Animal Health Technology / VMA Jobs (continued)

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

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Registered Animal Health Tech - Deadline - Apr 31/18
Prairie East Veterinary Clinic (Langenburg, SK) is looking to add an additional RAHT/RVT to its busy mixed animal practice family.  We are situated 70 km east of Yorkton, SK in a small, friendly community.
 
Our practice is well established, well staffed and well equipped.  We offer flexible schedules, part-time opportunities, competitive compensation commensurate with experience, paid association dues, continuing education allowance, staff discounts, bonus eligibility and unique opportunities for advancement (ie: practice manager).
 
Our wage or salary will be competitive and we are looking for someone to start as soon as possible once graduation is done.
 
The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic team player with a strong work ethic and the ability to manage their time efficiently.  Most importantly, this individual must be client oriented and have good customer service skills.
 
If you have a positive attitude and a commitment to excellent patient care, and wish to join our fun and hard-working team, please mail, email or fax a resume (with references) to:
Prairie East Veterinary Clinic
Attn:  Dr. Audrey Tataryn
Box 366
Langenburg, SK  S0A 2A0
T. 306.743.6556
F. 306.743.5009
Wild Animal Rehab Practicum Program - Deadline - Mar 1/18
Practicum Program at BC SPCA Wild ARC (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
AHT - Deadline - Apr 15/18
Registered Animal Health Technologist required immediately for busy companion animal practice in Pincher Creek, AB.
 
Practicum Students are Welcome
 
The practice is computerized (Impromed), has Idexx lab, digital dental unit with x-ray, ultrasound, digital x-ray, surical suite, two treatment tables and orthopedic equipment.
 
Staff consists of two full-time and one half-time veterinarians, a receptionist, office manager/inventory manager, one full-time RAHT, one veterinary assistant and a clinic manager.
 
We offer competitive salary, health/dental benefits, paid CE and AAAHT dues.
We are open 8:30 - 5:30 Monday to Friday and 8:30 - 12:00 on Saturday and we do not do out of hours calls.
 
Located 2 hours south of Calgary, 1 hour west of Lethbridge, 30 minutes from Waterton Park.  Pincher Creek has all you need to enjoy off-time hours.
 
Contact:
Dr. Charles Zachar
Pincher Creek Veterinary Clinic (2005) Ltd.
Box 1269
1124 Waterton Ave
Pincher Creek, AB  T0K 1W0
P: 403.627.3900
 
Registered Vet Tech - Deadline - Apr 30/18 or until suitable candidate found
Dr. Jennifer Beckwith
Grand Valley Animal Clinic
304 Pacific Ave
Brandon, MB R7A 0H5
(204) 728-0033


Grand Valley Animal Clinic, located in Brandon Manitoba, is seeking a full time RVT for our busy 6 vet primarily small animal practice. We are fully computerized with digital radiography, digital dental radiography, a full in-house lab,laser surgery, ultrasound, endoscopy, etc. Services we provide include small animal medicine and surgery, orthopedics, bovine and equine medicine and surgery, as well as some exotics.

We are seeking a motivated individual that is able to work in a fast paced environment. Eligible candidates must be enthusiastic, be able to multitask,and willing to learn new things.

We offer a competitive salary based on experience, paid MVT/MVMA membership, CE allowance, employee discounts, medical and dental benefits, pension plan, and uniform allowance.

New grads welcome!

To apply, please email resume to Jennifer@gvac.ca or fax to 204.728.3261
Registered Veterinary Technologist - Deadline - Mar 15/18
VCA Canada Calgary North Veterinary Hospital is currently recruiting a Registered Veterinary Technologist to join our team.
 
This is an exceptional opportunity for a motivated technician to expand their knowledge and practice in a very high quality work environment, with some of Calgary’s best doctors and support staff.
 
We are a 24 hour Companion Animal Primary Care, Walk In and Emergency facility. We offer a full range of services from primary care consultation, full surgical services, internal medicine, endoscopy and emergency services. Team work and high quality care are at the heart of what we do!
 
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.
 
If you are seeking a vibrant, rewarding environment for your career send us your resume: careers.cnor@vca.com
 
Visit us for full job description: https://vcacanada.com/calgarynorth

Animal Health Technologist (summer student) - Deadline - Mar 15/18
Feedlot Health Management Services (FHMS) located in Okotoks, AB has a summer position open for an AHT student interested in gaining experience working for a busy feedlot practice.

FHMS services cattle feedlots in Canada, USA, and Mexico.

Animal Health Consultant Assistants are a valuable part of the support team and initial duties would include; perform digital necropsies at client feedlot sites, deliveries, assist with field trials, office/data tasks, and assisting Veterinary Consultants when needed.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your resume, along with a cover letter, to Dr. Kent Fenton at kentf@feedlothealth.com and Ms. Laura Hoskins at laurah@feedlothealth.com

Should you have any questions about the position please contact Dr. Kent Fenton at kentf@feedlothealth.com

RVTs and Vet Tech Assistants - Deadline - Mar 15/18
VCA Canada Vancouver Animal Emergency & Referral Centre (VAERC) is looking for full time RVTs to join our rapidly growing Emergency and Specialty teams. Successful candidates should be motivated and excited about the prospect to grow their skills and knowledge in multiple areas. They will have a positive attitude, great communication and exceptional client service skills that will impress our clients! New grads are welcome to apply as we have an extensive training program with boarded technicians!

VCA Canada is committed to enabling our teams to flourish! We offer career growth opportunities, CE Allowances, access to Annual VCA conferences, and industry leading customer service training. We reward high performing team members and count on their expertise to lead key projects regionally and nationally.
Additionally, we offer competitive salaries, benefits package, pet discounts, uniforms, CE allowance, and if applicable, moving expenses. Signing bonus applicable for qualified candidates. Please send your resume to Dr. Avery Gillick at Avery.Gillick@vca.com.
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 forward a copy of your resume and cover letter or LinkedIn profile to: Avery.Gillick@vca.com

For more information on who we are, what we do, Paw It Forward and opportunities with VCA, please visit us online at vcacanada.com or https://vcacanada.com/vancouveremergency

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.

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