Registered Veterinary Technician

  • Full Time
  • Burnaby

Website WRA Wildlife Rescue Association of BC

Making A Difference for Wildlife

Position:              Registered Veterinary Technician

Hours:                  Full-time (4×10-hour days in winter, 5×8-hour days in summer)
Wage:                   $14 – 16/hr, depending on experience
Closing Date:     Open until position filled


We are Canada’s busiest wildlife rehabilitation centre, now with over 5,000 animal ‘clients’ a year. We have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) to join us and help develop our team. This regular, full-time position will perform daily animal care duties and assist in the daily operations of our Wildlife Hospital, including volunteer training, supervision and development.


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

  • Registered Veterinary Technologist certification (or equivalent);
  • high EQ, self-awareness and a drive to develop yourself and your colleagues;
  • ability to function well 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;
  • eager to teach others, including volunteers and students;
  • strong technical and analytical skills;
  • excellent organization, task management and record-keeping skills; and
  • ability to work flexible shifts, including weekends and statutory holidays (no overnight shifts).

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

  • demonstrable experience in 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 of setting up standard operating procedures or protocols;
  • supervisory experience.

In return, we will provide:

  • the opportunity to make a difference for wildlife and to work in one of the busiest wildlife rehabilitation centres in Canada;
  • the opportunity to learn and contribute as Wildlife Rescue continues to develop;
  • a collaborative and philanthropic work environment with highly dedicated and enthusiastic board members, staff and volunteers;
  • vacation, sick, extended medical and dental benefits after a successful probation.

Please submit your resume and cover letter in a single PDF file to Human Resources Director,

Please be advised that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews, but we would like to thank all applicants in advance for their interest.

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