RVT City of Toronto Animal Services

  • Full Time
  • Toronto
  • $34.85 Canadian / Hour

Website City of Toronto Animal Services

Shelter Services

Interested in a fulfilling career in Animal Services to enrich the lives of animals and help connect people and their pets? Join one of the largest municipal Animal Services in Canada’s dynamic team.  The City offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package and pension plan.

Reporting to the Supervisor of Animal Services, this role would be responsible for the care and well being of animals within our Shelters. In this position your major responsibilities would include:

Provides daily care and humane handling of animals including, feeding, watering, grooming, maintaining sanitary conditions in the shelter; provides compassionate care to all animals.
Triages animals as they arrive in the shelter. Administers animal health requirements, flea treatments and parasite control.
Prepares and administers medication including giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections, vaccines and treatments, as prescribed by the veterinarian.
Performs physical assessments and behavioural assessments. Records observation. Identifies and reports health concerns of animals.
Collects, prepares biological samples, such as blood, feces, urine and hair/skin specimens, for external laboratory testing, culture or microscopic examination, and operates a pathological incinerator.
Performs routine internal laboratory procedures such as fecal floatation exams and skin scraping, to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of animal health problems.
Assists the veterinarian during examination of animals, providing effective restraint as needed in order to work safely and effectively.
Assists and/or performs euthanasia under the direction of the veterinarian.
Obtains animal identification information by examination of animals and records including breed, sex, age, markings, etc., and records information and updates database.
Cleans and/or sterilizes equipment and work areas to ensure the highest standard of cleanliness and sanitation, following health and safety regulations and protocols.
Assists the Shelter Registered Veterinary Technicians to maintain medical and shelter inventories and supplies including equipment and other assets.
Provides services including animal intake, claims, searches, adoptions, registrations, etc., including handling of receipt transactions, as well as transporting animals to other locations.
Completes reports (i.e., Incident Report) and maintains accurate records for animal inventory, health, medications, treatments, procedures and behavioural history related to assigned duties and responsibilities.
Participates in the delivery of public education programs and animal services events.
Promotes responsible pet ownership through the delivery of animal services programs and initiatives.
Utilizes computer systems and other information and communication technologies related to animal services.
Performs work in a safe, efficient, and courteous manner.

To apply for this job please visit jobs.toronto.ca.

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