Registered Veterinary Technician
APARC – Airdrie
Alberta Pound and Rescue Centre (APARC) is a non-profit organization that provides Pound Services in association with The City of Airdrie.
Alberta Pound and Rescue Centre is now accepting applications for permanent, full time Registered Veterinary Technician at the Airdrie location.
The RVT will be responsible for all duties relating to the medical care and well-being of all APARC animals. These responsibilities will vary with the current needs of the staff, the season of the year and the individual abilities demonstrated by the employee.
The ideal candidate must possess a positive attitude, excellent client service and interpersonal skills, strong communication skills, the ability to multitask and work efficiently under minimal supervision. They must be ready and willing to practice a high level of progressive medicine.
· Monitor and advise kennel assistant staff to ensure organizational and sanitation policies and procedures are followed.
· Provide support to the management team by assisting in implementing standard operating procedures, employing new policies and procedures, and ensuring all standards of veterinary care are upheld.
· Ensuring all shelter animals receive a thorough and timely intake in accordance with procedures.
· Catalog and submit inventory needs in a timely and routine basis.
· Oversee that all assignments and tasks are completed by animal services staff.
· Maintaining a current and well-rounded knowledge of all medication administration routes, equipment uses, patient monitoring, medical care, pharmacology, medical terminology and medical restraint, as well as laboratory procedures.
· Monthly budgeting and animal statistics.
· Networking with surrounding animal organizations and veterinary clinics.
· Overseeing adoption program and corresponding veterinary appointments.
· Animal Health Technology Degree or equivalent.
· Current active ABVMA and ABVTA registration.
· Unrestricted Class 5 Alberta Driver’s License
· Strong written and verbal skills, including the ability to communicate skillfully and effectively with a culturally diverse staff, volunteers and community in a professional, pleasant, respectful, courteous and tactful manner at all times.
· Strong problem-solving skills – focusing on finding solutions to problems and challenges.
· Strong organizational and computer skills.
· The ability to remain pleasant and calm even in stressful situations as well as the ability to ask appropriate questions to gather information along with the ability to feel and show empathy for others.
· Flexibility, ability to manage multiple tasks.
· Ability and initiative, work with minimal supervision and direction.
Minimum of 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week. Daily hours and days of the week may vary according to the needs of the department schedule. Includes weekends, night, holiday and on-call work.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
This career opportunity is based in Airdrie, Alberta. Applicants must be residents of Airdrie and surrounding area or willing to relocate for this position. To apply for this position, e-mail your cover letter and resume to the e-mail address provided.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent