Registered Veterinary Technician, Surgery – 404 Veterinary Emergency & Referral Hospital

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Caring for Life's Greatest Companions

404 Veterinary Emergency and Referral Hospital is welcoming a full-time RVT to join our Surgery Department. You will have the opportunity to be involved in specialized procedures using state-of-the-art equipment and to develop your skills in veterinary anesthesia and surgery. Our success lies in our willingness to help each other to achieve great patient outcomes.



  • Registered Veterinary Technician in Ontario
  • Preference is given to those with experience as an RVT and/or VTS (Surgery), however, we’ll also consider enthusiastic and motivated new graduates keen to learn and develop
  • Experience in providing general anesthesia in dogs and cats (varying ages and breeds) for surgical, dental, or other procedures
  • Experience using common monitoring equipment (e.g. pulse oximetry, electrocardiography, capnography, blood pressure monitoring)
  • Experience working with commonly used sedation, induction, inhalant and injectable anesthetic, and analgesic medications
  • Time-management skills, critical thinking, and efficiency in a fast-paced environment
  • Consistently safe and effective patient-handling skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Commitment to continuing education in surgery, anesthesia, and analgesia,
  • Interest in potentially seeking a Veterinary Technician Specialty (VTS) designation in surgery or anesthesia



  • Work in a dynamic specialty hospital environment, planning, organizing, and managing the daily flow of services.
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with veterinary specialists, interns, RVTs, and veterinary assistants to provide the very best care for patients.
  • Prepare anesthetic, surgical equipment, and operating theatres for surgery.
  • Perform pre-anesthetic patient evaluations and pre-operative diagnostics.
  • Provide analgesia, sedation, general anesthesia, and local/regional nerve blocks to patients undergoing surgical procedures.
  • Monitor patients under sedation or general anesthesia to ensure patient comfort and safety.
  • Scrub into surgical procedures or assist in endoscopic procedures with specialist veterinarians.
  • Assist in preparing laboratory samples to be shipped for testing to external laboratories.
  • Assist during appointments and client communication.
  • Prepare medications, take home care items, and discharge patients from the surgical service.
  • Maintain anesthetic monitoring, anesthetic, and controlled drug forms.
  • Supervise and teach veterinary assistants and veterinary technology practicum students.


Schedule: The RVT in this department generally works four days per week.


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!

  • RRSP Employer Group Match Program! Saving for your future just got easier with VCA Canada
    A caring culture of Wellness and Appreciation!
    Extensive online anytime-anywhere access to journals and textbooks
    Ask us about our mobilization and hands-free radiology!
    Paid membership and dues
    Paid wellness days, sick days, and vacation time
    Employee assistance program
    Continuing education benefits; paid to learn!
    Exceptional career development: there is room to grow here!
    Referral Bonus Rewards!
    E-tools to assist with meditation, better sleep, exercise, and focus
    Virtual health care (telemedicine) offering quick access to quality care
    Access to amazing mini-courses
    Opportunities to give back to your community through VCA initiatives
    Annual uniform allowance
    Generous personal pet care discounts
    And extra perks like shopping discounts and cool wellness apps!


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