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VCA Animal Hospitals Technician Assistant, Rehabilitation - Tri Lake Animal Hospital & Referral Centre in Lake Country, British Columbia

Technician Assistant

Lake Country, BC

Tri Lake Animal Hospital & Referral Centre in Winfield, BC, is expanding their specialty Rehabilitation services. We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated full-time Technician Assistant to join our growing team and support this department.

Prior experience with a specialty service is NOT required however; it will be considered a significant asset.

Why We Need You

We are looking for someone that has an interest in rehabilitation medicine, a passion for patient care, works well in a team environment, has strong organizational skills, great attention to detail, and enjoys building relationships. This service prides itself on developing close relationships with clients and providing excellent client communication and as such, the successful candidate will need to demonstrate an aptitude for excellent client service, as well as a confidence with administrative skills.

Additionally, the rehabilitation service requires candidates to possess excellent personal fitness, the ability to lift disabled dogs, stand for extended periods, and be on the floor with patients.

The skills that you will be trained to utilize include, but are not limited to:

  • Restraint and lifting of patients

  • Assisting with radiographs and CT scans

  • Assisting with the collection and submission of blood and other lab samples

  • Preparing medications and supplies for clients to take home

  • Client communication, education, and appointment schedule management

  • Electronic medical record keeping

  • Knowledge of animal anatomy & behaviour

  • Assisting & supporting rehabilitation evaluations & treatments

  • Handling and maintaining specialized equipment, including setup, cleaning and sterilization

  • Housekeeping duties

  • Positive outlook and enthusiasm for learning

  • Demonstrate initiative in carrying out assignments independently

  • And more

Be assured, you will be supported and given the opportunity to grow and develop your skills and knowledge with onsite training and added continuing education resources.

About Us

Located in beautiful Lake Country, VCA Canada Tri Lake has been serving the community for over 35 years. We are a full-service animal hospital, just a short drive from both Kelowna and Vernon. Our hospital is equipped with an in-house laboratory, CT scanner, ultrasound, digital radiology suite and 24-hour Registered Veterinary Technician staffing. 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.

Compensation: $16.75 to $22.00 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 of Wellness and Appreciation you can thrive in!

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

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

  • Flexible schedules!

  • Competitive wages and benefits!

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

  • Extensive online anytime-anywhere access to journals and textbooks

  • 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!

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

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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