Animal Care Coordinator – Health

  • Full Time
  • Guelph
  • $20.50 - $24.00 CAD / Hour

Website guelphhumane Guelph Humane Society

Guelph Humane Society

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a positive impact in our community? Guelph Humane Society (GHS)’s mission is to advance the welfare of animals through care, education, community engagement, and relationships.

GHS is committed to providing a high standard of care and welfare to all animals that come to us in need. We are seeking a full-time Animal Care Coordinator – Health to join our team and contribute to the delivery of exceptional animal care.
The Animal Care Coordinator – Health is responsible for a wide range of day-to-day tasks – both hands-on and administrative – related to the overall care, health, and welfare for all animals under GHS care (including canine, feline, small animal area, and wildlife). In addition, the Animal Care Coordinator – Health will assist the Animal Care Coordinator – Operations in coaching staff, training new hires/volunteers, and ensuring foster animals receive necessary medical care. The Animal Care Coordinator – Health will also provide exceptional customer service, excellent communication and organization skills, and demonstrate a positive attitude at all times, while supporting the overall mission and values of the GHS.


  • Monitor the health, behaviour, and well-being of multiple animals
  • Administer treatment plans, including medication and vaccines
  • Oversee medical needs and preventative healthcare of animals in foster program
  • Conduct health exams for all animals on intake, ensuring proper record keeping and communication to the animal care team; Schedule any necessary recheck exams or other preventative healthcare of animals when appropriate
  • Ensure that Daily Medical Evaluation (DME’s) are appropriately recorded and reviewed. Identify medical concerns efficiently and ensure appropriate action is taken
  • Calculate diet plans (general/weight loss/weight gain), keeping accurate weights for animals and assist in making adjustments, when necessary • Schedule spay/neuter surgeries for animals and prepare surgery packages accordingly and arrange drivers as needed
  • Assist with in-shelter veterinary visits, including identifying animals requiring care and ensuring proper record keeping
  • Conduct sample retrieval (blood draw, urine samples etc.,) and run lab results in-house when necessary
  • Maintain accurate medical records of all animals under care, ensuring that documentation is kept up to date, recording treatments and other records in shelter software
  • Manage medical supply/stock inventory requirements for animal health, ensuring Vet Purchasing, IDEXX, vaccines, microchips, and other supply orders are placed as required


  • Graduate from an OAVT accredited college program is required
  • Practicing Registered Veterinary Technician and current member of the OAVT
  • 3 years of animal care experience (shelter experience preferred)
  • Proven leadership skills and experience
  • Experience in veterinary clinic, animal shelter, or related setting
  • Must be comfortable administering general medical care, including giving vaccines, administering medication, taking blood samples, running laboratory equipment, microchipping, bandage changes, and suture removal
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain careful animal records, observe medical conditions and/or changes in general health or behaviour
  • Familiarity and willingness to work with all types of animals – including dogs, cats, small animals, and wildlife
  • Strong sense of teamwork and collaboration, with the ability to promote the same amongst others
  • Self starter and ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with superior organizational skills
  • Maintains attention to detail and taking proactive measures to accomplish tasks
  • Demonstrates sound judgement and proficiency in making well-informed decisions
  • Ability to maintain professional composure with positive attitude and multitask in a high-paced, reactive environment
  • Ability to manage physical requirements of the position for extended periods of time (approx. 50% workload) including: ability to stand for long periods of time, comfortably lift and carry fifty (50) pounds (such as lifting and restraining of large animals, lifting of large bags of pet food and buckets etc.), as well as scrubbing floors, cages, windows, etc.
  • Experience with PetPoint software would be an asset
  • Protective rabies titre (or be willing to acquire for employment)
  • Hold a valid Class “G” Ontario driver’s license and a reliable vehicle for travel

If you are interested in this opportunity and have the above qualifications, please forward your resume and covering letter with salary expectations to:

Samantha Westphal
Animal Care Manager
Subject line: Animal Care Coordinator – Health

Applications will be received on a rolling basis. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will be filled when the right candidate is identified.

We welcome diversity, value differences, and foster inclusion in our employment practices. We invite applications from all qualified individuals who are philosophically aligned with our mission, vision, and values.

GHS welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment process.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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