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Every animal is valued
through dignity and respect in
all communities within our region.

Employment Opportunities


Job Title: Shelter Veterinarian
Employer: Wood Buffalo Humane Society (“WBHS”)
Reports to: Executive Director
Closing Date: This position will remain open until filled.
Salary: Competitive to be negotiated, benefits

Scope of Position: To perform and oversee all veterinary services for shelter animals. To provide medical care, humane care, and treatment to all animals in accordance with the policies and procedures established by the Employer and applicable provincial law. Maximize the use of clinic resources to ensure resident animal health at an effective cost.

The Wood Buffalo Humane Society (WBHS) is a non-profit society within the Societies Act of Alberta and a Registered Charity. Created in 1978, the Society works to educate, advocate, and promote respect, compassion and humane treatment towards all animals. The WBHS (the “Society”) serves to strengthen the understanding of relevance and need for the humane treatment of animals; an integral part of enhancing the overall well-being of all members of our community.

The WBHS is seeking a talented and driven full time veterinarian to help lead our health team and support our amazing animal welfare organization. The ideal candidate would possess a passion for providing the highest level of care at our animal shelter in order to keep our companion animals healthy and ready for adoption. You would be working alongside a compassionate and dedicated team and have an opportunity to make a real impact on the lives of animals in our region. Experience in a high paced surgically driven environment and a strong interest in learning the practice of shelter medicine is required. We offer a competitive salary, benefits and positive mentorship from our leadership team.

The WBHS is in a unique position to be able to assist in the employment opportunities for spouses, if your spouse would require assistance in finding employment if you are successful in the position please include their resume with your application.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Work collaboratively with other staff.

2. Diagnose and treat medical conditions in all WBHS animals. Follow progress of all patients placed on treatment, keeping records of all treatments and final outcomes in coordination with other staff.

3. Direct, conduct and evaluate treatment plans, disease control measures, hands-on medical treatment and progress of animals housed at the shelter including but not limited to:
a) Vaccine protocols;
b) Nutrition and feeding protocols;
c) Parasite control measures;
d) Housing and sanitation;
e) Treatment protocols for routine infectious diseases;
f) Preventative medicine procedures;

4. Emergency evaluation, treatment and procedures; Pre-adoption examinations in accordance with regulations and policies and procedures of the WBHS. Create, implement and measure compliance with procedures and protocols to ensure continued health of shelter animals. Develop, conduct and monitor medical program protocols and procedures. Direct and conduct a sterilization program, including performance of ovariohysterectomies and castrations on cats and dogs. Supervise all aspects of the procedures including anesthesia and post- operative care of the patient. Perform non-sterilization surgical procedures when deemed appropriate for the adoptability of a WBHS shelter animal.
5. Oversee the scheduling of outside veterinary resources and services for procedures not available at the WBHS. The veterinarian will decide what treatments or procedures are needed in coordination with other senior staff, as appropriate.

6. Assist with internal and public relations, consultation and education services as they pertain to veterinary medical issues.

7. Provide telephone consultation with staff as needed during normal business hours.

8. Oversee the instruction of Animal Care Staff.

9. Assist in the development of public programming and outreach programs for preventative animal health for:
a) Spay and neuter;
b) Vaccinations;
c) Trap, neuter and return.

10. Advise on and assist in the development of a microchip clinic program.

11. Attend and participate in management and planning meetings with senior staff.

12. Possess the skills necessary to complete medical procedures independently and/or with the assistance of kennel/health staff (not RVT’s).

13. Possess the skills necessary to train kennel staff and Veterinary Technology & Veterinary Assistant students.

14. Various other duties as may be assigned by the Executive Director from time to time.

Posting: Receptionist
Location: 155 MacAlpine Cres
Hours: 40 hrs/week – Start Date: As soon As Possible – Duration: Full time Permanent
Salary: $20-$22/hr depending on experience
Closing Date: Until suitable candidates are obtained
Job qualifications:
SUMMARY The Receptionist will report directly to the Executive Director.

