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Queen's University
June 10, 2024
June 23, 2024
Job Type
Salary or Hourly wage
$18.77/hour + 4% vacation pay = $19.52/hour
Hours per week
# of positions available
Geographical Area
  • Downtown Kingston
  • Greater Kingston & Frontenac County
  • Ontario East


Queen’s University is seeking a dedicated and compassionate Animal Care Technician to work weekends and holidays (approximately 14 hours every other week) in Animal Care Services. Current students of an approved Veterinary Assistant program are welcome to apply.

Hourly Rate: $18.77/hour + 4% vacation pay = $19.52/hour
Scheduled shifts. Rotating every other weekend. Not call in, so you can plan other things in your life.


  • Provide daily care and feeding for laboratory animals.
  • Prepare and dispense the correct diet for specific species according to the animal’s biological needs, using scales, volumetric devices and including sterilization procedure.
  • Recognize deviations from normal health and behaviour, reporting any abnormalities to the Senior Technician or On-Call Veterinarian.
  • Accurately identify, handle, and restrain animals during procedures or examinations.
  • Must be aware of the basic principles of sterility, quarantining, conditioning, and epidemiological control.
  • Handling and providing for the needs of special husbandry cases:
    > Biohazards
    > Sterile environment
  • Lifting heavy animals and equipment e.g. bags of food, paper, cleaning fluids, caging, and food containers
  • Providing animal treatments under veterinary guidance
  • These skills are applied to the husbandry of common laboratory animals

Job Requirements


  • Special consideration to applicants that are current students enrolled in a Veterinary Technician / Technologist or Animal Health Technician / Technologist program.
  • The incumbent must have a patient, humane, and caring attitude towards all animals, combined with the strength and knowledge to handle them successfully and are aware of the basic principles of sterility, quarantining, conditioning and epidemiological control.
  • Knowledge of laboratory procedures and techniques
  • Initiative in carrying out assignments independently.
  • Work effectively as part of the Animal Care Services team.
  • Ability to lift 18 kg (40lbs)
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Knowledge of the Canadian Council of Animal Care (CCAC), the Canadian Association for Laboratory Science (CALAS), the Animals for Research Act and the University Animal Care Committee is an asset.

How to apply

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