Animal Care Technician 3 - Western University

Job Details

Animal Care Technician 3

  • City City: London
  • Rate of Pay Rate of Pay: Hourly
  • Positions Available Positions Available: 1
  • Type Type: Full Time
  • Duration Duration: Permanent
  • Avg. Hours/Week Avg. Hours/Week: 35
  • Schedule Schedule: Days, Weekends
  • Education Education: College, University


The Animal Care Technician will be responsible for providing animal husbandry, and for assisting with technical animal care and laboratory procedures and equipment, ensuring that all required records and documentation are completed and maintained. The role will report any physical or behavioural abnormalities and perform all animal care related tasks in adherence to departmental and regulatory guidelines, policies and procedures. The Animal Care Technician will also administer supplies, procure, set up and maintain equipment, and coordinate cage census activities for the animal care team. The role will demonstrate sincere compassion for animals and will advocate for the welfare of animals under their care by promptly following up with animal care leadership regarding any environmental, experimental or health concerns.



  • 2 year community college diploma
  • Veterinary Technician Diploma
  • Registered Laboratory Animal Technician (RLAT) is preferred


  • More than 2 years and up to and including 4 years
  • Working in an animal care setting, handling and monitoring the health of animals

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Familiarity with animal "normals" for a variety of animal species
  • Ability to provide timely and consistent animal husbandry that complies with all relevant policies and procedures, and to recognize and report animal health issues
  • Ability to maintain animal care standards in accordance with regulatory guidelines and legislation
  • Ability to consistently utilize ergonomically sound processes in accordance with guidelines
  • Ability to foster collaboration and respect among team members
  • Verbal communication skills to clearly express ideas in an objective manner, and adapt communication style to suit the situation and audience
  • Communication skills with an ability to complete detailed records and reports
  • Ability to maintain a positive, outgoing attitude with genuine customer service orientation
  • Ability to assess current process and protocols and make recommendations for improvement
  • - Ability to work within a flexible schedule to accommodate the University’s events and activities
  • - Ability to follow formal business practices and maintain electronic and physical records and documentation with high attention to detail
  • Discretion, tact and maturity to deal with highly confidential subjects or issues
  • Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Demonstrated ability take initiative, to work independently and follow through on work assignments
  • Ability to interact professionally with students, staff, faculty, and other members of the University community
  • Ability to ensure a safe environment by identifying, resolving and reporting safety hazards

Union Statement

Western welcomes applications from all qualified individuals; however, it is the university's policy to give first consideration to all qualified UWOSA applicants.

Background Checks

Please note, successful applicants may be required to produce current record check(s) (e.g. vulnerable sector, criminal record and police information) from a police service prior to commencing employment.

Western Values Diversity

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at or phone 519-661-2194.

Please Note:

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

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Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth.  We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the "Western Experience" - an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.