Western Veterinary Specialist & Emergency Center is currently welcoming a Veterinarian with advanced training in exotics to join our team. Preference will be given to exotics-boarded or internship and/or residency-trained applicants in the field of exotic medicine. As a successful candidate, you understand the importance of building relationships with our pet parents and our support team, to provide the best care possible. VCA Canada is dedicated to your continuous learning and offers extensive in-house resources. Our hospitals foster friendly, collaborative environments, where professional growth and a balanced lifestyle are genuinely encouraged!

  • A valid veterinarian license allowing practice in Canada
  • Experience in; surgical procedures, preventative care, and offering nutritional advice.
  • Dedicated to promoting team-based medicine practices
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills in working with your colleagues, pet parents, and community
  • A passion for coaching and mentoring students along their DVM journey
  • An interest in attending conferences and networking with colleagues
  • A love for all companion animals!!

What our hospital Offers

We are a busy specialty and emergency hospital with multiple collaborative specialty services including imaging, cardiology, internal medicine, surgery, critical care, oncology (radiation oncology and medical oncology), dermatology and a strong anesthesia department. We are looking to expend our already existing services for exotic animals. Our trauma center accreditation leads to a high emergency case load of exotic patients, including avians, reptiles and rodents. Our hospital is equipped with a CT-scan, rigid and flexible endoscopic equipment, surgical suites, in-house laboratory, digital radiographs, ultrasound and oxygen cages.

The candidate would be leading the creation and development of their ideal exotic department, supported by the emergency doctors and the different specialty services as needed. We have already performed advanced surgery on exotics including penile resection and anastomosis on a degu (pending publication), splenectomies on ferrets, foreign bodies on rabbits and endoscopy for foreign body removal on reptiles. Our specialists and ER doctors are excited to expend their skills as necessary while improving our care for exotic patients.

  • 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; 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

Email: careers.canada@vca.com for further information or click Apply Now!

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