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Job Details

Veterinarian Assistant

Posted on Jan 21, 2021 by Red Deer Veterinary Clinic

  • Location Red Deer, AB
  • Earnings $23.00 hourly
  • Work Hours 40 hours per week
  • Position Permanent Full Time
  • Vacancies 1  Vacancy
  • Closing Date Mar 10, 2021
Job Requirements

Employer

Red Deer Veterinary Clinic

Languages

English

Education

  • College/CEGEP
  • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant

Experience

3 years to less than 5 years

Area of Specialization

Small animals

Work Setting

Veterinary clinic

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
  • 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

Criminal record check

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • 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

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

Mar 10, 2021

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 Veterinarian Assistant 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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