Jobs in Animal Health Technology and Vet Medical Assistant
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|RVT - Deadline - May 18/18|
Our award winning companion animal practice in Medicine Hat is looking for an enthusiastic RVT to join our team.
If you are energetic, love working with animals and people too, you may be a match for us! We have all the toys!! Our facility includes a fully equipped canine rehabilitation center complete with underwater treadmill.
Compensation commensurate with experience.
Health benefits and wellness fund available after 3-month probation period
If this sounds like a place for you, send us your resume and cover letter along with a phone number we can reach you.
Cypress View Veterinary Clinic
2458 9 Ave SW
Medicine Hat AB T1B 4A8
|Animal Health Technologist & Warehouse Rep - Deadline - May 18/18|
|Position: Animal Health Technologist & Warehouse Representative
Company: Southern Alberta Veterinary Services Ltd. & Feedlot Health Management Services Ltd.
Location: Okotoks, Alberta, Canada
Are you an individual who enjoys variety with physically demanding work in an indoor and outdoor setting? Southern Alberta Veterinary Services Ltd. (SAVS) & Feedlot Health Management Services Ltd. is looking to hire a RVT or soon to be registered Animal Health Technologist who will fill a customer service and warehouse representative role.
Southern Alberta Veterinary Services Ltd. (SAVS) was put in to operation in July of 2008. SAVS purpose is to provide an efficient delivery model for feedlot pharmaceuticals by working collectively with SAVS partner clinics and complimenting their current service model.
Customer Service and Warehouse responsibilities would include;
•Pick, pack, ship, dispense and invoice all client orders while following the standard operating procedures.
•Respond to questions and concerns from SAVS customers.
The skills, knowledge and experience essential for success in this position include:
•Veterinary Technologist or Animal Health Technologist Diploma.
•Experience with customer service.
•Attention to detail.
•Excellent computer skills.
•Enjoy working in a physically demanding position.
•Basic understanding of feedlot production or the cattle industry.
SAVS will provide training and a full benefits package. Hours of work are generally 8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday to Friday; but flexibility is required to meet daily workload.
This is a full-time, term position.
If you are interested in this career opportunity, please send your resume, along with a cover letter, via fax 403 938 5175 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org Attention: Laura Hoskins, HR Manager.
|Registered Vet Tech - Deadline - May 27/18|
|Registered Veterinary Technician
Company:Coastland Veterinary Hospital
Application Deadline: 06-01-2018
Job Location:Campbell River
Name:Danielle Caldwell, RVT
Address:181 Larwood Rd, Campbell River, BC V9W 1S3
Coastland Veterinary Hospital in beautiful Campbell River, BC is adding to our team. We are looking for a full time Registered Veterinary Technologist to join our busy, well established hospital. We are a full service small animal hospital with in-house lab, digital radiology, surgical and dental suites, acupuncture and rehabilitation services.
In addition to working with a dedicated and fun team, we offer competitive wages, continuing education and uniform allowance, staff discounts and a group benefits package.
We are looking for an energetic, compassionate, motivated and team-oriented individual to join our dedicated team.
Great communication and client service skills, as well as a positive attitude and excellent multitasking skills are required for this position.
Experience an asset, but new grads welcome
Salary:To be negotiated
Job Start Date:06-01-2018
Application Requirements: Resume, Cover Letter and References
How to Apply: In person, Email or Fax
|Summer Office Administrator - Deadline - May 15/18|
Summer Office Administrator Job Posting (STEP)
Posting Date – April 30, 2018
Closing Date - May 15, 2018
Hourly Rate - $ 13.60 per hour
Hours – 30 (Flexibility in work schedule is required to accommodate shelter needs for special events, from time to time)
The Wild Rose Humane Society (WRHS) is seeking a returning student to fill the summer job position of Office Administrator. This position will be funded in part by the Government of Alberta’s STEP Program and as such, is subject to the rules of that program.
This summer, the Wild Rose Humane Society will be opening a new shelter in Didsbury, Alberta. We have an exciting opportunity for a qualified and enthusiastic student to be a part of this momentous event. The student will work under the direction of the WRHS Board in helping to establish many of the administrative aspects of the Society, including office set-up and marketing. For information about the Wild Rose Humane Society, please visit www.wildrosehumane.ca.
1. Must act in the best interest of the Wild Rose Humane Society.
2. Report to the WRHS Board of Directors as required.
3. Administer animal shelter office operations.
4. Work with animal care staff and Wild Rose Humane Society volunteers.
5. Under the direction of the Volunteer Director, coordinate and supervise volunteers.
6. Ensure a clean, safe and well-organized office, including both physical and electronic files.
7. Set up clear and logical files in MS Office and shelter management software for all staff to use.
8. Work with IT personnel and the media as directed.
9. Act as a positive liaison in the community for WRHS and network with local businesses, government organizations and community groups to help promote the WRHS, animal welfare and responsible pet ownership.
10. Work with other staff and volunteers to ensure building security and biosecurity.
11. Shelter supply management.
12. Update social media.
13. Identify funding opportunities.
14. Assist the animal care attendant with the foster and adoption program as directed by the Board of Directors.
15. Support WRHS public education programming (e.g. distribution of materials, assisting with presentations, planning events).
16. Recommend improvements to shelter operations.
17. Take part in the planning and execution of the shelter grand opening, and other events.
18. Keep client animal cases confidential.
19. Meet with the WRHS President, Vice President and other Board members to establish a weekly set of duties and to provide and receive feedback and direction, both in person and over the phone.
20. Other duties as assigned.
1. Must have an interest in animal welfare and be willing to uphold the standards of the Wild Rose Humane Society and the Alberta SPCA.
2. Must be returning to school to complete post-secondary education towards a diploma or degree. Preference will be given to those in a business, commerce, management, shelter-management, veterinary medicine, science-animal health, or a related program of study.
3. Volunteer experience in a related field is an asset.
4. Experience working with volunteers is an asset.
5. Financial literacy is necessary.
6. Technological competencies in Microsoft Office Suite, Google applications and social networking sites. Experience with shelter management software an asset.
7. Excellent communication, organization and time management skills.
8. Strong inter-personal skills.
9. Strong verbal and written skills.
10. Demonstrated maturity.
11. Confidence and professionalism to meet others in the community.
12. Self-starter, self-motivated and able to work independently.
13. Ability to work in a high stress environment.
14. Excellent time management skills (there will be busy and slow times and you need to be able to make the best use of your time).
15. Comfortable and able to work around all types of animals (even though you will work in the office, animals will be present on site and may be brought in by the public, from time to time).
16. Live within a reasonable commuting distance of the office.
17. Have access to a vehicle from time to time for work use. You will be required to travel in the region of Airdrie to Innisfail and Sundre to Highway 21, on occasion. You will be compensated for mileage.
18. Ability to read situations and people and respond in a professional and respectful manner.
19. Current Standard First Aid & CPR certification, valid through August, 2018 is considered an asset.
20. Ability to physically move around the shelter office. The shelter is working towards being a more accessible environment, but is not yet completely barrier-free.
• Be least 15 years of age and a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or protected person under the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and legally entitled to work and study in Canada. International students and Temporary Foreign Workers are not eligible for STEP.
• Reside in and/or attending school in Alberta with an Alberta address.
• Be returning to high school or a post-secondary institution no later than November 1, 2018. Technical training for Apprenticeship is not eligible.
• You must not be employed in another STEP funded job and must be available for full-time summer employment.
How to Apply:
Interested applicants are asked to send an email with their cover letter, resume and three (3) references attached to email@example.com by midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date, May 15, 2018.
References must include at least one employment supervisors and can include volunteer managers or academic instructors.
The email and cover letters can be addressed to: President and Board, Wild Rose Humane Society, P.O. Box 157, Didsbury, Alberta, T0M 0W0.
Kindly note that offers of employment will be conditional on receipt of a satisfactory criminal record check and proof of student status.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. Those selected for an interview will be contacted by Friday, June 8th.
|AHT - ICU/Critical Care - Deadline - May 18/18|
The Veterinary Medical Centre, WCVM at the University of Saskatchewan is hiring for 2 full-time permanent positions within the ICU/Critical Care
(check out the following links as we have different levels dependent on experience)
|Registered Veterinary Technician (Multi-service) - Deadline - May 31/18|
|Registered Veterinary Technician, Multiservice - VCA Canada C.A.R.E. Centre
Company:VCA Canada C.A.R.E. Centre
Application Deadline: 07-14-2018
(Students from the Animal Health Technology program are encouraged to apply)
Job Location:Calgary, AB
Address:7140 - 12th Street SE, Calgary, Alberta T2H 2Y4
The Calgary Animal Referral and Emergency (C.A.R.E.) Centre, a member of VCA Canada, is currently recruiting for a full time multiservice Animal Health Technologist to join our always growing facility.
