One Position available Immediately for June 2017
NunaVet Animal Hospital is looking for a reliable, full-time Vet Assistant. This is a career opportunity.
This is an opportunity to get into the field of veterinary medicine and to train at an entry level position! As a Vet Assistant, you would be an important part of the veterinary team assisting in both office and clinical day to day duties.
The job involves working with animals, dealing with the public in a friendly and educational manner, and working both directly with the veterinarian and solo tasks. The clinic can be fast-paced, with many hours on your feet depending on the appointment schedule. Primary training will be on the job, with supplemental training through on-line certification.
NunaVet Animal Hospital is dedicated to provide consistent, high-quality pet care in Nunavut. We aim to train employees with the goal of longer term commitment to the clinic to be able to give clients and their pets, both familiarity with staff, and comfort with our care of their animals.
Daily Tasks Can Include:
Walking dogs and feeding/cleaning kennels for both cats and dogs
Maintaining cleanliness of the clinic – laundry, sweeping/mopping floors, taking out garbage
Answering phone calls, returning messages and booking appointments
Preparing files and forms for appointments and medical treatments
Working with needles and controlled substances
Performing x-rays, urinalysis, and running bloodwork
Prepping surgical tools and surgery room
Animal restraint for examination
Placing IV catheters
Preparing bio samples for shipping
Dealing with animal remains, feces and urine.
Grade 12 Diploma (or administration experience equivalency)
Work 9am-5pm with flexibility to work later or after hours
Able to lift 50 lbs
Looking for long-term, stable employment
Able to write and speak English
Preferred Skills and Knowledge
Availability after hours and weekends
Ability to speak Inuktitut or French
Previous experience working in a medical or veterinary setting
Wage and Benefits
To be determined depending on commitment to training
40% discount on all veterinary services
Online continuing education costs coverage
Posting: Open Until Filled
Résumés and cover letters can be emailed to the Practice Manager, Duncan Cunningham at email@example.com or dropped off at the clinic during business hours in the lobby. Any further questions can be emailed to the above email.
NunaVet Animal Hospital
3070 Hanson Road
P.O. Box 1889
Iqaluit, NU X0A 0H0
(867) 979-1181 (Please leave a message with your number if we can't come to the phone)