Job Posting 101199

Summer Student Veterinary Attendant
Edmonton Humane Society
Edmonton area
closed 12 days ago (Thu, 16 May)
canada summer jobs / summer students  •  15.00

Summer Student, Veterinary Attendant


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 Summer Student, Veterinary Attendant will contribute to the medical department by assisting with administrative-related duties. They will contribute to shelter animal wellbeing by assisting the medical team members with animal restraint, handling, surgical instrument care, and other duties as described. This position will ensure the medical department maintains a high level of care, organization, and humane treatment of all animals.


Key Roles & Responsibilities

General Shelter Tasks (assisting Veterinary Medical Assistants, Registered Veterinary Technologists, and Veterinarians)
• Assist medical team members with treatments. (animal restraint, weight checks, grooming, socialization, etc.)
• Assist with incoming exams and movement of animals to their kennel
• General cleaning and tidying of all medical areas in the shelter
• Adhere to OHS and EHS policies and procedures, including following disease management protocols and wearing required PPE


Surgery Assistance
• Assist in surgery prep with animal restraint during premedication and induction, movement of animals to and from surgery suites and kennels
• Maintain and clean all surgical areas/rooms and kennels including surgical pack wrapping and gown/drape hygiene.
• On-board Mobile Unit assistance as needed (season permitting)


Education & Requirements

• High School Diploma or equivalent
• Currently pursuing a career in an animal health or related field
• Experience with animals in the area of medical practices and procedures is an asset
• Experience with identifying common animal behaviors
• Experience working with computer software


Skills & Abilities

As the ideal candidate, you will have a passion for people, performance, and diversity within the lens of animal welfare. You have excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), and the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment. You are comfortable dealing with animals of all species and temperaments.


Compensation & Hours

• Compensation: $15.00 an hour
• Hours: 40 hours a week


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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