Registered Veterinary Technician (Bilingual)

  • Contract
  • Ottawa
  • Salary range: $56 626 - $71 528 CND / Year

Website University of Ottawa / Animal Care & Veterinary Service

Position Purpose
Reporting to the Lead Operations, Animal Care of the uOttawa Animal Care and Veterinary Services, the incumbent participates in the delivery of the program of veterinary care under the general supervision of a  veterinarian in order to maintain the Animal Care and Veterinary Service’s (ACVS) high standards of animal care and welfare and regulatory compliance.  Responsibilities will include daily clinical and preventive veterinary care, anesthetic and surgical procedures, and biological specimen collection, for a variety of laboratory animal species.

In this role, your responsibilities will include:

First line evaluation of veterinary clinical cases at various uOttawa animal facilities.

Initiate/implement treatment in consultation with veterinarian. Provide primary care of animals with health issues by frontline clinical response, assessment and administration of treatment plan.

Monitor treatment and progress and provide feedback to the veterinarian and/or Animal Care Committee and research staff.

Specific duties include but are not limited to, assisting with physical examinations, vaccinations, and clinical assessments.  Perform routine sample collection procedures such as blood collection, and urine/fecal collection as directed by an ACVS Veterinarian.

Responsible for initiation and maintenance of accurate and complete animal clinical case records, document retention and archiving.

What you will bring:

A diploma from a CVMA (Canadian Veterinary Medical Association) recognized (or equivalent) Veterinary Technical program.

Minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience.

Bachelor of Science degree or a post-secondary degree from a relevant discipline is desirable.

Certification with the Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science (CALAS) is desirable.

Laboratory animal species- specific knowledge in the recognition of disease, pain, distress and their attendant management.

Understanding of the basic principles of laboratory animal medicine. Private practice or industry experience with demonstrable ability to perform independently.

Experience in the application of veterinary technical procedures and methods.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as writing skills for contribution to the development of internal standard operating procedures and policies.

Ability to remain congenial, tactful and objective despite potentially conflicting views and priorities and interactive styles in a team environment.

Willingness and ability to work after hours, evenings, weekends and statutory holidays as assigned.

Willingness to provide proof of vaccination history as per standard provincial protocols.

Willingness and ability to work with a respirator (e.g. PAPR).

Ability to multitask and to prioritize in an often challenging, quickly changing and time sensitive environment.

Bilingualism – French and English (spoken and written).

This job opportunity is for a 1-year contract. Application Deadline is May 30th, 2024.

Tagged as: Registered Veterinary Technician, RVT

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