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VCA Western Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Centre
calgary, AB, Canada
30+ days ago
VCA Calgary Animal Referral and Emergency Centre
calgary, AB, Canada
30+ days ago
VCA Western Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Centre
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
30+ days ago


VCA Canada Care Centre Animal Hospital in Calgary, Alberta, Canada is welcoming another Residency trained or Board-certified Criticalist (permanent, full-time) to join other Criticalists on our specialty health care team.

Our Critical Care Department is a 7-day a week service, currently run by two board-certified Criticalists, soon to be joined by a third. Due to our engaging caseload, we are very excited to add a third Criticalist into the practice! Our Critical Care Department is a busy and growing service that works closely with both the ER and specialty services. We also recently added in a Specialty Critical Care Internship into the program (in addition to the already thriving rotating internship program). The candidate’s responsibilities will include further advancement of the Critical Care department, primary management of critical in-patients and ER triages, support and mentorship of the Emergency Department, and teaching and mentoring the interns and support staff.  

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 has recently undergone 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 with updated equipment for the Critical Care Service. The specialties include; Critical Care (3), Oncology (1), Neurology (1), Dermatology (1), Dentistry (1), Internal Medicine (3), Ophthalmology (1), Surgery (2), Radiology (2), Anesthesia (1) and Cardiology (soon to join the practice).

Our hospital offers a challenging; quick-paced, high-adrenaline work environment where team work and high quality care is at the heart of what we do. We espouse 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 UCVM students, formal mentorship of interns.  A full complement of on-site diagnostics includes digital radiography, ultrasound, in house lab, endoscopy, fluoroscopy, CT, and MRI. 

 As our ideal Candidate, you have:

  • A valid DVM degree or equivalent, enabling practice in Canada
  • Candidates must be board-certified (AVCECC or ECVECC) or residency trained (and eligible to sit for board examination) in Critical Care.
  • License in Alberta or eligibility to be licensed with the ABVMA.
  • Strong leadership skills combined with a positive team player attitude to enable our teams to flourish
  • Excellent diagnostic and critical care 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
  • The drive and ability to help train and mentor interns and technicians

Please forward a copy of your resume and cover letter to Kirk Marcotte at

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!


Compensation is important which is why we have tailored programs just for you

  • Generous Compensation and Sign-on Bonuses
  • Comprehensive Educational Resources in our e-University
  • Continuing education benefits
  • Relocation assistance; Immigration support
  • Membership, dues, and conference fees
  • Referral Bonus Rewards


We care about your well-being and invest in resources that foster a Wellness and Appreciation culture.

  • Flexible scheduling to support a healthy work life balance
  • VCA Academy’s Recent Graduate or those new to Primary Care, 90-Day Personalized Structured Mentorship Program – Plus Ongoing Support!
  • Wellness days, sick days, and vacation time
  • 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 to your community through VCA initiative


Job Information

  • Job ID: 57881600
  • Location:
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Position Title: Criticalist - Calgary Canada
  • Company Name: VCA Western Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Centre
  • Area of Focus: Critical Care
  • Job Function: Associate Veterinarian
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Board-Certified
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
  • Required Travel: None

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