACA1 Barrie” in the subject line

We thank all applicants for your interest in the Ontario SPCA however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Ontario SPCA is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please indicate this on your application and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any questions, suggestions or required documents regarding accessibility in a different format, please contact us at 888-668-7722 or resumes@ontariospca.ca

Animal Care Attendant 1 – Napanee

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is a registered charity with a provincial office in Stouffville. The Society supports communities throughout Ontario. The following opportunity is available at the Ontario SPCA  Lennox & Addington Animal Centre in Napanee.

Position:       Animal Care Attendant 1 (ACA1)
Status:           Part time – Fixed contract until July 2021.

Reporting to the Centre Manager, you will be responsible for maintaining effective animal care protocol and procedures. Essential functions include:

Animal Care Attendant 1 (ACA1)
Part Time – 25 Hours per week

Reporting to the Animal Centre Manager, you will be responsible for maintaining effective animal care protocol and procedures. Essential functions include:

  • Feeding, bathing, grooming, exercising and care of animals
  • General cleaning and disinfecting of premises and equipment
  • Laundry duties, customer service
  • Compliance with Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Animal transfer as required

Qualifications

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends and holidays
  • Team player and good judgement
  • Valid G Class Driver’s License and maintenance of a clean driver abstract
  • Proven ability to work under stress essential
  • Completion of OSSD
  • Preference will be given to those who have completed or are enrolled in post-secondary education relating to animal welfare

 

If you have a passion for animal welfare, please forward your resume by December 1, 2020 to:

Esther McCutcheon
Animal Centre Manager, Ontario SPCA Lennox & Addington
emccutcheon@ontariospca.ca

Please quote “ACA1” in the subject line

We thank all applicants for your interest in the Ontario SPCA however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The Ontario SPCA is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please indicate this on your application and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any questions, suggestions or required documents regarding accessibility in a different format, please contact us at 888-668-7722 or resumes@ontariospca.ca

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