RVT Wanted at City of Winnipeg – Animal Services (Temporary 12 Months)

The City of Winnipeg is a vibrant and dynamic organization with many opportunities!

We offer a diverse and welcoming work environment that delivers quality services to our citizens.

Registered Veterinary Technologist (Temporary 12 months)

Community Services

Posting No: 121018

Closing Date: May 10, 2022

The Registered Veterinary Technologist (RVT) is the foundation of our animal health program and is responsible for the medical and general care of all shelter animals. Working under general supervision, the RVT performs diagnostics, physical exams, calculation and administration of various medications and treatments, and assists Veterinarians as required. The position is involved in providing enrichment activities for shelter animals and provides administrative support to Animal Services Officers related to Responsible Pet Ownership (RPO) By-law.

As the Registered Veterinary Technologist you will:

-Laboratory/Diagnostics, Medical Support, Medication and -Examinations
-Communication with Internal and External Customers
-Animal Behaviour Assessments and Handling
-Animal Husbandry, Facility Maintenance and Medical Inventory Management
-Assist Animal Service Officers and Management with Responsible Pet Ownership Violations

Your education and qualifications include:

1. Must be a Registered Veterinary Technologist with membership in good standing with the MVMA and MVTA or ability to obtain and maintain MVMA certification for out-of-province certification.
-30 hours of continuing education must be submitted every 2 years to maintain membership
2. The following education/training should be completed after hire:
-Fear Free Veterinary Professional status held or attained
(approximately 30+ hours)
-Online training specific to working with dogs in a shelter
environment (approximately 20 hours)
-Ongoing education via webinars and online courses are
provided throughout the year by various external bodies
(IAABC and Aggression in Dogs).
3. Experience working in a veterinary clinic (minimum of 1 year
4. Experience working in a boarding facility or commercial animal
facility (laboratory, kennel, zoo) preferred
5. Experience training animals with positive reinforcement
6. Experience in handling techniques for aggressive and fearful
dogs, including physical and pharmacological restraints
7. Experience using Fear Free techniques
8. Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision
9. Ability to provide leadership and guidance to kennel team members
10. Strong time management skills with the ability to organize daily activities
11. Ability to safely and effectively restrain various animal species
12. Advanced skills in reading dog body language and recognizing psychological distress
13. Strong customer service skills, including professional phone and email etiquette as well as the ability to maintain composure in difficult situations
14. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
15. Ability to use computer applications and software, including MS Office.
16. Knowledge of Chameleon software or 311 software is preferred.
17. Ability to work in a physically demanding and high-paced environment.

How to Apply

APPLY ONLINE, including all documentation listed below:

Current resume AND Application Form (Required).
Applications submitted without REQUIRED documentation will not be considered.
*Your application documents must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications of the position.*


Online applications can be submitted at http://www.winnipeg.ca/hr/. For instructions on how to apply and how to attach required documents please refer to our FAQ’s or contact 311. The City of Winnipeg uses the Korn Ferry Leadership Architect Competency Model as part of the recruitment process.

The salary range for this position is $24.45 hourly, as per the Registered Veterinary Technologist classification within the C.U.P.E. Collective Agreement.

We have great benefits and competitive salaries, and we are committed to ongoing learning and career development!

We value diversity in our workplace. Indigenous peoples, women, racialized peoples, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ+ peoples and Newcomers are encouraged to self-declare.

Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Requests for Reasonable Accommodation will be accepted during the hiring process.

Position Closing Date: 05/10/2022