Jobs

At the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society, caring for animals is not just a job, it’s a passion. We share a love for animals and care about the communities we serve. The Humane Society employs a highly dedicated, professional, diverse, and innovative team of people whose collaborative efforts help thousands of animals each year. Interested in joining our team? Check out our current openings below:

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Full Time Registered Veterinary Technician

Job Relationships:     Reports to Clinic Manager, Shelter Manager, Veterinarian, and Executive Director

Job Summary:           Responsible for care and preparation of all surgical patients, provide client services and education

Responsibilities:

Client Services

  1. Provide quality service to clients, volunteers, and staff
  2. Report employee or client problems to Clinic Manager
  3. Provide in-person and telephone services to clients and answer inquiries
  4. Actively promote spay/neuter and educate clients on responsible animal ownership
  5. Represent the clinic in a professional and courteous manner at all times
  6. Fill prescriptions, measure medications, and label containers
  7. Receive payment and prepare invoices for services
  8. Perform thorough patient intake/discharge

Patient Care

  1. Provide excellent patient care
  2. Assist veterinarians in surgery as needed
  3. Calculate and administer anesthesia to all surgical patients per anesthetic protocol
  4. Maintain all necessary drug logs, surgery logs, radiograph logs, and patient records
  5. Stay current in knowledge of emergency drugs and protocols
  6. Administer animal vaccinations, tests, medications and treatments as directed
  7. Monitor patients during surgery and recovery time
  8. Other duties as assigned

General

  1. Perform daily cleaning of kennels and cages
  2. Stock prep and operating room and notify Clinic Manager if stock becomes low
  3. Spot clean throughout the day
  4. Clean prep room and operating room at the end of the day
  5. Wash and sterilize all surgical packs throughout the day

Animal Handling

  1. Must be comfortable handling cats and dogs
  2. Must be able to learn characteristics of animal behaviour (e.g. be able to identify aggression or fear)
  3. Must be able to use appropriate safety equipment for fractious or feral animals (will train) – the use of safety equipment is mandatory
  4. Must possess excellent reflexes
  5. Should be able to identify own limitations and be willing to ask for help
  6. Must become proficient at animal restraint for various procedures

Physical Requirements

  1. Must be able to work standing or sitting for 8 hours or more
  2. Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds repeatedly throughout the day with help
  3. Must be able to bend and kneel repeatedly
  4. Must be able to see fine detail in a variety of situations
  5. Must have good hearing including ability to distinguish changes in pitch
  6. Must have reasonable degree of agility to move through tightly cramped areas in various situations
  7. Must have good vision including peripheral vision, fine detail, distance, depth perception and ability to focus

Emotional/Mental Requirements

  1. Must be able to work efficiently and effectively under stressful conditions
  2. Must be able to respond quickly to a variety of medical situations (with training)
  3. Must be able to cope with death either due to surgical complications or euthanasia
  4. Ability to rapidly and accurately process information
  5. Ability to recognize a need for assistance and ask for help
  6. Ability to make decisions
  7. Ability to cope with frustrating situations and remain calm

Potential and Prolonged Exposures

  1. Prolonged exposure to various aqueous solutions including but not limited to dish soap, chlorhexidine, iodine solution, hydrogen peroxide, isopropyl alcohol, and ultrasonic cleaner
  2. Potential exposure to sharps including needles and surgical blades
  3. Potential exposure to zoonotic diseases
  4. Potential exposure to formalin solution
  5. Potential/prolonged exposure to isoflurane gas
  6. Prolonged exposure to quaternary ammonium cleaners and bleach
  7. Prolonged exposure to pressurized steam

Please submit resume and cover letter in confidence to hr@windsorhumane.org.

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Locum Veterinarian

The Windsor-Essex County Humane Society is seeking a part time locum veterinarian (successful candidate must be licensed to practice in Ontario) for our high volume spay/neuter clinic.  Confidential inquiries may be made to hr@windsorhumane.org.

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We thank all applicants for their interest however; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.   Resumes will be considered as they are received until the position is filled.

The Windsor/Essex County Humane Society is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity in the workplace and encourage applications from all qualified candidates including men, women, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and aboriginal peoples.  The WECHS is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments and will provide necessary accommodation throughout the recruitment process.