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Veterinary Specialist, Dentistry - Alta Vista Animal Hospital

Veterinary Specialist, Dentistry

Gloucester, ON

Alta Vista Animal Hospital in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada is seeking a Board-eligible or Board-certified Veterinary Dentist (permanent, full-time) to join our specialty team.

About us:
We are a busy and growing multidisciplinary hospital with a 24-hour Emergency Service, General Practice and a team of six experienced specialists including, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Dermatology, Cardiology, Oncology and Ophthalmology. We are located 20 minutes south of the vibrant downtown Ottawa Market. As Canada’s capital, Ottawa is the perfect place to experience some of the country’s best attractions, celebrations and flavours. You can tour iconic Parliament Hill, visit many of the country’s national museums, and take an epic paddle, cruise or skate on the Rideau Canal—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Around every corner on both the Ontario and Quebec sides of the Ottawa River, lively neighbourhoods beckon you with tasty craft beer, fresh local food and unique shopping experiences. Pristine outdoor spaces within the city and in the nearby countryside offer a bounty of activities including cycling, rafting, hiking and skiing. And no matter the season, events like Winterlude, the Canadian Tulip Festival and Bluesfest fill the city with excitement and beauty.

Alta Vista Animal Hospital operates out of a 24,500 square foot facility. We have a large referring veterinarian community of over 300 General practice and Emergency hospitals referring a challenging and diverse caseload. We have a great group of veterinarians who support each other and work collaboratively as a team. A full suite of on-site diagnostic imaging includes a Toshiba Aquilion 64 slice CT, .25T Vet MR MRI, Pulsera Fluoroscopy unit, Philips ultrasound and echocardiogram, Karl Storz endoscope and two Sound digital radiograph suites. Visit - VCA Canada Alta Vista

As our ideal Candidate, you have:

  • A valid DVM degree or equivalent, enabling practice in Canada.
  • Candidates must be board-certified (ACVS) or residency trained (and eligible to sit for board examination) in Dentistry.
  • License in Ontario or eligibility to be licensed with the CVO.
  • Leadership skills combined with a positive team player attitude to enable our teams to flourish.
  • Excellent diagnostic and critical care skills with expertise in ventilation.
  • Exemplary customer service that builds loyalty and trust with your clients.
  • Organizational skills which allow you to stay focused and work under pressure.
  • The drive and ability to help train and mentor interns and technicians.

What VCA Canada offers

Join our team and you will make a huge difference in the lives of pets and their families! With an extensive network of hospitals across Canada, each location offers a diverse experience, a local community feel, and a caring culture you can thrive in: We have the right fit for you!


Compensation is important which is why we have tailored programs just for you. We offer an RRSP Program!!!

  • Employer match (5%) group RRSP plan – Planning for your future just got easier with VCA Canada!
  • Generous compensation and sign-on bonuses
  • Comprehensive educational resources in our e-university
  • Continuing education benefits
  • Opportunities to continue your career path; medical director, medical advisory board, special projects, and other leadership roles
  • Relocation assistance; Immigration support
  • Membership, dues, and conference fees
  • Referral bonus rewards


We care about your well-being and invest in resources that foster a Wellness and Appreciation culture.

  • Flexible scheduling to support a healthy work-life harmony
  • VCA Academy Mentorship Program for new/recent graduates or those new to primary care; a 90-day personalized structured mentorship program with ongoing support!
  • Wellness days, sick days, and vacation time
  • E-tools to assist with meditation, better sleep, exercise, and focus
  • Virtual health care (telemedicine) offering quick access to quality care
  • Professional liability insurance coverage
  • Opportunities to give back to your community through VCA initiatives

Join us today!!

Please forward a copy of your resume and cover letter to Jason Kill, Hospital Manager (

VCA is committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. If you require any assistance please let us know.

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Company overview

1001 to 5000 Employees
Company - Private
Pet Care & Veterinary
Personal Consumer Services
Unknown / Non-Applicable

VCA Animal Hospitals Ratings

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  • 8 Ratings
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VCA Animal Hospitals Reviews by veterinarian

  • "Pay is decent" (in 14 reviews)
  • "Decent pay, benefits." (in 10 reviews)
  • "Amazing people" (in 11 reviews)
  • "I worked at Cats Only in Vancouver BC and the management there was absolutely fantastic, probably the best I've ever experienced." (in 9 reviews)
  • "Great work life balance" (in 4 reviews)
  • "The pay is LOW and the expectations are HIGH." (in 14 reviews)
  • "time (so no benefits) but scheduled full" (in 10 reviews)
  • "Management No trust Hire employees just to have a body" (in 9 reviews)
  • "It’s a corporation still so all about profits and their mandate to promote proper work life balance is solely performative." (in 4 reviews)

VCA Animal Hospitals Benefits

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Employee benefit reviews

Most commented

  • Health Insurance(6 comments)

    "extended health is very comprehensive"

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off(3 comments)

    "Higher vacation time allotted than government guidelines."

  • Sick Leave(3 comments)

    "Its only unpaid theough the hospital, otherwose its what the government offers"

  • Aug 31, 2023
    Former Manager in Toronto, ON, Ontario

    Great dental coverage in health benefits

  • Nov 28, 2023
    Former Employee in Calgary, AB, Alberta

    Nice that they have matching RRSPs now

  • Jun 30, 2023
    Current Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) in Mississauga, ON, Ontario

    No coverage for vision, glasses

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