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VCA Animal Hospitals Tech Assistant, Critical Care, Calgary Animal Referral and Emergency Centre in Calgary, Alberta

Tech Assistant

Department: Critical Care

Location: Calgary, AB

The Calgary Animal Referral and Emergency Centre (CARE Centre) is welcoming a full-time Critical Care Tech Assistant to join our dedicated and dynamic pet healthcare team. The CARE Centre is a 24-hour emergency and referral specialty hospital. We are committed to supporting pet owners and the veterinary community by providing the highest level of emergency and referral care.

The primary role of the ER Animal Health Tech Assistant is to assist the AHTs and veterinarians with daily tasks and patient care. They are also the hands-on caregivers for our patients in the hospital including feeding, walking and general cleanliness of patients and their housing to make their stay most comfortable.

  • Perform proper restraint techniques when assisting AHTs and veterinarians assess and treat patients

  • Assist veterinarians and AHT's while they collect samples, take radiographs and perform ultrasounds

  • Client communication including daily updates on how the pet is doing and giving financial updates

  • Provide physical and emotional support for patients

  • Help to maintain the hospital treatment areas and ensure general cleanliness

  • Other duties as needed for general maintenance of the ICU and hospital

Our team members are passionate about pets and their people. The ideal candidate will be energetic, self-motivated, outgoing and possess strong organizational skills. The CARE Centre is a fast-paced environment so the ability to multi-task is essential. Strong interpersonal skills are necessary to thrive in our strongly team-based environment, as well as to provide the exceptional client experience the CARE Centre is known to offer. An interest in continual learning is supported with a continuing education allowance. Previous or equivalent veterinary experience in a clinic setting is required.

Schedule: In this role, candidates must be available to work 40 hours per week on 12-hour rotating shifts, 7 days a week (including weekdays/weekends and overnights) to accommodate the C.A.R.E. Centre’s 24-hour hospital. Rotation typically is 4 on 4 off.

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 you can thrive in: We have the right fit for you!

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

  • A caring culture of Wellness and Appreciation!

  • Competitive wages and benefits!

  • Opportunity to apply for a Veterinary Technician/Technologist scholarship (annual process)

  • Annual uniform allowance

  • Exceptional career development: there is room to grow here!

  • Referral Bonus Rewards

  • 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!

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VCA Canada is committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. If you require any assistance, please let us know.

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