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

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Date of Posting: 
October 6, 2015
Veterinary Teaching Hospital - Atlantic Veterinary College
MTS Level 6 - Animal Health Technician - Community Practice Service
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 a Registered Veterinary Technician to assist veterinarians in the Community Practice Service.


● Technical aspects of veterinary health care for the Community Practice Service including: blood and sample collection; sedation; patient monitoring;  preparation and interpretation of skin scrapings and ear swabs; IV catheter placement; outpatient treatments; stocking and maintaining supplies; and maintaining current AVC biosecurity standards
● Assist students in: taking detailed medical histories from clients; completing TPRs; sample collection (blood, urine), technical aspect of dental care (charting, taking radiographs); leading conversations with clients; inter-service communication; and CAT  Fridays when required
● Completing all service-related paperwork, sample submission, and billing in a timely manner
● Assisting in rounds for fourth year veterinary students on various topics.
● Managing a schedule of technician appointments (nail trims, anal glands, client instructional appointments), in addition to assisting with veterinary appointments
• Completing all other duties that fall within the scope of a private practice technician


● Must be a graduate of an Animal Health Technician program from a recognized facility
● RVT preferred
● Excellence and extensive experience with client communication, with emphasis and comfort in challenging and emotionally charged situations
● Understanding of basic animal behaviour
● High comfort level with sample collection, restraint of animals, euthanasia and performance of basic procedures (ex: nail trims) in presence of owners
● Understanding of preventative medicine principles
● Ability to multitask and prioritize tasks with multiple veterinarians
● Innovative, collaborative and reliable

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 below. You can also apply in person 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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