Jobs in Animal Health Technology and Vet Medical Assistant

Current jobs listings in the animal health technology/vet med assistant field.

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Registered Vet Tech - Deadline - Sep 30/18
Work - Life Balance !!!
We have an immediate opening for an RVT in our busy companion animal practice in beautiful south western Alberta.  Our practice is computerized (Impromed), has Idexx in-house lab,dental unit with digital x-ray, ultrasound, digital x-ray, 2 exam rooms, a treat room with 2 tables, and a dedicated surgery suite with CO2 laser.
We offer a competitive salary, health/dental benefits, ABVTA dues, paid CE and a 2 day paid "working interview" to see if you are a good fit for our team.
New grads are welcome!
Work hours are 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday to Friday with an hour off for lunch.  There are NO after hours calls and NO weekend work.  The town of Pincher Creek is located 30 minutes north of Waterton Lakes National Park, 45 minutes east of Fernie, 20 minutes east of Castle Provincial Park, 50 minutes west of Lethbridge and 2 hours south of Calgary.
If you are interested in a great work-life balance in a great outdoor environment then this is the place for you!!
Please contact:
Dr. C.J. Zachar
Box 1269
1124 Waterton Avenue
Pincher Creek, AB  T0K 1W0
AHT - Deadline - Oct 12/18
We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Animal Health Technologist; a team player who is interested in applying their skills and becoming a leader within their profession.
The Animal Care Hospital of Quesnel is a full service small and large animal hospital with 1 - 2 veterinarians on staff.  The facility is equipped with surgery, radiology, and an in-house lab.  We work closely with our satellite hospital in Williams Lake that is also a full service hospital with ultrasound, endoscope and equine surgery options.
We offer competitive wages as well as a generous extended health benefit package.  We also offer uniform allowance, continuing education allowance, and professional services discounts for your pets.
Enjoy nature and a lower cost of living in central British Columnia.  Quesnel is a flourishing city that embodies small town values and is an excellent location for the outdoor enthusiast.
Please forward a resume to or fax us at 250.392.3544, attention Dr. Magnowski.
Veterinary Technician Assistant - Deadline - Nov 30/18
Superstar Veterinary Technician Assistant

Where you’ll shine
VCA Canada Vancouver Animal Emergency and Referral Centre (VAERC)
is looking for Veterinary Technician Assistants to join our Emergency and Specialty teams! We are a fun-loving and motivated crew of professional pet health caregivers!

What makes you a Superstar
You’re someone who is passionate about animals and welcomes the opportunity to comfort the next pet patient! You take pride knowing that you make a difference in easing their stress. You enjoy caring for your pet patients with an energetic attitude. You make sure patient housing is cleanly maintained at all times to ensure their safety and comfort. You willingly lend a hand to assist team members wherever needed. You are able to juggle multiple tasks while maintaining a calm demeanor. Making the client feel important comes second nature to you.

The Stage
VCA Canada is the largest network of companion animal hospitals, devoted to caring for life’s greatest companions by providing compassionate care for pets. Our team of over 2,500 people operate specialty-referral, primary care, alternative therapy and emergency hospitals and are committed to providing superior patient care and client experience. At our core are our people – people we think of as family.

Why perform with us
VAERC is a state of the art facility that you will be proud to say “I work there”. We believe in developing the skills of each team member and providing continuous learning opportunities to help you take the next step in your career or become an "A" team player. We host annual Conferences, seminars and access to online CE courses. We’re also actively involved in giving back to the communities in which we operate through participation in a number of charitable programs and initiatives!

Additionally, we offer competitive wages, pet and veterinary discounts and group benefits.

Come join us!

Please apply with URL:

For more information on who we are, what we do, Paw It Forward and opportunities with VCA, please visit us online at or

VCA is committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. If you require any assistance please let us know.

RVT - Deadline - Nov 15/18

Company:Gull Lake Veterinary Services
Application Deadline:
(Students from the animal health technology program are encouraged to apply)

Job Location:Lacombe, AB
Position Type:Full-time or Part-time

Contact Information:
Name:Laverne (owner/veterinarian)
Address:RR3 Site 3 Box 12, Lacombe, Alberta T4L 2N3

Job Description:
We are an ambulatory large animal veterinary clinic that services 70% dairy clients, 25% cow/calf clients, and 5% small ruminant clients. We are looking for a RVT that can assist our practice both in house and in the field. Required duties would be on a rotational basis with our current RVT, of basic clinic operation, laboratory work, veterinarian assistance, data collection and entry, and sample collection (example -milk). We are a growing clinic and are open to new ideas to utilize RVT's into our cattle practice.

