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VCA Animal Hospitals Veterinary Technician Assistant - Tri Lake Animal Hospital & Referral Centre in Lake Country, British Columbia

Veterinary Technician Assistant

Lake Country, BC

Tri Lake Animal Hospital & Referral Centre in Lake Country, BC, is welcoming a dedicated full-time Veterinary Technician Assistant to join our team. We want great team players who enjoy a fast-paced environment and are passionate about making a REAL difference in the lives of our patients and clients. As we continue to expand our ER department to 24/7 services, TA shifts will range from daytime to evening and include overnights, as well as shared weekend shifts. Of course, should a night owl emerge with a preference for overnights, the option for a strict overnight schedule is always available. Otherwise, the sharing of these shifts via rotation helps to maintain a healthy work-life balance for ALL!

What you need

  • Previous veterinary experience is an asset

  • Exceptional client service skills that build trust and loyalty with clients

  • Strong communication skills and ability to work with a dynamic and diverse team

  • Compassion and nurturing attitude when providing care to clients and patients

  • Ability to remain calm and efficient in stressful situations

  • Positive outlook and enthusiasm for learning

  • Initiative in carrying out assignments independently

Your role will be

  • Assisting Veterinarians and Technicians with client support and treatment of pet patients, including low stress restraint techniques

  • Providing support to the Client Care service, occasionally covering shifts in reception when necessary

  • Preparing medications and supplies for clients to take home (per DVM and RVT instruction)

  • Providing compassionate care to hospitalized patients, including feeding and walking

  • Handling and maintaining surgical equipment, including setup, cleaning and sterilization

  • General hospital care including cleaning kennels, restocking treatment areas, and maintenance of outdoor areas

What VCA Canada Offers

Join our team and you will make a huge difference in the lives of pets and their families! With an extensive network of hospitals across Canada, each location offers a diverse experience, a local community feel, and a caring culture you can thrive in: We could be the right fit for you!

  • A caring culture of Wellness and Appreciation !

  • Competitive wages and benefits!

  • Employer match (5%) group RRSP plan - Planning for your future just got easier with VCA Canada!

  • Wellness days, sick days, and vacation time

  • Annual uniform allowance

  • Exceptional career development: there is room to grow here!

  • Referral Bonus Rewards

  • E-tools to assist with meditation, better sleep, exercise, and focus

  • Virtual health care (telemedicine) offering quick access to quality care

  • Opportunities to give back in your community through VCA initiatives

  • Generous personal pet care discounts

  • And extra perks like shopping discounts and cool wellness apps

Email : Laurie Dew, Medical Care Coordinator & Tech/TA Team Lead for further information, or click Apply Now!

VCA Canada is committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. If you require any assistance, please let us know.

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