Associate Veterinarian

Van Isle Veterinary Hospital, 1111 Braidwood Road, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada Req #1751
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
You were made to save animals, we take care of the rest.

Employer: Van Isle Veterinary Hospital  
Position: Associate Veterinarian 
Terms of Employment: Permanent / Full Time  
Location: Courtenay, BC 
Employment Address: 1111 Braidwood Road, Courtenay, BC V9N 3S1 
Hours of Work: 32 hours/week  
Language: English 



  • Eligible for discretionary bonuses and increases in salary; 
  • Eligible for accommodation and moving expenses; 
  • Paid vacation/sick leave, Continuing Education (CE) allowance, VIN membership, annual licenses paid; 
  • Eligible for RRSP matching; 
  • Eligible for Dental and Vision coverage; 
  • Medical insurance (after three-month probationary period); 
  • Generous pet policy;  
  • Access to network of over 1000 veterinarians; 
  • Malpractice insurance; 
  • Signing Bonus; 
  • Eligible for on-call shift premiums and production pay; 
  • Eligible for scrubs allowance; 
  • Eligible for Plumbs app membership 

Salary: $130,000 CAD/year 

Contact: please send resumes to and include “Van Isle Veterinary Hospital in email subject line.  


  • Perform routine therapeutic procedures 
  • Perform Veterinary surgery in routine and emergency cases 
  • Responsible for patient records management 
  • Post-operative observation 
  • Accurate client billing  
  • Participate in continuing education matters 
  • Examine animals and diagnose problems or diseases through physical examinations or laboratory tests 
  • Diagnose and prescribe medication to sick or injured animals  
  • Consult with pet owners about preventive healthcare; and carry out medical and surgical procedures, such as vaccinations, dental work, and fractures 
  • Consult clients on hygiene and general care of their pets.  
  • Provide a range of veterinary services including obstetrics and euthanasia 
  • Offer general wellness and vaccinations, nutrition, and weight management programs 
  • May enforce government regulations in disease control and food production 
  • Keep up with the flow of the clinic and meeting expected appointment times 
  • Expected to attend ​monthly DVM and all other team meetings, and contribute ideas and feedback at the meetings that will help with the health of the clinic and patients 


  • 4-5 year university degree in veterinary medicine (as well as any required pre-veterinary studies for the university program, if applicable 
  • Completion of national certification examinations or equivalent are required.  
  • Provincial Licensing in British Columbia is required or ability to obtain  
  • Passion for what you do every day! Enthusiasm, energy, and a positive attitude are a must 
  • A strong desire to educate and build solid relationships with clients 
  • Solid communication skills, both when dealing with clients and interpersonal relationships 
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and on-call shifts 

Do not miss out on this unique opportunity to join a fun and dynamic team! VetStrategy is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you require accommodation, please reach out to  

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  • Van Isle Veterinary Hospital, 1111 Braidwood Road, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada