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Cardiologist, Calgary Animal Referral & Emergency Centre CARE

VCA Canada
Calgary (City), Alberta (CA)
The compensation package will commensurate with experience
Closing date
Sep 24, 2024

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Calgary Animal Referral & Emergency Centre CARE is welcoming a Board-certified Cardiologist (permanent, full-time) to join our specialty health care team.

Our Cardiology department is a growing service that works closely with both the ER and specialty services. The team currently includes a board-certified specialists; Radiologist, Neurologist, Oncologist, Dermatologist, Ophthalmologist, Surgeons, Internal Medicine and Criticalist.

After-hours and weekend care is provided through the on-site emergency clinic and critical care service. 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. 

General Manager: Stacey Parker

Our ideal candidate:

  • A valid DVM degree or equivalent, enabling practice in Canada
  • Board-certified (Cardiology) or eligible
  • 3+ years experience working with varying cases, a cross section of clients and all levels of staff
  • Licensed in Alberta or eligibility to be licensed

  • You will demonstrate positive and caring leadership qualities, combined with a team player attitude to enable our teams to flourish

  • Training and mentoring is key to assist the next generation of veterinary professionals - you understand this and are fully committed

  • Excellent diagnostic and critical thinking skills

  • Meticulous with medical records

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

  • Relationship building to enhance your practice with the referral community

  • Strong organizational skills which allow you to stay focused and work under pressure

  • Participation in weekend or evening calls maybe required from time to time


What VCA Canada Offers

Join our team and you will make a huge difference in the lives of pets and their families!  

  • Generous compensation package to commensurate with experience
  • VCA Canada Student Loan RRSP Program – Ask us more!
  • RRSP Employer 5 % Match Program – saving for your future just got easier!  
  • Library access to over 6000 journals, caseload, research and more!
  • Continuing education benefits - we know you love to learn!
  • Career and leadership opportunities to continue your career path; medical director, medical advisory board, special projects, and other leadership roles
  • 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
  • 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: 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 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. 


About the city: 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!



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