RVT Wanted at True North Veterinary Eye Care in Winnipeg

True North Veterinary Eye Care is looking to build its dream team as we launch Manitoba’s first full-service Ophthalmology practice. Our vision is to offer state-of-the-art specialty care that will have an impact within Manitoba and beyond. We have ambitious goals, but at our core, we are a patient-centred, family-oriented, independently-owned practice. As our big goals extend beyond work, we offer a four day work week with no weekends. We are currently temporarily based out of Winrose Animal Hospital. We are in the process of renovating a beautiful purpose-built clinic, which we anticipate will open in Summer 2024. To learn more about our practice, please visit our website at www.truenorthveteye.com.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about details (after all, we’re eye nerds), client education, and anesthesia. This is ideally suited to the RVT who has a mix of interests in both medicine and surgery. As a small start-up practice, you will have many opportunities to take on projects and make them your own. This is a rare opportunity to really shape the practice that you work at.

We are hoping that the next addition to our small but mighty team is someone who loves anesthesia and who aspires to pursue VTS (veterinary technician specialist) certification in Ophthalmology. By achieving VTS status, you would be part of a select group of Canadian VTS certified veterinary technicians and amongst the first in Manitoba.

– Starting immediately: Monday/Thursday +/- Wednesday at our temporary location in southeast Winnipeg
– Starting Summer 2024 (upon move to permanent location in southwest Winnipeg): Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs 32-36 hours/week
– Part-time candidates will also be considered
– Availability to stay late for emergency surgery 1-2 days out of 4 weekdays days a week
– No weekend or overnight work

– Competitive compensation based on experience

– Registered Veterinary Technologist, licensure in Manitoba
– >2 years experience preferred, but new grads welcome
– Anesthesia experience and interest an asset
– VTS Ophthalmology opportunities will be supported
– Merit based pay raises will be based on performance and required Ophthalmology skills acquisition
– Must be willing to be cross-trained in reception duties

Key Attributes
– Ability to work on a closely knit, small team
– Strong communication skills and focus on client care
– Attention to detail and strong organization skills
– Ability to work efficiently and independently in a fast-paced environment
– Possess excellent problem solving-skills, and willingness to pivot and grow with our start-up practice

Clinical Responsibilities
– Collect and record clinical histories
– Assist with routine ophthalmic examinations using proper gentle restraint techniques
– Safely lift and restrain a range of companion animals (mostly dogs, cats and occasional exotics)
– Perform basic ophthalmic diagnostic tests (Schirmer Tear Test, Fluorescein Stain, Tonometry)
– Input data and charges into a practice management system
– Set-up advanced ophthalmic diagnostics including electroretinogram, ocular ultrasound, and conjunctival biopsy
– Review estimates for care with pet owner
– Perform routine physical examination, phlebotomy, and IV catheter placement
– Administer a variety of topical, oral, and injectable medications prescribed by veterinarian
– Conduct in-house diagnostics ie. CBC, chemistry, cytology, as well as prepare tests for submission to external laboratories
– Set-up and assist a variety of ophthalmic procedures and surgery ranging from extra ocular surgery to complex microsurgery (ie. corneal grafts, cataract, retinal reattachment)
– Prepare safe sedation and anesthesia protocols
– Induce, monitor and recover patients undergoing surgery in a safe, and efficient manner
– Comfortable with anesthetic patient monitoring of ASA I-III but preferred experience with ASA I-V
– Able to obtain blood pressure, interpret basic ECG, Sp02, and ETC02 and integrate clinical signs with disease processes
– Cleaning and preparation of sterile surgical instruments
– Provide client education on topics including common ocular disease, common ocular procedures, administration of eye medications, surgical after-care, etc.
– Assist clients with medication refills, appointment scheduling and payment of fees
– Assist in maintaining a clean, organized and efficient hospital
– Assist with cleaning, laundry and reception duties as needed
– Represent True North in the community as we raise awareness on specialty care

– After 1 year of service, eligible to attend Veterinary Ophthalmic Technician Society meeting (VOTS) every 2-3 years at various US locations; CE fund
– Professional dues
– Uniform allowance
– LTD, group life, extended health care and dental benefits
– Employee pet discount

To apply: https://truenorthveteye.com/winnipeg-mb-veterinary-jobs/ or email your cover letter and resume to [email protected] (Subject: Veterinary Technologist Job Application)

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