Job Qualifications:
Experience an asset, but not manditory

Hours:Monday to Friday
Job Start Date:Flexible
Job End Date:

Application Requirements: Resume and Cover Letter
How to Apply: In person or Email

Veterinary Technician - Deadline - Nov 15/18
A Unique Opportunity to Work in the Kootenays!
Are you a Veterinary Technician looking for a change of pace? Perhaps you’ve envisioned yourself living the quintessential Kootenay lifestyle, but you’ve yet to locate the perfect community.
Maybe you’re hoping to live in a home that doesn’t break the bank and puts you in close proximity to the beautiful rivers, lakes, and mountains British Columbia is famous for.
We're willing to bety you've been searching for us all along!
Why Creston Valley?
Located in the agriculturally-based Creston Valley, we have four great seasons, but spring comes early by Canadian standards. Like the Okanagan, the Creston Valley is renowned for the quality, quantity, and variety of fruit we grow, including grapes. In fact, one of our favourite pastimes is enjoying a glass or two of our favourite wine from one of 4 local wineries at a little event called “Wine Down Friday”! Fruit, wine, art and artisans; we have it all. Creston’s award-winning outdoor Farmers’ Market proudly showcases an abundance of produce, and other wares unique to the area.
If you’re raising a family with us, you’ll find comfort in knowing your neighbours well, as Creston boasts a deep sense of community. What’s more, the Kootenay Lake School District has demonstrated their commitment to your child’s education by developing a close-knit community of schools around Creston, with small class sizes and teachers who foster ideas of academic success, creativity and imagination, citizenship, and resiliency. You can rest assured that your child will get a very well-rounded upbringing, in and out of the classroom.
Our sports community is lively (go Thundercats!) and we have an array of facilities, indoor and out, to keep all of the athletes in your family happy, including our Community Complex, which boasts a comprehensive fitness centre, arena, curling arena and lounge, soccer field, beach volleyball courts, skateboard park, an aquatic centre, and an excellent selection of leisure classes!
For those of you seeking more adventure, our valley does not disappoint! Nestled between the steep scarps of the Purcell Mountains to the east and the neighbouring Selkirk Mountains to the west, Creston lies in the ‘heart of the Kootenays’. Whether it’s summiting one of our nearby peaks, cascading down the Goat River, water-skiing on Kootenay Lake, or fishing Duck Lake for an abundance of Bass, there’s something for everyone here, year round. While Creston experiences mild  winters, the nearby Kootenay Pass receives a startling amount of snow and offers outstanding snowmobiling and ski touring in the winter. If that’s not enough,
we’re only an hour and a half away from 4 world class resorts, including Whitewater, Red Mountain, Kimberley, and Schweitzer in the USA. Creston is a mecca for the adventurous soul, too!
As For Us:
We’re a fortunate group of people; we get to work with peers that are enthusiastic, team-oriented, and genuinely passionate about their work. At the Creston Veterinary Hospital, we don’t take this for granted. Our team is why our clients and patients have been returning to us for 45 years; because our goal is to support them every step of the way. Our commitment to quality patient care is evident in our ongoing mentorship. We encourage growth and challenge you to practice your technical skills in-clinic and on location, using our full in-house lab, digital full body and dental radiology units, ultrasound, and companion animal laser. We know that you fought hard for your technical education and we trust your ability to perform these highly honed skills in all areas of practice - client communication, laboratory, nursing, surgery, and dentistry. Perhaps you’ve got a proclivity for client education, companion animal behaviour, rehabilitation, or general surgery; we value your insight and foster an open door policy.
Tell us how we can help you to reach your true potential! We are dedicated to the development of a well-rounded team, so we take care of our people. We offer very competitive wages, a loyalty bonus and moving expenses, a generous CE allowance, medical and dental coverage, a health and wellness stipend, staff discounts, membership dues, a uniform allowance, pet health insurance, and BCAA coverage. Practicum students and new grads are encouraged to apply, as we have a collaborative team of welcoming, supportive and knowledgeable mentors.
Sound too good to be true? Trust us, it’s not!
The time to create change is now. Tell us why you’re reaching out and let us help you create the balance in your life that you deserve.
We look forward to hearing from you! To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to our Marketing Director, Rochelle Christensen at Phone: 1 (250) 428-9494. Website:
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AHT - Deadline - Oct 30/18
Rocky Rapids Veterinary Services 
Full time AHT required for busy MA practice. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who believes in providing high quality customer service and animal care. We are a fun loving team working in a well-equipped clinic. We offer competitive wages, paid dues, CE, lots of variety in a casual environment. Good people skills an asset.
Drayton Valley is 130 km SW of Edmonton. Great community with all amenities and excellent recreational opportunities.
Contact Dr. Wayne Thiessen or Dr. Sharron Oakey
P: 780.542.2144
F: 780.542.6772

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (summer placements) - Deadline - Dec 31/18
Student Job Opportunity
Selection Process Number: 18-ICA-WEST-OE-TERM-WOAED-259

