Animal Health Technologist

Company

West Edmonton Mall

Department

Marine Life

Closing Date

Oct 07, 2022

The Animal Health Technologist position has the primary responsibility of providing quality care to the animal collection, assist on a wide variety of standard clinical laboratory tests and analysis and monitoring the overall health and well-being of our animals at all times. This position will provide the opportunity to gain experience as a care provider for exotic species.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Performing essential daily monitoring of Marine Life animals to check any pre-existing and/or any new medical concerns, performing essential laboratory tests and analysis, and maintaining proper documentation of medical records and logbooks.
  • Laboratory testing and results, medication and prescription administration and assisting during medical procedures and examinations.
  • Assist in revising and developing preventative health programs as required along with providing animal health care information and guidance to the Animal Care Attendants and Marine Life staff.
  • Being called upon to perform emergency animal first aid and care if required, assisting with the quarantine process for all new and/or ill animals.
  • Overseeing animal quarantines.
  • Maintaining all medical equipment and instruments, pharmaceuticals, and product inventories.
  • Assisting with ensuring adequate Nutrition and diets are being delivered to all species in care facility.
  • Maintain animal medical records and communications between veterinarian. Delivering treatment plans to animal care staff and training staff to implement treatments were required.
  • Other responsibilities as required.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Diploma in Animal Health Technology with the ability to be professionally registered in the Province of Alberta and membership in the Alberta Veterinary Medicine Association (ABVMA).
  • Knowledge on animal restraint, laboratory testing protocols and procedures, and accurate documentation and inventory management abilities.
  • The ability to remain calm in high stress or emergency situations relating to our animal’s health and well-being.
  • Applicants must be comfortable working in close proximity to a variety of animals and comfortable working in the water.
  • Applicant must be able to lift 50lbs.
Terms of Employment:
  • This is a part-time position that requires flexible availability including days, evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Valid Class 5 Alberta Drivers’ License and able to provide a clear Driver’s Abstract.
  • Must be able to pass a basic security clearance.