Registered Veterinary Technologist

Employer: VCA Canada Vancouver Animal Emergency & Referral Centre
Location: Vancouver
Job Type: Full Time
Job Description

The surgery service at VCA Canada Vancouver Animal Emergency and Referral Centre is looking to add another dedicated Registered Veterinary Technologist (RVT) to our team. The caseload is diverse and interesting; our anesthesia technologists not only induce and monitor patients while under anesthesia, they place arterial lines, perform epidurals, and perform femoral and sciatic nerve blocks for orthopedic procedures with the assistance of a nerve finder. If you have an interest in pursuing a VTS in Anesthesia/Analgesia this is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing team, lead by an experienced VTS in Anesthesia/Analgesia who provides excellent support and mentoring. Previous anesthesia experience in a referral centre is an asset, but not a requirement. Highly motivated and confident new graduates with above average anesthesia experience and interest are also encouraged to apply. Hours of work will generally be Monday through Thursday or Tuesday through Friday (ten hour shifts). Candidates should have some flexibility to be available on evenings and weekends, should coverage be needed in other areas of the hospital.


While anesthesia is the main focus of this position, other requirements of RVTs in the surgery service include but are not limited to: o Completion of the Registered Veterinary Technician Program o Excellent customer service and client communication o Excellent technical skills o Keen interest in anesthesia, and a desire to continue to improve their current skills as well as learn new ones. o Assisting the Surgeon with appointments, invoicing, taking radiographs, and performing computed tomography imaging. o Exceptional organizational and problem solving skills o A positive attitude and teamwork mentality o Strong ability work under pressure

Starting Date: 2018-03-09
Wage: To Be Negotiated
Company Info

VAERC is a 24 hour emergency and specialty hospital that has been serving the community for 38 years! Our new, custom built facility supports our teams in providing quality care for companion animals and injured and sick wildlife. The facility is fully equipped and trained to handle virtually any problem that may arise. Our staff are chosen for their skill, compassion and experience and their drive to provide exceptional client care. Why VCA? VCA is Canada’s 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. As member of VCA, we can offer: o Career growth opportunities to hold key leadership positions from Medical Director to Regional Operations Director or Support Office. o CE opportunities with access to annual VCA conferences, seminars and CE allowance o Networking, collaboration and knowledge exchange with other veterinarians within our practices o Interactive learning through our soon to come in-house online university (Woof U!) o Continued investments in new technologies, advanced diagnostics, and modern facilities o A commitment to give back through initiatives such as Paw it Forward and Pet Pantry o Active research studies for publication and industry growth Additionally, we offer competitive wages, extended medical benefits, Dental, A.D.D and Life insurance, Uniforms, discounted Pet Care, paid BCVTA Membership, Continuing Education and Sick time.

Contact Name: Avery Gillick
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Company Website: VCA Canada Vancouver Animal Emergency & Referral Centre