VCA Canada is Canada’s largest network of companion animal hospitals, devoted to providing compassionate care for pets. Our team of over 2500 people operate specialty-referral, primary care, alternative therapy and emergency hospitals and are committed to providing superior patient care and client experience. At our core are our people – people with different strengths and interests that enrich our diversity, innovation and excellence. In support we provide career development and growth opportunities, continuing education, scholarships and awards. We are also passionate about giving back to the community through Paw It Forward, our national philanthropic program.
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**VCA Canada Tri Lake Animal Hospital & Referral Centre** has an opportunity for an experienced and dedicated **Registered Veterinary Technologist (RVT) Team Lead** to join our established network of highly skilled professionals. You will have an opportunity to use your technical and leadership skills to the fullest potential! At VCA Canada our RVT’s are given the necessary tools and resources to be successful in pursuing multiple passions within our hospitals.
Located in the beautiful central Okanagan, VCA Canada Tri Lake is a full-service animal hospital, just a short drive from both Kelowna and Vernon. We provide health and emergency care for cats, dogs, rabbits, birds, reptiles and other exotics. Our hospital is equipped with an in house laboratory, CT scanner, ultrasound, digital radiology suite and 24-hour RVT staffing. Our team is made up of experienced professionals, all dedicated to continuous learning and providing an excellent experience for both our clients and their pets. We have further committed to expanding our emergency services this year to 24/7 and 365 days a year! Once we have the required ER Veterinarians in place, we will open our overnight doors, expanding our current emergency offering.
**Why We Need You**
The ideal candidate for the **RVT Lead** position will be confident and excited about building a strong team that aligns with our values. You see your team as an integral part of the broader team and you focus on taking the time to know each member, knowing that each person requires a tailored approach when it comes to: learning and performance. This full-time opportunity includes a range of responsibilities that will be ideal for your strong technical, administrative and organizational skills that ultimately support the efficient and effective daily operation of the hospital. Additionally, you will ensure our clients and their pets feel welcomed, expertly cared for, and appreciated! Additional qualifications and attributes for this role include;
+ Registered Veterinary Technician or eligible to register
+ Dedicated to promoting team-based medicine practices
+ Collaborative and thoughtful communication style
+ Ability to keep detailed and accurate patient records
+ Compassionate care for our hospitalized patients
+ Ability to mange multiple priorities and people simultaneously
+ Technical skills; venipuncture, catheter placement, radiology, anesthesia monitoring, physical examinations and patient assessment, dentistry, nutrition and pharmacy
+ Surgical preparation, assisting and patient recovery
+ Implement process and oversee coordination of patient records and patient communication
+ Attend regular meetings with your General Manager to review schedules, team info, patient files, processes, areas for improvement
+ Oversee a team of RVT’s and TA’s including scheduling and training
**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
+ Health and Dental insurance for eligible employees
+ Professional dues: BCVTA and NAVTA
+ A network of highly educated and skilled professionals!!
+ And extra perks!
**VCA Canada Cares**
At VCA Canada we don’t see an animal, we see a family member. VCA Canada embraces a culture of giving back to the communities we serve and demonstrates this philosophy through our national philanthropic program, Paw it Forward. Please visit our website to learn more, www.vcacanada.com .
To contact the hospital directly, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and for more information on our hospital, please visit us online at www.vcacanada.com/trilake .
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Benefits: Additionally, we offer a generous compensation package including health and dental insurance, paid vacation, employee discounts, CE, and more.
VCA began in 1986 as a privately owned company with one animal hospital. Today, we are the largest family of animal care providers nationwide. Despite unprecedented growth, VCA has never abandoned its devotion to compassionate, comprehensive pet care. Take a look at our open positions throughout the U.S. and Canada! We’re always looking for top notch talent to join the VCA family!