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VCA Animal Hospitals Registered Veterinary Technologist, Dentist, Calgary Animal Referral and Emergency Centre in Calgary, Alberta

Registered Veterinary Technologist

Department: Dentistry and Oral Surgery

Location: Calgary, AB

Position Details

Our Dentistry and Oral Surgery department is welcoming an experienced Registered Veterinary Technologist or an out of province Registered Veterinary Technician to join the Dentistry & Oral Surgery Service at the CARE Centre. The successful candidate will be an integral part of delivering gold-standard specialist care to our patients, clients and referring doctors. This role will work directly with and supporting Dr. Campbell, Board Certified Specialist in Dentistry & Oral Surgery.

Dr. Campbell and team serve as the major centre for oral and maxillofacial trauma in southern Alberta and frequently interface with the Critical Care and Emergency Service to provide patients with the best care possible. Offering specialist referral dentistry to patients, including routine exodontics, complex exodontics, endodontics and orthodontics. Our dentist and oral surgery department serve as the major referral hub for oral and maxillofacial surgical oncology in the province, this team will work closely with the Oncology Team to provide comprehensive care to cancer patients. Additional conditions we treat include salivary gland disease, oral medicine, perform advanced imaging in the head and neck, among others. It’s never a dull day, and we don’t just clean teeth! Lots of opportunities to enhance your skills within the dentistry and oral surgery services. Key responsibilities include:

  • General anesthesia delivery and/or monitoring (CRI) will be a key responsibility of the position, along with performing advanced technical skills; please note, Anesthesia support will be provided by a full-time anesthesiologist.

  • Experience with small animal veterinary ventilators an asset.

  • Patient treatments process procedures; Starting client appointments, collection and running or submitting of blood samples and other duties as per appointment or doctor request

  • Maintaining timely and accurate patient records

  • Familiarity with taking dental radiographs, dental charting and performing dental hygiene procedures is an asset but not required

  • General pre/post operative assistance

  • General housekeeping

  • Student Training; offering practicum support for students (helping grow techs for our hospital and industry)

  • Attending career fairs when requested


  • Completed an accredited veterinary program; Veterinary Technology Diploma, Veterinary Technician Diploma or Animal Health Technology Diploma.

  • VTNE completion or eligible

  • Ideally 2 years experience within a dentistry department or general practice with supporting dental procedures

  • Eligible for registration with AAAHT in Alberta.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work within many teams at the hospital. You understand that it takes all of us; client care, tech assistants, RVT's, specialists among other roles to support our patients and each other during each shift.

  • Adaptability, you understand that you will be required to recognize and adapt to a situation, appointment and/or procedure when supporting our specialist and other teams when situations call for tact, calmness and empathy.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • 4 days on and 4 days off! Great schedule that offers work life balance. A combination of 4 x10.5 hour shifts Monday-Thursday.

  • Please note, there is an expectation for all our RVTs to rotate on call for all services to provide weekend and evening emergency coverage.

What VCA Canada Offers

Join our team and you will make a huge difference in the lives of pets and their families! With an extensive network of hospitals across Canada, each location offers a diverse experience, a local community feel, and a caring culture of Wellness and Appreciation! you can thrive in!

  • VCA RRSP Employer 5 % Match Program – saving for your future just got easier!

  • VCA Canada Student Loan RRSP Program – Ask us more!

  • Medical Library; 2000+ journals, 600+ textbooks, research, and more at your fingertips!

  • Paid membership dues

  • Annual uniform allowance

  • Wellness days, sick days, and vacation time

  • Employee assistance programs

  • Continuing education annual compensation

  • Referral Bonus Rewards!

  • E-tools to assist with meditation, better sleep, exercise, and focus

  • Virtual health care (telemedicine) offering quick access to quality care

  • Access to amazing mini-courses

  • Opportunities to give back to your community through VCA initiatives

  • Generous personal pet care discounts

  • And extra perks like shopping discounts and cool wellness apps!

Hospital Overview

The C.A.R.E. Centre is a tertiary care referral hospital, with board certified specialists in a wide range of referral services including: internal medicine, surgery, radiology, oncology, ophthalmology, neurology, critical care, cardiology, dermatology, emergency and dentistry/oral surgery. With over 26,000 square feet featuring:

  • The latest medical technology

  • Five operating theatres

  • CT and digital radiology equipment

  • MRI

  • On-site laboratory

  • Intensive care unit

  • Full-range surgical services

  • Cancer therapy

  • Cataract surgery

The C.A.R.E Centre is committed to supporting pet owners and the veterinary community by providing the highest level of animal emergency and specialty care.




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