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VCA Animal Hospitals Internist, VCA Canada Alta Vista Animal Hospital in Ottawa, Ontario


VCA Canada Alta Vista Animal Hospital in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada is seeking a Board-eligible or Board-certified Veterinary Internist (permanent, full-time) to join our specialty team.

We are a busy and growing multidisciplinary hospital with a 24-hour Emergency Service, General Practice and a team of six experienced specialists including, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Dermatology, Cardiology, Oncology and Ophthalmology.

We are located 20 minutes south of the vibrant downtown Ottawa Market. As Canada’s capital, Ottawa is the perfect place to experience some of the country’s best attractions, celebrations and flavours.

You can tour iconic Parliament Hill, visit many of the country’s national museums, and take an epic paddle, cruise or skate on the Rideau Canal—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Around every corner on both the Ontario and Quebec sides of the Ottawa River, lively neighbourhoods beckon you with tasty craft beer, fresh local food and unique shopping experiences.

Pristine outdoor spaces within the city and in the nearby countryside offer a bounty of activities including cycling, rafting, hiking and skiing. And no matter the season, events like Winterlude, the Canadian Tulip Festival and Bluesfest fill the city with excitement and beauty.

We operate out of a 24,500 square foot facility. We have a large referring veterinarian community of over 300 General practice and Emergency hospitals referring a challenging and diverse caseload. We have a great group of veterinarians who support each other and work collaboratively as a team.

A full suite of on-site diagnostic imaging includes a Toshiba Aquilion 64 slice CT, .25T Vet MR MRI, Pulsera Fluoroscopy unit, Philips ultrasound and echocardiogram, Karl Storz endoscope and two Sound digital radiograph suites.

As our ideal Candidate, you have:

  • A valid DVM degree or equivalent, enabling practice in Canada.

  • Candidates must be board-certified (ECVIM, ACVIM) or residency trained (and eligible to sit for board examination) in Internal Medicine.

  • License in Ontario or eligibility to be licensed with the CVO.

  • Leadership skills combined with a positive team player attitude to enable our teams to flourish.

  • Excellent diagnostic and critical care skills with expertise in ventilation.

  • Exemplary customer service that builds loyalty and trust with your clients.

  • Organizational skills which allow you to stay focused and work under pressure.

  • The drive and ability to help train and mentor interns and technicians.

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!


Compensation is important which is why we have tailored programs just for you.

  • Generous compensation and sign-on bonuses

  • RRSP 5% Employer Group Match Program!

  • Comprehensive educational resources in our e-university

  • 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

Wellness :

We care about your well-being and invest in resources that foster a Wellness and Appreciation culture.

  • Flexible scheduling to support a healthy work lifebalance

  • VCA Academy Mentorship Program for new/recent graduates or those new to primary care; a 90-day personalized structured mentorship program with ongoing support!

  • Wellness days, sick days, and 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 initiatives

Join Us!

Please forward a copy of your resume and cover letter to Jason Kill, Hospital Manager ( ) or email

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