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VCA Animal Hospitals Registered Veterinary Technologist, Internal Medicine, Tri Lake Animal Hospital and Referral Centre in Lake Country, British Columbia

Registered Veterinary Technologist, RVT

Department: Internal Medicine

Location: Lake Country, BC

Tri Lake Animal Hospital & Referral Centre has a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic Registered Veterinary Technologist (RVT) with a focused interest in advance medicine cases. We have recently recruited a new Medicine Resident and are looking to reinstate our Internal Medicine service later this year. The successful candidate would join our new doctor and a dedicated Tech Assistant to form the IM team and would support primarily this department on a FT basis.

Additional support to pursue a relevant specialty certification (VTS) would be provided and encouraged.

  • MUST have completed a Veterinary Technologist or Animal Health Technologist program (recommended to have at least two years of recent active service as an RVT)

  • Prior experience with Internal Medicine not required but, will be considered an asset

  • Technical skills or knowledge of physical examinations, patient assessment (incl pain), catheter placement, anesthesia monitoring, radiology, venipuncture, and pharmacy

  • Willingness to develop advanced skills relating to CRIs, blood transfusions, and assisting with ultrasounds and endoscopy procedures

  • 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 and the ability to ask clarifying questions to help you find solutions

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills in working with your colleagues and our clients

  • Passion to learn more within the role and continually develop as a Veterinary Professional!

Compensation: $26.00 to $32.00 per hour, variable based on experience.

Anticipated Schedule: Internal Medicine features 4 x 10-hour shifts; currently Monday to Thursday.

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!

  • Competitive wages and benefits!

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

  • Membership dues

  • Wellness days, sick days, and vacation time

  • Extended health benefits & employee assistance program

  • Continuing education benefits -get paid to learn!

  • Exceptional career development: there is room to grow here! (VTS support)

  • Referral Bonus Rewards

  • Annual uniform allowance

  • Generous personal pet care discounts

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

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

  • 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

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

About Us

Located in Lake Country, VCA Canada’s Tri Lake Animal Hospital & Referral Centre is a growing hybrid and urgent care practice situated in the heart of the beautiful Okanagan Valley, serving the Interior of British Columbia for over 35 years. The hospital houses a bustling general practice, featuring a healthy case load of exotic patients. We host an expanding specialty department, including: Rehabilitation & Pain Management, Dermatology, Behaviour, an incoming Internal Medicine service (September 2024), and a remote Nutrition offering. We are also actively recruiting for a Surgery service. Early this year, we launched overnight services Thursday-Sunday and we are further committed to expanding our ER department to 7 nights a week.

The hospital is a 16,500 sq ft purpose-built facility with eight exam rooms, spacious treatment floor, well-equipped in-house lab, four ORs, separate GP dental suite, Philips Affiniti 70 Ultrasound unit, Aquilion 64-slice CT scanner, and Sound SmartDR+CsI with hands-free capabilities.

Our team is made up of experienced professionals, all dedicated to continuous learning and providing an excellent experience for both our clients and their pets.

Email: Monica Stiller, General Manager for further information, or click Apply Now!

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