Animal Health Technologist and Veterinary Technician Jobs in Canada

Animal health technologists & veterinary technicians

Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians provide technical support to veterinarians by caring for animals and assisting in the diagnosis and treatment of animal health disorders.

They are employed in veterinary clinics, animal hospitals, animal shelters, humane societies, zoos, animal research laboratories, pharmaceutical companies and government.

Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians who are supervisors are included in this unit group.

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Animal Health Technologist and Veterinary Technician Jobs in Canada
  • Veterinary Technician
    Toronto, ON, UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK.
    Job Posting #815924 Position: Veterinary Technician Site: PMH Site and other ARC Facilities as needed Department...: Casual Veterinary Technicians, within University Health Network's Animal Resource Centre, are involved in basic animal...
  • BioResources Technician
    Toronto, ON, Sanofi
    : Minimum three (3) year College Diploma (Animal Health Technician, Veterinary Technician). Minimum of six (6) month of previous...
  • veterinary technician
    Port Hope, ON
    Veterinary Technician Experience 5 years or more Area of Specialization Small animals; Emergency care; Animal dentistry... Work Setting Veterinary clinic Specific Skills Administer treatments as prescribed by veterinarian; Produce...
  • Veterinarian
    Vancouver, BC
    Two years of pre-veterinary university studies or completion of a college program in health science and a four to five... year university degree in veterinary medicine are required. Certification and Licence: Completion of national...
  • medical oncologist
    Thunder Bay, ON
    Job requirements Languages English Education Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry...
  • dentist
    Barrie, ON
    Job requirements Languages English Education Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry...
  • Veterinary Technician
    Toronto, ON, University Health Network
    Job Posting #815924 Position: Veterinary Technician Site: PMH Site and other ARC Facilities as needed Department...: Casual Veterinary Technicians, within University Health Network's Animal Resource Centre, are involved in basic animal...
  • Account Executive - NB & PEI
    New Brunswick, IMP Group
    of medical products focused on physician, dental and veterinary clinics as well as long term care facilities throughout New...

Example Titles

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laboratory animal technician
registered veterinary technician (RVT)
veterinarian assistant
veterinary technician
veterinary technologist


Animal health technologists and veterinary technicians perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Provide nursing care and rehabilitation therapy for animals
  • Handle, restrain and care for animals undergoing treatment and surgery
  • Produce radiographs, collect and analyse samples and perform other laboratory tests to assist in diagnosis of animal health problems
  • Assist veterinarian with animals before, during and following surgery by preparing surgical equipment, administering and monitoring anaesthetics and cleaning up after surgery
  • Prepare and administer medications and vaccines under direction of a veterinarian
  • Administer treatments as prescribed by a veterinarian
  • Provide wound and bandage care
  • Conduct specialized procedures such as animal identification and hoof trimming
  • Educate and advise clients on animal health care including nutrition and home care
  • Assist in laboratory research
  • Perform routine animal dental procedures and assist veterinarians with animal dentistry
  • May perform a variety of office management and clerical duties.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of a two- or three-year animal health/veterinary technology college program is required.
  • Successful completion of a national registration examination may be required in some employment settings.
  • Registration with provincial animal health technologists' or veterinary technicians' associations is available, and is mandatory in some provinces.

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