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VCA Animal Hospitals Veterinary Summer Student - VCA Canada Animal Care Centre of Strathmore in Strathmore, Alberta

Veterinary Summer DVM Student

Strathmore, AB

VCA Canada Animal Care Centre of Strathmore is accepting applications for a 2024 Summer DVM Student 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 Veterinary Summer Student position will provide you with invaluable insights into your career path as a mixed animal practitioner 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

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

  • Assist with laboratory and imaging diagnostics

  • Train in use of in-house practice management software

  • General hospital maintenance

Note: 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

  • Must be able to repeatedly lift at least 40 lbs

  • Exceptional client service skills that build trust and loyalty

  • Calm, compassionate, and nurturing attitude

Why You Should Consider Us

By joining us in a summer position, you will be starting on your journey with VCA Canada in building relationships that will take you anywhere you want to go. This is an excellent opportunity to open doors for future employment and to see what VCA Canada can offer you. We have a strong family network of veterinary professionals across Canada that support ongoing growth and opportunity for professional development.

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