Veterinary Ophthalmology Technician – VCA Canada Calgary Animal Referral and Emergency (C.A.R.E) Centre

  • Company:
    VCA Canada
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    23 hours ago
  • Category:
    Veterinary

Job Description:

To apply, please email stacey.radke@vca.com with job id R- 40198 in the subject line.

The Calgary Animal Referral and Emergency (C.A.R.E.) Centre, a member of VCA Canada, is currently recruiting for a full time Ophthalmology Animal Health Technologist to join our very busy 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 ability to adapt to the needs of their clients. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential, as is the ability to work well within a highly functioning team. There is a very significant portion of client communication including getting updates, booking all appointment, admitting/discharging for surgery and answering all messages. Anesthesia with mechanical ventilator and paralytic medication is common practice and will need to be performed almost daily. Other responsibilities include (but are not limited to): starting appointments, performing ERG and IOP’s, collection and running of blood samples, radiographs, as well as maintaining timely and accurate patient records. The schedule for this position is Tuesday to Friday from 7:30am-6pm, with additional after hours anesthesia requirements. Applicants must be a registered AHT with experience in the veterinary field and be eligible for registration with AAAHT in Alberta.

At VCA Canada C.A.R.E. Centre, we believe in exceptional patient care within a progressive and cooperative teaching environment that allows for both professional growth and a balanced lifestyle. In addition to on-going training and advancement opportunities, we offer competitive wages, medical/dental benefits, uniform allowance, pet discounts and a generous continuing education allowance. 

For any questions please email: careers.canada@vca.com