ICU Registered Veterinary Technician – Lakeshore Animal Health Partners Emergency and Specialty Hospital

Website Lakeshore Animal Health Partners Emergency and Specialty Hospital

Registered Veterinary Technician – Intensive Care Unit (ICU)                   

Lakeshore Animal Health Partners is seeking a Registered Veterinary Technician for our 24/7 ICU department. 

About the role 
You will be exposed to emergency and critical care departments as part of our integrated care model. In addition, you will experience advanced nursing techniques and other specialty procedures not routinely performed in regular practice.

Our ideal candidate will have: 

  • Veterinary Technician Specialty (VTS) in Emergency & Critical Care is considered an asset
  • Registered Veterinary Technician with the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians (required)
  • Enthusiasm, energy and a positive attitude
  • A strong desire to learn and apply skills to deliver high quality medicine
  • Strong communication skills
  • An ability and desire to flourish in new environments
  • Passion for what you do every day!

 

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Assessing and treating critically ill patients
  • Ability to identify and report changes in health status
  • IV catheterization and venipuncture skills, advanced catheterization techniques
  • Place and maintain urinary catheters and nasogastric tubes
  • Capture radiographs of diagnostic quality with hands-free technique
  • Utilize various monitoring equipment on hospitalized patients or during sedation procedures
  • Provide cardiovascular, oxygen and nutritional support
  • Perform medical math, calculation of dilutions and CRIs
  • Understand the use and effects of various medications
  • Follow treatment orders on an electronic system (e.g., EzyVet, VetRadar)
  • Collect, perform and submit lab work and diagnostics
  • Work well as part of a team
  • Experience working with complex ICU cases including the use of ICU ventilators and blood transfusions is considered an asset

 

WHAT WE OFFER 

  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • $2000 (CAD) Signing Bonus
  • $4000 (CAD) Retention Bonus Annually
  • UNLIMITED Continuing education allowance
  • 2 PAID CE days
  • Comprehensive benefit plan including medical/dental coverage
  • Competitive compensation, wages from $27-$35/hr  (CAD) for Licensed Veterinary Technicians
  • Paid sick days + 2 “You deserve it!” paid days off per year
  • A unique 2 days, 2 nights, 5 DAY OFF rotation
  • Paid Uniform Allowance
  • A RSP match program
  • Access to Animal Care Technology online training
  • Access to medical webinar events throughout the year by leading specialists
  • Opportunity to advance in your career and career planning
  • Commitment to the community and to helping pets in need
  • Competitive medical and pet supply discounts
  • Canada wide internal transfer opportunities

 

About Us 
Lakeshore Animal Health Partners is part of the VetStrategy group of clinics. VetStrategy is a 100% Canadian operated group of veterinary clinics with locations throughout Canada. We believe that veterinary clinics are an integral part of the community they serve and as such we put a large focus on community-based activities and initiatives. Every clinic we partner with is unique and serves a very diverse client base 
 
Lakeshore Animal Health Partners is located in the Greater Toronto Area (Mississauga) and offers 24/7 emergency care alongside a comprehensive array of specialty veterinary services. At the root of everything we do at Lakeshore Animal Health Partners is our guiding mission to provide pets with access to the same quality of healthcare available to their owners. 
 
Do not miss out on this unique opportunity to join a fun and dynamic team! VetStrategy is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. 

To apply for this job email your details to rvts@vetstrategy.com

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