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Veterinary Technician Assistant, Emergency Department

Calgary, AB

The Calgary Animal Referral and Emergency Centre (CARE Centre) is welcoming a full time ER Veterinary Technician Assistant to join our dedicated and dynamic pet health care team. The CARE Centre is a 24-hour emergency and referral specialty hospital. We are committed to supporting pet owners and the veterinary community by providing the highest level of emergency and referral care.

The primary role of the ER Animal Health Technician Assistant is to assist the AHTs and Veterinarians with daily tasks and patient care. They are also the hands-on caregivers for our patients in hospital including feeding, walking and general cleanliness of patients and their housing to make their stay most comfortable.

The ideal candidate will be energetic, self-motivated, outgoing and possess strong organizational skills. The CARE Centre is a fast-paced environment so the ability to multi-task is essential. Strong interpersonal skills are necessary to thrive in our strongly team-based environment, as well as to provide the exceptional client experience the CARE Centre is known to offer. Some of the responsibilities include:

  • Perform proper restraint techniques when assisting AHT’s and veterinarians assess and treat patients
  • Assist veterinarians and AHT’s while they collect samples, take radiographs and perform ultrasounds
  • Provide physical and emotional support for patients
  • Help to maintain the hospital treatment areas and ensure general cleanliness
  • Other duties as needed for general maintenance of the ICU and hospital

Schedule: Candidates must be available to work 40 hours per week on 12 hour rotating shifts 7 days of the week (including weekdays/weekends and overnights) to accommodate the C.A.R.E. Centre’s 24 hour hospital.

At the C.A.R.E. Centre, we believe in exceptional patient care within a progressive and cooperative teaching environment that allows for both professional growth and a balanced lifestyle.

What VCA Canada Offers

Join our team and you will make a huge difference in the lives of pets and their families! With an extensive network of hospitals across Canada, each location offers a diverse experience, a local community feel, and a caring culture you can thrive in: We have the right fit for you!

  • A caring culture of Wellness and Appreciation!
  • Access to amazing mini-courses
  • Membership and dues
  • Wellness days, sick days, and vacation time
  • Employee assistance program
  • Continuing education benefits; paid to learn!
  • Exceptional career development: there is room to grow here!
  • Referral Bonus Rewards
  • E-tools to assist with meditation, better sleep, exercise, and focus
  • Virtual health care (telemedicine) offering quick access to quality care
  • Opportunities to give back in your community through VCA initiatives
  • Annual uniform allowance
  • Generous personal pet care discounts
  • And extra perks like shopping discounts and cool wellness apps!

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $16.00-$17.50 per hour


  • Dental care
  • Employee assistance program
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • RRSP match
  • Wellness program

Work Location: In person

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