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Location: Creston, British Columbia, Canada
Type: Full Time
Required Education: DVM or equivalent
Have you envisioned yourself living the quintessential Canadian 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. Welcome to beautiful Creston. Join us in celebrating multiculturalism, affordability, equity, and universal healthcare; 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. We're renowned for the quality, quantity, and variety of fruit we grow, including grapes. One of our favourite pastimes is to enjoy a glass or two of our favourite wine from one of 4 local wineries during “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 if you’re getting homesick, Schweitzer in the USA. Creston is a mecca for the adventurous soul, too!
WHY CRESTON VET?
Creston Veterinary Hospital is looking for a Mixed Animal DVM to join our growing team. We are a Mixed Animal practice that has been serving Creston and the surrounding rural communities for nearly 50 years. 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), and a full array of large and small animal surgical equipment.
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 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, 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 & Benefits: Our clinic values our veterinarians, and we prove it by supporting your personal, financial, and professional growth through:
Of course, to facilitate your successful transition, we would provide:
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 committed to providing a respectful, inclusive, and diverse workplace. If you require any assistance, please let us know!