Registered Veterinary Technician

Established in 1979, Wildlife Rescue Association of BC is a leader in the rehabilitation of wild animals in the urban environment and is committed to educating the public on how to coexist peacefully with urban wildlife. We are Canada’s busiest wildlife rehabilitation centre, now with over 5,000 animal ‘clients’ a year. Located in Burnaby BC, we are a well-established environmental charity that offers its employees:

  • A flexible work environment
  • Employee benefit package
  • Passionate and committed colleagues
  • Room to innovate

We have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Veterinary Technologist (RVT) to join us and help develop and inspire our team. This regular, full-time position will perform daily animal care duties and assist in the daily operations of our Wildlife Hospital, which would include supporting our volunteer training efforts, supervising and developing team members where necessary.

Position: Registered Veterinary Technologist (Wildlife Technician)
Hours: Full-time (5×8-hour days)
Wage: $14 – 16/hr, depending on experience
Closing Date: Open until position filled

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

  • Registered Veterinary Technologist certification (or equivalent)
  • Has a high EQ, are self-aware and have a drive to develop yourself and your colleagues
  • ability to excel 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
  • ability to work flexible shifts, including weekends and statutory holidays (no overnight shifts)

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

  • able to demonstrable experience in the 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 would be a plus
  • experience of setting up standard operating procedures or protocols
  • supervisory experience

Why Should You Apply?

  • You love wildlife and care about human impacts on them
  • You would like to work in one of the busiest wildlife rehabilitation centres in Canada
  • You appreciate and want to fully participate in a culture of respect, social intelligence, and appreciation among staff and volunteers
  • You enjoy a collaborative and philanthropic work environment with highly dedicated and enthusiastic board members, staff and volunteers
  • We offer a vacation, sick, extended medical and dental benefits (after a successful 90 day waiting period)

Please submit your resume and cover letter in a single PDF file attention HR at, recruitment@wildliferescue.ca

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.