Small Animal Veterinary Criticalist - VSC Newfoundland and Labrador

VSC - Veterinary Specialty Centre of Newfoundland and Labrador, 860 Topsail Road, Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Req #2341
Tuesday, October 24, 2023
You were made to save animals, we take care of the rest.

Veterinary Specialty Centre of Newfoundland and Labrador (“VSCNL”) is seeking a Board-Certified Criticalist to join the enthusiastic team at the only emergency and referral center in the province.  VSCNL is located just outside St. John’s, Newfoundland and offers 24/7 emergency care alongside internal medicine, surgery, rehabilitation and diagnostic imaging. You will have the opportunity to work on a diverse and challenging caseload as VSCNL is the only specialty center in Newfoundland and Labrador and is an ocean away from the nearest center on mainland Canada. 

The Veterinary Specialty Centre of Newfoundland and Labrador was originally founded to make sure that no pet owner would have to leave the province to get the proper care their pet needs. We have the only board-certified surgeon, internist, anesthesiologist and radiologist in the province.  We offer chemotherapy, run a canine blood donor program and have the only ICU that is fully staffed 24 hours a day. When it comes to diagnosing and treating the pets of Newfoundland and Labrador, we are there for them every day!  We recently expanded our facility and have space for more specialty services to be added. 

Through our comprehensive approach, we are able to provide the opportunity to practice gold standard medicine. As a 24/7 emergency and referral hospital, our emergency department handles an exciting and diverse caseload, inspiring lifelong learning and growth. We are a hospital that cares strongly for our patients. Our motto is: expert care, close to home! 

About you: 

We are seeking a passionate and skilled Board-Certified Veterinary Criticalist to join our exceptional team.  Candidates who are completing their residency and are or will be board eligible are welcome to apply.  Support will be provided to properly prepare for board exams.  The ideal candidate is personable, client-centered, enjoys working as part of a team, with strong communication and people skills. This person is self-motivated, confident in their client communication skills and able to collaborate closely with our team.  We are looking for a team member who  shares our philosophy that success lies at the intersection of excellent patient care, dedicated client service, and a positive, collaborative team environment. 

Why join us? 

As a Board-Certified Criticalist, you will work closely with our team of highly skilled Registered Veterinary Technicians and assistants. We have a comprehensive in-house laboratory staffed by Registered Medical Laboratory Technologists and diagnostic imaging capabilities are all available with an in house 32 slice GE CT and a 1.5 T MRI. 

Our hospital offers a stimulating, fast-paced work environment where teamwork and high-quality care is at the heart of what we do. Outside a team that works together like family day-to-day, work–life balance is strongly encouraged and supported, as schedules are optimized to minimize fatigue. 

By joining us, you’ll be able to enjoy downtime experiencing a wide variety of activities in the St. John’s area of Newfoundland. From hiking trails and other outdoor adventures, whale watching and historical sites, to a vibrant downtown area with world-renowned restaurants, a thriving arts community, and a varied social scene.


What you’ll need to succeed: 

       Board certification or board eligible 

       Licensed (or eligibility) to practice veterinary medicine in Newfoundland and Labrador 

       A strong desire to educate and build solid relationships with clients 

       Outstanding communication skills, especially when dealing with clients 

       Ability and willingness to work closely and effectively with the entire VSCNL team 

       Enthusiasm, energy and a positive attitude are a must 

       Passion for what you do every day 

What we offer:

   Competitive salary plus signing bonus 

   Generous CE allowance 

   Flexible work schedule (both full-time and part-time hours available) 

   Access to our network of over 1000 DVMs 

   Medical, dental and vision insurance 

   Professional liability coverage 

   ACVECC and NLVMA  dues 

   Outstanding medical and pet supply discounts 

   Subsidized Pet Insurance with Trupanion 

   On site gym for staff only 

   Team building activities through our Wellness Committee 

   Fairness, respect in the workplace 

   Opportunity for personal, professional and financial growth. 

About us:

Veterinary Specialty Centre of Newfoundland and Labrador has recently joined the VetStrategy group of clinics. VetStrategy is a 100% Canadian operated group of veterinary clinics with locations throughout Canada. We believe that veterinary hospitals are an integral part of the community they serve and as such we put a large focus on community-based activities and initiatives. Every clinic and hospital we partner with is unique and serves a very diverse client base. 

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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