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Job Details

Animal Health Technician

Posted on Oct 05, 2020 by Aurora Veterinary Clinic Ltd

  • Location Fort McMurray, AB
  • Earnings $25.00 to $30.00 hourly (to be negotiated)
  • Work Hours 40 to 44 hours per week
  • Position Permanent Full Time
  • Vacancies 1  Vacancy
  • Closing Date Nov 04, 2020
Job Requirements

Employer

Aurora Veterinary Clinic Ltd

Languages

English

Education

  • College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma from a program of 1 year to 2 years
  • Animal Health
  • or equivalent experience

Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)

Registration by a provincial or territorial, or regional association as Registered Animal Health Technologist, Registered Veterinary Technician

Experience

2 years to less than 3 years

Area of Specialization

  • Small animals
  • Emergency care
  • Drug studies
  • Animal dentistry
  • Animal training

Work Setting

  • Veterinary clinic
  • Pharmaceutical or nutrition sales companies
  • Animal shelter

Specific Skills

  • Administer treatments as prescribed by veterinarian
  • Veterinary office management
  • Produce diagnostic radiographs, collect samples and perform other laboratory tests
  • Prepare and administer medications and vaccines under direction of veterinarian
  • Handle, restrain and care for animals undergoing treatment and surgery
  • Counsel clients on animal health care
  • Conduct specialized procedures on animals such as animal identification and hoof trimming
  • Conduct and assist in laboratory research
  • Assist veterinarian before, during and after surgery
  • Provide nursing care and rehabilitation therapy for animals
  • Provide wound and bandage care
  • Perform routine animal dental procedures and assist veterinarians with animal dentistry

Security and Safety

  • Bondable
  • Driver's validity licence check
  • Eligible for professional liability insurance
  • Criminal record check
  • Confidential security clearance
  • Basic security clearance

Transportation/Travel Information

Valid driver's licence

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Work under pressure
  • Repetitive tasks
  • Handling heavy loads
  • Physically demanding
  • Manual dexterity
  • Attention to detail
  • Hand-eye co-ordination
  • Ability to distinguish between colours
  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking
  • Standing for extended periods
  • Walking
  • Bending, crouching, kneeling

Work Location Information

  • Willing to relocate
  • Relocation costs not covered by employer

Personal Suitability

  • Initiative
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility
  • Accurate
  • Team player
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • Client focus
  • Judgement
  • Organized

How to Apply

Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, the employer will not consider your job application.

Advertised Until

Nov 04, 2020

Important notice: This job posting has been provided by an external employer.The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada are not responsible for the accuracy, authenticity or reliability of the content.

Interest Codes
The Animal Health Technician is part of the following larger National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Veterinary and Animal Health Technologists and Technicians
METHODICAL

Interest in assisting veterinarians before, during and after surgery, and by preparing surgical equipment, administering and monitoring anesthetics and cleaning up after surgery; in conducting specialized procedures such as animal identification and hoof trimming, and in preparing medications and vaccines under the direction of veterinarians

OBJECTIVE

Interest in operating laboratory equipment to produce X-rays radiographs, collect samples and perform other tests to assist in the diagnosis of animal health problems

INNOVATIVE

Interest in compiling information from tests to assist in the diagnosis of animal health problems; and in conducting and assisting in laboratory research

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 
It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

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