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VCA RVT Neurology, VCA Central Victoria Veterinary Hospital in Victoria, British Columbia

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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VCA Canada Central Victoria Veterinary Hospital is a rapidly growing 24HR Emergency and Specialty Referral Hospital serving the greater Victoria area, Vancouver Island and beyond. With a four-decade presence in the garden city, our hospital is the place to go for excellent patient care and emergency services. The highly anticipated construction of our new facility, will triple our hospital footprint and bring many advanced technologies to Vancouver Island. Practicing exceptional medicine with a commitment to the highest standards of patient and client care, we are looking for likeminded team members who enjoy working in a cooperative, high-level environment.

VCA Central Victoria Veterinary Hospital in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada is hiring full time Intensive Care Unit Registered Veterinary Technicians to join our dedicated pet health care team.

Come work and play in one of the most beautiful cities in the world! Victoria enjoys the mildest climate of any city in Canada, and boasts the rugged, natural beauty of the Pacific coast.

Join us in providing state of the art veterinary care in our brand new 20,000 sq. Ft. facility, opening late summer. This hospital is well equipped with digital radiography, ultrasound, endoscopy, CT and MRI imaging, radiation therapy, on-site diagnostic laboratory, and advanced monitoring equipment.

Our Intensive Care Unit will enable us to provide patient support and pain and anesthesia case consultations for all internal cases, as well as critical case care on a referral basis. As part of the new facility, the West Coast Cancer Treatment Centre will utilize the latest innovations in veterinary diagnostics and treatment, housing MRI, CT and LINAC modalities.

If you are seeking an opportunity to be a part of a new and growing referral hospital and would like to work with a dedicated and motivated team to bring this new vision to life on Vancouver Island, we would love to talk to you. As the first large Veterinary Referral Hospital on Vancouver Island, this is an amazing opportunity to be an integral part of creating the principal center for veterinary care in Victoria and on Vancouver Island in general.

Currently, our team includes 24-hour emergency care, as well as specialists in Dermatology, Oncology and Diagnostic Imaging. This summer and fall we welcome Critical Care, Neurology and Rehabilitation Specialists to our team and will further incorporate Internal Medicine and Surgical Oncology in 2022.

If you are looking for an opportunity to learn and specialize in neurology, this is the position for you! As a RVT for our Neurology Department, you would play a vital role in helping to set up and develop the neurology service. Daily responsibilities include: assisting with physical and neurological exams, helping with completion of advanced imaging including CT and MRI, providing exemplary patient care to medical and surgical neurology cases, demonstrating excellent client and team communication skills.

Our hospital culture fosters teamwork and collaboration, enabling us to provide optimal patient care within a collegial work environment. As we grow our hospital and team, we strive to provide an exceptional service to our clients, referring veterinarians and our community.

As our ideal Candidate, you have:

  • Excellent communication skills, computer and phone skills

  • A willingness to enhance your technical skills in anesthesia, patient care, advanced imaging, and neurosurgery

  • Strong mathematics skills (drug dose calculations, CRI’s, dilutions)

  • Experience in surgical preparation of patients, maintaining sterile technique and surgical instrumentation required.

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • The ability to work with little or no supervision when necessary as well as the ability to work as part of a team

  • A high level of professionalism

Qualifications and Experience

  • Graduate of an accredited program for Veterinary Technicians

  • Registered Veterinary Technology designation (or eligible to register)

  • Referral Hospital or ER experience preferred

  • VTS credentialed technicians or those interested in pursuing their VTS are encouraged to apply.

  • Experience with neurology and advanced imagining (CT/MRI) procedures is highly preferred but not required.

  • Minimum 2 years of veterinary experience

Training for this position will begin in July, but interested applicants are encouraged to apply now. Our timeline is flexible and those who may want to move earlier have the opportunity to become familiar working with us in our Emergency Department.

VCA Canada offers a variety of opportunities for career growth and continuing education within our extensive network of hospitals. We are passionate about giving back through initiatives such as Paw it Forward and Pet Pantry. Additionally, we offer competitive wages, pet and veterinary discounts and group benefits for full-time staff.

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!