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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Animal Health Technologist - Deadline - Dec 31/19
Animal Health Technologist

Company: College Heights Veterinary Clinic Ltd
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019
(Students from the Animal Health Technology program are encouraged to apply)

Job Location: Prince George
Position Type: Full-time, permanent, contract

Contact Information:
Name: Flavia Bigas, Manager
Address: 5129 Domano Blvd, Prince George, British Columbia V2N 5E1
Ph: 778 416 7387
Fax: 778 416 5669

Job Description:
Fast-paced small animal veterinary practice, located in Prince George, British Columbia, is seeking a full-time registered veterinary technician who has recently graduated and would like to join a small, but experienced team of individuals who are willing to teach and mentor in all areas of the practice. We are looking for an individual who is a self-starter but who is also willing to take direction. A passion for animals is a must. If interested, you can view our website @ for more information on the staff and the clinic.

Job Qualifications:
Registered Animal Health Technologist

Starting at $21/h
Hours: 40hs/week
Job Start Date: ASAP

Application Requirements: Resume, cover letter and references

How to Apply: email or fax

RVT - Deadline - Nov 15/19 or until suitable candidate found
Registered Veterinary Technician

Company:Great Slave Animal Hospital
Application Deadline:
(Students from the Animal Health Technology program are encouraged to apply)

Job Location:Yellowknife
Position Type:Full-time Permanent

Contact Information:
Name:Roxanne Peckford
Address:129 Kam Lake Road, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 0G3

Job Description:
Contributes to animal care services by:
•Providing nursing care to all hospitalized and surgical animals, including administering medications and treatments, as well as, monitoring the health of animals;
•Assisting with sample collection, preparation of samples for analysis or shipping;
•Preparing animals for surgery and assists in surgical procedures;
•Prepares surgical facility, including cleaning equipment and administering medications;
•Monitors anesthesia during surgical procedures;
•Performing dental prophylaxis procedures;
•Sets up and performs radiograph procedures with digital radiograph equipment;
•Assisting Veterinarian with patient exams, including patient restraint, injections and administering medication;
•Assisting with animal emergencies and providing intensive care treatments as required;
•Assisting/performing euthanasia procedures under the direction of the Veterinarian;
•Maintaining accurate medical records;
•Cleaning work areas and cages;
•Providing after hour services on a shift rotation;
•Walking hospital dogs;
•Collecting and preparing samples for analysis;
•Performing in-house microbiology and parasitological tests using an IDEXX Chemistry and/or CBC blood analyzer and microscope;
•Preparing and/or analyzing other samples as requested by Veterinarian;
•Performs ECG telemedicine procedures
•Maintaining inventory stock counts by recording sales through the Cornerstone inventory system;
•Assisting with shipping and receiving of stock;
•Ordering, documenting and maintaining control drug stock;
•Participating in Year-end stock counts and data entry.
•Ensures proper handling, storage and disposal of hazardous material;
•Ensures compliance with safety regulations with respect to use of equipment and hazardous chemicals as required by Workers’ Compensation and Safety Commission regulations, National Dosimetry Registry for radiation regulations, etc.
•Maintains equipment, trouble shoots and performs minor repairs and arranges for service and major repairs;
•Provides assistance to clients when other staff is unavailable;
•Answering phones when receptionist is unavailable;
•Participates in extraordinary meeting and prepares reports if needed;
•Provides services as required by Veterinarians and/or Supervisor.

Job Qualifications:
Animal Health Technology Diploma

Hours:40 hours per week
Job Start Date:ASAP

Application Requirements: Resume and Cover Letter
How to Apply: Email
Registered Veterinary Technician - Deadline - Nov 30/19
Registered Veterinary Technician

Company:West Kootenay Animal Hospital
Application Deadline: November 30, 2019
(Students from the Registered Veterinary Technician Program are encouraged to apply)

Job Location:Trail, BC
Position Type:Part-time Temporary

Contact Information:
Name:Dr. April Hahn (Veterinarian/Practice Owner)
Address:8450 Green Gables Road, Trail, BC V1R 4W8

Job Description:
Maternity leave position with the possibility of permanent, long term employment as an Registered Veterinary Technician.

Are you looking for a clinic that supports your love of veterinary medicine while offering that elusive work life balance? If you have a passion for people and their four-legged companions, can “keep calm and carry on” and want to work with a team of fun and dedicated people, then we want to hear from you! Join our team located in Trail, BC. Check out our great facility, fun toys and technology and “spy” on our team profiles at But the real reason you want to work for us is because we get it! You want to be part of a team where everyone’s strengths are celebrated, there are no big egos or drama and you are encouraged to grow and learn. You are expected to build a great life outside your career and are given the support to do so.

Must be a registered RVT with a positive outlook and great communication skills. Competitive salary, great benefits package, 32 to 40 hours per week. Send resume and references to West Kootenay Animal Hospital fax (250) 364-1038 or email Please include a short answer to the following question with your application: Outside of your career, what inspires, motivates or fuels your passion as an individual?

