West Edmonton Mall

Animal Health Technologist (BB-AD707)

Found in: Neuvoo CA

Description:
The Animal Health Technologist position has the primary responsibility of providing quality care to the animal collection through the means of conducting a wide variety of standard clinical laboratory tests and analysis and monitoring the overall health and well-being of our animals at all times.
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 log books.
•Acting as a liaison between the Marine Life department and the veterinarian regarding laboratory testing and results, medication and prescription administration and assisting during medical procedures and examinations.
•Developing and implementing a preventative health program 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 and ensuring all medical case histories are documented and up to date at all times.
•Maintaining all medical equipment and instruments, pharmaceuticals and product inventories.
•Assisting with the care of the animals and habitats maintained by Marine Life, nutrition and diets, environmental enrichment, water quality, public presentations/interpretation, animal training and husbandry, facility care and maintenance, and maintenance of animal records.
•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).
•A minimum of two (2) years-experience working in a veterinary diagnostic laboratory within a veterinary hospital or a CAZA accredited zoo or aquarium.
•Must have exceptional animal handling skills and abilities with experience working with a variety of department related animals and specimens.
•Have proven skills and experience with 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 with completion of Rescue Dive certification as an asset.
Terms of Employment:
•This is a part-time position that requires flexible availability 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.

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