RVT Manager/Leader – Russell Lake Animal Hospital (071124)

April 11, 2024

We are looking for people who want to help pets and can play well with other humans! Working in a veterinary practice can be most rewarding when it’s done well. Our mission is to create a sustainable veterinary practice where pets and people thrive. We consider the needs of our people and enable them to become better vets, technicians, client care team members and leaders. All of which allows us to do a job we are all proud of.
As an independently owned clinic, all of our team members enjoy a living wage and a variety of benefits, they contribute to our culture positively and help us achieve our mission.

We are a full-service facility (in-house laboratory, Idexx reference lab support, surgical suite, dental suite, a DR radiology suite, ultrasound and in-house pharmacy

We believe in fairness and inclusion, so we hire based on skill and culture fit, all are welcome to apply.

Think you might be a fit for one of these roles? We invite you to learn more about us and apply.

Why Join The Team?

This list could be very very long, but we’ve kept it to eight of the best reasons to join our team:

1. We’re an independently owned clinic, and we have authentic values that drive how we treat each other and what decisions we make.
2. We’re a group of people who care about each other.
3. We help our people grow – our track record speaks for itself.
4. We deliver a spectrum of care solutions to the problems our patients face.
5. You’ll have a team leader who is invested in your career.
6. You work with great clients and their pets.
7. We try to provide a variety of benefits that will suit all the different people on our team.
8. We are open 7 days a week but are supported by our local 24/7 emergency hospital, so our staff are NOT expected to be on-call for overnights or holidays.

Registered Veterinary Technician Manager


  • EVTA and NSVMA Registration
  • Clinic Experience: 5+ year
  • RVT in good standing
  • Related experience in training/management an asset
  • A positive attitude, the ability to stay calm, leadership & critical thinking skills are required

What does our RVT Manager do?

Our RVT’s keep our hospital on its feet. Their roles are vital to the success of our hospital.

  • Oversees technicians and staff who have direct patient care responsibilities
  • Manages staff and schedules to provide adequate patient care
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures
  • Furnishes input for budget planning and participates in budget monitoring and management
  • Is responsible for recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees
  • Maintains workflow by monitoring workload of functional areas, identifying peak and slack periods, and making operational or staffing adjustment
  • Maintains equipment
  • Oversees supply inventories for specific areas
  • Serves as working manager by actively participating and performing services when needed
  • Conducts employee performance reviews and handles personnel issues
  • Manages personnel training and development programs, including safety training


Start Date: ASAP

Salary: Starting at $35 per hour

What we offer:

  • Paid vacation time
  • Expanded Health Benefits (vision, dental & health savings account)
  • Paid Annual Registration Dues
  • CE opportunities in NS, Canada and abroad
  • Staff Discounts (including discounted pet insurance!)
  • Uniform Shirts
  • Nespresso Coffee Bar, cold drinks & Snacks!

Team Culture

  • Recreational events (staff attend at their leisure) organized and paid for by us!
  • Monthly staff meetings
  • Regular mentorship & training

Experience and Low Stress Handling or Fear Free Certification are an asset, but confident new grads are welcome to apply as well. Visit https://russelllakevet.com/careers/ to learn more!

Please send resume and cover letter via email to resumes@russelllakevet.com.

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