DUTIES
• Maintain a thorough knowledge of the services, programs, promotional activities and standards of the Fort McMurray SPCA
• Proactively seek opportunities to create memorable customer interactions, assist customers and provide excellent service
• Provide proactive customer service and maintain a friendly and professional demeanor at all times
• Maintains a neat and professional appearance. Caring attitude and a calm and confident manner.
• Establishes a cooperative/collaborative working relationship with other departments within the Fort McMurray SPCA
• Supports all departments by providing assigned administrative tasks including but not limited to: data entry, filing, assisting program manager with events and various organizational tasks and administrative projects.
• Create and modify documents using Microsoft Office Suite.
• Ability to sell products and services.
• Perform general clerical duties to include but not limited to: answering phones, photocopying, faxing, mailing and filing.
• Maintain hard copy and electronic filing systems including maintaining data bases, software programs and tracking/reporting duties as required.
• Update and maintain social media platform.
• Setup and coordinate animal in-take
• Support staff in assigned project based work including assembly of manuals, SOP’s, workbooks, etc.
• Provide other administrative support as required.
Qualifications:

• At least one (1) year of experience in a customer service environment
• One (1) year of administrative experience required
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office- Excel (advanced skills), Word (advanced skills) and PowerPoint.
• Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
• Ability to function independently in a busy office experience
• Strong organization, prioritization, and problem solving skills with a high attention to detail
• Reliable transportation
• Ability to act as a leader within the organization
• Well established organizational and time management skills
• Analytical ability, with a process improvement approach
• Self-starter and takes initiative
• Keen ability to pay attention to detail
• Ability to work within a fast-paced, dynamic and changing priority environment

The above statements describe the principal functions of this job and its scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including working in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the work load. It is the expectation that all staff of the FMSPCA are trained to perform the roles of receptionist and kennel attendant.

Application Procedure: Resumes and other relevant documents will be accepted by email to ed@fortmcmurrayspca.ca
FMSPCA may contact past and present employers for references.
We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

KENNEL ATTENDANT
SUMMARY
Kennel Attendants report directly to the Kennel Supervisor/Kennel Manager or designate in their absence.

DUTIES
The kennel attendant is responsible for the assigned kennel according to the schedule which includes the following:

1. Health and safety of the animals in their care, which includes proper sanitation of all kennels and supplies according to the Standard Operating Procedures Manual.
2. Adhering to the standards outlined in the employee manual and confidentiality agreement.
3. Fully understanding and following all procedures.
4. Ensuring that they have the correct equipment, supplies, and animal information.
5. Ensuring their personal health and safety by following all procedures and notifying management of any hazards or concerns.
6. Treating all animals and visitors with respect and courtesy.
7. Providing honest and factual information about our animals to the public to ensure the animals are matched as best as possible to potential homes.
8. Ensuring appropriate interaction between the public and the animals.
9. All Kennel Attendants are responsible for washing all dishes, human, dog, or cat and for doing all laundry regardless of where it came from.
10. Each animal should be thoroughly checked by a kennel attendant once during their weekly work shift if they work more than 2 days in a row in a certain kennel.
11. Each attendant has extra assigned janitorial duties that are to be completed each shift. The list of duties is posted in the medication area, and the duties are to be signed off as “completed” when done.

The following describe the principal functions of this job and its scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties assigned, including working in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the work load.

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SUMMARY
Casual Kennel Attendants report directly to the Kennel Supervisor/Kennel Manager or designate in their absence.

DUTIES
The kennel attendant is responsible for the assigned kennel according to the schedule which includes the following:

1. Health and safety of the animals in their care, which includes proper sanitation of all kennels and supplies according to the Standard Operating Procedures Manual.
2. Adhering to the standards outlined in the employee manual and confidentiality agreement.
3. Fully understanding and following all procedures.
4. Ensuring that they have the correct equipment, supplies, and animal information.
5. Ensuring their personal health and safety by following all procedures and notifying management of any hazards or concerns.
6. Treating all animals and visitors with respect and courtesy.
7. Providing honest and factual information about our animals to the public to ensure the animals are matched as best as possible to potential homes.
8. Ensuring appropriate interaction between the public and the animals.
9. All Kennel Attendants are responsible for washing all dishes, human, dog, or cat and for doing all laundry regardless of where it came from.
10. Each animal should be thoroughly checked by a kennel attendant once during their weekly work shift if they work more than 2 days in a row in a certain kennel.
11. Each attendant has extra assigned janitorial duties that are to be completed each shift. The list of duties is posted in the medication area, and the duties are to be signed off as “completed” when done.

The following describe the principal functions of this job and its scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties assigned, including working in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the work load.

If you would like to become part of our team, please email your resume to kennelmanager@fortmcmurrayspca.ca