Career Opportunity

Associate Veterinarian – Signing Bonus!

Central Island Veterinary Emergency Hospital
Nanaimo, BC

Central Island Veterinary Emergency Hospital in Nanaimo, BC is looking for a FT/PT veterinarian for our busy 24-hour small animal emergency hospital serving mid and north Vancouver Island. Don’t have experience in emergency medicine? We can provide training and support. This is a perfect opportunity to work in a challenging yet supportive environment with friendly and skilled support staff. We offer a flexible work schedule with shifts that include days, nights and weekends allowing for plenty of time off to enjoy our beautiful city by the coast and mountains. With a veterinarian on shift at all times there is no on-call so your time off is your own. Our spacious and modern hospital has emergency and surgical facilities, advanced dental equipment, ultrasound, endoscope, digital x-ray and in-house lab.  Experience is preferred but well-rounded recent graduates will be considered.

WHat you’ll need to succeed

  • A valid DVM from an accredited university
  • Passion for what you do every day!
  • Enthusiasm, energy and a positive attitude
  • A strong desire to educate and build solid relationships with clients
  • Solid communication skills, both when dealing with clients and interpersonal relationships
  • What we offer
    • Signing bonus
    • Competitive compensation plus bonus potential
    • Generous CE allowance
    • Opportunity to learn hands-on from our hospital’s experienced staff
    • Access to our network of over 550 DVMs
    • Medical, dental and vision insurance
    • Professional liability coverage
    • Association dues and VIN membership
    • Outstanding medical and pet supply discounts
    • Fairness, respect in the workplace
    • Opportunity for personal, professional and financial growth
    How we keep our team and clients safe

    We take everyone’s safety very seriously. We have added safety measures so that our hospital can continue to provide essential services to animals in our region. We have implemented more intensive sanitation practices, a “closed waiting room” policy, telemedicine platforms, online ordering, and other guidelines for physical distancing.

    About VetStrategy

    Central Island Veterinary Emergency Hospital is part of the VetStrategy group of clinics. VetStrategy is a 100% Canadian operated group of veterinary clinics with locations throughout Canada. We believe that veterinary clinics are an integral part of the community they serve and as such we place a large focus on community-based activities and initiatives. Every clinic we partner with is unique and serves a very diverse client base.

    How to apply

    Please send your resume to