The C.A.R.E. Centre is a fully functioning referral hospital, with board certified specialists in a wide range of referral services including: internal medicine, surgery, radiology, oncology, ophthalmology, neurology, cardiology, dermatology, emergency and dentistry/oral surgery. The C.A.R.E Centre is committed to supporting pet owners and the veterinary community by providing the highest level of animal emergency and referral care.
The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills and be compassionate with the ability to adapt to the needs of the clients within the various services. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential, as is the ability to work well within a highly functioning team. This person will be self-motivated to keep busy when not assigned to a specific department and expected to work in the ER when required. Anesthesia will be a large portion of the position, along with performing advanced technical skills (ie CRI’s, epidurals, and mechanical ventilators). Other responsibilities include (but are not limited to): triaging, ICU treatments, starting client appointments, collection and running or submitting of blood samples, radiographs, as well as maintaining timely and accurate patient records. The schedule for this position will be a combination of 4 x10.5 hour shifts and 5 x 8.5 hour shifts over the Monday-Friday period. Applicants must be a registered AHT with experience in the veterinary field and be eligible for registration with AAAHT in Alberta.
At VCA Canada C.A.R.E. Centre, we believe in exceptional patient care within a progressive and cooperative teaching environment that allows for both professional growth and a balanced lifestyle. In addition to on-going training and advancement opportunities, we offer competitive wages, medical/dental benefits, uniform allowance, pet discounts and a generous continuing education allowance.
Interested in applying? Please submit a cover letter and resume to Keira Goodridge RAHT, Assistant General Manager and Specialty Tech Team Leader, at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax: 403.692.4350
|Technician Assistant - Deadline - May 29/18|
|Technician Assistant - VCA Canada Mayfield Animal Hospital
Company:VCA Canada Mayfield Animal Hospital
Address:16808 106 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB, Edmonton, Alberta T5P 4Z3
About The Role
VCA Canada Mayfield Animal Hospital is seeking a full time Technician Assistant to join our dynamic team. This is a seasonal summer position with opportunity to stay on part time in September. We are in search of individuals who thrive in a team environment, possess excellent communication skills and are motivated to develop their knowledge and skills to become “A” players.
The Mayfield Animal Hospital is one of the first practices in Edmonton and has grown to a practice of 3 veterinarians and a full team of professional assistants. Our hospital provides every aspect of healthcare and wellness planning with a vast list of services including medical care, vaccinations, surgery, dermatology and dentistry to name a few. We are a true health care team who accepts pets as true members of our families!
Your role will be:
•Assisting Veterinarians and Registered Veterinary Technicians with various tasks and treatment of pet patients
•Providing compassionate care duties including feeding and walking patients
•General hospital maintenance including cleaning kennels
•Enhance the client’s experience by coordinating between the clients and members of the medical team
•Exceptional client service skills that build trust and loyalty with clients
•Compassion and nurturing attitude when providing care to clients and patients
•Ability to remain calm and efficient in stressful situations
•Initiative in carrying out assignments independently
•Flexibility to rotate through am, pm and overnight shifts
A little bit about us
VCA Canada is the largest network of companion animal hospitals, devoted to providing compassionate care for pets. Our team of over 2500 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. Our different strengths and interests enrich and improve us with diversity, innovation and excellence. In support we are national leaders in career development and growth opportunities, continuing education, scholarships and awards. We are also passionate about giving back to the community through Paw It Forward, our national philanthropic program.
What you have to gain
•Great access to internal and external continuous learning opportunities!
•Opportunity to participate in our annual VCA conferences and industry leading customer service training through VCA’s Client Experience Program!
•Development and recognition for high performing team members!
•Competitive wages and pet/veterinary discounts are also part of the deal!
Come join us caring for life’s greatest companions!
Please forward a copy of your resume and cover letter or LinkedIn profile to: Lyndsay.Laing@vca.com
For more information on who we are, what we do, Paw It Forward and opportunities with VCA Canada, please visit us online at https://vcacanada.com or https://vcacanada.com/mayfield/
VCA Canada is committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. If you require any assistance please let us know.
