Animal Health Technician (TP0066)

McGill University - Human Resources
Position Title: 
Animal Health Technician (PED 00071, DD0110, Level 0110)
Position Summary: 
Under the direction of the immediate supervisor, performs animal health related duties and technical procedures related to care and use of animals. Prepares animals and assists in surgical procedures. Administers treatment and medications. Provides pre- and post-operative care. Coordinates use of operating room and equipment. Acts as resource person. Maintains records. Maintains equipment.
Major Duties & Responsibilities: 
  • Performs technical duties related to the care and maintenance of animals. Examines and monitors health of animals.
  • Discusses diagnosis and treatment with veterinarian. Administers medications and treatments. Collects samples and performs certain tests and analyses.
  • Acts as resource person. Instructs others on procedures and operation of equipment. Provides technical guidance and assistance concerning work methods, the use of equipment and techniques, and the analysis of results.
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in the field to update skills and knowledge.

The list of duties and responsibilities outlined above is representative and not a complete and detailed list of tasks, which may be performed by an employee whose position has been matched to this generic job description.

Education & Experience: 

DEC III (Animal Health Technology)

Three (3) years related experience

Other Qualifying Skills And/Or Abilities: 
Five years’ experience in a related field is preferred. Demonstrated ability to handle and care for animals. Knowledge of animal surgery and colony management. Comfortable with public speaking. Demonstrated ability to work in a PC environment using word processing, databases and spreadsheets and presentation software. Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to multitask. Ability to lift and carry heavy boxes (i.e. 30lbs). English, spoken and written. French, spoken.
Reference Number: 
Supervisor's Title: 
Veterinary Care Manager
Salary Scale: 
$23.88- $32.93
Faculty of Medicine
Position Type: 
Hours Per Week: 
Additional Information: 
The schedule for this position will be Sunday to Thursday.
End Date: 
Monday, April 22, 2019
How To Apply: 

Please submit your application online at

Click on “APPLY NOW” and clearly indicate the reference number.

The deadline to apply for this position is January 22, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

*Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*

We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, the Faculty of Medicine will only contact applicants selected for an interview.