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Ready to join the team at Creston Veterinary Hospital? Please submit your information below and we’ll be sure to reach out if we feel that you’re a good fit for our team! Thank you for considering Creston Veterinary Hospital as a part of your career future!
Open Position: Veterinarian
WORK & PLAY IN THE HEART OF THE KOOTENAYS!

Creston Veterinary Hospital is looking for a mixed animal DVM to join our growing team. We are an emergency practice that has been serving Creston and the surrounding rural communities for nearly 50 years. Our facility is fully equipped with an in-house laboratory and pharmacy, digital radiology (including a dental and portable unit), medical-grade laser, ultrasound (in-house and portable), and a full array of large and small animal surgical equipment. 

We acknowledge the value of a work-life balance and ensure that the workload is shared fairly and evenly among team members by maintaining a rotating on-call/emergency schedule. Our team is committed to a positive environment with a strong focus on learning and career growth; thus, we offer exceptional mentorship and encourage new graduates to apply! We encourage growth and challenge you to practice your technical and surgical skills so that you are successful in your career and meet your professional goals through CE and mentorship. We are grateful to have a team of employees that strive for a high standard of care, are progressive, and set team and personal goals. Being an emergency facility means we might not know what each day will bring through our doors, but we are confident that our highly trained team can tackle anything! 


Our clinic values our Veterinarians, and we prove it by supporting your personal, financial, and professional growth through:

  • Continuing Education (CE)
  • Competitive Salary
  • Extended Health Benefits package (Medical, Dental, & Vision premiums paid by clinic)
  • Professional Services coverage (chiropractor, massage therapist, physiotherapist, and more)
  • 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 Performance Bonus
  • Attractive Signing Bonus for Exceptional Candidates
  • Relocation Allowance to assist with moving expenses can be arranged for out-of-town candidates
  • Comprehensive Immigration Assistance provided by experienced immigration lawyer on retainer for out-of-country applicants.


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.

 
Contact Rochelle at [email protected] to arrange a conversation to learn more.

Open Position: RVT
WORK & PLAY IN THE HEART OF THE KOOTENAYS!

Are you a Registered Veterinary Technologist looking for a change of pace? Perhaps you’ve envisioned yourself living the quintessential Kootenay lifestyle, but you’ve yet to locate the perfect community.

We are an Emergency Mixed Animal practice that has been serving Creston and the surrounding rural communities for nearly 50 years. Established in 1973 by local legend, the late Dr. David Perrin, author of the “Don’t Turn Your Back in the Barn: Adventures of a Country Vet” book series, we are proud to have carried on Dr. Perrin’s legacy by committing to a high standard in ethical and compassionate medicine. Our facility is fully equipped with an in-house laboratory and pharmacy, digital radiology (including a dental and portable unit), medical-grade laser, ultrasound (in-house and portable) as well as a full array of large and small animal surgical equipment. 

We acknowledge the value of a work-life balance and ensure the workload is shared evenly among team members by maintaining a rotating on-call/emergency schedule. Our team is committed to a positive environment with a strong focus on learning and career growth through continuing education and mentorship; thus, we encourage new grads to apply! We challenge you to practice your tech skills so that you are successful in your career and meet your personal and professional goals.

Being an emergency facility means we might not know what each day will bring through our doors, but we are confident that our highly trained team can tackle anything. We assure you that you will never be bored!

Our clinic values our RVTs, and we prove it by supporting your personal, financial, and professional growth through:

  • Continuing Education (CE)
  • A Competitive Wage Rate
  • A Comprehensive Health Benefits Package (Medical, Dental, & Vision premiums paid by clinic)
  • Professional Services Coverage (chiropractor, massage therapist, physiotherapist, acupuncturist and more)
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Paid Licensing & Membership Dues
  • 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
  • Signing Bonus to help with moving expenses can be arranged for out-of-town candidates

 
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.

Contact Rochelle at [email protected] to arrange a conversation to learn more.

Open Position: Veterinary Assistant
Creston Veterinary Hospital is seeking a compassionate animal lover to fill a full-time position as a Veterinary Assistant in our busy mixed animal/emergency practice. Here, you’ll play a vital role in bringing comfort to our furry, feathered, and scaled patients and ensuring our facility’s smooth running.

