Come to Canada, and celebrate inclusiveness, affordability, equity, and universal healthcare. Immerse yourself in our friendly culture, and beautiful scenery – the OPPORTUNITY for adventure and the experience of a lifetime is calling… from Canada!
Animals First Clinic – Not only our name, but our PHILOSOPHY! Our experienced, friendly and progressive team is seeking a full-time licensed Veterinarian to join our growing clinic in the city of Grande Prairie, Alberta.
Our trio of experienced Veterinarians is supported by 12 awesome RVTs & support staff, and we are looking to nurture the establishment of an additional full-time Veterinarian. We celebrate best practices, and support one another. We work collaboratively, and have regular doctor’s meetings to ensure consistency and open communication. Together, we run a busy clinic, and it is this togetherness and commitment to each other that has led to success and such a loyal client base. In support of your medicine, you will have an in-house lab coupled with Cornerstone, digital x-ray, dental x-ray, laser therapy, and ultrasound.
You will be scheduled for 40 hours over 5 days, and while we do require on-call shifts, the service is shared with another veterinary clinic.
Experienced veterinarians are welcome, and we will most definitely consider a new graduate as our team is highly skilled and passionate about mentoring. The opportunities for professional growth in this modern small animal practice are limited only by your imagination! For example, Dr. Barth is available for, and excited to provide orthopedic mentorship to those interested (although interest in Orthopedic Surgery is not required for this role). Without specialists in our immediate area, you truly get to practice the art of veterinary medicine. You will be able to independently provide clients with a comprehensive plan from start to finish.
Grand Prairie is a vibrant and growing northern community of over 63,000. Our city offers all the amenities, with the added bonus of a Great Canadian Outdoor playground on your doorstep. Grand Prairie is the hub of the Alberta and BC Peace Region, and provides quick access for outdoor enthusiasts to world-renowned hiking, fishing, kayaking, skiing, snowshoeing, and river boating. Snowmobilers enjoy the supreme winter-wonderland trails that become increasingly secluded as one travels west into the Rocky Mountains, and between the months of May and October these trails transform into superb ATV and mountain biking paths. Explore Big Mountain Creek Provincial Park or Crystal Lake nearby, or escape for an adventurous weekend to the mountain town of Grande Cache, or Jasper National Park.
Grand Prairie boasts incredible value. Property and housing are readily available, and particularly affordable in comparison with the other 5 largest cities in Alberta. Grand Prairie is the type of place that allows you to live on an acreage and still be at work in 10 minutes! Residents of Grand Prairie can even claim 50% of the Northern living allowance on their taxes, and a healthy employment market makes the city attractive for family members too. A regional College, Hospital, Art Gallery, and the Eastlink Centre multi-sport facility are just a few amenities frequented by locals, with the Bear Creek Folk Festival and Grand Prairie Stampede drawing many from out-of-province.
Affordability, adventure, and all the amenities, without the traffic, pollution, or commute. Grand Prairie is calling…. to all licensed Veterinarians interested in joining Animals First Clinic.
Moving from the U.S. to Canada has the appeal of travel and adventure, without the drawbacks of language barriers or disorienting culture shock. The rumors are true, we do say “eh?” and apologize often, but we think that just adds to our charm! Canada is a peaceful country and, Grand Prairie is a perfect mix of city amenities and outdoor adventure opportunities. Canada celebrates diversity, culture, equity, the arts, sports, adventure, and inclusion. You will be free to authentically be yourself and feel welcomed into our community with open arms and hearts.
We value veterinarians, and prove it by supporting your personal, financial, and professional growth through:
Continuing Education (CE);
Above average salary;
A comprehensive Health Benefits package (100% of extended Medical & Dental premiums paid for things not covered under our publicly-funded healthcare);
Professional Services coverage (chiropractor, massage therapist, physiotherapist, vision, 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);
Eligibility for a discretionary Performance Bonus;
Signing Bonus for exceptional candidates;
Of course, in order to facilitate your successful transition, we would provide:
Comprehensive Immigration Assistance:
Hospital will procure work permit in concert with Immigration Lawyer (on retainer). Then, Immigration Lawyer will be retained for renewals of Temporary Foreign Work Permit or ideally, conversion to Permanent Residency (whilst retaining U.S. citizenship).
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!
About Animals First Clinic
Our purpose is to empower veterinary teams to live their passion and focus on unparalleled care for pets and the people who love them.