Bonnyville Veterinary Clinic is located in the beautiful, multi-cultural town of Bonnyville, Alberta. Known as Alberta’s 4-season playground, there are many opportunities for adventure for the outdoor enthusiast- away from the hustle and bustle of city life. To find out more about our community and surrounding area, check out the following web links to see what Bonnyville has to offer you and your family.
Submit all resumes Attn: Tracy Coonce. If no postings are listed please send your resume for future reference Attn: Tracy Coonce at Bonnyville Veterinary Clinic, Box 4861, Bonnyville, Alberta, T9N 0H3, or send us an email.
ASSOCIATE VETERINARIAN – F/T or P/T or a Flexible Combination
(Updated: April 2019)
The Bonnyville Veterinary Clinic is a busy, exciting, mixed animal practice in rural Alberta; and is a division of Animal Health Providers Ltd. We are a progressive practice with a shared vision of leading the industry standard for rural practices. We currently employ 3 ½ DVMs, and 7 ½ support staff and practice high-level medicine and surgery on small and large animals alike.
To achieve this, we have a fully-equipped newly renovated 4,000 ft2 main/companion animal building along with separate, stand-alone indoor equine and bovine facilities. We offer a full complement of diagnostics including digital x-ray (including dental radiography), endoscopy, ultrasonography, orthopedic surgeries, an in-house lab, and comprehensive wellness programs.
The custom-built external bovine handling system allows cattle entry to the bovine facility, which is complete with a hydraulic tip table, a hydraulic squeeze chute, a bull testing chute and a rotating maternity chute with electric hoist. This allows us to treat >95% of individual animal visits in clinic. For most herd-based appointments, we transport the hydraulic squeeze chute to the site, which has increased our customer satisfaction, team safety and overall efficiency exponentially.
Equine services are primarily provided on-site, as we have a top-notch equine facility comprised of inside stabling, examination/treatment stocks and an operating theatre with padded induction/recovery stall, as well as outdoor paddocks. Our clinic is equipped with different footings which allows us to conduct more complete lameness exams.
The practice has a high pace of work, which means we are looking for an applicant who is passionate about the job, wants to learn a broad range of knowledge and has a strong work ethic. Our practice also offers final year rotations for UCVM in Calgary, Alberta; consequently, we are quite familiar with teaching/mentoring. We have in place a structured, yet flexible mentorship program, which is adjusted to each individual’s learning curve. The feedback from the program has been positive, our new DVM’s have stated that the slower transition made them feel supported and more capable. Our team is passionate about helping ensure the transition from student to doctor is as smooth as possible.
Our DVMs come from varied educational backgrounds, which provides diversity in education and experience. Here is a quick introduction to our DVMs and their areas of interest:
Dr. Greg Benoit – Graduate of SGU (Grenada) in 2005.
Dr. Benoit and his wife Allison are the owners of Animal Health Providers Ltd., and Dr. Benoit shares his time between BVC and our sister clinic, Centre Animal Hospital, in Cold Lake, Alberta.
Special Areas of Interest: Small animal orthopedic sx, everything to do with equine medicine, and the variety a mixed animal practice brings.
Dr. Tammy Anderson – Graduate of AVC in 2008.
Special Areas of Interest: Soft tissue sx in small animal, complicated small animal medicine cases, dermatology, ophthalmology, equine medicine cases and nutrition.
Dr. Melanie Koetke – Graduate of WCVM in 2017
Special Areas of Interest: Bovine reproduction (AI, embryo transfer and bull soundness), bovine lameness, small ruminant medicine, ophthalmology, soft tissue sx and small animal behavior.
Dr. Sarah Hanson – Graduate of WCVM in 2013
Special Areas of Interest: Small animal medicine, small and large animal sx, ultrasonography and ophthalmology.
This position we are looking to staff involves a flexible combination of companion animal, bovine and equine medicine. Our clientele is significant & diverse and can support many areas of special interest. We offer 24-hr emergency services and share the on-call responsibilities with our sister clinic; which translates to an average of 5-7 days of on-call per month for our Full-time DVM’s. The available position holds the potential to be F/T, P/T or a flexible combination of the two. We are located in Bonnyville, Alberta; a small, friendly town in north-eastern Alberta.
