MTS Level 6 - Registered Veterinary Technician - Large Animal Barn and Small Animal Wards Float (2 Positions)-Veterinary Teaching Hospital - Atlantic Veterinary College

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Veterinary Teaching Hospital - Atlantic Veterinary Hospital
MTS Level 6 - Registered Veterinary Technician - Large Animal Barn and Small Animal Wards Float (2 Positions)
Full-Time Term Positions
Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week

$56,709 to $62,366 per annum, as per CUPE 1870


ASAP to April 30, 2023

Do you want to join a dynamic team practicing and teaching the highest standards of Veterinary Medicine?  Do you want to advance your technical skills and work in an environment supporting primary care clinicians and veterinary specialist experts across a small and large animal caseload?  Do you want to be part of training and shaping the next generation of veterinarians?  If so, we’d love to have you join us! 

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital is seeking two (2) full-time term Registered Veterinary Technicians to work primarily within the large animal hospital to provide nursing care to inpatients and outpatients, with the flexibility and initiative to float to other areas of the teaching hospital to perform other veterinary technician duties in support of small animal patient care and hospital operations.


This position will have primary responsibilities providing nursing care to patients in the large animal hospital and secondary responsibilities providing nursing care to patients in the small animal hospital.  They will also provide back-up support to other large animal services and to the small animal ICU & Primary Emergency services as needed:

Large and Small Animal Technician Hospital duties:

  • Undertake technical duties and responsibilities as part of the large animal technician teams across various primary and specialty services
  • Undertake technical duties and responsibilities as part of the small animal technician teams across various primary and specialty services
  • Support student learning. Instruct and supervise veterinary and technical students on medical procedures such as venipuncture, injections, iv catheter placement, etc;
  • Monitoring, assisting with and completing treatments and procedures for inpatients and outpatients
  • 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
  • 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:

  • Must be willing to participate as assigned in a rotating schedule that will include evening/weekend/holiday/university closure work
  • 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
  • Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) designation is required
  • Demonstrated clinical work experience made up of a combination of large animal and small animal clinical caseload, with specialty referral hospital experience preferred
  • Clinical experience working with patients in a surgical, anesthesia and/or emergency setting is considered an asset
  • Demonstrated experience and proficiency with handling and providing nursing care to large animal patients in a clinical setting
  • Excellent technical proficiency with experience and confidence with nursing and handling large and small animal patients, placing catheters, 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 being an asset
  • Demonstrated experience in inputting, maintaining and reviewing patient billing
  • Strong computer skills with demonstrated ability in Windows and iOS Operating Systems
  • Previous experience with electronic medical records is an asset, 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 posted on the UPEI Human Resources website. Applications will not be accepted via email.

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.

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. If you require accommodation in any part of the process, please direct your inquiries, in confidence, to our HR Officer,

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