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Wildlife Rehabilitator

Job Description:

Calgary Wildlife has an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual Wildlife Rehabilitator. Under the supervision of  the Director of Wildlife Care and Services, veterinary and senior wildlife staff, the Wildlife Rehabilitator is responsible for providing rehabilitation treatment to injured and orphaned wildlife and assisting in daily operations of the facility. This position requires weekday, weekend and evening work and is physically demanding. Successful candidates can expect to be challenged and gain knowledge in the handling and physical restraint of wildlife species, laboratory procedures and diagnostics, emergency nursing, patient assessments and treatments, husbandry, and record-keeping. This is a unique experience in our hands on, fast-paced work environment.

Responsibilities include:

Food preparation

Cleaning cages

Husbandry

Medical exams, treatment, and lab work under the supervision of the Wildlife Technicians, Lead Veterinarian and veterinary technician

Communicate with the public/veterinary clinics regarding wildlife concerns and transfers of animals to the centre

Coordinate and supervise volunteers for wildlife care and rescues

Maintain records

Qualifications/Requirements:

18 years of age or older

Preference given to those with veterinary clinic/medical experience and husbandry experience.

Rabies vaccinated or willing to obtain vaccination (proof of vaccination and titre value required)

Have a passion for wildlife rehabilitation, husbandry, veterinary medicine, wildlife conservation, ecology, or related field.

Strong work ethic, dependable, honest

Work well as a team as well as under minimal supervision

Strong communication skills (both written and verbal English) and professional telephone etiquette

Ability to work under pressure and multi-task

Position requires physically fit candidates (must be able to lift 50lbs.)

Must be available to work days, evenings and weekends, Calgary Wildlife is open 365 days/year.

Experience:

  • Veterinary Assistant: 3 years (preferred)

  • Veterinary & Lab Animal Assistants: 2 years (preferred)

  • Veterinary Receptionist: 1 year (preferred)

  • Customer Service: 1 year (preferred)​

Job Type:

Full Time, Permanent

Starting salary $17/hr

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity to work in non-profit at Calgary Wildlife, please submit your resume with statement of interest to melaniewhalen@calgarywildlife.org

Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT)

Job Description:

Calgary Wildlife is currently recruiting a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT, part-time) to join our team. This is an exceptional opportunity for a motivated technician to expand their knowledge and practice quality wildlife emergency medicine.

Our wildlife RVTs have extensive exposure and involvement in patient care for specialty patients, providing a rich variety of cases. 

The successful candidate will have a positive attitude, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a strong desire to provide exceptional care to our patients. Flexibility is an asset.  Shifts will be available on weekdays and weekends. Applicants must be a registered AHT and be eligible for registration with AAAHT/ABVMA in Alberta.

ABVMA registration must be complete by first day of employment. New graduates with temporary student ABVMA licensing is acceptable.

Completion of the Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation course with the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council and Rabies Vaccination is a requirement.

Responsibilities include:

Food preparation

Cleaning cages

Husbandry

Medical exams, treatment, and lab work under the supervision of the lead veterinarian, clinic supervisor, and Director of Wildlife Care and Services.

Communicate with the public/veterinary clinics regarding wildlife concerns and transfers of animals to the centre

Coordinate and supervise volunteers for wildlife care and rescues

Maintain records

Transitioning paper records to a digital format by performing data entry

Cleaning and preparing exam rooms pre and post patient

Sending tissue and fluid samples to a lab for analysis or using on-site equipment to conduct tests

Qualifications/Requirements:

18 years of age or older

Registered AHT and be eligible for registration with AAAHT/ABVMA in Alberta

Rabies vaccinated or willing to obtain vaccination (proof of vaccination and titre value required)

Have a passion for wildlife rehabilitation, husbandry, veterinary medicine, wildlife conservation, ecology, or related field.

Strong work ethic, dependable, honest

Work well as a team as well as under minimal supervision

Ability to work under pressure and multi-task

Position requires physically fit candidates (must be able to lift 50lbs.)

Must be available to work days, evenings and weekends, Calgary Wildlife is open 365 days/year.

Job Type:

Part Time, Permanent

Starting salary $20/hr

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity to work in non-profit at Calgary Wildlife, please submit your resume with statement of interest to melaniewhalen@calgarywildlife.org