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Animal Care Centre of Strathmore- Veterinarian


Seeking an experienced part-time veterinarian (24 hours per week) to provide professional veterinary services at the Calgary Zoo. The successful candidate will provide care to sick and injured animals, be dedicated to the preventive health program and complete disease investigations.

The position does have the potential for full time hours with other opportunities.


  • A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree (or equivalent)
  • Full licensure to practice veterinary medicine in Alberta

The successful candidate will:

  • Provide professional veterinary services, which may include;
    • Participation in the preventive health care program
      • Conducting regularly scheduled vaccination and preventive care programs to maintain health of animals and guard against communicable diseases
    • Conducting effective quarantine and testing procedures for all incoming animals, and carry out preshipment testing to ensure health of collection, prevent spread of disease, and comply with government regulations.
    • Providing emergency medical attention to ill or injured zoo animals.
    • Providing 24 hour a day on call duties (shared) for veterinary care of the hosted animals
    • Maintaining complete medical records on all clinical and pathology cases in the ZIMS program and in accordance with ABVMA guidelines
    • Assisting with nutrition, reproduction, and species reintroduction programs, and foster collaboration within institution, and between institutions, to achieve common goals.
    • Assisting with externship program, and provide mentorship to veterinary students
    • Assisting with the pathology program including postmortem duties.
  • Provide additional veterinary services as requested
  • Maintain and comply with all regulatory requirements
  • May oversee other staff (technical and support) provided by Animal Care Solutions


  • $38-52.00/hour (Dependent on experience and accreditations)
  • Competitive health and dental package
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement

Animal Care Solutions is part of the Animal Care Centre of Strathmore, we provide top quality animal care services, Because we care. We are passionate about the animals in our care and the people on our teams. We are able to support and directly contribute to wildlife conservation in Alberta and Canada, which makes us very proud!

Experience Required

A minimum of three years of clinical experience.

A minimum of two years of zoological medicine experience with a strong preference for completion of an internship and/or residency program in zoological medicine.Board certification or board eligibility for certification in zoological medicine would be a strong asset.


$38.00 – $52.00/hour

How to Apply

Applications are due by JUNE 15th, 2017

Animal Care Centre of Strathmore
Calgary, AB

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