Overview

University Health Network Veterinary Technician Full Time in Toronto, ON

University Health Network

Branch Toronto ON CA

Position:
Veterinary Technician
Location:
Toronto, ON

Veterinary Technicians within University Health Network, Animal Resource Centre are involved in basic animal husbandry of multi species of laboratory animals…

Veterinary Technicians within University Health Network, Animal Resource Centre are involved in basic animal husbandry of multi species of laboratory animals and are responsible for the health and welfare of animals in their care. This includes cage changing, water bottle changing, feeding, watering and maintenance of assigned animal rooms as well as health monitoring and treatments. Other responsibilities include: technical services such as weaning, DNA sampling, drug administration or blood sampling. Also Vet Tecs are involved in day to day communication with laboratory staff, contacting them with any issues involving animal health and welfare, acting as resources for laboratory staff in terms of technical expertise, various sample taking and assisting in anesthetic protocols for laboratory animals. Veterinary Technicians may also assist with administration of the facility: cage inventories, per diems charges, and other administrative details as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Graduate from a two year community college program Veterinary Technician discipline
  • Registration with CALAS as a RLAT preferred
  • Exercise initiative and time management skills
  • Effective organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Exercise initiative and good judgement with ability to multi-task
  • Compliance with confidentiality requirements
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to perform duties in a professional and courteous manner and produce high quality work while meeting deadlines
  • Knowledge of applicable legislative, UHN and/or departmental policies
  • Client service oriented, with the ability to effectively work with diversity and appreciate that people with different opinions, backgrounds and characteristics bring richness to the challenge or situation at hand
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • No known allergies to animals
  • Previous experience within a laboratory animal facility

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter . You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Posted on: 2016-06-03
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