Our compensation package is valued at over $100,000. This package includes a starting salary for new grads of $85,000 plus compensated, shared on-call. Other perks such as license dues, paid holiday time, CE, phone and clothing allowance and health care plans are also part of the compensation package. A relocation allowance will also be offered to the successful applicant to help offset the costs associated with moving; and is in addition to the package value.
If you would like to apply, please email your CV along with cover letter to our Practice Manager, Tracy Coonce: [email protected] . Thank you for your interest in the Bonnyville Vet Clinic team!
REGISTERED VETERINARY TECHNICIAN – HIRING! (Updated April 2019)
Full-Time RVT’s required in our expanding support staff team!!
Bonnyville Veterinary Clinic is a busy 3 Doctor, mixed–animal practice located in the community of Bonnyville, AB.
Our ideal candidate will be highly motivated and energetic, possess excellent communication skills, and be willing to work shared on-call. Reliability, communication, providing client satisfaction and team commitment are of utmost importance to our work family. Our progressive practice provides many diverse learning opportunities as well as offering variety in your role, you’ll never be bored! The practice has a high pace of work, which means we are looking for an applicant who is passionate about the job, wants to learn a broad range of skills and has a strong work ethic.
Your tasks will include: Assisting Doctors during exam room procedures, anesthetic induction & monitoring during surgeries, treatment of patients and discharging surgery cases, conducting blood draws and in-house laboratory analyses, routine dental prophylaxis including full mouth digital radiographs, as well as gaining experience in emergency situations and after hour emergency care with both large and small animal patients.
In addition to a competitive wage plus paid overtime we also offer relocation benefits; and following a probationary period of 3 months you become eligible for paid AbVMA dues, a CE allowance, group medical coverage, a clothing allowance and extensive employee discounts.
This position is ideal for an experienced RVT, however new grads who are the right fit for our team will be considered.
Submit resumes referencing job posting BVCRVT2019-1 to: [email protected] Attn. Tracy Coonce.
VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSISTANT
Currently there are no positions available.
VETERINARY MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST (Updated August 2019)
The Bonnyville Veterinary Clinic is looking for the right candidate to be our newest team member! We are currently accepting applications for a Full-time Veterinary Medical Receptionist.
Applicants to the position must be exceptionally competent with computers, friendly and focused on providing exceptional client services, confident and secure, and highly organized. You must be self-motivated – able to work alone efficiently with minimal supervision. You will handle extremely busy times and emergency situations calmly and professionally; and you will take pride in cleanliness and the general appearance of the hospital. Farm knowledge including herd health, as well as previous veterinary or medical background experience will be considered an asset.
The primary function of this position involves front desk client services in an extremely fast-paced mixed-animal hospital. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
- Accurately verifying and inputting client and patient information into our specialized software program
- Scheduling appropriately and checking in patients for appointments and surgeries
- Learning about and providing explanations of surgeries and potential risks
- Understanding and conveying value of our services to clients
- Answering phones on a multiple line system – processing information to determine needs of clients and patients, including taking messages and directing phone calls appropriately to support staff and doctors
- Product, service and prescription sales following industry regulations
- Taking accurate payment for services
- Providing reminder calls to clients
- Monitoring and directing emails
- Stocking shelves and maintaining cleanliness of all areas to hospital standards
- Assisting Doctors and Technicians as needed
Clinic hours are 8 am-6 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, Thursdays 8 am-8 pm and Saturdays 9 am-1 pm. Your schedule will be approx. 40-44 hours per week and will be comprised of a shared schedule of varying shifts within these hours. Later evening shifts on Thursdays and Saturday shifts are rotated throughout the support staff including reception. On-call shifts may be required.
Wage and benefits are competitive in the industry; and will be discussed upon completion of a successful interview. Please send resume as a request for an interview to Tracy Coonce, Practice Manager by email at: [email protected] . Only applicants selected to continue further in the selection process will be contacted.