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companion animal veterinarian

Vancouver, BC

Job Description
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry
Experience an asset
Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)
  • Licensure by provincial or territorial authorities
  • Canadian Veterinary Medical Association Certification
  • Additional Skills
  • Hire and train staff
  • Supervise animal health technologists and animal care workers
  • Responsible for overall operation of animal hospital, clinic or mobile service to farms
  • Work Setting
  • Veterinary clinic
  • Specific Skills
  • Treat sick or injured animals by prescribing medication, setting bones, dressing wounds or performing surgery
  • Diagnose diseases or abnormal conditions in individual animals, herds and flocks through physical examinations or laboratory tests
  • Vaccinate animals to prevent and treat diseases
  • Advise clients on feeding, housing, behaviour, breeding, hygiene and general care of animals
  • Provide a range of veterinary services including obstetrics, dentistry and euthanasia
  • Perform routine, emergency and post-mortem examinations
  • Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
  • Fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Personal Suitability
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Team player
  • Excellent oral communication
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