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.

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...

Senior Manager: Operations

The OHS provides increasingly complex care to meet the needs of Ottawa’s animals. The senior manager: operations is a hub for all things animal at the OHS. They oversee animal care, admissions, rehoming, our foster program and mobile spay/neuter services.

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RVT: Animal Care – Full Time

The OHS care for thousands of homeless animals. The registered veterinary technician: clinic services – animal care provides Ottawa’s animals with exceptional medical care and attention.

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Veterinary Technician: Animal Care – Full Time

The OHS care for thousands of homeless animals. The veterinary technician: animal care provides Ottawa’s animals with exceptional medical care and attention.

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Assistant Veterinary Technician – Full Time Contract and Casual

The OHS care for thousands of homeless animals. The assistant veterinary technician provides Ottawa’s animals with exceptional medical care and attention.

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Assistant Veterinary Technician – Mobile Spay/Neuter Service – Casual

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

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Coordinator: Monthly Giving – Full Time

The OHS relies on the support of a caring community to provide shelter and life-saving care to Ottawa’s animals. The coordinator: monthly giving works directly with the community to help raise funds for animals in need.

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Attendant: Adoption Reception – Part Time and Casual

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: Animal Care – Casual

The OHS shelters and provides day-to-day care to animals in need. The attendant: animal care works to ensure animals receive daily care while they wait to find their forever homes.

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Attendant: Client Services – Part time and Casual

The OHS is a leader for animal welfare in the community. The attendant: client services works directly with the community to help them access the OHS’s services and programs and to provide the support they need.

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Attendant: Outreach – Casual

The OHS invests in the next generation of pet owners. The attendant: outreach helps facilitate programs to help children and youth learn more about caring for animals and compassion.

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Attendant: Direct Response – Full Time Contract

The OHS relies on the support of a caring community to provide shelter and life-saving care to Ottawa’s animals. The attendant: direct response works directly with the community to help raise funds for animals in need.

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Attendant: Development – Full Time

The OHS relies on the support of a caring community to provide shelter and life-saving care to Ottawa’s animals. The attendant: development works directly with the community to help raise funds for animals in need.

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Customer Service Representative: Foster – Part Time

For many homeless animals, foster care makes all the difference in their recovery and finding their forever home. The customer service representative: foster helps coordinate foster care for Ottawa’s animals.

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Customer Service Representative: Adoptions – Casual

The OHS helps animals find their forever homes and supports pet owners in the community. The customer service representative: adoptions 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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Customer Service Representative: Intake – Part Time

The OHS is a shelter for animals in need. The customer service representative: intake helps animals take the first step to getting the care and shelter they need.

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