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Registered Veterinary Technologist, Anesthesia/Surgery, RVT

Calgary, AB

Job Description
Job Description:

The Calgary Animal Referral and Emergency (C.A.R.E.) Centre, a member of VCA Canada, is currently recruiting for a Full time Surgery/Anesthesia Registered Veterinary Technologist to join our very busy surgery service.

The C.A.R.E. Centre is a fully functioning referral hospital, with board certified specialists in a wide range of referral services including: internal medicine, critical care, surgery, radiology, oncology, ophthalmology, neurology, cardiology, dermatology, emergency and dentistry/oral surgery. The C.A.R.E Centre is committed to supporting pet owners and the veterinary community by providing the highest level of animal emergency and referral care.


The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills and be compassionate with the needs of their clients. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential, as is the ability to work efficiently on your own and with a team. This position involves doing anesthesia for both board certified surgeons. Being assigned daily to the surgeon that is operating, alternating procedures with another surgery technician. Anesthesia with a ventilator and epidurals are common practice and performed almost daily. Other responsibilities include (but are not limited to): client communication, booking consultations/rechecks and procedures, starting appointments, taking radiographs pre and post operative, collection and submission of blood and other lab samples, assisting in CT scans, maintaining timely and accurate patient records. The schedule for this position is Monday to Thursday from 7am-6pm or Tuesday-Friday 7am-6pm, with additional after hours anesthesia requirements. Experience with anesthesia required. VTS certified or technicians wanting to work towards their VTS in anesthesia are welcome to apply. Applicants must be a registered AHT and be eligible for registration with AAAHT in Alberta.

VCA Canada Offers!

At our core are our people - people with different strengths and interests that enrich our diversity, innovation and excellence. A team we think of as family. When you join our family, VCA Canada offers:
  • Comprehensive compensation structures that include wellness days, sick days and vacation time.
  • Continuing education benefits
  • Exceptional career development
  • Generous personal pet care discounts
  • NAVTA and professional dues
  • A network of highly educated and skilled professionals!!
  • And extra perks!
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