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Calgary Zoo

Supervising Animal Health Technologist

Seeking an experienced full-time registered Animal Health Technologist to provide technical veterinary services at the Calgary Zoo. The successful candidate will provide care to sick and injured animals, and will provide technical support for the preventive health program and disease investigations.


  • Certified Animal Health Technologist, with a superior knowledge in zoo and general animal care
  • Fully registered, or eligibility for registration with the ABVMA to practice within Alberta
  • Minimum 5 years of clinical experience in a zoo
  • Experience directing and supervising other staff
  • A valid Class 5 Alberta Drivers license
  • Must be able to meet the medical requirements of the position
    • Negative tuberculosis exposure testing
    • Required vaccinations
    • Ability to work inside and outside
    • Ability to lift 25Kg’s

The Successful candidate will;

  • Provide technical veterinary services, which may include
    • Provision of technical support to veterinarians in completion of the daily schedule of examinations, treatments and to assist with anesthetic and surgical procedures
      • Conducting diagnostic procedures (radiographs, lab sample collection, preparation, analysis and shipment)
      • Working with the on-site veterinarians, responsible for the development, implementation of maintenance of anesthetic plans as well as anesthetic recoveries
      • Carrying out treatments and administering medications as prescribed by the veterinarians
    • Maintaining complete and accurate medical records in the ZIMS program and in accordance with ABVMA guidelines
    • Providing on-call 24 hours a day (shared) support
    • Coordinating staff schedules to meet the needs as required by the Calgary Zoo
    • Ensuring cleanliness of all work areas and equipment


  • $38-40.00/hour (Dependent on experience and accreditations)
  • Competitive health and dental package
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement

Animal Care Solutions is part of the Animal Care Centre of Strathmore, we provide top quality animal care services, Because we care. We are passionate about the animals in our care and the people on our teams. We are able to support and directly contribute to wildlife conservation in Alberta and Canada, which makes us very proud!

How to Apply

Calgary Zoo
Calgary, AB

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