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animal health technician


Source: Job Bank

Location

Yellowknife, NT
X1A2P7

Salary

$60,000.00 to $66,000.00 annually (to be negotiated)

Additional Information

  • Work Term: Permanent
  • Work Language: English
  • Hours: 37.5 to 40 hours per week
  • Education: Other trades certificate or diploma
  • Experience: 1 year to less than 2 years
  • or equivalent experience

Work setting

  • Veterinary clinic
  • Animal hospital

Tasks

  • Handle, restrain and care for animals undergoing treatment and surgery
  • Assist veterinarian before, during and after surgery
  • Prepare and administer medications and vaccines under direction of veterinarian
  • Administer treatments as prescribed by veterinarian
  • Conduct specialized procedures on animals such as animal identification and hoof trimming
  • Counsel clients on animal health care
  • Produce diagnostic radiographs, collect samples and perform other laboratory tests
  • Perform routine animal dental procedures and assist veterinarians with animal dentistry
  • Provide nursing care and rehabilitation therapy for animals
  • Provide wound and bandage care

Area of specialization

  • Animal dentistry
  • Exotic animals
  • Small animals
  • Emergency care
  • Animal training
  • Marine life

Security and safety

  • Basic security clearance
  • Criminal record check
  • Driver's validity licence check

Transportation/travel information

  • Valid driver's licence

Work conditions and physical capabilities

  • Handling heavy loads
  • Manual dexterity
  • Attention to detail
  • Hand-eye co-ordination
  • Fast-paced environment
  • Walking
  • Standing for extended periods
  • Bending, crouching, kneeling
  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking
  • Ability to distinguish between colours
  • Repetitive tasks
  • Work under pressure
  • Physically demanding

Personal suitability

  • Accurate
  • Client focus
  • Efficient interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • Flexibility
  • Initiative
  • Judgement
  • Organized
  • Team player

Screening questions

  • Are you currently legally able to work in Canada?
  • Are you willing to relocate for this position?
  • Do you have previous experience in this field of employment?
  • Do you have the above-indicated required certifications?
  • What is the highest level of study you have completed?

Health benefits

  • Dental plan
  • Disability benefits
  • Health care plan
  • Vision care benefits

Financial benefits

  • Group insurance benefits

Other benefits

  • Free parking available

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