Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Veterinary Radiologist

Date Posted: 
October 17, 2012 - January 15, 2013

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Western Veterinary Specialist and Emergency Centre is eager to find an additional Veterinary Radiologist to integrate into our fast-paced, multi-specialty/emergency practice in Calgary, Alberta.

Come share your talent with an accomplished team in one of the largest and most comprehensive facilities in Western Canada!

You will collaborate with Specialists in Emergency/Critical Care, Surgery, Internal Medicine, and Medical and Radiation Oncology, as well as network with our affiliated Specialists throughout the country.

Western Veterinary Specialist and Emergency Centre is also a teaching hospital for ER care, so this position offers an outstanding opportunity to instruct students at the University of Calgary's recently established Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

We feature an Intensive Care Unit and 24-hour staffing for the treatment and monitoring of patients. State-of-the-art equipment includes a Linear Accelerator.

Calgary is just an hour's drive to the exciting resort town of Banff, nestled in the beautiful Canadian Rockies!

The Specialist in Veterinary Radiology—under the guidance of the Medical Director and with the support of the Regional Medical Director—carries out VCA’s promise to our clients: making their pet’s health our top priority and excellent service our goal. The Radiologist educates referring veterinarians on, advocates for, and strives to deliver the highest quality medical, surgical, dental, and nutritional diagnostics, treatment, and preventative care to companion animals.

Skills and Qualifications

  • A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university.
  • Residency training with board eligibility or certification in specialty.
  • Licensure in good standing to practice in the state in which applicant is to be employed.
  • Professional comportment and appearance, with excellent interpersonal skills and a positive, friendly attitude.
  • The ability to make decisions and communicate clearly and effectively with fellow team members.
  • Respect for and willingness to work with clients and their pets.
  • A commitment to practicing the highest standard of medicine, upholding the veterinary code of ethics.

Job Responsibilities

  • Establish a good rapport with referring veterinarians, including: timely professional and respectful communication; assistance in their professional growth and education through recommendations and interaction on referred and shared cases; ongoing development of a positive and professional working relationship; participation in Continuing Education involving the local referral community.
  • Maintain client/patient medical/surgical records and make certain all necessary logs are kept up-to-date through established protocols; assist colleagues in follow-up and future management of the patient.
  • Assist in the development and training of the paraprofessional team to ensure the delivery of the highest quality care and exceptional client service.
  • Assist with marketing the services of the specialty practice through a variety of outreach programs, some of which include: making hospital visits to referring veterinarians, assisting with local CE meetings, answering all calls from referring veterinarians promptly, helping with production of hospital newsletters and case reports.
  • Assist with the training of any interns and residents, under the guidance of the Medical Director, if these programs are in place at the practice.
  • Stay up-to-date with new medical information and changes in veterinary medicine, fulfill VCA requirements for attending local VCA Continuing Education meetings and complete at least 30 hours of accredited CE per year.
  • Positively represent the hospital and VCA in the professional community and to the general public.

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