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VETERINARIAN(S)

PART-TIME VETERINARIAN(S)

HELLO, DREAM JOB: No Weekends or Evenings or On-Call!

Part-time Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm, 2-4 days/week Flexible

ABOUT US: ALBERTA ANIMAL RESCUE CREW SOCIETY is a registered non-profit charity located in Calgary, Alberta facilitating over 3,000 animal adoptions each year. Our mission is Changing Lives Through Kindness. 

AARCS Veterinary Hospital is a fast-paced, high volume clinic designed specifically to help rescued companion animals. We are not open to the public and your only clients are the animals, which include cats, dogs, rabbits and some small animals. Our team of experienced veterinarians, technicians, assistants and support staff ensure the animals are provided with the highest standard of medical care. The clinic is open Monday – Friday operating 9am to 6pm. Any cases requiring after hours emergency services are transferred to a local 24 hour clinic. 

AARCS Veterinary Hospital is fully equipped including, digital and dental x-ray, three surgery suites, isolation, pharmacy and laboratory. We perform a variety of treatments on a daily basis, including routine care, emergency medicine and surgery, such as spay/neuter, ortho, dentistry. Although they may not have had the best start at life, we give each animal the very best opportunity to thrive. We treat and manage a wide range of medical needs including parvovirus, diabetes, URI, gunshot wounds, broken bones, porcupine quills, amputations, eye inoculations, nutrition needs, among others. Without owners/clients, you and your medical team are entrusted to decide what is the best course of treatment for each animal.  

ABOUT YOU: You are a compassionate and confident veterinarian with excellent time-management and organizational skills with the ability to work in a fast-paced shelter environment. Most of all you are positive, friendly, approachable and a team player. You love working with a close-knit team of professionals who together provide less fortunate animals in our community a second chance. You have or are willing to learn high-volume spay and neuter surgery, dentistry and other surgical procedures. You take great personal satisfaction in your work of helping animals knowing that they will go on to find loving adoptive homes.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Genuine interest in animal welfare and shelter medicine. 
  2. Licensed DVM in the province of Alberta and 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. Performs high volume sterilization surgeries and other surgical procedures for shelter/foster animals with high level of proficiency and care.
  5. Confident in performing various surgical procedures beyond the routine.
  6. Highly developed cooperation, collaboration and problem-solving skills.

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Apply Now: Qualified candidates should forward a cover letter speaking directly to the requirements list with an attached resume to Amy Corpe, Clinic Manager at [email protected]. The job posting will remain open until a suitable candidate can be found.

Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society 

5060 – 74th Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta

Behaviour Coordinator

Looking for an enthusiastic animal lover to facilitate positive behavioural experiences.

LOCATION: AARCS Safe Haven Shelter in Calgary, 5060 – 74 Ave SE, Calgary

FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME HOURS:

Flexible schedule to accommodate business needs, including some evenings and weekends.

ABOUT US: ALBERTA ANIMAL RESCUE CREW SOCIETY is a registered non-profit charity located in Calgary, Alberta facilitating over 3000 animal adoptions each year. Our mission is Changing Lives Through Kindness. The behaviour team works closely with other departments within AARCS to share information and provide support, education and practical tools to ensure foster homes and adopters have a positive experience.  The department’s aim is to ensure AARCS animals are provided with the enrichment they need while in the shelter, are assessed and are placed in appropriate foster and adoptive homes and provided with on-going training support. In addition, our Behaviour Coordinator educates AARCS volunteers and staff on relevant behavioural topics.

ABOUT YOU: The Behaviour Coordinator is a special breed of animal lover.  Having both a love of people and animals, you are naturally optimistic, positive, friendly, and approachable.  You enjoy working with dogs and their humans in a positive way to facilitate positive outcomes. You are internally motivated to see every animal find emotional and behavioural balance so they can live in harmony with their guardians. You are confident, open minded and non-judgmental with an intuitive ability to see possibilities.  Your strengths include implementation of rehabilitation and training programs for dogs.  You love problem-solving behavioural concerns to increase adoptability. You take great personal satisfaction from every successful rehabilitation. Organization and attention to detail is important to you. You have exceptional teamwork skills and are able to work closely with others, including managing and overseeing a team of volunteers. Your lifestyle allows you to regularly and consistently maintain a flexible work schedule including some evenings and weekends.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: 

  1. High School diploma or equivalency. 
  2. Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed through Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers OR currently working toward the designation. 
  3. Minimum one-year experience working with dogs in a professional capacity. 
  4. Genuine interest in animal welfare with thorough understanding of dog behaviour. 
  5. Highly developed cooperation, collaboration, and problem-solving skills.
  6. Moderate level of office software proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Email, Google Docs and databases.
  7. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  8. Exceptional organizational skills and able to manage a diverse case-load.
  9. Requires minimal supervision yet remains highly accountable for reporting.
  10. Valid driver’s license for on and off site work.
  11.  Personable and able to develop a positive rapport with a variety of experiences and backgrounds.
  12. Self-motivated; has the ability to set priorities and manage workloads with minimal supervision.

