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

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Monday, November 28, 2016
Date of Posting: 
November 21, 2016
Veterinary Teaching Hospital - Atlantic Veterinary Hospital
MTS Level 6 - Animal Health Technician
Full Time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week (10:00am – 6:00pm days)

$50,347 to $55,378 per annum, prorated to time and term as per CUPE 1870

As soon as possible to October 27, 2017 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements)

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital requires an Animal Health Technician to work as a floater in the SA hospital. Primary responsibilities will be in Small Animal surgery, Small Animal ICU, and Small Animal medicine; however, support may be required in Small Animal anesthesia, Community Practice, Cardiology, Wildlife, and the Dispensary. 


• Managing surgical cases and the surgical areas
• Completing treatment orders for patients in the ICU/wards
• Administering chemotherapy and other specialty procedures/treatments (scopes, blood transfusions, etc.)
• Providing clinical anesthesia
• Providing support to the cardiology service
• Monitoring and reporting to the clinician any abnormalities in animals in relation to the treatments and/or monitoring of animals
• Stocking  and maintaining supplies in various locations
• Maintaining biosecurity standards
• Covering lunches, sickness, vacation for other technicians in various areas within the SA hospital
• Other related duties as assigned


• Must be a graduate of an Animal Health Technician program from a recognized facility
• RVT designation is preferred
• Excellent communication skills
• Must have 3 plus years of experience working in a clinical setting with small animals and with the ability to provide anesthesia support and specialty internal medicine procedures and treatments
• Comfortable working with wildlife
• Strong interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills
• Must be self-motivated
• Must be able to work as part of a team, but must also be able to work independently as required

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): 

S. Barry Benedik

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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