Registered Veterinary Technician

  • Full Time
  • Peterborough
  • 48300 CAD / Year

Website Peterborough Humane Society

The Peterborough Humane Society (PHS) is looking for a strong, dynamic person with an unlimited passion for animal welfare and responsible pet ownership to join our dedicated team as a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT). Reporting to the Animal Health Coordinator, the RVT will assist in supervising the animal care team, as well as support the day-to-day care of animals that are in the care of PHS. The RVT will mentor, support, and work closely with all staff to promote the overall health of the animals. The position ensures all animal welfare policies and procedures, health and safety standards, and disease and infection control policies are adhered to at all times. The ideal candidate for this position will be a leader by nature, and be highly motivated to make a positive difference in animal wellness at PHS.


  • Ensure best practices in animal welfare management are adhered to at all times through collaboration with the Animal Health Coordinator and department leads
  • Monitor animal health, complete daily rounds, create daily task lists and ensure adequate animal flow within PHS
  • Perform examinations, administer treatments and run diagnostic tests on animals within the shelter
  • Assist RVT in supervising the animal care team
  • Accurate records management including animal data collection and entry
  • Ensure infection control and bio security procedures are followed for the premises, animal housing units and equipment used within the Centre
  • Work in compliance with all PHS policies and procedures
  • Work in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Advocate for, and continuously embody the Mission, Vision, and Values of the Peterborough Humane Society



  • Successful completion of a Veterinary Technician program and registered and in good standing with OAVT
  • Experience as a Registered Veterinary Technician within a clinic or shelter setting (shelter preferred)
  • Must have experience in providing support during humane care euthanasia
  • Must have experience in administering medications (oral, topical, IM, subQ)
  • Must have ability to blood draw and prepare for testing (in-house, Idexx)
  • Previous relevant experience in animal shelter environment in a leadership capacity
  • Knowledge of shelter logistics and experience in coordinating animal flow within a shelter setting
  • Demonstrated experience in performing examinations, administering treatments and performing diagnostic tests
  • Must have experience with handling domestic animals
  • Ability to effectively and safely handle aggressive / feral animal populations
  • Demonstrated experience in animal husbandry
  • Must have attention to detail and ability to keep accurate records
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication, interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Strong organization and management skills with the ability to multi-task
  • Self-motivated and the ability to work effectively as a part of a team
  • Have a strong understanding and commitment to animal welfare philosophies and practices
  • Must be able to meet the physical requirements of the job, including but not limited to: the ability to lift up to 50 lbs, the ability to stay on feet for extended periods of time, the ability to operate with full range of motion (i.e., crouching, kneeling, reaching, etc.)



Upon successful completion of the probationary period set by PHS, the following benefits are available:

  • Comprehensive Health and Dental benefits with 100% employer-paid premiums
  • Group RRSP program with up to 3.5% contribution-matching by employer
  • Competitive entitlements for paid sick and personal days per annum
  • Competitive vacation package
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program for all employees
  • Discounted Veterinary Services
  • Discounted Pet Food
  • Financial contributions to professional dues
  • Dedicated washer/dryer for scrubs

Tagged as: animal care, animal welfare, leadership, Registered Veterinary Technician, RVT, shelter logistics

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