Join us! The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society has a wide variety of employment opportunities supporting animal welfare across the province of Ontario. Employment opportunities are updated frequently so visit our website regularly. 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 and Humane Society Provincial Office.

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 & Wellness Department at the Orangeville & District Animal Centre.

Job title: Registered Veterinary Technician
Reports to:  Manager of RVT Programs


You will be responsible for working together with the Animal Centre Manager and staff to perform all aspects of Shelter Health and Wellness duties including preventive care, medical treatment, daily monitoring of various animal factors and daily rounds while ensuring a low-stress environment. You will be responsible for the physical health and mental well being of animals housed in the building.

Essential Functions


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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

If you have a passion for animal welfare and meet the qualifications above, please forward your resume and cover letter by March 31, 2020 to:

Darci Burtch
Manager, RVT Programs
Ontario SPCA and Humane Society

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

For every animal you save

For every animal you save, every animal who feels loved in their last moments, and for everything else you do; thank you and God Bless.