MTS Level 6 - Animal Health Technician (RVT) - Small Animal Hospital Medicine and Float (Days) - Veterinary Teaching Hospital - Atlantic Veterinary College *Reposted*

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Position Type:
Staff Position
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Veterinary Teaching Hospital - Atlantic Veterinary College
Animal Health Technician (RVT) - Small Animal Hospital Medicine and Float (Days)
Full-time Term
Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week

$61,485 to $67,534 per annum, prorated to term, as per CUPE 1870


ASAP to October 13, 2025 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding, and departmental requirements)         

Are you an RVT looking for an environment where you can develop your small animal medicine skills with mentorship and training from a team of board-certified Internal Medicine specialists and Medicine Technicians?

From our Veterinary Teaching Hospital on the charming and conveniently located UPEI campus in Charlottetown - a cutting-edge tertiary referral centre for Atlantic Canada - you can enjoy life on beautiful Prince Edward Island, filled with wandering trails, endless beaches and unique experiences everywhere you look!

We can offer you:

  • On-campus access to our sports and fitness centre, swimming pool, restaurants, cafes, health and wellness, physiotherapy, and rehab facilities.
  • A comprehensive benefits and insurance package, including health and dental, RRSP, tuition waivers, progressive paid vacation and leave allowances, access to Employee Family Assistance Program and access to professional development funds and opportunities.
  • EVTA membership paid.
  • Staff discounts on veterinary services and pet food.

We have a supportive teaching environment across our Small and Large Animal Hospitals, offering state of the art technology with advanced imaging modalities including CT and MRI, and boasting over 20 specialist veterinarians alongside talented primary care veterinarians with a highly skilled team of veterinary technicians and support staff.

Take a step forward in your career and join our team as an RVT working in the Small Animal Internal Medicine service, where you will be encouraged to fully utilize your skills and have the flexibility to enjoy other opportunities in the teaching hospital.



This position will have primary responsibilities with the SA Internal Medicine Service, and secondary responsibilities in the SA ICU, Community Practice, Primary Emergency, and other specialty services.

Small Animal Internal Medicine Service duties:

  • Rounding with SA Medicine technicians upon arrival, attend service rounds at the end of the day, and communicate treatment plans and patient updates to ICU technicians for hospitalized patients
  • Working with technicians and clinicians in the small animal hospital to anticipate, organize, and prioritize cases that need to be assisted with throughout the day
  • Completing and assisting with treatment orders for patients, including but not limited to sedated procedures, chemotherapy treatments, and blood donor collections
  • Ability to perform necessary nursing skills for the various levels of care required (including animal handling and restraint, and basic husbandry)
  • Monitoring and reporting to the clinician any abnormalities with the patient in relation to the treatment and/or monitoring of their care and well-being
  • Stocking and maintaining supplies in various locations
  • Updating patient invoicing
  • Assist in the maintenance of medical records
  • Monitoring progression of hospitalized patients
  • Maintaining biosecurity standards
  • Work in a position of flux and change that may revolve around and through many services within the small animal hospital, thus requiring a good working knowledge and team-based approach with all services within the VTH
  • Support small animal hospital clinicians, VTH SA interns, and primary service technicians with client and referring DVM communication (including discussing estimates, consent forms, and client education and patient care)
  • May be required to participate in a rotational on-call schedule for urgent and emergency needs
  • Other related duties as assigned

VTH Float Technician duties:

  • Monitoring, assisting with and completing treatments and procedures for patients
  • Perform necessary nursing skills for the various levels of care required (including triage of emergency presentations, animal handling, restraint, and basic husbandry) and assisting with diagnostic procedures including administering sedation and monitoring of sedated patients
  • Monitoring and reporting to the clinician any findings or abnormalities with the patient in relation to the treatment and/or status of their care and well-being.
  • Support clinicians and VTH interns/residents with client communication (including discussing estimates, consent forms, and client education/care)
  • Support client services staff in ensuring an excellent client experience including answering client inquiries, taking payments, and client communication.
  • Stocking and maintaining supplies, including reconciliation of Cubex inventory cabinets,  in various hospital locations
  • Assist in the maintenance of complete and accurate patient medical records and billing and working with clinicians and client services staff to ensure that patient bills are completed and paid prior to patient discharge
  • Maintaining a high standard of cleanliness and biosecurity standards and other related technician duties as assigned

General duties:

  • Participate as assigned in an on-call schedule as required for hospital operations and will include some evening/weekend/holiday work.  Additional compensation and overtime rates are provided for on-call duties, as per CUPE 1870
  • Participate in the training of veterinary students, technician students and post-graduate program veterinarians with confidence and support.
  • Maintain collegial and professional interactions and communication with colleagues, students and clients at all times
  • Maintain safe, respectful, professional and ethical conduct, handling and interactions with patients and during patient care as befitting a veterinary teaching hospital environment and in accordance with veterinary regulatory bodies



  • Must be a graduate of an Animal Health Technician program from a recognized facility
  • RVT designation is required
  • Three (3) years of work experience with small animals patients is preferred
  • One (1) year of experience with advanced technical skills in SA internal medicine and ICU (including oncology, endoscopy, epidurals, nerve blocks, transfusion medicine, emergency medicine) is preferred
  • Excellent technical proficiency with experience and confidence with nursing and handling small animal patients, placing catheters and administering IV fluids, performing sample collection, assisting with diagnostic procedures including administering sedation and monitoring sedated patients, performing patient assessments and administering required treatments
  • Must possess strong work ethic and accountability with demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills with colleagues and clients, with experience working in a teaching environment an asset
  • Demonstrated experience in inputting, maintaining and reviewing patient invoicing
  • Strong computer skills with demonstrated ability in Windows and iOS Operating
  • Previous experience with electronic medical records is required, with preference given to applicants with knowledge of RxWorks and Smart Flow


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.

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.

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