Rediscover your passion for healing as you join a team of exceptional Veterinary Professionals, committed to medical and surgical excellence in a compassionate, warm and friendly environment. We offer interesting, diverse and challenging cases, with manageable caseloads and a commitment to maintaining Work+Life Balance. We welcome an Associate Veterinarian who is ready grow with our team. Offering a Generous Retention Bonus, Relocation Assistance and Comprehensive Compensation Package!
Our Culture:Here at Family Pet Hospital we recognize that our team is the foundation of not just our business, but of our way of life.We have an inclusive, skilled and compassionate team of Client Care Representatives, Management, RVTs and diverse Veterinarians. At Family Pet we strive to provide a collaborative, supportive workplace with genuine clinical freedom. We are a motivated team with a strong focus on best practice, advanced education, commitment to our patients and their families, and supporting each other through teamwork and case collaboration.
As a Veterinary Professional, you already have a pretty good idea as to the day-to-day requirements of being a talented Emergency Veterinarian. Here are some of the key skills that we are seeking that are relevant to this opportunity:
Examine and triage pets to promptly diagnose their short and long term health issues and recommend best practice emergency treatment
Consult directly with clients and referring clinics regarding immediate, solutions-based care for their pets
Soft tissue surgery at an advanced level – orthopedic surgical expertise will also be highly regarded
The ability to prepare and deliver internal Emergency skills training to the entire team
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree with license in good standing to practice in the province of Alberta
Ability to quickly build rapport with customers, fellow team members and management
A skilled learner willing to explore new possibilities and accept change when based on sound professional ideas
Knowing that great results are only achieved through teamwork accomplished through mutual respect
You can work independently but you also know when to ask for assistance
You respond to setbacks with positivity and grace
Our Location: Family Pet Hospital & 24 Hour Pet Emergency Centre is a centrally located state of the art facility. It is spacious and bright with an efficient layout; featuring – conference room, full staff lounge, 5 exam rooms, full in house diagnostic lab, endoscopy, two surgical suites, two dental suites, isolation ward, and opportunity for a full orthopedic suite including dedicated radiology.
You will also get to enjoy living in the hidden gem that is Lethbridge! Lethbridge is a well-developed, progressive, modern city that is large enough to have that big city feel with all the amenities and shops you would expect, yet is small enough that you aren’t stuck in traffic. Included within the area you will find small cities, bedroom communities, US border and resort areas—Fernie, Canmore, Banff, Waterton—that provide recreation and leisure. With paid vacation leave, you will have ample opportunity to relax and enjoy some downtime also.
Competitive Salary + Production
Signing Bonus, Retention Bonus and Relocation Assistance
Health Benefits: medical/dental/disability
Paid professional liability insurance
Paid dues and memberships
Continuing Education—allowance and paid time off—to assist with your Career Growth
Flexible Paid Time Off: vacation, sick days, CE days
Employee Pet Discounts
Flexible Schedule with genuine commitment to maintaining a work+life balance
In addition to the above, we are also happy to explore other compensation alternatives that may better suit your needs which we will be happy to discuss as our relationship progresses.
Internal Number: 3770
About National Veterinary Associates (NVA)
The veterinary profession isn’t like any other—it’s the only field predicated on the love of a patient who can’t tell you what’s hurting and can only look to you for help. It takes a special kind of person to do that job, or the jobs supporting that job. NVA doesn’t create those special people—we find them, cultivate them, and give them resources and opportunities to do what only they can do. Whether treating patients, managing a pet resort, or serving hospitals from NVA’s Support Center, NVA’s animal professionals are caring people, united by a love of animals. NVA is proud to honor that connection and is committed to serving our team members by providing them with the tools, support, and freedom to be the professionals they’ve always wanted to be.