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is dedicated to safeguarding food, animals and plants. To support this effort, we are seeking enthusiastic students to provide support in the food programs by assisting with or completing field related activities. For more information about the CFIA, visit
Within the Operations and Science Branches of the CFIA, we have the following opportunities: 

Plant Health Programs
Duties of the position may include:
• Conducting plant pest surveys (insect or disease). You may be using a Global Position Systems (GPS) 
• Crop inspection
• Asian Gypsy Moth vessel inspections
• Soil Sampling
• Interacting with producers and the public

Developmental Meat Inspector (Student Placement)
Duties of the position may include:
• perform post-mortem inspection of hog, beef, or poultry portions, internal organs and carcasses
• make routine disposition on portions and internal organs
• identify carcasses requiring further evaluation by a Veterinarian
• Standing for long periods of time and working in physically demanding environment

Food Safety Inspection (Student Placement)
Duties of the position may include:
• Collecting and conducting food sampling in support of food safety complaints and investigations.
• Creating food sample submissions to the laboratory for further analysis.
• Travelling to field locations and collecting basic information in support of food safety complaints and investigations.
• Verifying the effectiveness of recall activities at food retail locations.
• Working on CFIA electronic systems to report on and document work.

Veterinary Program (Student Placement – 2nd or 3rd year)
Duties of the position may include:
This is an educational opportunity involving exposure to the day-to-day responsibilities of veterinarians working for the CFIA. Building upon the candidate’s undergraduate training in regulatory medicine, the primary focus will be development of a clear understanding of the responsibilities of veterinarians working in the Federal Public Service. Duties and responsibilities in both Meat Hygiene and Animal Health will be emphasized. These responsibilities could include:
• Inspection of live animals at ports of entry (humane transport and Foreign Animal Disease (FAD) control);
• Inspection and testing of live animals for export
• Inspection and testing of imported animals
• Scrapie surveillance inspections
• Specified Risk Material (SRM) sampling 
• Inspection and monitoring of Artificial Insemination Units for the purpose of export to other countries;
• Humane Transport and Trace Inspections at sales barns to ensure compliance with humane transportation regulations and Livestock Identification program requirements;
• Inspection of meat and poultry abattoirs under different inspection methodologies, such as: Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), Canadian Poultry Inspection Program (CPIP), Modern Poultry Inspection Program (MPIP), Compliance Verification System (CVS);
• Inspection of processing establishments 
• Aquatic inspection
• Veterinary students will also be required to produce and present a project related to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency activities.

Multi Commodity Inspector (Student Placement)
Duties of the position may include:
• Independently collect samples of food products both import and export including but not limited to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Fish, Processed Products, Dairy, Eggs, Meat etc.
• Prepare sampling receipts as required for samples obtained
• Package, organize collected samples and prepare electronic reports for submission to the appropriate labs
• Organize and possibly prepare shipping documents electronically for courier services using CFIA accounts
• Interact with regulated parties in a professional manner when conducting sampling activities

Administrative Assistant
Duties of the position may include:
• Provide a variety of administrative, clerical and financial support
• Data entry into and maintenance of administrative and financial databases
• prepare reports, letters, presentations, agendas and minutes
• Maintain manual and electronic filing systems
• Collection of financial data from Managers
• Provide customer service to clients
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Outlook
• Working knowledge and accuracy in business mathematics
• Book travel and accommodations
• Work and function as part of a team

Student Laboratory Technician
Duties of the position may include:
• May assist in the preparation of samples for laboratory analysis.
• May assist in the development of testing procedures based on industry standards.
• May participate in method development and other projects.
• Performs assigned Quality Assurance (QA) duties under the supervision of the QA Supervisor.
• Uses laboratory tools and equipment to detect pathogens, toxins or chemical contaminants in samples. 
• Performs work in accordance with established work and safety standards. 
• Documents and communicates results.
• May perform minor maintenance on lab equipment under direction of a qualified staff member.

Requirements for appointment to a position
• Security clearance
• Undergo and pass a pre-placement health evaluation as required 
• Valid driver’s licence 
• Willing to meet specific conditions of employment for specific position
Job details
Employment period: Approximately four months, typically from May to August 2019
Rate of pay: From $12.93 - $25.94 based on academic level
Work Location: Various locations in Western Canada

How to apply
Please send your résumé and cover letter to

Co-op program may be possible. Please ensure you identify your interest in your application.

Working at the CFIA
The CFIA and the National Indigenous Advisory Circle (NIAC) strive to create an environment where Indigenous people can realize their career aspirations in a fair, respectful and inclusive environment. In addition, the CFIA is committed to providing a mentorship program to support students and help them integrate easily into the workplace. We believe that having a diverse workforce translates to fresh ideas and new ways of addressing the challenges and opportunities we face each day.



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