Veterinary Assistant Surgery Department

Elk Lake Veterinary Hospital - Victoria, BC (30+ days ago)

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Elk Lake Veterinary Hospital is seeking a friendly, detail orientated and experienced Technical Assistant for our up-and-coming specialty surgery department. Working with our board-certified surgeon and skilled Registered Veterinary Technicians, you will play a vital role in ensuring the team delivers cutting edge, comprehensive care to patients. You will provide impeccable communication for clients and our referring veterinary community.

Key duties;

  • Support the Surgery Department in surgeries, patient recovery, discharge, consultations and all forms of client care
  • Liaise between hospital staff, clients and referring Veterinarians
  • Ensuring medical records are correct, up to date and disseminated appropriately
  • Booking consultations, surgeries and post-operative appointments
  • Cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing of equipment, instruments and facility

Key Attributes;

  • Minimum 1-year experience as a Veterinary Assistant
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication
  • Works with a sense of urgency and delivers consistent results
  • Adept time management skills with the ability to plan, organize and multitask
  • Demonstrates the importance of a clean, sterile and organized facility
  • Thorough and detail orientated
  • Able to take direction and also work independently to complete tasks
  • Positive, bright bubbly and charismatic
  • Above standard knowledge of computer software and technology
  • Above average knowledge of anesthesia, monitoring and recovery

We highly regard the following assets:

  • Experience in referral practice, emergency or an ICU setting
  • Experience and/or strong interest in rehabilitation therapy

If this sounds like the next step in your career please submit your resume and a one-page cover letter outlining your experience and suitability to the position.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Veterinary Assistant: 1 year (Required)