Registered Veterinary Technician: Clinic Services – Full Time

  • Full Time
  • Ottawa, ON
  • $24.67 - 30.04 CAD / Hour

Website Ottawa Humane Society


The Registered Veterinary Technician: Clinic Services is responsible for the health and well-being of Ottawa Humane Society (OHS) and owned animals in the OHS Clinic and in the OHS Mobile Spay Neuter Clinic.


•    Ensure the emotional and physical health of OHS and owned animals

•    Provide surgical support to the veterinarian, including but not limited to surgical preparation and recovery, and administering and monitoring anesthesia

•    Provide medical and general animal assessment services

•    Administer prescribed treatments and other medical and diagnostic interventions

•    Provide education, information and support to OHS clients and other OHS staff

•    Assist the veterinarian as required

•    Represent OHS in a professional manner

•    Ensure accurate and timely recording of all veterinary records, including, but not limited to, controlled drug logs and surgical records

•    Be thoroughly familiar with pertinent legislation, regulations, guidelines, OHS policies and good animal care practices

•    Participate in supervision, evaluation and training sessions

•    Maintain OHS facilities and equipment

•    Prepare accurate expense accounts and other reports and forms

•    Maintain computerized files

•    Network with other service providers and professionals

•    Attend staff meetings and other meetings as required

•    Train and support student and work placements

•    Provide training and orientation to new staff as required

•    Train and support volunteers

•    Be familiar and ensure compliance with all health and safety policies and procedures

•    May be required to assist in the hiring of staff

•    May be required to assume the responsibilities of a Supervisor

•    Participate in appropriate OHS committees

•    Contribute to ongoing evaluation of program objectives

•    Participate in the identification and achievement of OHS objectives

•    Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of social, environmental, and cultural issues relating to animal welfare

•    May be required to participate in public relations and promotional activities


•    A Veterinary Technician diploma from a recognized college

•    Registration with the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians

•    A minimum of one year’s clinical experience

•    Experience in dental examination and cleaning

•    Supervisory and/or training experience a strong asset

•    Demonstrated excellent customer service, crisis management and conflict resolution skills

•    Demonstrated excellent teamwork abilities

•    Demonstrated ability to relate well to people from a wide variety of backgrounds

•    Advanced verbal and written skills in English are required

•    Bilingualism (English/French) is preferred


•    Employee may be required to work evening, holiday and weekend shifts

•    Employee will be required to work off-site across the City of Ottawa in tight work conditions

•    Employee will be required to stand for long periods of time while performing work requiring concentration and manual dexterity.

•    Employment is conditional upon the ability to provide services in a safe manner, including, but not limited to, lifts and transfers of large animals and interaction with potentially aggressive animals

•    Employee will be required to wear a uniform designated by the employer

•    Employment is conditional upon the ability to work around all species of animals safely

•    Employment is conditional upon maintaining confidentiality of OHS information


Please submit all applications via the OHS Careers Portal at

The Ottawa Humane Society is an equal opportunity employer. The OHS offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by the OHS regarding a job opportunity, please advise prior to the interview if you require accommodation.

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