Job Opportunities

Current OPEN positions

P/T or F/T Registered Veterinary Technician

FULL TIME or PART TIME — MONDAY to FRIDAY 8am-6pm

LOCATION: AARCS Veterinary Hospital in Calgary

HOURS: Flexible

Tired of shift work? Feeling burnt out dealing with client demands? AARCS is looking for a kind, enthusiastic RVT to join our team where your only clients are the animals –  apply today and reinvigorate your career in shelter medicine.

THE POSITION: We are looking for a full-time and part-time RVT to join our team of 12 veterinary professionals at AARCS Veterinary Hospital in Calgary. Working with our onsite Veterinarians and the Medical Team, the position is responsible for patient care of our rescued animals including dogs, cats and some small animals. The position includes assisting with  surgery, anesthesia (preparation, monitoring, and recovery), dentistry, radiology, emergency medicine, pathology and laboratory sampling and handling. AARCS Veterinary hospital is a fast-paced, fun environment, which includes high volume spay/neuter surgery. Come to work every day knowing you are making a difference in the lives of once homeless animals who have been given a second chance.

DUTIES INCLUDE: 

  1. Genuine interest in animal welfare and shelter medicine. 
  2. Registered RVT  in the province of Alberta and a member in good standing with ABVMA. 
  3. Be comfortable handling both cats and dogs. This includes feral cats and shy, timid or reactive dogs. 
  4. Maintain the highest standard of care in a fast-paced, high volume environment.
  5. Confident and diligent in surgical preparation, patient monitoring and recovery for various surgical procedures.
  6. Exceptional patient care and good understanding of infectious disease, surgery, radiology (digital and dental), dentistry, emergency medicine, laboratory sampling and handling. 
  7. Highly developed cooperation, collaboration and problem-solving skills. 

BENEFITS:

  • Generous Health, Dental and LIfe and Disability Benefits 
  • Statutory holidays and flex time.  
  • Discounted pet care, food and supplies. 
  • CE allowances and license fees covered.
  • No evenings, weekends or shift work. 
  • Free parking. 
  • Hourly Range:  $18-$25/hour based on experience

ABOUT US: ALBERTA ANIMAL RESCUE CREW SOCIETY is a registered non-profit charity based in Calgary, Alberta with a second shelter in Edmonton, Alberta. At AARCS we are passionate about animals, but at the heart of our organization is people. Our mission is Changing Lives Through Kindness. AARCS Safe Haven is a busy animal shelter with an onsite veterinary hospital for our animals and is the hub from which our Calgary staff and volunteers work. North Haven is a shelter and cat adoption center and is the hub for our Edmonton staff and volunteers. These facilities facilitate intake, assessment, care and adoption for thousands of animals every year. All shelter and foster home supplies are stored at and distributed from these facilities and we receive a variety of physical supply donations, big and small every day.

Download Job Posting – RVT (2022)

APPLY NOW: Qualified candidates should forward a cover letter and resume via email to Amy Corpe, Clinic Manager at [email protected] with RVT Application in the subject line. We are seeking a candidate to start as soon as possible and will be hosting interviews as resumes come in. The job posting will remain open until a suitable candidate can be found. AARCS is an equal opportunity employer. We invite all suitable candidates to forward their application in confidence. Thank you in advance for your interest. 

Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society 

5060 – 74th Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta

F/T Veterinary Technician Assistant

FULL TIME — MONDAY to FRIDAY 9am-6pm

LOCATION: AARCS Veterinary Hospital in Calgary

 

$18.00-$20.00 per hour

PLUS health/dental benefit package, vacation, discounted pet care, food and supplies. 

 

Looking for a career working with animals? AARCS is looking for a kind, enthusiastic veterinary technician assistant to join our team –  apply today and begin a career in shelter medicine.    

