Registered Veterinary Technician

Toronto Humane Society - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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About Us

One of Canada’s oldest and largest shelters is looking for new team members! With two clinics on site, whether you’re interested in veterinary clinic work, or are looking to expand your knowledge in shelter medicine, the Toronto Humane Society has countless opportunities for hands on skills development and ongoing training and education that will be valuable to any RVT. New graduates are encouraged to apply!

We believe in being the voices and advocates for those who cannot speak, and are always working to improve the lives of animals. For more information on RVT’s in shelter medicine, please see our article published in the RVT Journal:


The Toronto Humane Society is looking to fill the position of Registered Veterinary Technician who, under the direction of the Senior Manager, Veterinary Care 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 the Toronto Humane Society.

Job Duties

  • Medication Administration
  • Daily Husbandry Care
  • Surgical Duties, to include but not limited to; Intubation, Induction, Monitoring, Surgical Preparation
  • Work area medical supply stocking
  • Diagnostics including Radiography
  • Performing non-surgical dental procedures
  • Animal Restraint
  • Entering information into computer software program
  • Physical Exams
  • Client Communication
  • Demonstrate cooperation among other staff members in order to ensure efficiency of care and support for patients
  • Provide ongoing advocacy and support to patients
  • Ensure commitment to quality, patient safety, and risk management initiatives

Qualifications and Skills

The Registered Veterinary Technician must possess the following:

  • 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
  • Absolute commitment to maintain high levels of quality patient care
  • Good communication, computer and organizational skills
  • Experience working within a shelter environment

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 and occasional overtime
  • May involve 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.

This is a unionized position.

The Toronto Humane Society is a respectful and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract, Casual, Permanent

Salary: $19.38 /hour


  • Registered Veterinary Technician (Preferred)