Job Posting 89179

Veterinary Medical Assistant
Edmonton Humane Society
Edmonton area
Edmonton Humane Society, 13620 – 163 Street NW, Edmonton, AB
closed yesterday (Wed, 30 Nov)
full time


Veterinary Medical Assistant

Full-time permanent



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 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 Veterinary Medical Assistant cares for the animals in the shelter through 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 treatment list (performing weight checks and deworming’s) 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, 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 and Requirements

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


Skills and Abilities

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


Compensation: EHS offers a competitive Not-For-Profit compensation package which includes a comprehensive benefits package, and a strong work-life balance.

Hours: 40 hours a week; 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, 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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