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Oct 07, 2020

Veterinarian (Small Animal)

$96,817 - $125,000 yearly
  • 101, 9151 Crystal Lake Drive, Grande Prairie, AB, T8X 0B7
Full time Professional Services

Job Description

Animals First Clinic in Grand Prairie, Alberta is seeking a full-time Veterinarian (Small Animal).


About Animals First Clinic Animals First Clinic provides a wide variety of services for your pet. While treating injuries and curing illness is what we strive to do, being able to keep pets from getting sick in the first place is the easiest way to keep them healthy. Including general health examinations, vaccinations and deworming, preventative medicine promotes your pet’s health and provides early detection of health conditions or illnesses so treatment can be offered sooner rather than later. We also offer customized geriatric exams for our aging pets, who may have underlying illnesses that can’t be easily detected. Geriatric bloodwork should be done starting at the age of 7 for both cats and dogs, and can be done quickly and accurately using our in-house lab machines. Our fully equipped pet hospital features an in-house laboratory, digital and dental x-ray, laser therapy, and orthopedic surgery services.


We are offering an incredible opportunity for a full-time Veterinarian (Small Animal). We are an established and highly efficient team dedicated to practicing high-quality medicine. We value work-life balance and have a lot of fun as a team.


You will be scheduled for 40 hours over 4 or 5 days. There will be a mix of appointments and surgeries, and while we do require on-call shifts, the service is shared with another veterinary clinic. Animals First Clinic is on-call every 2nd week, and the on-call rotation is shared between the Veterinarians at Animals First Clinic.



We value veterinarians, and prove it by supporting your personal, financial, and professional growth through:

  • Salary Range: $96,817.00 - $125,000.00 Canadian Dollars
  • Continuing Education (CE); CE includes payment of up to $1,500 towards education programs that will enhance and advance veterinary skills and knowledge, and be of mutual benefit to you and the Hospital, plus up to five (5) days paid leave to attend such continuing education. Additional CE is possible if it will enhance and further the business;
  • Extended Health Benefits Package (Medical, Dental, & Vision premiums paid);
  • Professional Services coverage (chiropractor, massage therapist, physiotherapist, etc.);
  • Employee Assistance Program;
  • Paid Licensing & Membership Dues;
  • Professional Liability Insurance coverage;
  • Paid Vacation time;
  • Paid Sick & Personal Days;
  • Generous Veterinary Discounts (75% off services for your own pets, and an extended family and friends discount);
  • Uniform Allowance;
  • Eligibility for a discretionary Performance Bonus.


If you are looking for a progressive environment where each individual is heard, and recognized for their unique contributions, we'd love to talk.

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing a respectful, inclusive, and diverse workplace. If you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Job Duties: to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


  • Diagnose diseases or abnormal conditions in individual animals through physical examinations or laboratory tests.
  • Treat sick or injured animals by prescribing medication, setting bones, dressing wounds, performing surgery, or other therapies.
  • Vaccinate animals to prevent and treat diseases.
  • Perform routine, emergency and post-mortem examinations.
  • Advise clients on the feeding, hygiene, behaviour, breeding, housing and general care of animals.
  • Provide a range of veterinary services including obstetrics, dentistry and euthanasia.
  • May supervise animal health technologists and animal care workers.
  • Educate the public about diseases that can spread from animals to humans.
  • Collect body tissue, feces, blood, urine, or other body fluids for examination and analysis.
  • Perform laboratory procedures and diagnostic tests, including parasitology, hematology and urinalysis.
  • Operate diagnostic equipment, such as radiographic and ultrasound equipment, and interpret the resulting images.
  • Administer anesthetics, perform surgery, and monitor patients during surgery and recovery with the assistance of the technical team.
  • Follow discharge guidelines for hospitalized and postoperative patients, and treatment plan guidelines for clients, to ensure proper patient treatment in the home environment (including client follow-up post hospitalization).
  • Humanely euthanize animals when it has been mutually agreed upon by the patient’s owner.
  • Document actions by completing forms, reports, logs and patient records.


Company Operating Name: Animals First Clinic Ltd.  


Business Address: 101, 9151 Crystal Lake Drive, Grande Prairie, AB, T8X 0B7


Title of Position: Veterinarian (Small Animal Veterinarian)


Terms of Employment: Full-time, permanent


Official Language/Language of Work: English


Salary Range: $96,817.00 - $125,000.00 Canadian Dollars


Location of Work: 101, 9151 Crystal Lake Drive, Grande Prairie, AB, T8X 0B7


Contact Information:

Name: Matthew Verwey

Telephone Number (Cell): 1-289-218-7041

Email: mverwey@p3vetpartners.ca



Level of Education Required:

  • Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree OR
  • Completion of a four to five-year university degree in veterinary medicine (or related health science field) and completion of the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE)


Skill Requirements/Work Experience:

  • 5 years of experience AND
  • Experience performing orthopedic surgeries to correct diseases and injuries of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and other skeletal structures, including knee surgeries (TTT, Lateral Suture), repair of bone fractures with plates or pins and external fixators



Employer Name

Animals First Clinic Ltd.

city or province

Grand Prairie

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