Registered Veterinary Technician, Float, Alta Vista Animal Hospital

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Registered Veterinary Technician, Part time, Float
Location: Ottawa, ON

Alta Vista Animal Hospital is welcoming a float RVT for our hospital. Great opportunity for some extra cash for a seasoned RVT. New grads are also welcome!

We offer 24-hour emergency and critical care services in our state-of-the-art facility.  Our float RVTs train in our Emergency, Critical Care/Treatment, Triage, General Practice and Specialty Departments, so they are able to fill in where needed and can continue to learn and grow their technical skills.

Schedule: Hours of work vary from 8 to 12 hours in length, including days, evenings, weekends and overnights based on availability.


  • Veterinary Technology college diploma
  • Fluent in English (Reading, Writing and Oral)
  • Able to support patients up to 50kg and lift to 25kg

Why We Need You

As a member of the VCA team, your mission will be to win the confidence of every pet parent—by delivering an outstanding client experience—so they will partner with us for the lifelong care of their companion animals. The technical skills that you will be using include, but are not limited to:

Assessment, triage, and care of ill patients; Hourly treatments including feeding, administering medications, assessing pain/status, restraint, and lifting; Anesthetics, X-rays, and laboratory work; Stocking, cleaning, and maintenance of Emergency area and equipment; Provide lunch coverage for various departments; Math calculations, and Client updates.

Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations; Excellent time management skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks / projects; Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, and teamwork skills; Proven ability to organize, take initiative, work independently, exercise good judgment; Decision-making and critical thinking skills; Ability to build and maintain internal and external relationships with professionalism and integrity; Exhibit a positive attitude and use courtesy, diplomacy and discretion; Maintain professional ethics and confidentiality.

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!

  • Medical Library; 2000+ journals, 600+ textbooks, research, and more at your fingertips!
  • Ask us about our mobilization and hands-free radiology!
  • Paid membership and dues; Annual uniform allowance
  • Paid wellness days, sick days, and vacation time
  • Employee assistance program
  • Continuing education benefits; paid to learn!
  • 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
  • Generous personal pet care discounts
  • And extra perks like shopping discounts and cool wellness apps!

Join Us!

VCA 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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