VetCare Canada Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) - FT, Englehart Animal Hospital in Englehart, Ontario
Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) FT, Englehart Animal Hospital
Reporting To: Practice Manager
VetCare is a proudly Canadian-owned acquirer and operator of veterinary practices, based in Vancouver, and with passionate associates across Canada. Our commitment to care is at the heart of what we do, from guiding our talented medical and operations teams, supporting practice owners through seamless transitions, and providing the highest quality of care to patients through our community-focused practices.
Englehart Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. We offer years of combined experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. The Hospital is currently seeking a FT RVT to work approximately 40 hours per week. We are passionate about providing the ideal work/life balance with excellent flexible work schedules and a vibrant work environment.
Responsibilities (including but not limited to)
Build positive client relationships through remaining calm in all circumstances, displaying genuine care and compassion towards clients and their pets, being respectful in all interactions and providing exceptional customer service.
Counsel clients on various aspects of animal care such as dosage/purpose of medications, home care and preventative healthcare recommendations.
Assist the Veterinarian with medical, surgical and dental procedures. Involves preparing patients, instruments and equipment for surgery; administering and monitoring anesthesia under the direction of a Veterinarian.
Conduct and assist the Veterinarian with all medical and surgical procedures using a range of diagnostic equipment including digital x-ray and digital dental x-ray.
Conduct specimen collection including blood collection and IV catheter placement. Perform routine laboratory procedures using our in-house laboratory.
Maintain equipment such as anesthetic machines, surgery monitors, and other equipment to ensure all equipment is in good working condition.
Conduct dental cleaning procedures excluding extractions.
Accurately calculate and administer controlled drugs under supervision of a Veterinarian.
Perform all roles responsibilities in accordance with hospital medical policies and procedures.
Follow controlled drug and occupational health and safety guidelines. Follow appropriate safety and handling of hazardous materials.
Conduct end of day roles responsibilities as established by the Practice.
Communicate ideas, express opinions and respond to team members in appropriate and respectful ways. Involves using upbeat tone, displaying positive body language, actively listening and understanding the value of differing opinions or ideas.
Contribute to the team as a whole by pro-actively offering assistance to others and willingly performing job tasks that team members need help with or might be outside of normal job responsibilities . May involve assisting to clean and maintain public areas of the Practice.
Veterinary Technician diploma; Registered or eligible to Register.
Previous experience preferred but not required.
Excellent customer service skills.
Ability to be gentle, quiet and patient with animals.
Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
Physical Effort: Work requires lifting and carrying animals (will be assisted by other staff members in lifting animals over 40 lbs). Walks or stands for extended periods of time; frequently works in a bent position.
Working conditions: May be exposed to unpleasant odors, noises and animal feces. May be exposed to bites, scratches and contagious diseases.
CE opportunities with access to annual conferences, seminars, and CE allowance
Networking, collaboration, and knowledge exchange with other veterinarians within our practices
Continued investments in new technologies, advanced diagnostics, and modern facilities including digital x-ray, digital dental x-ray, modern ultrasound and in-house lab testing
Group Health & Benefits Package
Vacation & paid time off
Staff discount program for products and services purchased at the Hospital
If this sounds interesting to you please apply with your Resume and Cover Letter.
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