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Job Details

Zoo Veterinarian

Employer

Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo

Date Posted

November 23, 2021

Languages

English
  • Location Calgary, AB
  • Earnings $85,000.00 to $100,000.00 annually (to be negotiated)
  • Work Hours 40 hours per week
  • Position Permanent Full Time
  • Vacancies 1  Vacancy
  • Closing Date Dec 23, 2021
Job Requirements

Employer

Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo

Languages

English

Education

  • Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry
  • Zoological Medicine Residency Programs

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

Licensure by provincial or territorial authorities

Experience

2 years to less than 3 years

Additional Skills

  • Operate and maintain firearms
  • Supervise animal health technologists and animal care workers
  • Conduct veterinary research related to areas such as animal nutrition, health care products development and disease prevention and control
  • Responsible for overall operation of animal hospital, clinic or mobile service to farms

Weight Handling

Up to 23 kg (50 lbs)

Work Setting

Zoo

Specific Skills

  • Treat sick or injured animals by prescribing medication, setting bones, dressing wounds or performing surgery
  • Diagnose diseases or abnormal conditions in individual animals, herds and flocks through physical examinations or laboratory tests
  • Vaccinate animals to prevent and treat diseases
  • Advise clients on feeding, housing, behaviour, breeding, hygiene and general care of animals
  • Provide a range of veterinary services including obstetrics, dentistry and euthanasia
  • Perform routine, emergency and post-mortem examinations

Security and Safety

Immunization records

Transportation/Travel Information

Valid driver's licence

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Work under pressure
  • 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
  • Bending, crouching, kneeling

Ability to Supervise

3-4 people

Personal Suitability

  • Initiative
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility
  • Accurate
  • Team player
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • Dependability
  • Judgement
  • Values and ethics
  • Reliability

Benefits

  • Medical Benefits
  • Disability Benefits
  • Dental Benefits
  • Group Insurance Benefits
  • Life Insurance Benefits
  • RRSP Benefits
  • Other Benefits

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

Dec 23, 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 & Abilities
The Zoo Veterinarian is part of the following larger National Occupational Classification (NOC).

Interest Codes

Veterinarians
INNOVATIVE

Interest in co-ordinating information to diagnose and treat sick and injured animals, and to prescribe medications; may conduct veterinary research, co-ordinate the operations of animal hospitals, clinics and mobile services to farms, and may enforce government regulations in disease control and food production including animal and animal-based food inspection

OBJECTIVE

Interest in precision working with scientific instruments and medical equipment to diagnose diseases and perform surgery

social

Interest in mentoring by treating sick and injured animals, by advising clients on proper care of animals and by providing euthanasia services

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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