Job Posting 93884

Veterinary Attendant
Edmonton Humane Society
Edmonton area
Edmonton Humane Society, 13620 – 163 Street NW, Edmonton, AB
closing today (Wed, 31 May)
canada summer jobs / summer students


Summer Student, Veterinary Attendant 

(Anticipated) Start Date:  Monday, May 7, 2023; End Date:  Sunday July 2, 2023



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 Animal Health Summer Student will contribute to departmental organization by assisting with administrative related duties. They will contribute to shelter animal wellbeing by assisting the medical team members with animal restraint, handling, VMA surgery duties, 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

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


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.

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 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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