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VCA Veterinary Technician, Specialty Float - VCA Canada Alta Vista Animal Hospital in Ottawa, Ontario

VCA Canada is Canada’s largest network of companion animal hospitals, devoted to providing compassionate care for pets. Our team of over 2500 people operate specialty-referral, primary care, alternative therapy and emergency hospitals and are committed to providing superior patient care and client experience. At our core are our people – people with different strengths and interests that enrich our diversity, innovation and excellence. In support we provide career development and growth opportunities, continuing education, scholarships and awards. We are also passionate about giving back to the community through Paw It Forward, our national philanthropic program.

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Alta Vista Animal Hospital offers 24-hour Emergency/Critical Care services, a full service General Practice and a Specialty/Referral Department. Our board certified specialists provide care in surgery, ophthalmology, cardiology, oncology, neurology, dermatology, internal medicine and dentistry and have access to on-site MRI and CT diagnostics. With a dedicated staff of 160, including 30 veterinarians, we offer excellence in veterinary medicine because we are passionate about what we do!

To apply, please email with job id R-34950 in the subject line.

VCA Canada Alta Vista Animal Hospital has an exciting opportunity for a fixed term Veterinary Technician to join our established specialty services as a float technician for 12 months. You will have an opportunity to use your skills to the fullest potential in a scheduled rotation throughout our six specialty services. Our VT’s are given the necessary tools and resources to be successful in pursuing multiple passions within our hospital. You will have opportunities to expand your learning through extensive exposure and involvement to many specialty cases. Additional qualifications and attributes you must embrace to be successful in this role;

  • Registered Veterinary Technician or eligible to register

  • Support the Surgery, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Cardiology, Dermatology and Ophthalmology services

  • Point of contact between Veterinarian, Pet Owner and Referring Veterinarians

  • Educate Pet Owner on; home-care, follow-up, nutrition and general information

  • Experience with and willing to enhance technical skills; anesthesia, CRI’s, epidurals and mechanical ventilators

  • Responding to pet owner’s questions and concerns face to face, via the telephone and email

  • Ability to thrive in a steady and often fast paced environment

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills in working with your colleagues and pet parents

  • Proven ability to keep accurate patient records

  • Strong ability to problem-solve

VCA Canada Offers!

At our core are our people – people with different strengths and interests that enrich our diversity, innovation and excellence. A team we think of as family. When you join our family, VCA Canada offers:

  • Comprehensive compensation structures that include wellness days, sick days and vacation time

  • Continuing education benefits

  • Exceptional career development

  • Generous personal pet care discounts

  • NAVTA and professional dues

  • A network of highly educated and skilled professionals

  • And extra perks!

VCA Canada Cares

At VCA Canada we don’t see an animal, we see a family member. VCA Canada embraces a culture of giving back to the communities we serve and demonstrates this philosophy through our national philanthropic program, Paw it Forward. Please visit our website to learn more, at .

Benefits: Additionally, we offer a generous compensation package including health and dental insurance, paid vacation, employee discounts, CE, and more.

VCA began in 1986 as a privately owned company with one animal hospital. Today, we are the largest family of animal care providers nationwide. Despite unprecedented growth, VCA has never abandoned its devotion to compassionate, comprehensive pet care. Take a look at our open positions throughout the U.S. and Canada! We’re always looking for top notch talent to join the VCA family!