OverviewThe British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA) Veterinary Assistant (12-month contract) Temporary in Prince George, BC
The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BC SPCA)
Branch Prince George BC CA
Veterinary Assistant (12-month contract)
Prince George, BC
Completion of Veterinary Office Assistant Program or comparable veterinary assistant experience. Experience using Cornerstone Veterinary software as asset….
The BC SPCA was established over 120 years ago and we continue to grow stronger every year. We are a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in British Columbia. Today we have 44 locations throughout BC that provide a wide range of services and programs to help more than 45,000 animals in distress and need each year.
Our Prince George Spay Neuter Clinic is recruiting for a full-time Veterinary Assistant to cover a one-year maternity leave. As a member of the Prince George team, the successful candidate must be adaptable, positive, and have true passion for animals and animal care experience in a professional setting. This is a small clinic and everyone helps wherever needed regardless of position. The successful candidate will have experience working in a veterinary setting and is comfortable working with all types of companion animals.
You are an enthusiastic self-starter who can work independently as well as part of a team. Your motivation is a job well done. You have excellent people skills, along with the ability and desire to work in a fast-paced environment. You are committed to excellent attendance, providing the highest standard of patient and client care as well as maintaining the hospitals cleanliness. With no evenings or weekend work, this is the perfect opportunity for someone looking to make a difference without sacrificing his or her lifestyle.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
High School Diploma or equivalent
Completion of Veterinary Office Assistant Program or comparable veterinary assistant experience
A sound knowledge of animals, their breeds, characteristics and common diseases
Experience handling dogs & cats in a professional setting an asset
Position is physically demanding and includes heavy lifting, pushing and pulling which requires an individual with the ability to maintain a level of fitness and endurance to fulfill the required duties
Strong computer skills (i.e. MS Office Suite) sufficient to deal effectively with the responsibilities and functions of the position
Must possess excellent verbal, written and organizational skills
Experience using Cornerstone Veterinary software as asset
Ability to prioritize and multi-task
Demonstrated excellent telephone and customer service skills
Demonstrated ability to adapt easily to situations at hand
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
If you are legally entitled to work in Canada and would like to be a part of a great team, complete the attached employment application (PDF) and email it along with your resume and cover letter (in Word or PDF format) to: [email protected] Help us make a difference.
To ensure delivery, please use the following subject line for your email: “BC SPCA Job Posting – PGSNC-Vet Asst”.
We thank you for your interest in the BC SPCA; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.
The BC SPCA is a registered not-for-profit organization BN 11881 9036 RR0001 .
Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Prince George, BC, CA
Posted on: 2017-04-02