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Animal Health Technician

Coverdale Veterinary Hospital Ltd

Job Language: English
Wages: $17.00 to $21.00 hourly (to be negotiated)
Number of Vacancies: 2
Education: College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma from a program of 1 year to 2 years
Experience: 2 years to less than 3 years
  • Education: College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma from a program of 1 year to 2 years
  • Experience: 2 years to less than 3 years
  • or equivalent experience
  • Work setting

  • Animal hospital
  • Tasks

  • Handle, restrain and care for animals undergoing treatment and surgery
  • Assist veterinarian before, during and after surgery
  • Prepare and administer medications and vaccines under direction of veterinarian
  • Administer treatments as prescribed by veterinarian
  • Produce diagnostic radiographs, collect samples and perform other laboratory tests
  • Perform routine animal dental procedures and assist veterinarians with animal dentistry
  • Provide nursing care and rehabilitation therapy for animals
  • Provide wound and bandage care
  • Area of specialization

  • Small animals
  • Work conditions and physical capabilities

  • Handling heavy loads
  • Attention to detail
  • Standing for extended periods
  • Bending, crouching, kneeling
  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking
  • Work under pressure
  • Personal suitability

  • Accurate
  • Efficient interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Flexibility
  • Organized
  • Team player
  • Screening questions

  • Are you available for shift or on-call work?
  • Are you available for the advertised start date?
  • Are you currently legally able to work in Canada?
  • Are you willing to relocate for this position?
  • Do you have previous experience in this field of employment?
  • Do you have the above-indicated required certifications?
  • Health benefits

  • Dental plan
  • Health care plan
  • Vision care benefits
  • Financial benefits

  • Group insurance benefits
  • Other benefits

  • Learning/training paid by employer
  • Travel insurance
  • Work Term: Permanent
  • Work Language: English
  • Hours: 36 hours per week