Career Opportunity

Veterinary Technician – Signing Bonus!

Petroglyph Animal Hospital
Nanaimo, BC

Petroglyph Animal Hospital, in Nanaimo, BC, on beautiful Vancouver Island, is looking for a full-time Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT). At Petroglyph Animal Hospital, we take pride in our work environment. We allow each of our staff members to function at their full potential. This means that you will have the opportunity and support to put those years of hard work at university to use. The DVMs at Petroglyph rely heavily on the RVTs for tasks such as: TPR’ing surgery patients, drawing up and administering medications, bloodwork, optional overnight ICU care, all lab work, researching new techniques and treatments, lasering trauma patients, triaging and caring for all in-clinic patients.

The full-time, dedicated team of assistants allows the RVT to focus on tasks at hand as we are a very busy practice that offers specialty services such as chemotherapy, orthopedics, dermatology, and dentistry. Our fully equipped hospital makes the RVT’s job easier, including access to digital dental X-rays for performing dental COHATS, DR imaging X-ray machines, and full in-house lab diagnostics. There is also an opportunity to work alongside referral doctors who utilize our space as a satellite clinic for specialty dentistry and dermatology procedures. Provided equipment includes: AVImark hospital software, digital dental X-rays/DR X-ray, laser therapy, digital ultrasound and an in-house Idexx lab (including Catalyst1, Procyte, Snap shot, and Sedivue).

About the Role

As our ideal candidate you will have:

  • AHT/RVT Diploma
  • Experience working in a busy practice is an advantage
  • Passion for what you do every day!
  • Enthusiasm, energy and a positive attitude
  • A strong desire to educate and build solid relationships with clients
  • Solid communication skills, both when dealing with clients and interpersonal relationships

RVTs have the freedom to express themselves by taking on projects that are geared towards their niche such as weight loss, end-of-life care packages, diabetes consults, and any other areas of medicine you may be interested in.

About Us

Petroglyph Animal Hospital is part of the VetStrategy group of clinics. VetStrategy is a 100% Canadian owned and operated group of veterinary clinics with locations throughout Canada. We believe that veterinary clinics are an integral part of the community they serve and as such we put a large focus on community-based activities and initiatives. Every clinic we partner with is unique and serves a very diverse client base.

What we offer
  • Signing Bonus!
  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • Continuing education allowance
  • Competitive wage
  • Access to Animal Care Technology online training
  • Access to medical webinar events throughout the year by leading specialists
  • Opportunity to advance in your career
  • Commitment to the community and to helping pets in need through the Oscar Fund activities
  • Competitive medical and pet supply discounts
  • Annual RVT dues paid

As further enticement, not only will you have a fulfilling workplace position but you will have the beautiful city of Nanaimo and the wonders of Vancouver Island at your doorstep. The West Coast lifestyle is unparalleled, offering plenty of year-round indoor and outdoor activities. Imagine finishing your shift and heading off for a hike, a bike ride, a round of golf, or snowboarding. That’s just the tip of the iceberg (which we don’t have because it never gets that cold!). If this all sounds appealing and you are a team player who wants to further your knowledge and advance your career in a caring environment, then we look forward to hearing from you!

How to apply

Please send your resume to