Registered Veterinary Technician: MSNS

  • Full Time
  • Ottawa

Website The Ottawa Humane Society

The Ottawa Humane Society is a non-profit, community-based organization and a registered charity. Since 1888, we have been the leading organization providing a safe haven for sick, injured and homeless animals in Ottawa. For more information on the Ottawa Humane Society, visit us at:

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

The hourly wage range is $24.67 per hour to $30.04 per hour as per our collective agreement.

Job Details:

  • Job title: Registered Veterinary Technician MSNS
  • Type of employment – Full time
  • Hours of work – 74.5 hrs biweekly
  • Hourly salary Range – $24.67/hr – $30.04/hr
  • Start date: ASAP
  • Shift: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday(s)

Duties and Responsibilities

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
Brain alias and ensure compliance with a health and safely 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 obiectives
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 Technnology 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

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