Position: Veterinary Technician

Canada West Veterinary Specialists is located in beautiful Vancouver, BC. We are a 24/7 full service veterinary hospital providing specialist veterinary care. We are currently recruiting for Full-Time a self-motivated, organized and patient-orientated, Veterinary Technician (Animal Health Technician) to join our team. An ideal candidate would have a can-do attitude and passion for animal care.

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.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Willing to develop a thorough understanding of all procedures and protocols, and use all equipment safely and effectively
  • Be able to perform technical nursing skills
  • Directly monitor, carry out treatments and procedures, ensure patient comfort and document care for patients
  • Ensures that pertinent information and observations relating to patient care is provided to the next shift during rounds.
  • Communicate effectively with primary Doctor or Hospitalist provide timely alerts of any changes or concerns.
  • Calculates, dispenses and administers medications at the direction of the Doctor.
  • Good knowledge of the common drugs/medications.
  • Must develop knowledge and understanding of the common procedures, illnesses and treatments performed at CWVS.
  • Ensures supply inventory is sufficient and the work area is kept clean and organized.
  • Responsible for providing guidance and delegating appropriate tasks to Patient Care Assistants on shift
  • Help facilitate a positive work environment.
  • Participates in 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
  • A strong knowledge of asepsis
  • Strong mathematics skills (drug dose calculations, CRI’s, dilutions)
  • Ability to recognize and establish priorities and execute patient triage
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to remain calm in emergencies
  • Ability to work individually and as a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated computer and phone skills
  • High level of professionalism

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Graduate of an accredited program for Veterinary Technologists
  • Registered Veterinary Technology designation preferred
  • Demonstrated skills, experience and training that would qualify the individual for a position of responsibility

Candidate must be available to work rotational shifts which may require working on weekends, nights, & overnights.
Interested applicants please submit resume to Sandy Sun, Human Resources Manager, at  (careers@canadawestvets.com) careers (at) canadawestvets (dot) com.