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VCA Animal Hospitals Veterinary Specialist, Criticalist, Guardian Veterinary Centre in Edmonton, Alberta

Veterinary Specialist, Criticalist

Location: Edmonton, AB

Guardian Veterinary Centre is welcoming a Board Certified Criticalist to join our small animal specialty and emergency referral, 24 hour critical care centre in Edmonton, AB, Canada. Our hospital currently includes robust Surgery, Internal Medicine, and an established Emergency Department. With an enduring connection in Edmonton, VCA Canada Guardian Veterinary Centre has built a trusting relationship with a large referral veterinary community over the past 12 years. We proudly welcome referral clients from all over Northern Alberta, Northern BC, Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.

About Our Ideal Candidate

  • Board Certified or residency trained and eligible to sit for board examination

  • You practice cooperative, team based medicine and have exceptional interpersonal and leadership skills

  • You must be eligible to be licensed in the province of Alberta

  • Previous experience handling multiple caseloads

  • You fit well into a collaborative team culture and exhibit excellent communication skills with fellow colleagues, clients, and the referral community

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!

  • VCA Canada Student Loan RRSP Program – Ask us more!

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

  • Continuing education benefits - we know you love to learn!

  • 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

Why Edmonton?

  • Edmonton offers the largest area of urban parkland in Canada with over 7300 hectares that expands both sides of our beautiful North Saskatchewan River to take full advantage of our great outdoors.

  • Edmonton hosts several festivals each year, including our world-renowned Folk Fest, Fringe Festival, Symphony under the Sky, Ice on Whyte Festival.

  • We are a short drive away from the majestic Rocky Mountains, home to Jasper and Banff National Parks which boast world-class vistas with ample hiking, camping, rafting and world class skiing

  • With our new stadium, Rogers Place, we have quickly become a top destination for many of the most sought-after entertainment acts and is home to our NHL team the Edmonton Oilers.

  • Edmonton is the capital of Alberta, and our city is growing rapidly, with a current metro population of over 1.3 million. The University of Alberta is home to over 40,000 students and boasts the most 3M National Teaching Fellows in Canada.

Our Hospital

  • We have made a commitment to support a positive work life balance. VCA Canada Guardian Veterinary Centre doctors and support staff are dedicated to our core values of Respect, Compassion, and a Progressive environment.

  • With an established case load, VCA Canada Guardian Veterinary Centre continues to have excellent growth opportunities.

  • We are a leader in emergency and specialty healthcare and foster a culture of compassion in a collaborative environment that leads to delivering exceptional care to patients, and service to our clients, referring veterinarians, and our community.

  • We offer competitive compensation with an industry leading benefits package, including health and dental insurance, uniform allowance, professional dues, and continuing education allowance.

Please send your resume, as well as a cover letter to Shauna Bearchell, General Manager:

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