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Open Position: Mixed Animal Veterinarian

Thrive as a Mixed Animal DVM at Creston Veterinary Hospital!

Driven by a strong community service philosophy and a commitment to providing a respectful, inclusive, and diverse environment, we’ve been an integral hub for veterinary care in the Kootenays for nearly 50 years. So, if you’re looking for an opportunity to experience the continued legacy of Dr. Dave Perrin, author of the “Adventures of a Country Vet” book series, this is it!

Adhering 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 challenge you to practice your interpersonal, technical, and surgical skills; be prepared to immediately impact the health and well-being of the local animals and our community. We serve six major dairies in the Creston Valley for routine herd health, as well as equine and hobby farms, and a large variety of small animal species. Additionally, we are nestled between the steep scarps of the Selkirk and Purcell mountains and are anchored to the southern arm of Kootenay Lake by the Frog Bear Conservation Area. The proximity to this corridor makes for exceptional wildlife viewing and a diverse caseload. Enjoy everything the Kootenays offers; thriving arts, culture, and outdoor adventure experiences, knowing that team members’ workload is shared evenly by maintaining a rotating schedule. Our team is committed to a positive environment with a strong focus on learning and professional growth. We offer exceptional mentorship and a generous CE allowance; thus, we encourage new graduates to apply!

Total Compensation Package: Our clinic values our DVMs, 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 is provided by an experienced immigration lawyer on retainer for out-of-country applicants

Requirements:

  • Graduated from an AVMA Accredited Veterinary School, or equivalent
  • Have or willing to obtain registration with the CVMA
  • A passion for veterinary medicine and a drive to grow in your career
  • Excellent interpersonal skills that build loyalty and trust with our clients and colleagues
  • Dedicated to working as a team to provide quality veterinary care

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

Contact Rochelle at [email protected] to learn more.

Open Position: Small Animal Veterinarian

Don’t miss this new opportunity; Creston Veterinary Hospital is searching for a Small Animal DVM to join our growing team!

Perhaps you’ve envisioned yourself living the quintessential Kootenay lifestyle, but you’ve yet to locate the perfect community.

Maybe you’re hoping to live in a home that doesn’t break the bank and puts you close to the beautiful rivers, lakes, and mountains British Columbia is famous for. So welcome to beautiful Creston; we’re willing to bet you’ve been searching for us all along!

WHY CRESTON VALLEY?

We have four great seasons in the Creston Valley, but spring comes early by Canadian standards. Like the Okanagan, we’re renowned for the quality, quantity, and variety of fruit we grow, including grapes. One of our favourite pastimes is enjoying a glass or two of our favourite wine from one of 4 local wineries at an event called “Wine Down Friday”! Fruit, wine, art, and artisans; we have it all. Creston’s award-winning outdoor Farmers’ Market proudly showcases an abundance of produce and other wares unique to the area.

You’ll find comfort in knowing your neighbours well if you’re raising a family with us, as Creston boasts a deep sense of community. The Kootenay Lake School District has demonstrated its commitment to your child’s education by developing a close-knit community of schools around Creston, with small class sizes and teachers who foster ideas of academic success, creativity and imagination, citizenship, and resiliency. As a result, you can rest assured that your child will get a very well-rounded upbringing, in and out of the classroom.

Our sports community is lively (go Thundercats!), and we have an array of facilities, indoor and out, to keep all of the athletes in your family happy. Enjoy our Community Complex, which boasts a comprehensive fitness studio, skating arena, curling rink and lounge, soccer field, beach volleyball courts, skateboard park, an aquatic centre, and excellent leisure classes!

For those of you seeking more adventure, our valley does not disappoint! Nestled between the steep scarps of the Purcell Mountains to the east and the neighbouring Selkirk Mountains to the west, Creston lies in the ‘heart of the Kootenays.’ Whether it’s summiting one of our nearby peaks, cascading down the Goat River, water-skiing on Kootenay Lake, or fishing Duck Lake for an abundance of Bass, there’s something for everyone here, year-round. While Creston experiences mild winters, the nearby Kootenay Pass receives a startling amount of snow and offers outstanding snowmobiling and ski touring in the winter. If that’s not enough, we’re only 1.5 hours away from 4 world-class resorts, including Whitewater, Red Mountain, Kimberley, and Schweitzer in the USA. Enjoy everything the Kootenays offers; thriving arts, culture, and adventure, knowing that the workload is shared evenly among team members.

WHY CRESTON VET?

Driven by a strong community service philosophy and a commitment to providing a respectful, inclusive, and diverse environment, we’ve been an integral hub for veterinary care in the Kootenays for nearly 50 years. So, if you’re looking for an opportunity to experience the continued legacy of Dr. Dave Perrin, author of the “Adventures of a Country Vet” book series, this is it!

At Creston Veterinary Hospital, we firmly believe in the power of a robust mentorship program to make a positive difference in the lives of our employees, clients, and animals alike. We are grateful to have a positive team that strives for a high standard of care, is progressive, and sets team and personal goals. We encourage growth and challenge you to practice your interpersonal, technical, and surgical skills guided by internal and external CE and leadership; thus, we encourage new graduates to apply!

We are 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 small animal and orthopedic surgical equipment. So be prepared to immediately impact the health and well-being of the local animals and our community. We might not know what each day will bring through our doors, but we are confident that our highly trained team can tackle anything!

Total Compensation & Benefits: 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 discretionary Performance Bonus
• Experienced immigration lawyer on retainer provides comprehensive Immigration Assistance for out-of-country applicants.

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

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 a 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 challenge you to practice your interpersonal, technical, and surgical skills; be prepared to immediately impact the health and well-being of the local animals and our community. We serve six major dairies in the Creston Valley for routine herd health, as well as equine and hobby farms, and a large variety of small animal species. Additionally, we are nestled between the steep scarps of the Selkirk and Purcell mountains and are anchored to the southern arm of Kootenay Lake by the Frog Bear Conservation Area. The proximity to this corridor makes for exceptional wildlife viewing and a diverse caseload. Enjoy everything the Kootenays offers; thriving arts, culture, and outdoor adventure experiences, knowing that team members’ workload is shared evenly by maintaining a rotating schedule. Our team is committed to a positive environment with a strong focus on learning and professional growth. We offer exceptional mentorship and a generous CE allowance; thus, we encourage new graduates to apply!

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.

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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: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun: Closed

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