Registered Veterinary Technician- Public Veterinary Services

  • Full Time
  • Toronto, ON
  • $26.10 - $28.76 CAD / Hour

Website Toronto Humane Society

Improving the Lives of Animals

Do you love animals as much as we do? Join us and you can make a difference every day!

Toronto Humane Society finds new homes for thousands of animals and helps keep families together. However, Toronto Humane Society is more than an animal shelter. We are an educational resource and support system, a leading voice in animal welfare and accessible care. Toronto Humane Society is a center of excellence, a space where best practices and boundary-pushing knowledge exchange meet with unyielding optimism and a love for animals to create something special. Toronto Humane Society is like no other.

Working at Toronto Humane Society:

At Toronto Humane Society, we are drawn together by our purpose. The power of the Human-Animal Bond, it’s a bond like no other, and it’s the reason we get up in the morning. If you love animals as much as we do, you understand why we work so hard to provide the best life possible for the animals in our care and the people who bond with them. It’s our expertise at every step of the journey, combined with the love and support provided by people in our community that complete the circle.

At Toronto Humane Society we recognize that the field of animal welfare and the challenges it presents are ever changing. Because of this, we encourage and support our staff, volunteers, foster parents and other stakeholders to continue their learning journey. We believe that a commitment to learning and growing daily is the only way we will ever achieve our mission, not just as an organization, but also as individuals. In order to learn, we must be comfortable in the unknown, be able to take measured risks, and when we fail – be ready to accept it as an opportunity for growth. We want our people to continually develop and expand, finding creative ways to increase both our impact and theirs.

Job Summary
Toronto Humane Society is looking to fill the position of Registered Veterinary Technician who, under the direction of the Clinic Manager, Public Veterinary Services will primarily be responsible for the delivery of treatments, and other medical care to the animals in the charge of the Toronto Humane Society. This position will liaise with Veterinarians and other animal care staff to provide information on patient status as well as maintain positive relationships with all departmental staff to maximize the life-saving capacity of Toronto Humane Society.

Main Duties/Responsibilities

· Medication Administration

· Daily Husbandry Care

· Surgical Duties, to include but not limited to; Intubation, Induction, Monitoring, Surgical Preparation

· Work area medical supply inventory management

· Sample collections and diagnostics; including hematology, biochemistry, urinalysis, parasitology, and cytology

· Radiography

· Performing non-surgical dental procedures

· Safely and humanely restrain patients, striving for methods that cause the lowest amount of stress possible

· Physical Exams

· Client Communication and counseling of adopters

· Prioritize cooperation among other staff members in order to ensure efficiency of care and support for patients

· Provide ongoing advocacy and support to patients

· Document patient details and exams using computer software program, with meticulous attention to detail

· Maintain equipment according to manufacturer instructions and ensure appropriate quality control measures are performed

· Attend and participate in workshops, seminars, and in-service training to further education, skills, and training

· Ensure commitment to quality, patient safety, and risk management initiatives

· Maintain a professional appearance, demeanour, and attitude at all times

· Be aware of and work within the regulations of all Toronto Humane Society policies and protocols

· Work in compliance with the provisions of the OHSA and its regulations, including understanding and adhering to the requirements of the Health and Safety Manual, and any other rules and regulations established by the Toronto Humane Society

· Other Duties as required in the day to day operation of the Society


· Registered Member in good standing with Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians

· Strong knowledge of all essential competencies required to maintain RVT status

· Capacity to work both independently as well as member of a 20+ medical care delivery team

· Commitment to maintain high levels of quality patient care

· Strong nursing care and biosecurity knowledge

· Able to lift up to 50 pounds with assistance

· Good communication, computer and organizational skills

· Organized with meticulous records maintenance skills and attention to detail

· Experience working within a shelter environment an asset

· Ability to multi-task and prioritize critical patient care

· Ability to adapt to change and maintain a positive mindset

· Demonstrates the ability to maintain poise and efficiency in stressful situations

Work Conditions

· Interaction with employees, management, and the public at large

· Interaction with others under varying circumstances-including situations of a highly sensitive nature

· Flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays

· Occasional overtime

· Involves the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of heavy to moderately heavy objects and materials and some combination of climbing and balancing to include stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling

· Physical ability to restrain larger pets when necessary

· Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, weather, temperature and noise extremes, hazardous materials, traffic hazards, bright/dim lights, toxic agents, animal/wildlife attacks, animal/human bites, disease, pathogenic substances, or rude/irate customers.

Benefits of Working at Toronto Humane Society

· Paid Time Off

– 3 weeks vacation

– Paid sick time

– 2 float days

· RRSP Matching Program

· Comprehensive Health Benefits including:

– Prescription Drug Coverage

– Paramedical Coverage

– Vision

– Dental

– Out of Country

– Life Insurance

· Employee Assistance Program

· Employee Discounts on:

– Pet Insurance

– Pet Adoption

– Pet Medical Procedures

– Pet Training/Behavioural Classes

– Pet Food and Supplies

– Toronto Humane Society Apparel

· Growth & development encouraged and supported

· On-site parking

This position is unionized.

Pay Range: $26.10 – $28.76

This position may involve occasional support for other departments as needed.

· Interested applicants should forward a copy of their resume to:

Toronto Humane Society is committed to building and sustaining a diverse and equitable workplace where people’s unique backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are valued, respected, and welcome. We recognize that a diverse and empowered workforce helps us better serve our animals, clients, and community and contributes to Toronto Humane Society’s overall growth and success. Therefore, we strongly encourage qualified applications from underrepresented and equity-deserving groups within the animal welfare sector, including Indigenous, Black, racialized, immigrant, 2S/LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities.

At Toronto Humane Society, we value diverse perspectives and recognize that a great candidate may not check every box. If you’re passionate about animal welfare and believe you have the potential to excel in this role, we encourage you to apply, even if you may not meet every listed qualification. You just might be the right candidate for this or other roles. We are committed to providing a supportive environment for professional growth and development.

Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

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