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VCA Animal Hospitals Registered Veterinary Technologist, RVT, Ladysmith Animal Hospital in Ladysmith, British Columbia

Registered Veterinary Technologist, RVT

Location: Ladysmith, BC

Ladysmith Animal Hospital in beautiful Ladysmith, BC is welcoming a Registered Veterinary Technologist (RVT) to join our team!

We are looking for an energetic, confident and positive individual who is passionate about achieving their goals in veterinary medicine. Experience is considered an asset, but not required. New grads are welcome to apply!

  • Have completed a Veterinary Technologist or Animal Health Technologist program.

  • Technical skills or knowledge of physical examinations, patient assessment, catheter placement, anesthesia monitoring, radiology, venipuncture, and pharmacy.

  • Surgical preparation, assisting and patient recovery

  • Ability to keep detailed and accurate patient records

  • Compassionate care for our hospitalized patients and their pet parents

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously

  • Ability to problem-solve or the ability to ask clarifying questions to help you find solutions

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills in working with your colleagues and pet parents

  • Passion to learn more within the role

  • A love for all companion animals!!

Compensation: $19.00 to $38.00 per hour. The hourly rate range is for the primary location for which the job is posted. It may vary depending on the work location of the successful candidate or other factors.

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!

  • A caring culture of Wellness and Appreciation!

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

  • Generous compensation, signing bonuses, relocation allowances

  • Employer match (5%) group RRSP plan - Planning for your future just got easier with VCA Canada!

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

  • Membership and dues

  • Wellness days, sick days, and vacation time

  • Extended health benefits & employee assistance program

  • Continuing education benefits; access to amazing mini-courses. Paid to learn!

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

  • Continued investments in new technologies, advanced diagnostics, and modern facilities

  • Networking, collaboration and knowledge exchange within our family of hospitals

  • Referral Bonus Rewards

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

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

  • Opportunities to give back in your community through VCA initiatives

  • Annual uniform allowance

  • Generous personal pet care discounts

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

About the Hospital

The Ladysmith Animal Hospital has been serving the Ladysmith, BC community since 1976. Dr. Colin Jerome joined the hospital in 1991 after graduating from the University of Saskatchewan. The team moved to a brand new custom-built facility in 1994 where they continue the tradition of providing companion animal care including medical, surgical, dental, digital radiology and laboratory services. The veterinarians and staff at Ladysmith Animal Hospital recognize the uniqueness and importance of the human-animal bond in our community.

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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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