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ABOUT US

At the Peterborough Humane Society, we understand that happy, healthy animals make for happy, healthy people. It is one of the main reasons we are building the new Peterborough Animal Care Centre at 1999 Technology Drive. Our vision is to create a state-of-the-art Centre where animals are nurtured and cared for, to foster meaningful relationships between people and their new pets, and match more pets with their forever families.

The Peterborough Animal Care Centre will be 24,000 square feet and the first-of-its-kind in Canada, bringing together three facilities under one roof; Peterborough Humane Society’s:
• Adoption & Education Centre
• Regional Spay and Neuter Clinic, and,
• Ontario SPCA’s Provincial Dog Rehabilitation Centre

To find out more about Our Pet Project, the capital campaign to build the new Peterborough Animal Care Centre, please visit ourpetproject.ca

We are very excited about the period of growth we are entering, and are looking for dedicated individuals to join our team!

Job postings below, expand for details.


Veterinary Technician (Shelter)

Reporting to: Registered Veterinary Technician
Starting Salary: $18.80/hour

POSITION SUMMARY
We are currently looking for a dedicated individual to join our team as a full-time Veterinary Technician. You will work within a strong animal care team and use your education and experience to support the coordination of animal flow within the shelter while being responsible for daily animal care and husbandry, enrichment and socialization of animals, infection control, and biosecurity. Working with and reporting directly to the RVT, you will be driven for success and ultimate satisfaction of knowing that you are making a meaningful and positive difference in animal’s lives on a daily basis. The successful candidate must be able to work weekends/evenings, and be readily available on short notice, if required.  

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform intakes, examinations, administer treatments and perform diagnostic tests on animals within PHS
  • Provide support to the RVT by monitoring animal health, completing daily rounds, creating daily task lists, and ensuring adequate animal flow within PHS
  • Administer medications based on direction from RVT
  • Train Animal Care Attendants and Veterinary Assistants on policies and procedures
  • Take on additional leadership responsibilities as directed by RVT
  • Accurate animal records management including data collection and entry of animal wellness checks in the animal care software system
  • Maintain inventory and order of medical and surgical supplies, vaccines, and animal food
  • Collect biological samples and perform diagnostic testing
  • Provide daily husbandry duties for every animal in the shelter
  • Clean and disinfect all animal spaces and other areas within the building
  • Monitor and record animal nutrition and feeding
  • Animal observations and daily recording of animal health and wellness
  • Provide daily enrichment for the animals within our care as directed by the RVT and their delegates
  • Monitor individual animal health status
  • Provide support in animal intakes and examinations, as required and as directed by the RVT
  • Provide direct support to the RVT and/or their delegates as required
  • Ensure infection control and biosecurity procedures are followed for the premises, animal housing units and equipment used within the centre
  • Work in compliance with all centre 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

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Successful completion of a Veterinary Technician program
  • Must have experience in performing and providing support during humane care euthanasia
  • Must have experience in administering medications (oral, topical, IM, sub Q, IV)
  • Must have ability to collect biological samples and perform diagnostic testing
  • Previous relevant experience in animal shelter and/or clinic environment in a leadership capacity
  • Knowledge of shelter logistics and medicine
  • Demonstrated experience in performing examinations, administering treatments and performing diagnostic tests
  • Must be comfortable and have experience with handling domestic animals
  • Able to effectively and safely handle aggressive / feral animals
  • Must have attention to detail and ability to keep accurate records
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Strong organization and time-management skills with the ability to adjust priorities as needed
  • 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 handle and maneuver 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.)
    • No known animal or animal husbandry related allergies

The probationary hourly rate for this unionized role is $18.80, with a regular hourly rate of $20.20 upon successful completion of probation. To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to recruitment@ptbohs.com by 4:30pm on December 8th. While we thank all for applying, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

If this role interests you but your past experience does not align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You might be the right candidate for this or other roles. The Peterborough Humane Society encourages people from diverse backgrounds to apply and self-identify. The Peterborough Humane Society is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please indicate this on your application and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.

Please note that Peterborough Humane Society has a Covid-19 vaccination policy in place for all employees and requires proof of vaccination as a condition of employment. Valid accommodation will be taken into consideration on an individual basis.

Animal Care Attendant (Shelter)

Reporting to: Registered Veterinary Technician
Starting Salary: $15.50/hour

POSITION SUMMARY
We are currently looking for a dedicated individual to join our team as a part-time Animal Care Attendant. You will work within a strong animal care team and be primarily responsible for daily animal care and husbandry duties, ensuring effective infection control and biosecurity. Reporting directly to the RVT you will be driven for success and ultimate satisfaction of knowing that you are making a meaningful and positive difference in animal’s lives on a daily basis. The successful candidate must be able to work weekends/evenings, and be readily available on short notice, if required.  

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Daily husbandry duties for every animal in the shelter
  • Clean and disinfect all animal spaces and other areas within the building
  • Monitor and record animal health and behaviour
  • Provide daily enrichment for the animals within our care as directed by the RVT and/or their delegates
  • Provide support for animal intakes and examinations, as required and as directed by the RVT and/or their delegates
  • Provide direct support to the RVT and/or their delegates as required
  • Ensure infection control and biosecurity procedures are followed for the premises, animal housing units and equipment used within centre
  • Work in compliance with all centre 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

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Completion of or currently enrolled in an animal-related program is not a requirement, but considered an asset
  • Must be comfortable and have experience with handling domestic animals
  • Ability to learn how to effectively and safely handle aggressive / feral animals
  • Experience in animal husbandry
  • Must have attention to detail and ability to keep accurate records
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Strong organization and time-management skills with the ability to adjust priorities as needed
  • 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 handle and maneuver 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.)
    • No known animal or animal husbandry related allergies

The probationary hourly rate for this unionized role is $15.50, with a regular hourly rate of $17.25 upon successful completion of probation. To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to recruitment@ptbohs.com by 4:30pm on December 7th. While we thank all for applying, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

If this role interests you but your past experience does not align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You might be the right candidate for this or other roles. The Peterborough Humane Society encourages people from diverse backgrounds to apply and self-identify. The Peterborough Humane Society is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please indicate this on your application and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs.

Please note that Peterborough Humane Society has a Covid-19 vaccination policy in place for all employees and requires proof of vaccination as a condition of employment. Valid accommodation will be taken into consideration on an individual basis.