Veterinarian – Tantallon Veterinary Hospital (051821)

February 18, 2021

Employer: Tantallon Veterinary Hospital

Position: Associate Veterinarian

Terms of Employment: Permanent / Full Time

Location: Upper Tantallon, NS

Employment Address: 5250 St Margarets Bay Rd, Upper Tantallon, NS B3Z 2J1

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week

Language: English


  • Eligible for discretionary salary increases;
  • Paid vacation/sick leave, Continuing Education (CE) allowance, retention bonus, VIN membership, annual licenses paid;
  • Purchase discount program;
  • Dental Benefits, Disability Insurance, Extended Medical insurance;
  • Employee Assistance Program;
  • Vision Care;
  • Generous pet policy;
  • Access to network of over 700 veterinarians;
  • Malpractice insurance;
  • Signing bonus; and
  • Eligible for production bonus

Salary: $110,000



 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)
  • 3+ years’ experience as a veterinarian
  • 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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