Position Role: Operations

Position Level: Internship

Position Type: Contract

Position Location: Toronto

Application Deadline: 2018-12-21

Position Overview:

Position Start Date: January 2019

This position is offered in part by the MaRS Student Work Placement program, which connects post-secondary students with work placements in technology and business.


At Healthy Pets, we are reinventing the way pet parents access and receive veterinary care. We seek to simplify pet parenthood through virtual veterinary consultations, although there’s much more than that to come.

Healthy Pets is an online marketplace connecting local veterinarians with pet parents on demand through video chat. For a fraction of the cost of traditional, in-clinic service, pet parents can now source reliable pet health and wellness information and care from the comfort of home. Veterinarians are able to better serve current clientele, reach new clientele, and work wherever and whenever they please through our digital platform.

We are a small team of mighty business people, passionate about improving the lives of pets and their owners. We are backed by leading investors in the Toronto area. We were also named Canada’s Most Promising Startup of the Year (2017) by TELUS and winner of PayPal Canada’s inaugural Small Business Contest (2017).

Students can expect the opportunity to work on a project from the ground up. Their contribution will matter and their efforts will be noticed. They will be working alongside a small, agile, friendly team.

Role Description:

Healthy Pets currently offers its telemedicine service through an iOS, Android and web application. Although these products are functional, we now need to build product suite 2.0 from the ground up, deigned to grow and evolve alongside the company.

The Product Manager [Co-Op] role will provide a talented senior student with the opportunity to own product development from the ground zero. Reporting the VP Engineering, the Product Manager will be responsible for designing and developing the next evolution of our products, including iOS, Android and web.

You will support the product roadmap through technical expertise. Your role will necessitate excellent user interaction on a weekly, if not daily basis. Your design capabilities will be leveraged throughout the process. The ability to support technical product growth is an asset.

The successful candidate will be comfortable working within a small team and be responsible for achieving success without day-to-day direct oversight. He/she will desire to take ownership of their work; there’s no room for cutting corners when your contribution will directly affect company success.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a relevant post-secondary program
  • Previous product management experience

Level/Area of study:

Undergraduate, Business or Engineering

Key skills include:

  • Experience using an agile product development methodology
  • Experience running user feedback and user testing processes
  • Experience designing product mockups

Bonus skills include:

  • Technical experience building new product
  • Experience working for a tech startup
  • Familiarization with the Scrum Master methodology
  • Prior related co-op experience

Soft Skills Required:

  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Great team player
  • Ability to multitask and handle competing deadlines

How to Apply:

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