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University of Ottawa: Veterinary Technician – Aquatics

University of Ottawa

This is a Full-time position in Montreal, QC posted November 9, 2020.

Salary(Grade:07) Hiring salary range $50298-$63,534 Position Purpose Participate in the delivery of the program of veterinary care under the general supervision of a veterinarian in order to maintain the Animal Care and Veterinary Service’s (ACVS) high standards of animal care and welfare and regulatory compliance.

Responsibilities will include daily clinical and preventive veterinary care, anesthetic and surgical procedures, and biological specimen collection, for a variety of laboratory animal species.

This staff member carries out assignments with regular guidance from supervisor/veterinarian.

The incumbent will also be expected to actively participate in departmental projects as assigned.

Essential Qualifications A diploma from a CVMA (Canadian Veterinary Medical Association) recognized (or equivalent) Veterinary Technical programA minimum of 5 years’ experience in the husbandry and health care of aquatic and reptile species.

This is a technical position that requires laboratory animal species specific knowledge in the recognition of disease, pain, distress and their attendant management; the application of veterinary technical procedures and methods.

The generation and maintenance of health records, experimental data and laboratory inventory is required.Bachelor of Science degree or a post-secondary degree from a relevant discipline is desirableCertification with the Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science (CALAS) is desirableAbility to calculate drug dosages, administer drugs and vaccinations.

Ability to handle and restrain all research animals and obtain biologic samples as required.

The skilled use or operation of all equipment and supplies used in veterinary medicine and animal life sciences is required for the performance of general and advanced veterinary technical, nursing or laboratory animal experimental procedures.Strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as writing skills for contribution to the development of internal standard operating procedures and policiesAbility to remain congenial, tactful and objective despite potentially conflicting views and priorities and interactive styles in a team environmentKnowledge: Understanding of the basic principles of laboratory animal medicine.

Private practice or industry experience with demonstrable ability to perform independently, utilizing the skills listed above.Ability and willingness to work flexible hours to provide emergency clinical care, resolve issues that may be time sensitive or to meet deadlines.

Ability and willingness to work after hours, weekends and statutory holidays as assigned.Ability to work independently and as part of a teamAbility to multitask and to prioritize in an often challenging, quickly changing and time sensitive environment.

Key Competencies Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to achieve an objective or a project.

Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results.

Be proactive and self-starting.

Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond expectations whenever possible.Service Excellence: Reflect a positive attitude, demonstrate competence and professionalism, treat members of the community with respect, exercise care, devote full attention and find solutions.

(Visit the section ”Useful links” on the home page to read the detailed definition).Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal.

Accept and give constructive feedback.

Adjust own behaviour to reach team goals.

Note All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer.

We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and racialized persons.

If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require.Applications from employees belonging to the bargaining unit SSUO will be considered first.

Priority will be given to employees who have an entitlement as defined by their collective agreement or university policies.

The University also accepts external applications; they will be selected in second place.

Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week.

Requirements related to skills and experience are determined by the University of Ottawa, and all positions are subject to relevant laws, collective agreements, and regulations.

Please note that we will only communicate with candidates who are chosen for a preselection test or for an interview.

Remember to upload a copy of your diploma(s) or a certificate of merit as well as a current version of your CV into the My documents section of your career profile (please include the job ID number, i.E.

J0000-0000, in the title of your document).