• Posted 1 year ago
  • Whitby
  • Full Time

Rate of Pay: $14/hr

Hours of Position: 30 per week

Number of Positions: 1

Start Date: Start Date June 11th, 2018. 7 week placement, 30 hours per week.


  • Assist the Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) in the shelter on a daily basis
  • Perform daily evaluations of animals and their needs
  • Assist with the preparation and administration of medications and vaccines under direction of registered veterinary technician and/or veterinarian
  • Follow all policies and procedures of HSDR
  • Enter information into computer software program, ensuring all patient files are kept up to date
  • Assist with physical examination of animals, and animal restraint as needed
  • Assist surgical RVT and veterinarian during animal surgeries
  • Other tasks required in the day to day operation of the shelter


  • Must be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment
  • Must have been registered as a full time student during the preceding academic year and intend to return to school on a full time basis during the next academic year
  • Experience working in a shelter environment or veterinary clinic
  • Excellent communication, computer and organizational skills
  • Strong animal care knowledge
  • Self-starter and ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and adapt to change using strong organizational and time management skills
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s license, clean driving record and reliable transportation
  • Employees will be required to work day and/or night shifts, must be reliable and able to work weekends

If you are looking for a rewarding and challenging position and have the above qualifications, please forward your resume and cover letter to resumes@hsdr.org and reference RVT Assistant Summer Position in the subject line.
We thank all applicants for your interest however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  The HSDR 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 you accessibility needs.  For any questions, suggestions or required documents regarding accessibility in a different format, please contact us at resumes@hsdr.org

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