RAPS is recognized as the “Best Veterinarian Hospital”, “Best Community Organization”, Best “Local Heroes” and “Best Charity Business Leadership” awards that demonstrate we are a fantastic place to work. We have 6,000 sq ft of space and provide full services (most surgeries) and are a well-equipped hospital. RAPS Animal Hospital motto is “helping animals and their people.” We are an innovative group looking for creative ways to help everyone, including providing interest free payment plans and subsidized care. Please see our TV reality show called “Pets & Pickers” to learn more about us. We have B.C.’s only hyperbaric oxygen chamber for pets. We provide emergency transport and we do home euthanasia. We have Canada’s largest cat sanctuary providing our vets with hands on shelter medicine experience.
You will also join us in providing services to the general public – the revenue from which is reinvested in RAPS programs to do more good for more animals. That means your dedication not only helps the animals we care for directly, but supports homeless, abandoned and endangered animals throughout our region.
The RAPS Animal Hospital team, made up of deeply devoted, compassionate veterinarians, vet techs and vet office staff and supported by a powerful cadre of trained and equipped support volunteers, is proud of the individualized attention we provide to the animals and our parallel commitment to a respectful, balanced, gratifying and rewarding work environment.
Our facility is equipped with brand-new, industry-leading equipment. This is an opportunity for you to practice your knowledge and grow your expertise in a supportive, progressive hospital.
Veterinary Assistant Duties and Responsibilities
A Veterinary Assistant is a staff whose role is to assist the Veterinarians and Vet Techs in administering care to animals and also assist owners of pets brought to the clinic in answering their various questions and concerns. The Lead Veterinarian is the ultimate authority of the Hospital. Veterinary Assistants report to the Hospital Manager and the most senior Veterinarian (DVM) on staff while on shift.
Veterinary Assistant responsibilities include but are not limited, to:
Veterinary Assistant Skills & Qualifications
The Veterinary Assistant must have a blend of technical skills and interpersonal skills. Communication skills and interpersonal skills are especially important as Veterinary Assistants interact act with many people including the veterinarian, office personnel, clients, volunteers, donors and vendors. The skills, knowledge and abilities mostly required to work as veterinary assistants include the following:
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $17.00-$24.00 per hour
Suite 205 - 13340 Smallwood Place
Richmond, BC V6V 1W8
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Regional Animal Protection Society
Regional Animal Protection Society (RAPS) is a no-kill animal services agency that operates what is now Canada's largest cat sanctuary.
Charitable Registration No. 89073 3777 RR0001
The RAPS Animal Hospital is a program of the Regional Animal Protection Society.
Regional Animal Protection Society is not overseen by Government or a Crown corporation and is in no way similar to provincial health authorities and their regional facilities.