Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) - Ontario SPCA and Humane Society

Job Details

Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

  • City City: Durham Region
  • Rate of Pay Rate of Pay: Hourly
  • Rate of Pay Amount / Range Rate of Pay Amount / Range: $26.50
  • Positions Available Positions Available: 1
  • Type Type: Full Time
  • Duration Duration: Permanent
  • Avg. Hours/Week Avg. Hours/Week: 40
  • Schedule Schedule: Days, Weekends
  • Education Education: College

Calling all RVTs! What if you could create a brighter future for animals in need and the people who love them? The Ontario SPCA is a registered charity that has been changing the lives of animals for 150 years. The Ontario SPCA operates two spay/neuter clinics, a wellness clinic, SPCA Mobile Animal Wellness Services unit, and hosts MASH-style clinics to bring routine care and spay/neuter services to underserved communities. We also find loving homes for thousands of animals each year at our animal centres across the province – animals who depend on the compassion of a veterinary care team to bring them back to health so they can get their second chance.

Why You Should Join Our Team?

No on-call! Enjoy a work/life balance in a career you love. As an RVT with the Ontario SPCA, you can help make a difference in the lives or animals without the long hours. Be part of an energetic team environment with others who share your passion for animal well-being.

Competitive compensation package:

  • Competitive salary with medical, dental and vision benefits .40-hour work week with predictable daytime hours Tuesday through Saturday.
  • Generous Vacation time and paid sick days.
  • Employee Family Assistance Program and Professional Development Opportunities


Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT): We are seeking an RVT with a passion for shelter medicine to assist in shelter animal and surgical care. This position, both challenging and rewarding, is suitable for those who love to work in both a fast-paced and structured environment.

Status: Full-time, Permanent

Location: Humane Society of Durham Region, Whitby, Ontario

A Typical Day

  • Welcome clients and their pets.
  • Assisting veterinarian with animals before, during, and following surgery as well as assisting them with wellness procedures.
  •  Preparing surgical equipment, administering, and monitoring anesthetics and post-surgery clean up.
  • Handling, restraining, and caring for animals undergoing treatment and surgery using low stress and fear free techniques.
  • Preparing and administering medications and vaccines under direction of veterinarian
  • Monitoring the recovery of animals’ post-surgery.
  • Providing exceptional care for our animals during their stay.
  • General administrative duties including booking appointments.
  • General house-keeping duties and sterilizing of hospital/medical equipment.

Do You Have What it Takes?

  • Validation of being a Registered Veterinary Technician
  • 2-3 years of surgical experience required.
  • 1-4 years of experience as a registered veterinary technician, preferably within a high-volume animal clinic.
  • Passion for shelter medicine.
  • Administrative experience an asset.
  • Available to work weekdays and Saturdays.
  • Valid G drivers’ license with the ability to provide a clear driver’s abstract.

We Can’t Wait to Meet You!


Please email your resume and cover letter to:

Shannon Stephenson, Centre Manager, Ontario SPCA and Humane Society

Please quote “RVT HSDR” in the subject line.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest in the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society provides accommodation during all stages of the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodation, please advise us if you are contacted for an interview and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any questions, suggestions or required documents regarding accessibility in a different format, please contact us at 888-668-7722 or .

Perks & Benefits

  • Retirement savings plans
  • Medical, prescription, dental, and vision plans
  • Long term disability insurance
  • Highly competitive compensation program
  • Paid holidays
  • Competitive wages
  • On the job training
  • Professional development
  • Free uniforms or uniform cleaning
  • Free safety equipment
  • Wellness programs
  • Service recognition program
  • Flexible work hours
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The Ontario SPCA and Humane Society is a registered charity and has been operating for 150 years. Society provides care, comfort, and compassion to animals in need in communities across Ontario; we value all animals and advocate to treat them with respect and kindness. We strive to keep pets and families together and do so through a variety of community support services.