Job Posting 71789

Registered Veterinary Technologist (Wildlife Technician)
Wildlife Rescue Association of BC
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Burnaby
closes in 69 days (Wed, 1 Sep)
full time  •  $17-21/hour

Start Date:                      As soon as possible
Application Deadline:   Posted until filled

 

Established in 1979, Wildlife Rescue Association of BC is a leader in the rehabilitation of wild animals in the urban environment and is committed to educating the public on how to coexist peacefully with urban wildlife. We are Canada’s busiest wildlife rehabilitation centre, now with over 5,000 animal ‘clients’ a year.

 

Located in Burnaby BC, we are a well-established environmental charity that offers its employees:

  • A flexible work environment with room to innovate
  • Robust employee benefit package
  • Passionate and committed colleagues

 

We have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Veterinary Technologist (RVT) to join us and help develop and inspire our team. This regular, full-time position will perform daily animal care duties and assist in the daily operations of our Wildlife Hospital, which would include supporting our volunteer training efforts, as well as supervising and developing team members where necessary.

 

We want to hear from you if you have the following essential qualifications:

  • Registered Veterinary Technologist certification (or equivalent and registered with BCVTA)
  • Drive to develop yourself and your colleagues
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, dynamic team environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to take an active role in the daily supervision of volunteers, while providing them educational skills along with students
  • High EQ, self-awareness and a drive to develop yourself and your colleagues
  • Strong technical and analytical skills
  • Excellent organization, task management and record-keeping skills
  • Ability to work flexible shifts, including weekends and statutory holidays (no overnight shifts)

 

Our ideal candidate may have some or all of the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrable experience in the rehabilitation of wildlife, including birds
  • Knowledge of native wildlife in BC, particularly the Lower Mainland region
  • A university diploma/degree in biological sciences
  • Clinical and/or surgical experience
  • Experience setting up standard operating procedures or protocols
  • Experience at a wildlife rehabilitation centre

 

Why Should You Apply?

  • You love wildlife and care about human impacts on them
  • You would like to work in one of the busiest wildlife rehabilitation centres in Canada
  • You appreciate and want to fully participate in a culture of respect, social intelligence, and appreciation among staff and volunteers
  • You enjoy a collaborative and philanthropic work environment with highly dedicated and enthusiastic board members, staff and volunteers
  • We offer a vacation, sick, extended medical and dental benefits (after a successful 90 day waiting period)
  • Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience

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