MTS 6 - Animal Health Technician (6 Month Term) - Veterinary Teaching Hospital - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Date of Posting: 
March 7, 2017
Veterinary Teaching Hospital - Atlantic Veterinary College
MTS 6 - Animal Health Technician (6 Month Term)
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week 

$51,345 - $56,493 per annum, prorated to time and term as per CUPE 1870

April 3, 2017 to September 30, 2017 (With the possibility of an extension.  Term maybe reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements)

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital requires an Animal Health Technician to provide technical support for the Ambulatory Equine Service. 


• Stocking and maintaining supplies
• Assisting veterinarian by providing proper restraint and handling which can be physically demanding
• Assist in taking radiographs and laboratory samples
• Assist with treatments and diagnostic work-ups
• Monitoring and reporting any abnormalities with patients
• Maintaining a high standard of cleanliness in all work areas
• Provide clinical support to other areas of the VTH at various times of the year
• Invoicing and record keeping
• Work schedule may include some evenings and weekends
• On Call shifts may be a requirement
• Other related duties as assigned


• Must be a graduate of a recognized Animal Health Technician program from a recognized facility (RVT designation is preferred)
• Must have current experience handling and working with horses and companion animals
• Must have positive and willing attitude, be self-motivated but also be able to work as part of a team
• Must possess good communication skills
• Expected to provide excellence in Client Services
• Must have excellent organizational skills
• Must have good computer skills and experience with billing is an asset

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): 

K. Nicholson

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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