The primary responsibility of a Veterinary Assistant is to support our veterinarians, technicians, and client care team in their daily tasks by assisting with patient exams, diagnostics, treatment, surgery, and nursing care, as well as ensuring that our equipment, facility, and hospital grounds are kept clean, inviting and odor-free.

Candidates best suited for the position of Veterinary Assistant have a passion for helping animals and their people. They are calm professionals who learn quickly, multi-task, and have the innate ability to anticipate what’s next, all while paying close attention to detail. They possess exceptional organizational, communication, and customer service skills and embrace flexibility in fast-paced, ever-evolving environments. The ideal candidate is a lifelong learner who can meet the job’s physical demands and isn’t afraid to get their hands dirty. Working independently is essential; however, the success of our profession is the collaborative result of our positive, passionate, and dedicated team.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (the following job description does not necessarily cover every task or duty that might be assigned):

  • Willing to work with both companion and large animals.
  • Willing to work in-clinic and on location in all weather conditions.
  • Tend to hospitalized patients (weigh, provide food, water, and medication, monitor intravenous lines, clean and disinfect kennels and litter boxes, refresh bedding and give extra snuggles).
  • Restrain, handle, exercise, and bathe patients.
  • Carefully observe and record physical and behavioural changes in animals.
  • Sooth and care for injured or frightened animals that may occasionally lash out.
  • Prepare and sterilize the surgical suite, exam rooms, lab, dental and treatment areas.
  • Sanitize surgical instruments and wrap surgical packs for sterilization.
  • Assist in sample collection and preparation (blood, urine, feces, and other bodily fluids).
  • Assist with in-house lab diagnostics and complete referral requisitions.
  • Assist with X-Rays.
  • Assist Veterinarians and Technicians with various treatments and procedures including exams, anesthetic monitoring, unsightly medical operations, emergencies and euthanasia.
  • Show emotional strength, stability and maturity in cases where they must assist in treating abused animals or euthanizing those who cannot be returned to a reasonable quality of life.
  • Welcome clients and communicate with them in a friendly and informative manner over the phone, email or in-person.
  • Identify and work compassionately and patiently with clients in various emotional states.
  • Assist with admitting and discharging surgical and hospitalized patients.
  • Maintain accurate documentation in paper/electronic medical records.
  • Maintain client, patient and hospital confidentiality.
  • Relay appropriate information to/from clients to doctors, technicians, reception and/or management.
  • Generalized housekeeping and hospital maintenance, inside and out (sanitization, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping floors, laundry, dishes, recycling, garbage, poo and snow removal, etc).
  • Assist with accurate counts and restocking of inventory.
  • Clean, sanitize and maintain medical equipment in pristine working order.
  • Computer skills: sound knowledge of Windows-based computer systems, word processing, email, web search, and other skills needed to effectively use the practice management software program and perform clerical and administrative work as needed. Experience with Cornerstone veterinary software is an asset.
  • Drive to/from house and farm calls and transport patients as required.

Qualifications:

  • Legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Certificate from a Veterinary Medical Assistant program (preferred).
  • 1 year of customer service job-related experience (preferred).
  • Basic math and writing skills.
  • Clean, valid Class 5 driver’s license with reliable transportation.
  • Must be able to safely restrain patients and lift inventory upwards of 50 pounds.

Job Type & Schedule:

  • Permanent, full-time.
  • Must be available to work some evening, weekend, holiday, and overtime hours.
  • Punctuality and reliability are expected.

Benefits:
Wage will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Though not required, preference will be given to those who have experience working with animals or in the veterinary industry. On-the-job training will be provided.

Following a 3-month probationary period, benefits will include medical and dental coverage, a health and wellness stipend, premium staff discounts, a uniform allowance, and BCAA coverage.

We look forward to hearing from you! To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and references to our Recruitment Coordinator, Rochelle Christensen, at [email protected], or apply online at www.crestonvet.ca/careers/. Previous applicants are encouraged to reapply. Please note that we are currently experiencing high call volumes; we request that you do not call in regard to your application.

Applications will be received until a suitable candidate is found.

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ADDRESS

1605 Dogwood Street
Creston, BC V0B 1G0

HOURS

Mon: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tues: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thurs: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun: Closed

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