Neurologist - Alta Vista Animal Hospital

VCA Canada
Ottawa, Ontario (CA)
To be negotiated based on experience; competitive/bonus
Closing date
Jul 20, 2023

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Practice Area
Position Type
Veterinary Internist / Specialist, Board-Certified
Contract Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Veterinary Hospitals / Corporate

Alta Vista Animal Hospital in Ottawa, Ontario, is welcoming a Board-eligible candidate or Board-certified Veterinary Neurologist (permanent, full-time) to join their specialty team.


With approximately 30 veterinarians and 160 staff members, Alta Vista offers a variety of services for cats and dogs including a General Practice, 24-hour Emergency, Specialty/Referral Centre, and intensive care unit staffed 24 hours a day.


With on-site computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging (Esaote MR Vet Grande), electrodiagnostic equipment (Cadwell Sierra Wave emg/ncv/baer), and Antech Laboratory, Alta Vista is looking for a neurologist to add to our specialty team. This position will be supported by a staff of specialists in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Dentistry, Rehabilitation and Critical Care.


Alta Vista offers a comprehensive compensation package, including a competitive guaranteed base salary plus commission, health and dental benefits, Continuing Education time and allowance, paid vacation/sick leave, membership dues, statutory holidays, a generous signing bonus and a moving allowance.


Alta Vista Animal Hospital is located in the Ottawa Valley, serving a population of approximately 1 million residents. Ottawa boasts one of the highest percentages of parks to residents in Canada and is ideal for the outdoor enthusiast. Ottawa offers affordable housing and the option of country or city living (all within close proximity of the Hospital).


Both medical and surgical neurologists will be considered. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are required, French is an asset.


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!
  • 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



We care about your well-being and invest in resources for our associates:

  • Flexible scheduling to support a healthy work-life balance
  • VCA Academy Mentorship Program for new/recent graduates or those new to primary care; a six-month personalized structured mentorship program with ongoing support!
  • 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

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

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