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We have many great positions for someone who loves working with animals or who wants to make a positive impact in Ottawa. Taking care of animals is just one of the many opportunities available for you.

Working with and for animals, advocating for their health and well-being or supporting others who do, can be a very rewarding and satisfying career.

If you’re a people-person who thrives on connecting with your community, our team has many opportunities where you will learn, grow or bring your own experience and help create a more humane and compassionate community for all.

We are committed to our team’s success. Find out from our President & CEO, Sharon Miko, how we work with you to make your job better. Whether you are starting your career, or looking for the next rewarding step, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for at the OHS.

It’s a job you will feel really good about.

The Ottawa Humane Society is accredited by Imagine Canada and Humane Canada, reflecting our excellence in board governance, financial accountability and transparency, fundraising, staff management, volunteer involvement, and excellence in animal care.


There are also many opportunities for volunteering.

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Manager: Events – Full Time (6 Month Contract)

The OHS hosts and organizes various events. The manager: events is responsible for planning, organizing and supporting these activities and developing and maintaining strong relationships with OHS sponsors, suppliers and more.

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Manager: Capital Campaign

The OHS relies on the support of a caring community to provide shelter and life-saving care to Ottawa’s animals. The manager: capital campaign plays a crucial role in achieving fundraising goals, ensuring the OHS can continue to meet the needs of the animals in our care.

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Manager: Animal Population

The OHS is a shelter for animals in need. The manager: animal population is responsible for the effective performance of OHS functional areas including foster, intervention services, managed intake and for the effective management of animal flow from pre-intake to adoption.

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Coordinator: Events – Full Time

The OHS hosts and organizes various events. The coordinator: events is responsible for supporting the fundraising programs of the OHS by coordinating and executing fundraising and community engagement events.

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Coordinator: Intervention Services – Full Time

The OHS is a shelter for animals in need. The coordinator: intervention services coordinates the flow of animals from intake to outcome, assessing and monitoring their emotional well-being to better prepare them for their future.

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Veterinarian – Full Time

The OHS is an open admission shelter for animals in need. OHS veterinarians are responsible for the health and well-being of animals in the care of the OHS, including performing veterinary rounds, surgical and medical treatments and interventions.

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Registered Veterinary Technician: Mobile Spay/Neuter Services – Full Time

The OHS provides low-cost spay/neuter surgeries to income-qualified cat owners in need. The registered veterinary technician – mobile spay/neuter service makes this program possible, working directly with cats requiring this service.

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Veterinary Technician: Animal Care – Full Time

The OHS is a shelter for animals in need. The veterinary technician is responsible for the health and well-being for the animals in the care of the OHS, including providing medical assessments and interventions.

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Assistant Veterinary Technician – Casual

The OHS is a shelter for animals in need. The assistant veterinary technician works directly with the animals and is responsible for providing a range of services, including medical, for animals in the care of the OHS.

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Attendant: Outreach (Canada Summer Jobs – 8 Week Contract)

The OHS offers a variety of programs to children, youth and adults in the community. The Attendant: Outreach is responsible for facilitating and supporting public programming at the OHS.

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Customer Service Representative: Intake (Canada Summer Jobs – 8 Week Contract)

The OHS is the first step in getting lost pets home. The customer service representative: intake works directly with the public providing consultation and support for those seeking OHS lost and found services and services of the Municipal Animal Shelter.

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