Registered Veterinary Technician Practicum - VCA Canada Island Animal Hospital

  • AVC Clinics
  • Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
  • Jan 01, 2022

Job Description

VCA Canada Island Animal Hospital, located in Nanaimo BC on Vancouver Island, is accepting applications for our 2022 VETERINARY TECHNICIAN Practicum Placements.

This is your chance to apply your classroom studies to real life and acquire first-hand experience working in a Veterinary Hospital. Our Practicum positions will provide you with invaluable insights into your career path post graduation. As a valued member of our team, you will develop practical and professional skills by working closely with our licensed Doctors and Technicians.

You will be introduced to the inner workings of our hospitals while also gaining exposure and education in some of the following areas:
  • Observe and participate where applicable with technical skills: venipuncture, IV placement, catheter, pain management and physical examinations
  • Learn how patient files are electronically captured, updated and stored
  • Exposure to varying cases requiring different support and skills
  • Exposure to prescriptions and tracking of various medications
  • Exposure to many dogs and cats with our general practice doctors as well as exotics including but not limited to small mammals, reptiles and birds.
  • We also work closing with the BCSPCA and other local shelters and rescues.


Applicants must:

  • Be currently Canadian students enrolled in a Veterinary Technician/Technologist or Animal Health Technician/Technologist program
  • Must be able to repeatedly lift 40lbs
  • Exceptional client service skills that build trust and loyalty
  • Compassionate and nurturing attitude providing care to clients and patients
  • Work effectively as a team player
  • Ability to remain calm and efficient in stressful situations
  • Initiative in carrying out assignments independently


What VCA Canada Offers At our core are our people - people with different strengths and interests that enrich our diversity, innovation, and excellence. A caring culture of Wellness and Appreciation!
• VTNE preparation support
• Career placement!
• GIFTS!

We reward and thank ALL our practicum students at the end of their placements! Click Apply Now! and join our team or email [email protected] for more information!

If you are a current associate, you need to apply through our internal career site. Please log into Workday and click on the Career worklet on the landing page or search for Find Jobs. You can also copy the link below into a browser to apply through our internal career site:
https://www.myworkday.com/vca/d/inst/1$9925/9925$201555.htmld

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.

Benefits: Additionally, we offer a generous compensation package including health and dental insurance, paid vacation, employee discounts, CE, and more.