Associate Veterinarian

Family Pet Hospital - Alberta

Job Description

Rediscover your passion for healing as you join a team of exceptional Veterinary Professionals, committed to medical and surgical excellence in a compassionate, warm and friendly environment. We offer interesting, diverse and challenging cases, with manageable caseloads and a commitment to maintaining Work+Life Balance. We welcome an Associate Veterinarian who is ready grow with our team. Offering a Generous Retention Bonus, Relocation Assistance and Comprehensive Compensation Package!

Our Culture:  Here at Family Pet Hospital we recognize that our team is the foundation of not just our business, but of our way of life. We have an inclusive, skilled and compassionate team of Client Care Representatives, Management, RVTs and diverse Veterinarians. At Family Pet we strive to provide a collaborative, supportive workplace with genuine clinical freedom. We are a motivated team with a strong focus on best practice, advanced education, commitment to our patients and their families, and supporting each other through teamwork and case collaboration.

To learn more about our practice, visit us at or contact Susan by text, phone, or email at (403) 542-3862 /

Join Us, Grow Together.

Job Summary:

As a Veterinary Professional, you already have a pretty good idea as to the day-to-day requirements of being a talented Emergency Veterinarian. Here are some of the key skills that we are seeking that are relevant to this opportunity:

  • Examine and triage pets to promptly diagnose their short and long term health issues and recommend best practice emergency treatment
  • Consult directly with clients and referring clinics regarding immediate, solutions-based care for their pets
  • Soft tissue surgery at an advanced level – orthopedic surgical expertise will also be highly regarded
  • The ability to prepare and deliver internal Emergency skills training to the entire team

Basic Qualifications

  •  Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree with license in good standing to practice in the province of Alberta
  • Ability to quickly build rapport with customers, fellow team members and management
  • A skilled learner willing to explore new possibilities and accept change when based on sound professional ideas
  • Knowing that great results are only achieved through teamwork accomplished through mutual respect
  • You can work independently but you also know when to ask for assistance
  • You respond to setbacks with positivity and grace

Our Location: Family Pet Hospital & 24 Hour Pet Emergency Centre is a centrally located state of the art facility. It is spacious and bright with an efficient layout; featuring – conference room, full staff lounge, 5 exam rooms, full in house diagnostic lab, endoscopy, two surgical suites, two dental suites, isolation ward, and opportunity for a full orthopedic suite including dedicated radiology.

You will also get to enjoy living in the hidden gem that is Lethbridge! Lethbridge is a well-developed, progressive, modern city that is large enough to have that big city feel with all the amenities and shops you would expect, yet is small enough that you aren’t stuck in traffic. Included within the area you will find small cities, bedroom communities, US border and resort areas—Fernie, Canmore, Banff, Waterton—that provide recreation and leisure. With paid vacation leave, you will have ample opportunity to relax and enjoy some downtime also.

Our Compensation:

  • Competitive Salary + Production
  • Signing Bonus, Retention Bonus and Relocation Assistance  
  • Health Benefits: medical/dental/disability
  • Paid professional liability insurance
  • Paid dues and memberships
  • Continuing Education—allowance and paid time off—to assist with your Career Growth
  • Flexible Paid Time Off: vacation, sick days, CE days
  • Employee Pet Discounts
  • Flexible Schedule with genuine commitment to maintaining a work+life balance

In addition to the above, we are also happy to explore other compensation alternatives that may better suit your needs which we will be happy to discuss as our relationship progresses.

At NVA Canada diversity and inclusion are an important part of our everyday reality. 

We are committed to fostering an open and inclusive environment where everyone belongs, our people feel comfortable and confident to be themselves and reach their full potential regardless of age, race, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, marital and family status, religion or other belief, culture, sexual orientation, or disability.