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Wanted: RVT Summer Intern

2018 Summer Intern Contract Position

Student Registered Veterinary Technologist

Start date: June 2017 for up to 16 weeks

37.5 hours per week

Position Summary:

Student RVT will provide exceptional patient care and will work under the direct supervision of a RVT and DVM in surgery (preparation, monitoring, and recovery), dentistry, radiology (digital and dental), emergency medicine, pathology and laboratory sampling and handling.


ABOUT US: AARCS is a registered non-profit charity with a mission to improve the lives of animals by rescuing and rehoming abandoned and abused animals. We help over 2500 animals a year and provide much-needed programs to our community including: Spay/Neuter Assistance, Humane Education, and Emergency/Disaster Response. Our Safe Haven facility and Animal Hospital is located in Calgary and is a temporary and quarantine holding facility for many animals as they transition to a new life. It is also our head office for operation. This facility supports our vast foster home and volunteer network.

ABOUT YOU: This position best suits someone who has a genuine interest in and concern for the well-being of animals and demonstrates empathy and compassion for all animals.  The role will include a variety of tasks related to the care and maintenance of animals, including but not limited to examining and monitor health of animals, administering medications and treatments, collecting samples and perform diagnostic testing, preparing animals for surgery, assisting lead veterinarian during surgeries and providing post-operative care of animals. Candidates must possess good verbal and written communication skills, including a moderate level of computer software proficiency. The position requires some heavy lifting, pushing and pulling which would require an individual with ability to maintain a level of fitness.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Was registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year
  • Intends to return to school on a full-time basis as student in RVT program during the next academic year
  • Student in secondary, post-secondary, or technical program related to RVT
  • Is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under Immigration & Refugee Protection Act.

Apply Now:  Qualified candidates should forward a cover letter and resume to Ariana Lenz, Medical Manager before midnight May 10th, 2018. Only the successful candidates will be contacted for screening.

medicalmanager@aarcs.ca

Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society

5060 – 74th Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta

AARCS is an equal opportunity employer. We invite all suitable candidates to forward their application in confidence. We regret that only the best-qualified candidates will be contacted for screening. Thank you in advance for your interest.

AARCS Summer Intern (RVT) – Wanted Ad – 2018

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Wanted: Registered Veterinary Technologist

Registered Veterinary Technologist

5-Month Temporary Contract

Part-time; Monday-Wednesday-Friday

Looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Registered Veterinary Technologist with interest in Animal Welfare and Shelter Medicine.


ABOUT US: ALBERTA ANIMAL RESCUE CREW SOCIETY is a registered non-profit charity located in Calgary, Alberta facilitating over 2500 animal adoptions each year. Our mission is Changing Lives Through Kindness. AARCS Veterinary Hospital is a fast-paced, high volume clinic designed specifically for animals in our care. We are not open to the public. Our aim is to ensure AARCS animals are provided with the highest standard of humane medical care and treatment. The clinic is fully equipped including, digital and dental x-ray, two surgery suites, isolation, pharmacy and laboratory. We perform a variety of treatments on a daily basis, including routine care, emergency medicine and surgery, such as spay/neuter, ortho, dentistry. Our medical department works closely to provide a holistic approach to shelter management, animal care and adoption.

ABOUT YOU: An RVT, preferably with two years experience and a genuine interest in animal welfare.  Having both a love of people and animals, you are naturally optimistic, positive, friendly, and approachable.  Working with on-site Veterinarians and the Medical Team, you pride yourself on exceptional patient care and are confident in surgery, dentistry, radiology, emergency medicine, pathology and laboratory sampling and handling.

You enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, including high volume surgery and hospitalization and isolation for infectious disease. You have highly developed cooperation, collaboration and problem-solving skills.  Your love of animals extends to shy, reactive and feral animals in which you can handle with confidence and care. At heart, you strive to see every animal provided with the highest quality medical care. Your strengths include impeccable medical records, teamwork and adaptability to change.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Genuine interest in animal welfare and shelter medicine.
  2. Registered RVT  in the province of Alberta and member in good standing with ABVMA.
  3. Preferred minimum of 2 years experience.
  4. Be comfortable handling both cats and dogs. This includes feral cats and shy, timid or reactive dogs.
  5. Maintain highest standard of care in a fast paced, high volume environment.
  6. Confident and diligent in surgical preparation, patient monitoring and recovery for various surgical procedures.
  7. Confident in surgery, radiology (digital and dental), dentistry, emergency medicine, laboratory sampling and handling, exceptional patient care and good understanding of infectious disease.
  8. Highly developed cooperation, collaboration and problem-solving skills.

Apply Now:  Qualified candidates should forward a cover letter speaking directly to the requirements list with an attached resume to Ariana Lenz, Medical Manager before April 2nd, 2018.

medicalmanager@aarcs.ca

Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society

5060 – 74th Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta

AARCS is an equal opportunity employer. We invite all suitable candidates to forward their application in confidence. We regret that only the best-qualified candidates will be contacted for screening. Thank you in advance for your interest.

AARCS Job Posting – RVT – TEMP (2018)

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Staff Announcement

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Staff Announcement: Veterinarian & RVT Hires


 

WendyWe are pleased to announce that Dr. Wendy Drohan will be starting with AARCS as our Veterinarian in AARCS Veterinary Hospital on May 15th, 2017.  Dr. Drohan comes to us with 21 years’ experience as a primary care veterinarian and a wealth of experience with companion animals.  Dr.  Drohan loves working with animals and is looking forward to combining her passion for animal welfare and the homeless animals with her love for veterinary medicine. She is an experienced surgeon and takes pride in keeping up-to-date on the latest advances in veterinary care. Dr. Drohan has been working with AARCS’ animals at one of our partner clinics and is a primary veterinarian for the Alberta Spay Neuter Task Force where she volunteers her time. Please join me in congratulating and welcoming Dr. Wendy Drohan to the team.


 

JessicaIn addition, we are pleased to announce that Jessica Perillo will also be starting at AARCS as a RVT (Registered Veterinary Technologist) in AARCS new Veterinary Hospital starting on May 15, 2017.   Jessica started her career as a veterinary assistant with small animals and exotics in Ontario in 2004, and has been working in the veterinary field ever since.   She relocated to High River in 2008 where she continued to gain experience working in various areas of a veterinary clinic, and attended Old’s College, graduating as a RVT in 2012.  Jessica comes with a wealth of experience and dedication to animal welfare. Jessica is a current foster home for AARCS and has been a long-­‐term volunteer with the Alberta Spay Neuter Task Force working on their medical team.  Please join me in congratulating and welcoming Jessica to the team.


Should you have any questions please feel free contact me.

Deanna Thompson 

Executive Director

Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society 

deanna@albertaanimalrescuecrew.com