Technical Veterinary Hospital Assistant - Specialty 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 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 and comprehensive care to patients.

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
  • Ensure medical records are correct, up to date and disseminated appropriately
  • Book consultations, surgeries and post-operative appointments
  • Clean, sterilize and maintain equipment, instruments, tools and facility

Key Attributes;

  • Minimum 2-year experience as a Veterinary Assistant
  • Driven to deliver high standard customer experiences
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication
  • Work with a sense of urgency and deliver consistent results
  • Adept time management skill with the ability to plan, organize and multitask
  • Display meticulous attention to cleanliness and sterility
  • 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, sterility

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 go to and complete our online application as well as upload a current resume and cover letter.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Company Events
  • Dental Care
  • Extended Health Care
  • Life Insurance
  • On-site Parking
  • Paid Time Off
  • Profit Sharing


  • 10 Hour Shift
  • 8 Hour Shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends

COVID-19 considerations:
Due to COVID-19 all initial interviews will be conducted remotely via video or telephone.


  • Veterinary Assistant: 2 years (Preferred)

Work remotely:

  • No