Careers

Put Your Love of Animals to Work

Want to make a difference for the animals?


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.

We want to hire...

Manager: Advocacy – Full Time

The OHS is a leader in animal welfare and advocates for the well-being of animals locally, provincially and nationally. The manager: advocacy is essential in advancing animal welfare.

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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 (8 Month Contract)

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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Veterinarian – Part Time (8 Month Contract)

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 and Casual

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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Attendant: Adoption Reception – Part Time

The OHS helps animals find their forever homes and supports pet owners in the community. The attendant: adoption reception works directly with the community to help them adopt a new pet and to learn how to care for their pet.

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Attendant: Outreach – Casual

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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