 

THE POSITION: We are looking for a full-time Tech Assistant to join our team of veterinary professionals at AARCS Veterinary Hospital in Calgary. Working with our onsite Veterinarians and the medical team, the position is responsible for supporting patient care of our rescued animals including dogs, cats and small animals. The position includes assisting patient handling and restraint, surgical pack wrap, supporting RVT’s with high volume surgery preparation and recovery, assisting with maintaining clean and sanitary facility.  AARCS Veterinary hospital is a fast-paced, fun environment, which includes high volume spay/neuter surgery. Come to work every day knowing you are making a difference in the lives of once homeless animals who have been given a second chance. 

 

DUTIES:

  • Work collaboratively with veterinary staff to ensure the highest level of animal care
  • Support RVT’s with high volume surgery preparation and recovery of patients 
  • Maintain a clean and sanitary facility by following AARCS disease management, biosecurity protocols and disinfecting protocols
  • Providing compassionate care duties including feeding, cleaning and walking patients 
  • Patient handling and restraint 
  • Surgical pack wrap and autoclaving of all instruments and gowns 
  • Participate in client communication and education, explaining administration of medications, follow-up care, diet recommendations and general animal care

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Genuine interest in animal welfare and shelter medicine
  • Veterinary clinic experience considered an asset
  • Veterinary Technician Assistant (VTA) or Veterinary Office Assistant (VOA) Certification considered an asset
  • Experience handling cats, dogs, rabbits and rodents 
  • Ability to work under pressure in demanding situations
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Openness to new ideas and innovative thinking
  • Extremely team-oriented with exceptional interpersonal and time management skills
  • Fine motor skills adequate for utilizing hospital equipment such as electric clippers, syringes, radiology equipment, laboratory equipment, computers, etc

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Working in a busy animal shelter with a moderate to loud noise level. The position may involve exposure to dangerous and/or diseased animals.
  • Ability to sit, stand or walk for  long periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds 

 

ABOUT US

ALBERTA ANIMAL RESCUE CREW SOCIETY is a registered non-profit charity based in Calgary, Alberta with a second shelter in Edmonton, Alberta. At AARCS we are passionate about animals, but at the heart of our organization is people. Our mission is Changing Lives Through Kindness. AARCS Safe Haven is a busy animal shelter with an onsite veterinary hospital for our animals and is the hub from which our Calgary staff and volunteers work. North Haven is a shelter and cat adoption center and is the hub for our Edmonton staff and volunteers. These facilities facilitate intake, assessment, care and adoption for thousands of animals every year. All shelter and foster home supplies are stored at and distributed from these facilities and we receive a variety of physical supply donations, big and small every day.

Veterinary Technician Assistant Job Description – Oct 2022

APPLY NOW: Qualified candidates should forward a cover letter and resume via email to Clinic Manager, Amy Corpe, at [email protected]arcs.ca with Veterinary Technician Assistant Application in the subject line. This position will remain posted until a suitable candidate is found.

Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society 

5060 – 74th Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta

F/T Social Engagement Coordinator (1-YEAR)

Looking for an enthusiastic and personable animal lover to facilitate positive online experiences.

 FULL-TIMEFull-Time (32-40 hours)

One Year Temporary Contract (maternity leave coverage)

