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VCA Animal Hospitals WCVM DVM Summer Student 3rd Year, ER - Calgary Animal Referral & Emergency Centre ( C.A.R.E.) in Calgary, Alberta

DVM Summer Student 3rd Year, ER

Calgary, AB

VCA Canada CARE Centre is accepting applications for our 2024 Summer Veterinary Student 3rd year DVM position. This is a great opportunity to apply your classroom studies within a hospital environment and acquire first-hand experience in working closely with VCA Canada veterinary professionals.

Our Summer DVM Student position will provide you with invaluable insights into your career path post-graduation. As a valued member of our team, you will develop practical and professional skills by working under a licensed veterinarian and/or registered technicians/technologists.

You will be introduced to the inner workings of our hospitals while also gaining exposure and education in the following areas:

  • Patient intake and triage

  • Patient handling and restraint

  • Client care and relationship management

  • Treatment and hands-on compassionate care

  • Technical skills like IV catheter placement, NG tubes, urinary catheters etc

  • Observe or assist in surgical & non-surgical procedures, and anesthesia

  • Assist with laboratory and imaging diagnostics

  • Train in the use of in-house practice management software

  • General hospital maintenance

*The amount of responsibility, duties, supervision, and delegation will depend on your veterinary school year and provincial veterinary legislation guidelines*


  • Applicants must be enrolled in an AVMA-accredited DVM program

  • Legally authorized to work in Canada

  • ABVMA temporary DVM license

  • Must be able to repeatedly lift at least 40 lbs

  • Exceptional client service skills that build trust and loyalty

  • Calm, compassionate, and nurturing attitude

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