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VCA Animal Hospitals Veterinarian, Medical Director, District Animal Hospital, Relocation Allowance and Signing Bonus in Calgary, Alberta

Veterinarian, Medical Director

Location: Calgary, AB

Relocation Allowance and Signing Bonus!

District Animal Hospital & Urgent Care is currently welcoming a Medical Director to join our team. This is an exciting time to mentor DVMs and team members at a brand new hospital and be a part of an amazing team!

As a successful candidate, you understand the importance of building relationships with our pet parents and our support team, to provide the best care possible. VCA Canada is dedicated to your continuous learning and offers extensive in-house resources. Our hospitals foster friendly, collaborative environments, where professional growth and a balanced lifestyle are genuinely encouraged!

The MD’s primary role is to provide the medical leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure the highest quality of veterinary care is practiced and client education provided. The MD ensures that the veterinary medical teams are highly productive, efficient, and employ safe and effective hospital protocols. As a group, the leadership team is responsible for ensuring veterinary healthcare team engagement and sound financial performance. The Medical Director will be a member of the healthcare team who will maintain a regular scheduled clinical rotation.

  • A valid veterinarian license allowing practice in Canada

  • Collaborates with the leadership team to recruit and lead a high-performance team of veterinarians and technologists/technicians using effective leadership, coaching, and performance management practices and techniques;

  • Contributes towards the performance reviews of all team members, and leads Coach and Connect sessions with all veterinarians;

  • Coaches teams to educate clients about wellness plans, preventive care and other pet health needs;

  • Promotes the safety of pets, clients, and all team members by the use of safe restraining techniques, following standard protocols, and maintaining clean, and organized clinic facilities.

  • Develops and maintains written operational policies and procedures in conjunction with the leadership team and ensures the medical team follows the policies as set out in our Associate policies and procedures;

  • Provides coaching and support for all VCA Canada clinical programs and initiatives, and attends VCA Canada conferences and other continuing education as necessary;

  • Assists in the development and ongoing implementation of VCA Academy via coaching and support of hospital mentees.

  • In conjunction with the leadership team, manages any veterinary healthcare team performance or disciplinary issues.

  • Maintains effective relationships holds meetings with vendor partners and works to maximize support levels;

  • Provides support in determining and monitoring appropriate doctor productivity benchmarks, including any required seasonal adjustments;

  • Experience in; soft tissue surgical procedures, preventative care, and offering nutritional advice.

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills in working with your colleagues, pet parents, and community

  • A love for all companion animals!!

What VCA Canada Offers

Join our team and you will make a huge difference in the lives of pets and their families! With an extensive network of hospitals across Canada, each location offers a diverse experience, a local community feel, and a caring culture you can thrive in: We have the right fit for you!

  • Generous compensation and sign-on bonuses

  • RRSP 5% Employer Group Match Program!

  • Medical Library; 2000+ journals, 600+ textbooks, research, and more at your fingertips!

  • Career and leadership opportunities

  • Opportunities to continue your career path; medical director, medical advisory board, special projects, and other leadership roles

  • Relocation assistance; Immigration support

  • Licensing, membership dues, and conference fees

  • Referral bonus rewards


We care about your well-being and invest in resources for our associates:

  • Flexible scheduling to support a healthy work-life balance

  • Paid wellness days

  • Paid sick days

  • Paid vacation time

  • Employee assistance program

  • E-tools to assist with meditation, better sleep, exercise, and focus

  • Virtual health care (tele-medicine) offering quick access to quality care

  • Professional liability insurance coverage

  • Opportunities to give back in your community through VCA Canada initiatives

About the Hospital

Our new GP and urgent care hospital serve North Calgary and surrounding areas. This facility has the capacity to treat and care for patients scheduled for regular checkups or those in need of immediate medical attention. The District Animal Hospital has complete surgical and radiology facilities on site. In addition, the facility has ultrasound services, endoscopy, general dental services, and an on-site pharmacy.

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VCA Canada is committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. If you require any assistance, please let us know.

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