If you’ve graduated from a Veterinary Technician program and you have a desire to live abroad, Vancouver is the place for you!
We are looking for Full-time Veterinary Technicians with a passion for animals to join us. Located on Canada’s West Coast, Vancouver is among Canada’s most vibrant and culturally diverse cities. Renowned for its spectacular setting nestled between towering mountains and the Pacific Ocean, the city consistently ranks in the top five most livable cities in the world.
Located 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver, Canada West Veterinary Specialists is a 24/7 Emergency and Referral veterinary hospital with a team of over 150 women and men dedicated to providing exceptional care to every patient we see. We have been in operation for over twenty years and hold a variety of unique designations including being a Level 1 Certified Animal Emergency Facility and Canada’s first Veterinary trauma centre. We have 7 specialty departments, including Emergency and Critical Care, Neurology, Diagnostic imaging, Surgery, Oncology, Internal medicine, with added services of Rehabilitation therapy and an in-house lab.
Our hospital is well versed in assisting talented individuals from outside of Canada with the immigration process and obtaining the necessary work permits in Canada and will work directly with you through the process. We will also cover the costs of the visa application for candidates who accept an offer of employment from us.
Work Location/Business Address: 1988 Kootenay Street, Vancouver. V5M 4Y3.
Telephone: 604-473-4882 | Fax: 604-473-4898
The Position: This position is primarily responsible for patient care including following treatment plans, administration of drugs, monitoring for vital signs and over-all patient assessment. Client communication is an integral part of this role and both communication and hands-on patient care is under the direct supervision of the Specialist and or the Hospitalist on the case. This position is a part of group of Veterinary Technicians working on a rotating schedule to cover all hours of the hospital’s operation.
An ideal candidate would be available to work rotational shifts includingweekends, nights, & overnights, have a can-do attitude and passion for animal care.
Shift premiums for evening and overnight shifts
We grow together with our monthly in-house Continuing Education presentations
Subsidized extended health benefits
3 paid sick days per year
Scrubs allowance per year
Wellness Spending account
We believe in your well-being and provide a company sponsored Employee Assistance Program (EAP) enabling access to caring professionals that can help access support related to fitness, physical health and mental well-being programs.
We provide employer paid Pet insurance to our employees.
We believe in recognizing our staff with an anniversary recognition program.
We have a profit-sharing program to recognize our staff’s contributions for our success.
We have fun together with our hospital sponsored social events like; having Food Trucks visit us onsite, Halloween pumpkin carving contests, Annual Christmas Party, Pub Nights, etc.
Schedule A – Job Description
Position: Veterinary Technician
Reports to: Technician Supervisor
Job Type: Full-time, Permanent.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Must develop a thorough understanding of all common drugs/medications used, procedures and protocols within the Wards and ICU, as well as the ability to use all equipment safely and effectively
Directly monitor, carry out treatments and procedures, ensure patient comfort and document care for patients so that accurate medical records are maintained and accurate invoicing can be done
In addition to written records, ensures that pertinent information and observations relating to patient care is provided to the next shift during oral rounds.
Carry out communication with; primary Doctor, Hospitalist regarding patient status updates, and alert of any changes or concerns. And Participate in communication with Clients.
Calculates, dispenses and administers medications at the direction of the Specialist on the case.
Perform technical nursing skills such as: IV catheter placement, blood collection, urine collection (cystocentesis, catheterization), taking radiographs, etc.
Ensures supply inventory is sufficient to meet the demands of work area, and that that the work area is kept clean and organized.
Ensures that all equipment is properly maintained documented and any concerns are reported.
Responsible for coordinating breaks and delegating appropriate tasks to Patient Care Assistants on shift.
Facilitate a positive work environment.
Actively participates in all offered in house CE
Performs other duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Has a strong knowledge and understanding of normal vital parameters, and the ability to recognize changes and or abnormalities.
Demonstrated skills, experience and training that would qualify the individual for a position of responsibility
Completed AHT Program
Sedation and/or General Anesthesia experience preferred
Completion of the Animal Health Technology Program
How to Apply?
Please submit your Cover Letter and Resume to Human Resources, Attn. Ellie Baergen.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $23.00 - $35.00 per hour
About Canada West Veterinary Specialists
Canada West Veterinary Specialists is a 24/7 Emergency and Referral Veterinary Hospital with a team of over 150 women and men dedicated to providing exceptional care to every patient we see. We have been in operation for over twenty years and hold a variety of unique designations including being a Level 1 Certified Animal Emergency Facility and Canada’s first Veterinary trauma centre. We have 7 specialty departments, including Emergency and Critical Care, Neurology, Diagnostic imaging, Surgery, Oncology, Internal medicine, with added services of Rehabilitation therapy and an in-house lab. With a team of just over 150 staff members we are a group of dedicated and diverse individuals passionate about working together to provide the best patient care and client satisfaction.
The Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association is the recognized voice of veterinary medicine in Nebraska. We organize local and statewide events for professional development, networking, and communications.