Medical Oncologist

About the Role
VCA Canada Western Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Centre is seeking a Board Certified Veterinary Medical Oncologist to join our small animal specialty, referral and 24-hour emergency practice in Calgary, Alberta.

Founded in 2001, WVSEC is dedicated to serving the needs of veterinarians and pet owners.  Our team includes specialists in Critical Care, Ophthalmology, Oncology, Nutrition, Radiology, Surgery, Internal Medicine and Anesthesia, along with 24-hour emergency care and rehabilitation services.  Our hospital culture fosters teamwork and camaraderie that naturally leads to delivering exceptional care to our patients, and service to our clients, referring veterinarians and our community. The hospital is well equipped with digital radiography, ultrasound, endoscopy, fluoroscopy, CT scanner, linear accelerator, mechanical ventilator, a complete on-site diagnostic laboratory and monitoring equipment.  Our referral base is large, with over 75 referring hospitals in our 1.2-million-person trade area.  Twenty of these hospitals in Calgary are partner clinics from whom we draw referrals to all services.

About our Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate must possess a positive and collegial personality, strong communication skills, and enjoy interacting with other specialists and emergency doctors.  We also train interns and students at our hospital in collaboration with the University of Calgary School of Veterinary Medicine.

Why Calgary?
Calgary is just an hour’s drive from the beautiful Canadian Rockies! Hiking, skiing, rafting and camping opportunities abound. The internationally renowned resort towns of Banff, with its hot springs and cosmopolitan shopping and dining areas, and Lake Louise, with its post card views, are a short drive away. Calgary is a growing and diversified city and for the fifth year in a row, the Economist Intelligence Unit listed Calgary as tied for fifth-best place to live in the world. Calgary has also been named the cleanest city on Earth in 2013, 2014, and 2015 by Mercer Global Financial and HR Consulting.

We offer competitive compensation commensurate with experience along with a generous benefits package including continuing education and provincial licensure.

Come join us!

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