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Veterinary Technician Student Placement

Reports to: Head Veterinary Technician

Location: Currently based at Downsview Park, and possibly relocating to the Rouge National Urban Park during 2020

Start Date: Spring/Summer 2020 (start dates flexible)

Placement Summary:

During your placement, you will be observing and assisting the veterinary team during their daily rounds and procedures. You will gain experience working with a variety of native Ontario species including birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians.

Some of the skills learned include the following:

  • Species identification
  • Natural history and behaviour
  • Animal handling and husbandry
  • Recognizing common diseases and injuries
  • Supportive care procedures, including gavaging and fluid therapy
  • Wound management
  • Radiographic positioning and interpretation of radiographs
  • Anesthesia and anesthetic monitoring in wildlife
  • Parasitology
  • Sample collection and in-house laboratory testing
  • Record keeping using online database
  • Release criteria

Students will work under the supervision of professional wildlife veterinarians, technicians and rehabilitators.

Qualifications:

  • Completing their final year of the Veterinary Technician program at an accredited college
  • Current tetanus vaccine
  • Rabies immunization – a copy of your titre from within the past year will be required

Please note that housing, visas and transportation cannot be provided. If you are coming from out of town please make sure you are able to secure these things prior to applying.

Please send a cover letter, resume and availability to josephinec@torontowildlifecentre.com. Please ensure “VT Student Placement” is included in the subject line.

We would like to thank you for your interest in this position. Unfortunately only those who qualify will be contacted. Thank you for your understanding.

Veterinary Student Placement

Reports to: Head Veterinarian

Location: Currently based at Downsview Park, and possibly relocating to the Rouge National Urban Park during 2020

Start Date: Spring/Summer 2020 (start dates flexible)

Placement Summary:

During your placement, you will be observing and assisting the veterinary team during their daily rounds and procedures. You will gain experience working with a variety of native Ontario species including birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians.

Some of the skills learned include the following:

  • Species identification
  • Natural history and behaviour
  • Animal handling and husbandry
  • Recognizing common diseases and injuries
  • Supportive care procedures, including gavaging and fluid therapy
  • Wound management
  • Radiographic positioning and interpretation of radiographs
  • Anesthesia and anesthetic monitoring in wildlife
  • Parasitology
  • Sample collection and in-house laboratory testing
  • Record keeping using online database
  • Release criteria

Students will work under the supervision of professional wildlife veterinarians, technicians and rehabilitators.

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in the final year of Veterinary school at an accredited university
  • Current tetanus vaccine
  • Rabies immunization – a copy of your titre from within the past year will be required

Please note that housing, visas and transportation cannot be provided. If you are coming from out of town please make sure you are able to secure these things prior to applying.

Please send a cover letter, resume and availability to josephinec@torontowildlifecentre.com. Please ensure “Student Placement” is included in the subject line.

We would like to thank you for your interest in this position. Unfortunately only those who qualify will be contacted. Thank you for your understanding.