Veterinarian - Cardiologist - VCA Canada Calgary Animal Referral & Emergency Centre (CARE)

VCA Canada
Calgary, Alberta
Apr 06, 2021
Jul 05, 2021
Ginger Kryzanowski
Practice Area

VCA Canada Care Centre Animal Hospital in Calgary, Alberta, Canada is seeking a Board-certified Cardiologist (permanent, full-time) to join our specialty health care team.

Our Cardiology department is a busy and growing service that works closely with both the ER and specialty services. The specialty team currently includes a board-certified radiologist, neurologist, oncologist, oromaxillofacial surgeon, dermatologist, ophthalmologist, three surgeons, two internal medicine specialists, board-certified practitioner, a criticalist and a part time Cardiologist. After hours and weekend care is provided through the on-site emergency clinic and critical care service with staffed 8 full/part-time emergency veterinarians.

We have a full complement of on-site diagnostic imaging equipment includes a Canon digital radiography suite, Philips Affiniti 70 ultrasound unit, OEC 9800 Plus  fluoroscopy unit, Toshiba Aquilion 16 Slice CT, and Symphony 1.5T MRI suite. 

The ideal candidate must possess a positive personality, strong communication skills, and enjoy interacting with other specialists and emergency doctors. The candidate’s responsibilities will include further advancement of the cardiology department and provide mentoring, training and CE for interns, students and support staff.  The candidate should attend CE to remain current in new procedures/treatment options and must participate in daily cage side rounds.  The candidate will be required to participate in some evening and weekend call.  The candidate is expected to build strong relationships with clients, referring Veterinarians, staff and the community. 

About Us.

C.A.R.E. is a 24-hour emergency and referral specialty hospital, which operates out of a 26,000 square foot facility in Calgary. The hospital is undergoing a complete update and expansion to facilitate the ever-growing caseload and expanding specialty services, including the design of a new, state-of-the-art ICU.

Our hospital offers a challenging; quick-paced, high-adrenaline work environment with a complex and varied case load where team work and high quality care is at the heart of what we do. We possess the values of a collegial and team-based approach to medicine, excellent client service, continuing education, and work life balance. We are committed to supporting pet owners and the veterinary community by providing the highest level of emergency and referral care. 

Opportunities for professional development abound, including teaching of interns and University of Calgary Veterinary Medicine students, and formal mentorship of interns. 

Calgary is the centre of Canada’s energy industry, as the well as it’s the closest metropolitan centre to the Rocky Mountains and is the home of the world- renowned Calgary Stampede.  Calgary is definitely all of those things, but so much more.  The Calgary region is home to more than 1.3 million people and is youthful city with the average age being 35.7. Calgarians are known for our friendly nature and we take great pride in welcoming a vast multicultural population.   We have activities that appeal to all passions, amazing shopping, trendy cuisine, we have a city wide network of bike trails and we are only a 90 minute drive from Banff National Park where there is world class skiing, hiking, mountain climbing and sight-seeing.  In addition we have dozens of theatre companies as well as several professional sports teams.  Come work and play in Calgary!

 As our ideal Candidate, you have:

  • A valid DVM degree or equivalent, enabling practice in Canada
  • Candidates must be board-certified ACVIM (Cardiology)
  • License in Alberta or eligibility to be licensed with the AbVBMA. (A license restricted to Cardiology is an option in Alberta).
  • Strong leadership skills combined with a positive team player attitude to enable our teams to flourish
  • Excellent diagnostic skills
  • Exemplary customer service that builds loyalty and trust with your clients
  • Strong organizational skills which allow you to stay focused and work under pressure
  • Language of work: English

Why VCA?

VCA is Canada’s largest network of companion animal hospitals, devoted to providing compassionate care for pets. Our team of over 2500 people operate specialty-referral, primary care, alternative therapy and emergency hospitals and are committed to providing superior patient care and client experience.  At our core are our people – people we think of as family. Our different strengths and interests enrich and improve us with diversity, innovation and excellence.  In support we are national leaders in career development and growth opportunities, continuing education, scholarships and awards.  We are also passionate about giving back to the community through Paw It Forward, our national philanthropic program.

As member of VCA, we can offer:

  • CE opportunities with $3K CE allowance and 5 paid CE days, as well as access to VCA conferences
  • Salary $160K-180K with 4 weeks vacation
  • Potential for annual merit increase and/or performance bonus
  • Out of hours fees
  • ABVMA, CVMA and ACVIM licensing membership dues paid
  • Relocation assistance
  • Networking, collaboration and knowledge exchange with other veterinarians within our practices
  • Continued investments in new technologies, advanced diagnostics, and modern facilities
  • A commitment to give back through initiatives such as Paw it Forward and Pet Pantry
  • Active research studies for publication and industry growth

Additionally, VCA Canada Care Centre Animal Hospital offers a comprehensive compensation package, including  health and dental benefits, Continuing Education time and allowance, and moving allowance. For more information, please visit our website

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