Job Start Date:December 1, 2019

Application Requirements: Resume and References
How to Apply: Email or Fax
AHT - Deadline - Nov 30/19
Westland Veterinary Hospital in Calgary has been established for over 40 years. We offer compassionate, high quality pet care and exceptional customer services to our clients.
We are looking for a long term, team oriented, experienced, full-time or part-time RVT. Recent graduates are also welcome.
Competitive wages with a complete benefits package will be offered.
Please contact :
Dr. Budihal
P: 403-246-2244.
Registered Veterinary Technician - Deadline Dec 15/19 or until suitable candidate found
Job Qualifications:
  • AHT/RVT student or alumni.
Salary: $18-20/hr
Hours: Full-time
Job Start Date: when suitable candidate found or when you are ready to start your practicum
Come join us at the Lakeland College Career Fair on Friday, October 25th

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 bet 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 generous CE allowance
  • medical and dental coverage
  • a health and wellness stipend
  • premium staff discounts
  • membership dues
  • a uniform allowance
  • 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 through email or online to:
Recruitment Director, Rochelle Christensen
Phone: 1 403 707-8575
Address:1605 Dogwood Street, Creston, BC V0B 1G0
RVT - Deadline - Oct 30/19 or until suitable applicant found

Company:Grande Prairie Animal Hospital
(Students from the Animal Health Technology program are encouraged to apply)

Job Location:Grande Prairie
Position Type:Full-time and permanent

Contact Information:

Name:Dionne Marshall
Address:10126 100th Ave, Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 0V5
P:416 670 5020

Job Description:

Are you looking for a great team to call your own? Are you looking for a practice who takes pride in quality medicine and delivering a superior experience for both clients and pets? Are you looking for a place that values your ideas, input and personal development? We are looking for a full-time, energetic and enthusiastic RVT to join us at Grande Prairie Animal Hospital! We are looking for somebody who loves veterinary medicine and enjoys being part of a fun, hard-working team. We are a 4-dvm, well-equipped, AAHA-accredited companion animal hospital in Grande Prairie, AB. Grande Prairie is a vibrant community of over 63,000 that offers a regional College, a regional Hospital, the Eastlink Centre multi-sport facility within the city limits and quick access for outdoor enthusiasts to pursue their activities. The city is the hub of the Alberta and BC Peace Region and is just a five-hour drive from Edmonton.

We offer a competitive compensation package including paid medical and dental benefits, CE and professional dues. If you think we sound like a great place for you, then we cannot wait to hear from you!

Please submit your resume to

Job Start Date:asap

Application Requirements: Resume

How to Apply: Email
RVT - Deadline - Oct 30/19 or until suitable applicant found

Company:Northside Veterinary Clinic
Application Deadline:
(Students from the Animal Health Technology program are encouraged to apply)

Job Location:Lethbridge, AB
Position Type:Full-time

Contact Information:
Name:Dionne Marshall
Address:210F 12th St. A North, Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 2J1

Job Description:
You are looking for a great team to call your own. You are looking for a practice who takes pride in quality medicine and delivering a superior experience for both clients and pets. You are looking for a place that values your ideas, input and personal development. Well as it turns out, we are looking for a full-time, energetic and enthusiastic RVT to join us at Northside Veterinary Clinic! We are looking for somebody who loves veterinary medicine and enjoys being part of a fun, hard-working team. We are a 3-dvm, well-equipped, AAHA-accredited companion animal hospital in Lethbridge, AB. We offer a competitive compensation package including paid medical and dental benefits, CE and professional dues. If you think we sound like a great place for you, then we cannot wait to hear from you!

Please submit your resume to

Job Start Date:asap

Application Requirements: Resume
How to Apply: Email

Registered Veterinary Technologist - Deadline - Nov 15/19
Registered Veterinary Technologist

Company:Cypress View Veterinary Clinic
Application Deadline:
(Students from the Veterinary Technologist program are encouraged to apply)

Job Location:Medicine Hat, AB
Position Type:Full-time

Contact Information:
Name:Tammy Duggan Director of Administration
Address:2458 9th Ave SW, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8P3
Ph:403 527-1825
Fax:403 526-1091

Job Description:
Small Animal clinic in Medicine Hat, AB is looking for you! An enthusiastic Registered Veterinary Technologist to join our team. We house high end equipment and diagnostic tools. Our facility also incorporates a physical rehabilitation area with an underwater treadmill to provide better care to our patients.

At Cypress View Veterinary Clinic we pay license, offer CE allocations, full health benefits, health spending incentives and bonuses throughout the year as well as a signing bonus for the successful candidate. We invite you to come join us in the sunniest city in Canada! New graduates encouraged to apply. Visit our website and Facebook page for more information on our clinic.

Email your resume to:

Job Qualifications:
RVT graduate

Salary:$21.00/hr start
Hours:40 - 44 hours / week
Job Start Date:October 1 2019
Job End Date:

Application Requirements: Resume and Cover Letter
How to Apply: Email
AHT - Deadline - Nov 30/19
Superstar tech wanted! Not a superstar quite yet? That’s OK, we can help!
Foothills Animal Hospital is looking to complete our team by adding a full-time RVT.
Located just 20 minutes south of Calgary, our fast paced small animal hospital offers many of the same benefits that these other practices are! What makes us different is our enthusiastic and experienced team, our belief that RVTs are invaluable, and our compressed work schedule. Our motto is “where pets are family”. If you agree, this is the position for you!
Please contact with your resume.

Registered Veterinary Technician - Deadline - Jan 31/20
Registered Veterinary Technician

Company:Chinook Pet Clinic Ltd
Application Deadline: Jan 31,2020
(Students from the Animal Health Technology Program are encouraged to apply)

Job Location:Lethbridge, AB
Position Type:Full-time Permanent

Contact Information:
Name:Dr Tammy Bergen
Address:487-41st Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 5C8
Ph:(403) 327-2344
Fax:(403) 327-3682

Job Description:
Duties include: admit medical and surgery patients, client communication, Surgical prep, Monitoring anesthesia, assist in appointments, blood collection and laboratory work, fill prescription drugs, general cleaning duties, etc

Job Qualifications:
Successful completion of recognized Animal Health Technician Program and passing the VTNE

Salary:Will be discussed in detail with applicant
Hours:Will be discussed in detail with applicant. Closed sundays and statatory holidays.
Job Start Date:Jan 15, 2020 (sooner start date is negotiable)

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


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