PRINCIPLE ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Work alongside the other Behaviour Coordinators on all aspects of the dog behaviour program.  
  • Maintain and consistently look for ways to improve programs to ensure the quality of care for animals at the shelter, including stress reduction and enrichment. 
  • Complete behavioural assessments on dogs. 
  • Provide on-going training for volunteers and foster homes. 
  • Increase adoptability of dogs through behavioural modification and training.
  • Manage, track and fully document behavioural cases. 
  • Utilize, supervise, train and develop volunteers to assist with behaviour department duties.  
  • Work directly with foster homes in their homes with the dogs; may require travelling outside the City of Calgary. 
  • Assist adopters with behaviour or training concerns after adoption by providing advice over phone and email or suggesting training options available in their area. 
  • Develop training related documents, training sessions and handouts for volunteers, staff, and adopters as well as for social media and the website. 
  • Issue timely and complete reports monthly.

    DETAILS:

    • Permanent position, F/T*includes health benefits, cell phone, paid  vacation and other employee perks
    • Start Date: Immediately 
    • Hours: Flexible schedule to accommodate business needs, including some evenings and weekends.

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    APPLY NOW: Qualified candidates should forward a cover letter speaking directly to the requirements list with an attached resume to Rachel Cote, Stakeholder Relations Manager, at [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. We regret that only the best qualified candidates will be contacted for screening. Thank you in advance for your interest.

     

    SAFE HAVEN SHELTER OPERATIONS ASSISTANT

    Looking for an enthusiastic person to stay on top of managing shelter donations and supplies and to coordinate shelter maintenance.

    PART-TIME — Flexible Days

    LOCATION: AARCS Safe Haven Shelter

    5060 – 74th Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta

    HOURS: 24 hours per week

    ABOUT US: ALBERTA ANIMAL RESCUE CREW SOCIETY (AARCS)​ is a registered non-profit charity located in Calgary, Alberta facilitating over 3,500 animal adoptions each year. Our mission is Changing Lives Through Kindness. AARCS Safe Haven is a busy animal shelter in a 13,000 sq foot warehouse in the Foothills Industrial area with an onsite veterinary hospital for our animals. Safe Haven is the hub from which our staff and volunteers work and is the initial intake and quarantine facility for our animals before they move into foster homes and then onto adoption. All shelter and foster home supplies are stored at and distributed from the facility and we receive a variety of physical supply donations, big and small every day. We are seeking a Shelter Operations Assistant to join our team to ensure the facility, the yard and our equipment are maintained in a clean, safe and healthy manner. This position is an integral part of our daily operations and is also responsible for overseeing our inventory volunteers.

    ABOUT YOU: With a genuine interest in animal welfare, you are nearly obsessive about sorting, cleaning and organizing supplies and maintaining a tidy warehouse space, while recognizing and accepting that the nature of our activities can require you to be flexible about the use of space. You can work both indoors and out and can complete various maintenance tasks (ie shoveling snow, changing furnace filters) and/or arrange appropriate contractors. You have a valid driver’s license and either have forklift certification or are confident in your ability to complete the training. You are highly organized and a generally handy person. You are personable and able to coordinate volunteers and contractors in person, on the phone and by email/text. You are self-motivated and able to set priorities and manage your workload with minimal supervision.

    POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

    • Genuine interest in animal welfare.
    • Valid driver’s license and must meet minimum fleet vehicle insurance requirements (ie: >25 years old).
    • Forklift experience and a valid certificate or desire and aptitude to successfully complete training is required.
    • Experience in a warehouse environment would be an asset.
    • Proficiency with email, some ability to use word processing and spreadsheet software.
    • Handyperson skills would be an asset.
    • Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds on a regular basis. Physically capable of lifting, twisting, kneeling, squatting, holding, pushing, pulling, climbing, standing, etc. throughout the day.
    • Ability to work in a moderately noisy environment. This is a physically demanding position.
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. 
    • Strong communication, cooperation, collaboration and problem-solving skills.

     

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    APPLY NOW: Qualified candidates should forward a cover letter and resume via email to Niki Vlooswyk, Controller at [email protected] with Shelter Operations Assistant in the subject line prior to August 20th, 2021.

    AARCS is an equal opportunity employer.  We invite all suitable candidates to forward their application in confidence. We regret that only the best-qualified candidates will be contacted for screening. 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

    Locum and Volunteer VETERINARIANS

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

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

    • You are a confident surgeon.
    • 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!