MTS Level 6 - Animal Health Technicians - Veterinary Teaching Hospital - Atlantic Veterinary Hospital - Two (2) Openings

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Date of Posting: 
October 3, 2016
Veterinary Teaching Hospital - Atlantic Veterinary Hospital
MTS Level 6 - Animal Health Technician
Full-Time Permanent Position (Nights)
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week (Nights 9:15 pm to 8:00 am, 4 nights on 4 nights off. Shifts rotate over weekends and holidays, thus must be willing to work those shifts).

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

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital requires two Animal Health Technicians to work nights to assist veterinarians by providing nursing care to animals in the barn, wards and ICU ensuring that all treatments and diagnostic procedures are carried out for the patients. The successful applicants will work between the Large Animal and Small Animal Hospital and this position involves rotating shifts (4 nights on/4 nights off).


• Completing treatment orders for patients
• Monitoring and reporting to the clinician any abnormalities in animals during the night shift and in relation to the treatments and/or monitoring of animals
• Stock and maintain supplies in various locations including inventory management
• Maintain biosecurity standards, and routine cleaning of treatment and housing areas
• Ability to provide anesthesia support in emergency situations
• Other related duties as assigned


• Must be a graduate of an Animal Health Technician program from a recognized facility
• RVT designation is required
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Must have a minimum of 3 years of experience working in a clinical setting with BOTH large and small animals and with the ability to provide anesthesia and emergency support in both areas
• Must have excellent veterinary technical abilities with large and small animal patients including venipuncture, fluid therapy, medication administration (including IV/IM/SQ), and animal handling and restraint
• Strong interpersonal skill
• 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): 

K. Stewart

M. Drake-Arbing

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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