Veterinarian – Sydney Animal Hospital (030222)

December 2, 2021

Employer: Sydney Animal Hospital

Position: Associate Veterinarian

Terms of Employment: Permanent / Full Time

Location: Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

Employment Address: 609 Grand Lake Road, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 5T3

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week

Language: English


  • Eligible for discretionary salary increases;
  • Eligible for accommodation expenses;
  • Paid vacation/sick leave, Continuing Education (CE) allowance, retention bonus, VIN membership, annual licenses paid;
  • Dental Benefits, Disability Insurance, Extended Medical insurance;
  • Employee Assistance Program;
  • Vision Care;
  • Generous pet policy;
  • Access to network of over 800 veterinarians
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Signing bonus
  • Production bonus

Salary: $75,000 – $85,000

Contact: Please include “Sydney Animal Hospital” in the email subject line. 


  • Perform routine therapeutic procedures
  • Perform Veterinary surgery
  • Responsible for patient records management
  • Post-operative observation
  • Accurate client billing
  • Participate in continuing education matters
  • Examine animals and diagnose problems or diseases through physical examinations or laboratory tests
  • Diagnosing and prescribing medication to sick or injured animals
  • Consult with pet owners about preventive healthcare; and carry out medical and surgical procedures, such as vaccinations, dental work, and fractures.
  • Perform routine surgeries and handling emergency cases
  • Consulting clients on hygiene and general care of their pets. Exemplary skills to work with colleagues, clinic staff, pet parents and community
  • Provide a range of veterinary services including obstetrics, and euthanasia
  • Offer general wellness and vaccinations, nutrition and weight management programs.
  • May enforce government regulations in disease control and food production.
  • Keeping up with the flow of the clinic and meeting expected appointment times
  • Expected to attend ​monthly DVM and all other team meetings, and contribute ideas and feedback at the meetings that will help with the health of the clinic and patients 


  • 4-5 year university degree in veterinary medicine (as well as any required pre-veterinary studies for the university program, if applicable)
  • Completion of national certification examinations or equivalent are required.
  • Provincial Licensing in Nova Scotia is required or ability to obtain
  • Passion for what you do every day! Enthusiasm, energy and a positive attitude are a must
  • A strong desire to educate and build solid relationships with clients
  • Solid communication skills, both when dealing with clients and interpersonal relationships
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends


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