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VCA Animal Hospitals Veterinarian, Critical Care, Vancouver Animal Emergency and Referral Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia

Veterinarian, Critical Care

Location: Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Animal Emergency and Referral Centre is welcoming two Residency trained or Board-certified Criticalists (permanent, full-time) to our Critical Care service in our small animal specialty referral (surgery, medicine, neurology, ophthalmology) and 24-hour emergency practice.

About Our Candidate:

  • You are a team player with excellent communication and leadership skills

  • You possess a positive and collegial personality and enjoy interacting with other specialists and emergency doctors.

  • You would like to enjoy the quality of life the West Coast and the Coastal Mountains can provide.

  • Candidates must be board-certified (AVCECC or ECVECC) or residency trained (and eligible to sit for board examination) in Critical Care.

  • You hold a valid DVM degree and can be licensed in the province of BC

Compensation: The annual salary range for this position is $180,000 to $250,000. This position may also be eligible for other variable pay programs. The annual salary range is for the primary location for which the job is posted. It may vary depending on the work location of the successful candidate or other factors.

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 RRSP Student Loan 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

About Us:

As a member of VCA Canada, VAERC is a rapidly growing Emergency and Specialty Hospital with a robust Imaging Center (CT, High-Field MRI, C-Arm, Digital radiology and Ultrasound). VAERC has had a 4-decade presence in Vancouver and we moved to our state of the art facility in July 2016. Our 12500 square foot hospital is well equipped with the technology one would expect in a specialty practice. Our team continues to grow as we build an incredible team of people who are committed to the highest standards of patient and client care. We practice ethical and compassionate medicine and look forward to staff who enjoy working in a cooperative team.

Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and is surrounded by majestic mountains, sparkling ocean, rainforests and beautiful foliage. Vancouver is a four season’s destination. Vancouverites and Canadians are known for our friendly nature and we take great pride in welcoming a vast multicultural population. Catering to any interest throughout the year, the city offers world class shopping, gourmet meals, outstanding live entertainment, sporting events, theatre, outdoor adventure, spectacular sights and attractions. With quick and easy access to; Whistler, the Canadian Rockies, Victoria and the Vancouver Island there is easy access to endless year-round water and land sports. Everyone can enjoy the range of activities from extreme sports, to family fun or to personal adventures.

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VCA 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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