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Veterinary Technician

Great Slave Animal Hospital
Published
January 6, 2023
Location
Yellowknife, NT
Category
Job Type
Department
Reception

Description

Great Slave Animal Hospital is looking for a full time permanent Veterinary Technician to join our team.

Physical Capacities:

  • Handling heavy loading
  • Manual dexterity
  • Attention to detail
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Working in a fast-paced environment
  • Walking and standing for extended periods
  • Able to bend, crouch and kneel
  • Working under pressure in physically demanding and repetitive tasks

Essential Skills Needed:

  • Reading, writing and document use
  • Math skills
  • Communication and working with others
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Critical thinking
  • Job task planning and organizing
  • Research and memory
  • Computer use
  • Willing to learn continuously

Duties

Contributes to animal care services by:

  • Providing nursing care to all hospitalized and surgical animals, including administering medications and treatments, as well as, monitoring the health of animals;
  • Assisting with sample collection, preparation of samples for analysis or shipping;
  • Preparing animals for surgery and assists in surgical procedures;
  • Prepares surgical facility, including cleaning equipment and administering medications;
  • Monitors anesthesia during surgical procedures;
  • Performing dental prophylaxis procedures;
  • Sets up and performs radiograph procedures with digital radiograph equipment;
  • Assisting Veterinarian with patient exams, including patient restraint, injections and administering medication;
  • Assisting with animal emergencies and providing intensive care treatments as required;
  • Assisting/performing euthanasia procedures under the direction of the Veterinarian;
  • Maintaining accurate medical records;
  • Cleaning work areas and cages;
  • Providing after hour services on a shift rotation;
  • Walking hospital dogs;
  • Collecting and preparing samples for analysis;
  • Performing in-house microbiology and parasitological tests using an IDEXX Chemistry and/or CBC blood analyzer and microscope;
  • Preparing and/or analyzing other samples as requested by Veterinarian;
  • Performs ECG telemedicine procedures
  • Maintaining inventory stock counts by recording sales through the Cornerstone inventory system;
  • Assisting with shipping and receiving of stock;
  • Ordering, documenting and maintaining control drug stock;
  • Participating in Year-end stock counts and data entry.

Ensures proper handling, storage and disposal of hazardous material;

  • Ensures compliance with safety regulations with respect to use of equipment and hazardous chemicals as required by Workers’ Compensation and Safety Commission regulations, National Dosimetry Registry for radiation regulations, etc.
  • Maintains equipment, trouble shoots and performs minor repairs and arranges for service and major repairs;
  • Provides assistance to clients when other staff is unavailable;
  • Answering phones when receptionist is unavailable;
  • Participates in extraordinary meeting and prepares reports if needed;
  • Provides services as required by Veterinarians and/or Supervisor.

Qualifications

Veterinary Technician diploma required.

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