Animal Health Technology / VMA Jobs (continued)

Current job listings in the animal health technology/vet med assistant

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Wildlife Rehabilitation Intern - Deadline - Mar 31/19
Wildlife Rehabilitation Intern

Company: WildNorth
Application Deadline: 3/31/2019

Job Location: Spruce Grove
Position Type: Summer Volunteer

Contact Information:
Name: Elizabeth Malta
Address: 53327 Range Road 271, Spruce Grove, AB T7X 3L9
Ph: 7806607672

Job Description:
• Monitoring progress of patients, recording weights and food intake, and maintaining proper environment
• Assisting with medical treatments, capture and restraint of patients 
• Hand-feeding orphaned mammals and birds around the clock 
• Preparing species’ diets, daily feeding, cleaning and enrichment of animal enclosures

Job Qualifications:
• Minimum age of 18 years of age or older
• Compassion for animals (especially wildlife) 
• Enthusiasm for environmental conservation with a strong desire to learn and work well in a team environment
• Experience in animal husbandry (wildlife preferred) 
• Experience or coursework an asset (biological or environmental sciences, wildlife rehabilitation or management, veterinary medicine, animal welfare or husbandry)
• Current tetanus vaccination, good physical health, and stamina
• Rabies vaccination an asset
• Effective communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work independently and as a team member
• Ability to be motivated, flexible and patient in a highly demanding work environment
• Criminal record check
• Must provide references

Salary: $0
Hours: 20 hours per week
Job Start Date: 5/1/2019
Job End Date: 8/30/2019

Application Requirements: Resume and References
How to Apply: Email
Wild ARC Practicum Program - Deadline - Mar 1/19
Practicum Program at BC SPCA Wild ARC
(Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre) 
Practicums are unique and rewarding volunteer opportunities aimed to gain valuable career experience under the mentorship of professional wildlife rehabilitators. Wild ARC practicum participants volunteer full-time under the supervision of wildlife rehabilitators to perform animal husbandry duties and medical treatments. Participants also participate in learning lunches and are expected to put in the time required for the day-to-day operations of the facility which is often more than 40 hours a week, plus any reporting requirements for their educational credit program.
Practicum Program Options:
(1) Wildlife Rehabilitation Practicum
(2) Wildlife Enrichment Practicum
All participants will acquire skills including species identification, cage set-up and proper husbandry techniques, safe animal handling, record-keeping, and data analysis. They will also have the opportunity to learn from and support facility volunteers.
Wildlife Rehabilitation Practicum Option
Wild ARC’s rehabilitation practicum option provides the opportunity for participants to improve their technical wildlife treatment and medical skills, including patient examination, avian gavage feeding, medication dosage calculation and administration, and laboratory work.
This practicum option is of particular interest for candidates looking to increase their wildlife rehabilitation skills, prospective veterinary technicians or veterinarians, or those looking to broaden their wildlife welfare knowledge. Prior experience in animal handling and husbandry is strongly recommended for this practicum option.
Wildlife Enrichment Practicum Option
Wild ARC’s enrichment practicum option provides the opportunity for participants to specialize by gaining in-depth husbandry knowledge of a particular wild species, learn the natural history of wild patients to help select ideal release locations, and use their creative innovation to improve species’ in-care enrichment material and protocols.
In addition to those looking to gain rehabilitation experience, this practicum option is of particular interest for prospective sanctuary keepers or other wildlife custodians, animal welfare researchers and advocates, or veterinary assistants interested in an exotic animal practice.
Practicum Program Requirements:
- Minimum age of 19
- Current tetanus vaccination and good physical stamina and health
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to work independently and as a team member
- Strong observation and record-keeping skills
- Academic background in biological or environmental sciences, veterinary medicine or animal welfare studies preferred
- Volunteer experience in wildlife rehabilitation, wildlife management or animal care is beneficial but not required
Practicum Program Duration:
Practicums are two months long and are available during one of the following periods:
April – May
May – June
June – July
July – August
August – September
September – October
(*Off-season practicum opportunities occasionally available)
All positions are voluntary, no stipend or salary is offered. Housing and transportation are not provided. Please note that Wild ARC is not located on a public transit route, and thus reliable transportation is necessary. Insurance is the responsibility of the participant.
Practicum Educational Credit:
Wild ARC’s practicum program is intended as an educational or professional development opportunity. For example, the University of British Columbia offers a 6 credit practicum course credit (APBI 496) for the practicum which can be a transferable 4th year credit at other institutions. This placement can also be completed to fulfill the practicum requirement for Royal Roads University’s Environmental Practice stream. For those not in university, the practicum can be used as credit towards a certificate course in wildlife rehabilitation training by a professional association. (Note: acceptance into the practicum is required before registering for either).
Application Deadline March 1 of each year
Registered Vet Tech - Deadline - Mar 15/19
Registered Veterinary Technician

Company:Morden Veterinary Clinic
(Students from the RVT program are encouraged to apply)

Job Location:Morden, MB
Position Type:Full-time

Contact Information:
Name:Trisha Gerbrandt
Address:333 Mountain Street S., Morden, Manitoba R6M 1A7

Job Description:
Morden Veterinary Clinic is seeking an enthusiastic, hardworking, full-time RVT to join our team. This is a modern, very well equipped clinic with excellent support staff. A successful candidate would be a team player who also has the ability to work independently. We offer a competitive wage, uniform allowance and health benefits.

Job Qualifications:

Hours:Full Time
Job Start Date:Negotiable

Application Requirements: Resume, Cover Letter and References
How to Apply: In person, Email, Fax, Mail

RVT - Deadline - Mar 15/19

Company:Southern Alberta Veterinary Emergency
Application Deadline:
(Students from the Animal Health Technology program are encouraged to apply)

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

Contact Information:
Name:Treena RVT
Address:322233 15 St E, Okotoks, Alberta T1S1A6

Job Description:

Come Work With Best Team!
SAVE – Southern Alberta Veterinary Emergency is currently seeking full and part-time RVTs to join our great family! Our hospital is privately owned, located 15 minutes south of Calgary in the beautiful town of Okotoks. SAVE opened its doors June 2016 & has been growing ever since. The most recent expansion included the CT scanner. We are well-equipped with new monitoring equipment, in-house labs, digital radiography, ultrasound, endoscopy, & seasoned professionals! We currently provide 24/7/365 emergency service with surgery & theriogenology referrals. If you are looking for a fun place to work & increase your skills while learning all the time… SAVE is it! An ideal candidate is a motivated, good humored & compassionate individual with excellent communication skills, and the desire to practice advanced medicine. Candidates will work with other experienced licensed technicians, who are committed to excellence, teaching and learning.

Email resume to or feel free to phone or drop by the clinic for a tour! 403-995-3270

Job Start Date:Feb 2019

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

AHT (summer job) - Deadline - Feb 22/19
AHT (summer)

Company:City of Edmonton
Application Deadline: Feb 22, 2019 11:0059 MST
(Students from the an animal health technology post-secondary diploma program are encouraged to apply)

Job Location:Edmonton
Position Type:Full-time Summer

Contact Information:
Name:Sylla Abdellahi
Address:9803-102 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5J3A3

Job Description:
1 temporary full-time position for 4 months, commencing in May 2019, intended specifically for students currently attending an animal health technology post-secondary diploma program and returning to school full-time in Fall 2019.

Animal Care and Control requires an Animal Health Technologist Summer Student to work with Animal Health Technologists and under the direction of a Veterinarian to provide care and treatment to stray dogs, cats and other pet animals.

Responsibilities include:
•Assisting the Registered Veterinary Technologists (RVT's) with rounds, admitting patients, administering medication, IV placement, blood collection, and radiology
•Examinations of newly arrived patients, vaccinations under direction, restraining patients for examinations by the vet
•Determine where the animals are housed according to species, size or illness of the animal
•Data entry and record keeping, maintain logbooks, and digital data management
•Rescue group contact for animal placement
•Assist Veterinarian with surgery and animal restraint
•Clean surgery suite, re-wrap packs and operate autoclave
•Cleaning of animal housing areas
•Provide animal enrichment

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Job Qualifications:
•Currently attending and returning full-time in Fall 2019 to an animal health technology post-secondary diploma program
•Ability to handle, work with and be around cats, dogs and other animals
•Experience dealing with customers in difficult situations with tact and compassion is needed
•Demonstrated ability using Microsoft Office Suite and Google Apps
•Effective verbal and written communication skills and ability to maintain strong working relationships
•Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks with multiple elements, competing priorities, limited resources, and
•restricted timelines
•Hire is dependent upon a Police Information Check satisfactory to the City of Edmonton
•Student Membership with the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association

*Please note that at the time of interview you will need to provide an unofficial transcript or enrollment verification letter
(indicating you are currently attending and returning to a post-secondary diploma program full-time in the fall).

This position may be partially funded through the Alberta Government Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP).

Successful candidates must meet all program eligibility criteria including, but not limited to: not a current employee at the City of Edmonton. For more information on student eligibility, please visit Summer Temporary Employment Program.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week. NOTE: Animal Care and Control Facility is open 7 days a week, 8 AM - 6:30 PM. Weekend
work will be required.
Salary Range: $20.704 - $23.218 (Hourly)
Recruitment Consultant: SFH/SA

If you are a student with a disability that requires accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact:
Mark Farr,
Recruitment Outreach and Program Consultant, People with Disabilities at 780-496-2851

Classification Title: Student CUPE - Animal Health Technologist - Relief Labourer
Posting Date: Feb 8, 2019
Closing Date: Feb 22, 2018 11:59:00 PM MST
Number of Openings (up to): 1 - Student Position Full-time
Union : CUPE Local 30
Department: Community Standards and Neighbourhoods
Work Location(s): Animal Care and Control Centre, 13550 - 163 Street Edmonton T5V 0B2

Salary: $20.704 - $23.218 (Hourly)
Hours:40 hours per week.
Note: Animal Care and Control Facility is open 7 days a week, 8 AM - 6:30 PM. Weekend work will be required.

Application Requirements: Resume, Cover Letter and Transcript
How to Apply: Online


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