Job Start Date:06-01-2018
Application Requirements: Resume
How to Apply: Email
|Equine RVT - Deadline - May 30/18|
Equine RVT Wanted
Racing Forensics Inc. is currently looking for RVTs, recent AHT graduates or Veterinary Students with horse experience for part-time, seasonal work at Assiniboia Downs racetrack in Winnipeg Manitoba for the 2018 race season.
Position involves administrating IV furosemide and collecting blood samples from race horses as part of the provincial Exercise Induced Pulmonary Haemorrhage (EIPH) program and federal Equine Drug Control Program. Racing occurs mainly on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays starting on May 13th and finishes September 9th.
Candidates must be comfortable and confident working around horses that can sometimes be fractious. They must be able to work independently, follow protocols exactly and be prepared to attend hearings as witness for any sample that has a positive result. This is a rewarding and enjoyable position if you appreciate working with horses.
Interested candidates should contact Nancy Medlicott: 1-877-809-1333 ext. 247 or email@example.com for more information.
|Registered AHT - Deadline - May 30/18|
Westland Veterinary Hospital (WVH) is looking for a full time registered animal health technologist.
We are searching for an enthusiastic and mature team player. We are a busy progressive small animal practice located on 17th Avenue SW, Calgary.
If you are interested please forward your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop in to meet us.
|Registered Veterinary Technologist - Deadline - May 30/18|
Stone Ridge Veterinary Services (Clive, AB) is a mixed animal practice located north of St. Albert. We have a variety of clients including cow/calf, equine, small ruminant, small animal and the occasional chicken. Every day is a bit different which keeps things exciting. For the last five years, we have been ambulatory but have recently opened a facility to offer small animal in-clinic appointments and surgery as well as a barn to treat horses and small livestock. We have IDEXX in-house blood analyzers, digital x-ray, ultrasound and more.
Check out the website for a better idea of what we can offer: www.StoneRidgeVetServices.com
We offer a unique small town feel to the practice where clients are friendly and appreciative, the staff is small and team orientated making most days laid back and easy going all the while offering excellent service to our patients. Team input is encouraged and mentoring is available.
The RVT that would fit best with us would be energetic, organized and skilled. Computer skills are a must. Open communication between all team members is
encouraged and expected. Professionalism is important but should not overshadow approachability and the ability to make the client and patients comfortable. The RVT would be able to work independently and well with clients and other staff. Duties would include monitoring and assisting with anesthesia and surgery, lab analysis, treatments, client communication, cleaning and maintenance, reception, assist on farm calls and other duties as required.
The position would be full time but part time could be considered. Competitive wage and others perks (staff discounts, ABVMA dues, CE etc) offered.
If the easy-going rural life of a country practice appeals to you please forward your resume to Melissa Hittinger, DVM at email@example.com
|Registered Veterinary Technologist (ER) - Deadline - May 31/18|
VCA Canada’s Calgary Animal Referral and Emergency (C.A.R.E.) Centre is currently recruiting a Registered Veterinary Technologist , ER to join our team. This is an exceptional opportunity for a motivated technician to expand their knowledge and practice very high quality medicine with board certified Emergency and Critical Care Specialists.
The C.A.R.E. Centre is also much more than an emergency clinic. We are a fully functioning referral hospital, with board certified specialists in a wide range of referral services including: internal medicine, surgery, radiology, oncology, ophthalmology, neurology, cardiology, dermatology and dentistry/oral surgery. The C.A.R.E Centre is committed to supporting pet owners and the veterinary community by providing the highest level of animal emergency and referral care. Our AHTs have extensive exposure and involvement in patient care for specialty patients, providing a rich variety of cases. The philosophy of the C.A.R.E. Centre is to provide exceptional patient care in a progressive and cooperative teaching environment.
The successful candidate will have a positive attitude, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a strong desire to provide exceptional client experience. The schedule provides great balance, and rotates monthly between days and overnights (including an overnight premium). Flexibility is an asset but we work to promote great work/life balance. Applicants must be registered and be registered with or eligible to register with AAAHT.
In addition to on-going training and advancement opportunities, we offer a competitive salary, medical and dental benefits, uniform allowance, pet discounts, and a generous continuing education allowance.
Interested in applying? Please submit a cover letter and resume to Lisa Booker, General Manager, at Lisa.Booker@vca.com or fax: (403) 692-4350.
|Registered Vet Tech - Deadline - May 24/18|
Are you ready to live the dream?
Come join us at Coast Mountain Veterinary Services, Whistler’s state of the art, full-service veterinary hospital!
