Job Posting 83757

Veterinary Attendant
Edmonton Humane Society
Edmonton area
Edmonton Humane Society, 13620 – 163 Street NW, Edmonton, AB
closes in 13 days (Sun, 5 Jun)
canada summer jobs / summer students  •  $ 15:00 an hour

Summer Student, Veterinary Attendant  (PALS Mobile Unit)                                                      

   (Anticipated) Start Date:  Wednesday, June 6, 2022; End Date:  Monday, July 25, 2022



The Edmonton Humane Society has been an animal welfare leader in the Edmonton community since 1907. We are more than a shelter and a safe haven for the thousands of animals in our care each year. We play a key role in the Edmonton region by enriching the lives of people and their companion animals not only through our sheltering, but through our programs, services, and community engagement.

The Role

The PALS Mobile (PALS - MVU) Animal Health Summer Student will contribute to departmental organization by supporting the on-board functioning of the outreach arm of the low-cost spay- neuter initiative. This role will provide support with on-boarding and off-boarding of the Mobile Unit, processing of surgical patients records and surgical equipment sterilization.  This position will have the opportunity to assist the medical team members with animal restraint, handling, and various 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

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

Off and On-Boarding Mobile PALS unit

  • Assist in off-loading contents of Mobile Unit.
  • Inventory and replace medical supply stock.
  • Process, pack and autoclave surgical instruments.
  • Process surgical greens.
  • Adhere to OHS and EHS policies and procedures, including following disease management protocols and wearing required PPE.

General shelter tasks (assisting VMA, RVT, and Vets)        

  • Assist medical team members with treatment report tasks. (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.

On-board assistance as needed 

  • Assist in surgery prep with animal restraint, and VMA duties (cleaning instruments, laundry, general cleaning tasks, wrapping packs, etc.)
  • Adhere to OHS and EHS policies and procedures, including following disease management protocols and wearing required PPE.
  • Requires travel throughout the city of Edmonton

Education and 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 behaviours
  • Experience working with computer software


Skills and Abilities

As the ideal candidate, you will have a passion for people, performance and diversity (within lens of  animal welfare. You have excellent communications skills (both verbal and written), ability to work independently and in fast paced environment.

You are comfortable dealing with animals of all species and temperaments.


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, then 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 resume. However, only those candidates considered for employment will be contacted.

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