Support the North – Animal Arrivals Team Member

As an Arrivals Team Member, you will assist DVM/RVT’s or Team Lead with transfer intakes, medical support and basic animal care as directed by the DVM when the animals reach their final destination.  Your role will also ensure a safe environment is maintained for the animals and the team members. 




  • Assist DVM/ RVT’s or Team Lead with various tasks involved with animal intake
  • Provide food, water and enrichment for the animals as needed
  • Walk dogs as required 
  • Follow Ontario SPCA animal protocols at all times
  • Clean and disinfect as required by protocols 
  • Perform animal handling as required 
  • Transfer animal information to the Shelter Staff as required
  • Assist with unloading supplies/animals as required




  • Registered Vet, Vet Tech, Vet Assistant or previous professional experience as such preferred, enrolled in a post-secondary school Animal program accepted 
  • Excellent animal handling experience,  especially with dogs 
  • Skilled communicator with an emphasis on safety as a priority 
  • Comfortable with changing timelines and working outside of regular business hours
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to follow OSPCA best practices guidelines.
  • Must have a genuine compassion for animals
  • Participate in Ontario SPCA training as required


Working Conditions:


  • This role will require the team members to arrive at the shelter prior to transport, to organize the arrival of the animals. This could also occur after regular business hours.
  • Evening/ night assistance might be required.
  • May be exposed to diseases or infections carried by animals.
  • Bending. lifting, or reaching will be required when unloading animals, along with some heavy lifting, up to 50 lbs. For example, carrying a large dog crate with a dog inside for 25 metres.
  • Schedule changes might occur requiring additional wait time and or overnight stays.


Please note: This role can be physically and Mentally challenging but highly rewarding and satisfying!


Contact PersonKim Dooley
Contact Number705-534-4459
Start Date07-26-2019

Areas of Focus

  • Animals
  • Events

Service Locations

  • Baysville
  • Bracebridge
  • Gravenhurst
  • Honey Harbour
  • Huntsville
  • Port Carling
  • Port Severn
  • Port Sydney
  • Severn Bridge