Job Posting 100635

Veterinary Medical Assistant
Edmonton Humane Society
Edmonton area
closed 10 days ago (Thu, 16 May)
part time

Veterinary Medical Assistant

Part-Time, Permanent

About Us

The Edmonton Humane Society (EHS) has been an animal welfare leader in the Edmonton community since 1907. We strive to be a model of excellence in the advancement of animal welfare and to lead the movement in creating a more humane world. EHS is a safe haven for thousands of homeless animals each year, providing veterinary treatment, behavioral rehabilitation, care, enrichment, and rehoming. Beyond animal sheltering, we engage with the community through various programs and services to support happy, lifelong bonds between people and pets.

The Role

The Veterinary Medical Assistant cares for the animals in the shelter by performing daily rounds, maintaining cleanliness in all medical areas, assisting in surgery by restraining, doing laundry, cleaning instruments, etc., assisting with daily treatments, and assisting with incoming exams to ensure that a high level of care and humane treatment is provided to all animals.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

This position is responsible for a variety of functions as follows:

  • Assist RVT with the treatment list (performing weight checks and deworming) and assist with the medication rounds.
  • Daily rounds walk-through, entering care requests as needed.
  • Assist with incoming exams and movement of animals to their kennel.
  • Clean/tidy and restock all medical areas, following deep clean checklists.
  • Help with restraint during premed and induction, and help move animals to and from surgery suites and kennels.
  • Kennel placement of surgery signs for the next day to ensure animals are fasted properly.
  • Assist RVTs with foster appointments.
  • Assist RVTs with filling prescriptions for animals being adopted.

Education & Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • A Veterinary Medical Assistant Certificate is preferred
  • Experience with animals in medical practices and procedures
  • Experience working with computer software

Skills & Abilities

As the ideal candidate, you have a passion for people, performance, and diversity (and of course animal welfare). You have the ability to work alone or as a team and the ability to work well in stressful situations and adapt accordingly. You possess excellent communication & time management skills, a strong work ethic, and advanced knowledge of companion animals. You can multi-task and manage changing priorities.

Compensation & Hours

  • Compensation: EHS offers a competitive not-for-profit compensation package which includes a comprehensive benefits package, and a strong work-life balance.
  • Hours: 16 hours a week (2, 8-hour shifts); however, is expected to work hours as required to fulfill department responsibilities. Some evenings and weekends may be required.

How to Apply

If you are looking for a rewarding career in an exciting, fast-paced environment, we invite you to forward your resume and salary expectations, in confidence, by email to


The Edmonton Humane Society is an equal-opportunity employer and we thank all applicants for submitting their resumes. However, only those candidates considered for employment will be contacted.

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