MTS Level 6 - Animal Health Technician - Veterinary Teaching Hospital - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, January 11, 2016
Date of Posting: 
January 4, 2016
Veterinary Teaching Hospital - Atlantic Veterinary College
MTS Level 6 - Animal Health Technician
Full Time Permanent Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

$50,347 to $55,378 per annum as per CUPE 1870

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital requires an Animal Health Technician to work nights primarily in the Small Animal Intensive Care Unit (ICU).  This position provides technical support in the SA ICU rotating on a 3 nights on / 3 nights off basis and may also have Large Animal responsibilities


• Completing treatment orders for patients
• Monitoring progression of ICU patients
• Monitoring, advising, and assisting veterinary students working after hours in the Small Animal ICU or doing treatments in the Large Animal Hospital
• Providing technical support to the Large Animal Hospital when required
• Maintaining a high standard of cleanliness in the ICU and biosecurity standards
• Maintaining supplies and ensuring proper equipment maintenance within ICU
• Other related duties as assigned


• Must be a graduate of an Animal Health Technician program from a recognized facility
• RVT designation required (for new permanent applicants)
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Must be self-motivated and reliable
• Must be able to work as part of a team, but must also be able to work independently as required
• Computer proficiency to be able to perform billing
• Experience with flex schedule (especially night work) preferred
• Experience in an emergency/critical care setting preferred
• 3-5 years of experience with small animals
• Experience with large animals an asset
• Excellent technical proficiency with experience placing catheters and administering IV fluids, performing sample collection (blood/urine), assisting with diagnostic procedures, performing patient assessments and administering required treatments


Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Successful Candidate(s): 


UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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