We are currently expanding and looking to add full-time RVTs to our compassionate and knowledgeable team!
We are a lively small animal practice with two full-time veterinarians and one board-certified specialist in the field of veterinary sports medicine and
We moved into our brand new facility 1 year ago, and have all of the equipment necessary to practice veterinary medicine to the highest standard possible!
Year-round adventures and activities await! Whistler boasts world-class skiing and snowboarding, incomparable mountain biking, and a lifetime of outdoor playgrounds to explore!
If you are interested in this excitingcareer opportunity, please send your cover letter and resume to Jonathan Kirby, Practice Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Registered Vet Tech - Deadline - May 31/18|
|Registered Veterinary Technologist, Anesthesia
Company:VCA Canada Western Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Centre
Application Deadline: 06-26-2018
(Students from the Animal Health Technology program are encouraged to apply)
Job Location:Calgary, AB
Address:7140 - 12th Street SE, Calgary, Alberta T2H 4y4
Ph:403 541 0815
About the job:
VCA Canada Western Veterinary Specialist & Emergency Centre is seeking a full time RVT to join our Anesthesia team. This position provides an opportunity to work with top board certified specialists and the ability to learn about cutting-edge veterinary medicine. We are looking for an enthusiastic, team-oriented, motivated individual that will be inspired to work with a highly varied, exciting and unique caseload. Our experienced technicians are prepared to support you as you train and adapt to specialty practice. You will have the opportunity to be involved in specialist level procedures using state of the art equipment and to develop your skills in veterinary anesthesia. Anesthesia technicians work four week days per week and are on call one day/evening per week. Our success lies in our willingness to help each other to achieve great patient outcomes; however, with specialty medicine comes the unpredictability of working in a setting where the day’s schedule can change at a moment’s notice.
•Registered veterinary technologist in Alberta
•Preference given for a minimum two years of experience as an RVT, ideally in an emergency or referral setting
•Experience in providing general anesthesia in dogs and cats (varying ages and breeds) for surgical, dental or endoscopic procedures
•Experience using common monitoring equipment and the strengths and limitations of each type of monitoring (e.g. pulse oximetry, electrocardiography, capnography, blood pressure monitoring).
•Experience working with commonly used sedation, induction, inhalant and injectable anesthetic and analgesic medications, including indications and contra-indications of each.
•Proficient in calculations (drugs, constant rate infusions, unit conversions, etc.)
•Thorough working knowledge of aseptic technique as it relates to patient preparation and preparation of the operating theatre
•Exceptional time-management skills, critical thinking and efficiency in a fast-paced environment
•Consistently safe and effective patient handling skills
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•Commitment to continuing education in anesthesia and analgesia, preferably with prior examples.
•Appreciation of own strengths and limitations, willingness to accept direction and feedback from more experienced RVTs and veterinarians.
•Work in a busy, fast-paced, specialty hospital environment, planning, organizing and managing the daily flow of services.
•Collaborate and communicate effectively with veterinary specialists, interns, RVTs and technician assistants to provide the very best in anesthetic care for patients.
•Assist surgery technicians with patient handling, patient preparation and recovery.
•Participate in a rotating after-hours on call schedule to provide general anesthesia to patients requiring urgent or emergency procedures during nights and weekends.
•Prepare the anesthetic equipment and operating theatres for surgery.
•Perform pre-anesthetic patient evaluations and determine ASA score for each patient. Assist in obtaining pre-operative diagnostics, e.g. radiographs, bloodwork, CT scan.
•Provide analgesia, sedation, general anesthesia and local/regional nerve blocks to patients undergoing surgical, endoscopic, imaging or biopsy procedures.
•Monitor patients under sedation or general anesthesia and make adjustments to protocols as necessary to ensure patient comfort and safety.
•Under the direction of specialist veterinarians, develop and implement post-operative care and analgesia plans and implement these within the intensive care unit. Supervise anesthetic recovery and transfer case notes to ICU RVTs.
•Scrub in to surgical procedures or assist in endoscopic procedures with specialist veterinarians.
•Assist in preparing laboratory samples to be shipped for testing to external laboratories.
•Maintain meticulous records of anesthetic monitoring, anesthetic and controlled drugs.
•Supervise and teach technician assistants and technician practicum students.
Job Start Date:03-27-2018
Application Requirements: Resume and Cover Letter
How to Apply: Email