Flexible work arrangements. Some evenings and weekends

LOCATION: AARCS Safe Haven Shelter

5060 – 74th Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta

ABOUT YOU: Social Media Engagement Coordinator is a motivated and adaptable individual with exceptional creativity, ability to connect with people both online and in person. Having a love of animals and people, you excel at creating content to engage people and develop long-lasting relationships and have the organizational and technical skills to get the job done independently and as a team. You are the voice and the brand of the organization and you love taking a spirited, fun and compassionate approach to online story-telling and social engagement. You are a team player and able to work with and inspire others on your team. Flexible weekday schedule with some weekends and evenings to accommodate the needs of social channels.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Create, develop and source quality content with your team of staff and volunteers. 
  • Oversee daily content of all social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube, including original text, images, video or graphics that builds meaningful connections and encourages audiences to take action and increase engagement. 
  • Ensure constant messaging when interacting with followers and responding to comments and messages. Direct inquiries to the appropriate person within the organization when necessary.
  • Work closely with departments, social media volunteers and communications team staff to gather interesting content, creating posts and interacting with followers. 
  • Plan and execute organic online and advertising campaigns for lotteries, events and other organizational needs/initiatives.
  • Continuously improve metrics by capturing and analyzing the appropriate social data/metrics, insights and best practices, and then act on the information to improve engagement. 
  • Stay current with social media trends and best practices to ensure ongoing account optimization. 
  • Be open to getting in front of the camera to create engaging live content when needed. 
  • Assist the Creative Marketing Specialist with online fundraising campaigns, website editing and other graphic design/marketing projects. 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Genuine interest in animal welfare and passion for the organization.
  • The ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written and verbal format with proven abilities in writing, proofreading, and editing. 
  • Experience in creative development applications for both mobile and desktop.
  • Professional experience is considered an asset or a solid understanding of social media platforms including but not limited to; Facebook Business Suite/Manager, Facebook Ads and Google Ads, Instagram and TikTok. 
  • Creative, outgoing, friendly, and social with the ability to be a confident spokesperson for the organization and the cause both online and on-site.
  • Strong organizational and technical skills.
  • A quick thinker and efficient self-starter who takes initiative; has the ability to set priorities and manage workloads with minimal supervision.
  • Ability and willingness to work irregular hours including some evenings and weekends to oversee social media platforms consistently.

WORKING CONDITIONS 

  • Work from the shelter in Calgary
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, to accommodate social media needs.

BENEFITS:

Discounted pet care, food and supplies. 

Salary:  $18-20/hour

ABOUT US: ALBERTA ANIMAL RESCUE CREW SOCIETY is a registered non-profit charity based in Calgary, Alberta with a second shelter in Edmonton, Alberta. At AARCS we are passionate about animals, but at the heart of our organization is people. Our mission is Changing Lives Through Kindness. AARCS Safe Haven is a busy animal shelter with an onsite veterinary hospital for our animals and is the hub from which our Calgary staff and volunteers work. North Haven is a shelter and cat adoption center and is the hub for our Edmonton staff and volunteers. These facilities facilitate intake, assessment, care and adoption for thousands of animals every year. All shelter and foster home supplies are stored at and distributed from these facilities and we receive a variety of physical supply donations, big and small every day.  The Communication and Marketing Team works closely with all other departments within AARCS to communicate the work we are doing to the public, provide engaging content both online and in person that supports AARCS mission and vision and to raise much needed funds to maintain operations.

Mat Leave – Social Engagement Coordinator – Job Posting 2022

Apply Now: Qualified candidates should forward via email a cover letter and resume via email to Amber Marleau, Creative Marketing Specialist with Social Engagement Coordinator in the subject line to [email protected]. This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

 

AARCS is an equal opportunity employer.  We invite all suitable candidates to forward their application in confidence. Thank you in advance for your interest.

IF THESE POSITIONS DO NOT APPLY TO YOU, Please consider becoming a Volunteer or a Foster Home

LOCUM + VOLUNTEER VETS + RVTS

Locum and Volunteer VETERINARIANS + RVTS

Clinic Hours MONDAY to FRIDAY 8am-6pm

ABOUT YOU: Are you an experienced and enthusiastic VETERINARIAN or VET TECH? Have you been looking for an opportunity in shelter medicine? Then we’re looking for you!

We are seeking locum and volunteer veterinarians and registered veterinary technologists for our Safe Haven Shelter in Calgary, Alberta.

  • You are a confident surgeon or technologist.
  • You are willing and eager to do a number of physical exams.
  • You are able and willing to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • You have a love for animals and a good understanding of shelter medicine.
  • You are positive, friendly and approachable.

If this sounds like you, email: [email protected] today!