Registered Veterinary Technician in Emergency Department

  • Full Time
  • Ottawa

Website Ottawa Animal Emergency & Specialty Hospital

Registered Veterinary Technician – Emergency Medicine (Small Animal)

Excellent communication skills are required, both verbal and written, and bilingualism would be an asset but is not a requirement. Attention to details, punctuality and organizational skills are essential. The ability to stay calm and focused in stressful situations is a must. The candidate should demonstrate proactive thinking and be able to function both independently and with a team.

The candidate should be familiar with triaging and procedures commonly seen in Emergency Hospital. (e.g. anesthesia, CRI calculations, glucose curves, exotic handling, lab procedures, etc.)

A minimum of two years’ experience as a Registered Veterinary Technician, preferably in an emergency department/busy general practice, would be a strong asset for the applicants.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Triaging emergencies as they arrive
  • Communicating with clients: patients updates, medication and discharge instructions
  • Performing CPR
  • CRI calculations on a variation of drug combinations
  • Admitting patients for hospitalization
  • Tube feeding/handling of exotics
  • Performing in-patient nursing care
  • Assisting in emergency surgeries
  • Performing technical procedures, such as venipuncture, IV catheter placement, radiographs
  • Conducting a variety of laboratory tests
  • Assisting for a variety of procedures, urinary catheter placement, feeding tube placement, thoracentesis etc.
  • Anesthetizing and monitoring patients during procedures
  • Work a variety of shifts, including Overnights and weekends on a rotating schedule

Salary will be proportional to experience as an RVT. Full-Time employees receive comprehensive benefits, CE and uniform allowance. Staff discounts on products and services are provided after a 3-month probationary period. OAVT dues are paid after one year of employment.


  • Must be a Registered Veterinary Technician with the OAVT
  • Eligible to write the VTNE
  • Fluency in English is required. Individuals with bilingual language skills (French and English) are encouraged to apply.

What we Can Offer:

  • Incredibly competitive signing bonuses
  • Professional dues paid
  • Continuing education credit
  • Paid flex, family, or sick leave
  • Additional wage premiums
  • Employee discount, in accordance with the employer’s discount policy
  • Comprehensive benefit package included
  • Work with some of the top leading specialists for Professional Development
  • Growth opportunities

Who we Are:

Known as OAESH and founded in 2012, this is one of Ottawa’s Premiere Emergency and Specialty Veterinary Hospitals, proudly owned by Veterinarians, and serving Ontario and the Quebec areas in Canada. Our mission is to promote animal welfare by offering specialized and 24-hour emergency veterinary services. Passion, Dedication, Compassion, and Excellence about our team and the clients we serve is our culture; we believe in a great experience for our team, clients, patients, and stakeholders. Our multidisciplinary team, composed of high-level veterinarians, both generalists, and specialists, operates out of an emergency and specialty centre open 24/7, with over 7 dedicated specialties in a 34,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility with a modernized $12 Million expansion beginning in Summer of 2023.

Visit us at

Our facility has on-site CT, MRI, digital radiography, ultrasound, endoscopy, and a fully equipped laboratory. Enjoy collaboration with our other board-certified specialists in Surgery, Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Dentistry, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, and Critical Care with the additions of , Cardiology, and Neurology specialties in the future. We have a robust Emergency Service as well as rotating and specialty internships. Our team has a strong relationship with local referring veterinarians and specialists to provide the best critical and emergency care.

With our hospital located approximately 5 minutes from downtown, Ottawa, Ontario is a progressive & multi-cultural community of 1 million residents, known for its creative laid-back lifestyle, with excellent summers and beautiful scenic winters. Ottawa offers true four-season activities for everyone. Explore some of the best restaurants, breweries, nightlife, and multi-cultural shops. Home of many national professional teams in football, hockey, soccer and basketball, Ottawa offers a lot of seasonal social activities as a mecca of concerts and events in the Nation’s Capital, with Toronto, Montreal and many US border cities close by.

Why come work at OAESH?

Mission Objectives:

  • Bring the hospital mission and vision to life for our team and our clients:
  • Strive to provide the best possible client experience in a relationship-centered environment.
  • Our vision is to be a premiere veterinary care center, wholly owned by veterinary professionals, with a model of excellence, innovation and reliability

Our Core Values:

  • Servant Leadership
  • Lead with Empathy
  • People First
  • Exceed Expectations
  • Honesty, Integrity, Trust
  • Be Passionate and Caring
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Accountability

Our hospital offers services for dogs, cats, birds, and exotic animals’ owners. We are an accredited member of the Ontario College of Veterinarians.

Interested candidates can submit their CV (Please indicate: ‘Emergency Veterinary Technician’ in the subject line) to the Recruitment team, to

Job Type: Full-time


  • Dental care
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Extended health care
  • Flexible schedule
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • Store discount

Education/ Experience:

  • Veterinary Technician diploma from an accredited facility
    2 years of Experience (Preferred)

Shift availability:

  • 10 hour shift
  • 12 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Night shift
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

Work Location: In person
Job Type: Full-time

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