Careers at BBVSH

Making moments that matter

About Us

Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital is a veterinary specialty, emergency and critical care facility in located in Surrey, BC; just on the outskirts of world-class Vancouver, BC.

We are a VECCS Certified Level 1 facility (only 1 of 2 in Canada) and a VetCOT Level II Trauma Center.

Watch this introduction video to get a better idea of what we do – and why we do it.

 

Making
moments that matter

We are a cohesive team of veterinary professionals who strongly believe in collaboration, communication, respect and lifelong learning. Every day our team lives our mission: making every moment matter for our clients and our patients, meeting challenges head-on and providing specialty medicine and surgery for the most critical patients.

BBVSH has board-certified specialists in  24-hour emergencycritical care, surgeryinternal medicinecardiology, neurologyoncologydiagnostic imaging, and animal rehabilitation.

Check out this hospital tour of our facility.

Meet the Owners

"We're not just looking for somebody to fill a position. We're looking for an individual who shares our values, who is honest, who is ethical and who is striving to be the best they can be personally and who is very motivated to be a part of a team."​

Dr. Geoffrey Hutchinson, DVM, MS, DACVS
Co-owner, Surgeon

"We are very lucky to be an independent, family-owned practice. We're nimble in terms of being of able to change things as needed and respond to people's concerns."

Dr. Sarah Charney, DVM, DACVIM (O), DACVR (RO)
Co-owner, Oncologist

Careers at BBVSH

If helping a pet owner enjoy more memories with their beloved pet matters to YOU, then consider joining our dynamic team!

Thinking of moving to Canada?

Tired of working in a corporate environment?

Want to work in a team-oriented, collaborative, and supportive setting to provide specialized care to your patients? 

Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital is always on the lookout for good-fit specialists to join our team of veterinary professionals who strongly believe in collaboration, communication, respect, and lifelong learning. Every day our team lives our mission: making every moment matter for our clients and our patients, meeting challenges head-on and providing specialty medicine and surgery for the most critical patients.

If you are looking for an organization with a team-oriented approach in the beautiful Vancouver area, with easy access to the great outdoors and a big city life, consider joining our dynamic team.

Hear our specialists share why they like working at Boundary Bay:

What makes us different?

Work with specialists and specialized equipment in a non-corporate, supportive environment where we focus on treating every pet like our own.

  • Independently owned.
  • Certified VECCS Level 1 facility (one of only two in Canada) and Provisional Trauma Center.
  • Full-time social worker to provide support for clients and staff.
  • Exceptional camaraderie – easy consultation within our team of specialists including Surgeons, Internists, Cardiologists, Neurologists, Oncologists, and Canine Rehabilitation team.
  • Full complement of hospital-grade diagnostic and therapeutic equipment including: complete in-house lab, Pleur-evac, hi-flow O2, mechanical ventilator, flexible and rigid endoscopy, ligasure, ultrasonography, on-site 64 slice CT and 1.5T MRI, fluoroscopy, laparoscopy, and arthroscopy.
  • Custom-built, hospital-grade equipped 26,000+ ft2 facility.
Every moment matters – for you, for our clients and for every animal that comes through our doors.
  • Competitive salary and benefits plan.
  • Flexible work schedule, generous time off, and continuing education (CE).
Work, live and play in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
 Additional benefits we offer:
  • Paid association dues.
  • Extended medical and dental plans.
  • Uniform allowance.
  • Generous staff discounts on services and products.
  • Group RRSP plan.
  • A social committee to plan events and parties throughout the year.
How do I apply?

If you’re interested in discussing career opportunities, please email us at humanresources@bbvsh.com.

Thinking of moving to Canada?

Tired of working in a corporate environment?

Driven to grow your skillset with on-site, criticalist-directed mentorship and regular in-house CE? 

Want to work in a team-oriented, collaborative and supportive setting to provide specialized care to the most critical emergency and hospitalized patients?   

Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital is always on the lookout for good-fit emergency vets to join our team of veterinary professionals who strongly believe in collaboration, communication, respect, and lifelong learning. Every day our team lives our mission: making every moment matter for our clients and our patients, meeting challenges head-on and providing specialty medicine and surgery for the most critical patients.

If you are looking for an organization with a team-oriented approach in the beautiful Vancouver area, with easy access to the great outdoors and a big city life, consider joining our team.

Hear our emergency veterinarian share what its like to work at Boundary Bay:

What makes us different?

Work with specialists and specialized equipment in a non-corporate, supportive environment where we focus on treating every pet like our own.

  • Independently owned.
  • Certified VECCS Level 1 facility (one of only two in Canada) and Provisional Trauma Center.
  • Full-time social worker to provide support for clients and staff.
  • Exceptional camaraderie – mentorship and on-going support from Board-certified Criticalists and easy consultation with our specialists including Surgeons, Internists, Cardiologists, Neurologists, Oncologists, and Canine Rehabilitation team.
  • Opportunity to perform specialized procedures such as: tracheotomy, thoracocentesis, pericardiocentesis, chest tubes, central lines, CRIs, RECOVER® CPR and more.
  • Full complement of hospital-grade diagnostic and therapeutic equipment including: complete in-house lab, Pleur-evac, hi-flow O2, mechanical ventilator, flexible and rigid endoscopy, ligasure, ultrasonography, on-site 64 slice CT and 1.5T MRI, fluoroscopy, laparoscopy, and arthroscopy.
  • Custom-built, hospital-grade-equipped 26,000+ ft2 facility.
Every moment matters – for you, for our clients and for every animal that comes through our doors.
  • Competitive salary and benefits plan.
  • Flexible work schedule, generous time off, and in-house continuing education (CE) opportunities including certification in the RECOVER® CPR initiative, weekly Journal Clubs, and more.
  • Onboarding mentorship programs (one month, three months, or six months; depending on level of experience) with our Board-Certified Criticalists.
Work, live and play in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Additional benefits we offer:
  • Paid association dues.
  • Extended medical and dental plans.
  • Uniform allowance.
  • Generous staff discounts on services and products.
  • Group RRSP plan.
  • A social committee to plan events and parties throughout the year.
How do I apply?

If you’re interested in discussing career opportunities, please email us at humanresources@bbvsh.com.

Looking to use and grow your skills in a challenging, rewarding, fun and respectful environment?

Want to work closely with specialists and emergency doctors to provide the type of patient care you would want for your own pet?

Interested in obtaining your Veterinary Technician Specialty Certification? 

Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital is always on the lookout for Veterinary Technologists to join our team. Every day our team lives our mission: making every moment matter for our clients and our patients, meeting challenges head-on and providing specialty medicine and surgery for the most critical patients. Our team of veterinary professionals strongly believes in collaboration, communication, respect, and lifelong learning.

Our company culture prioritizes and values veterinary technicians and their essential role in the clinical team. BBVSH is a great place to utilize and grow your skills in a challenging, rewarding, fun, and respectful environment.

Here’s what our RVT’s say about working at BBVSH and living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest!

Job opportunities are available in many departments, including:

ICU/ER Veterinary Technician

Learn or continue to perform specialized skills in our VECSS Level 1 facility and VCOT Trauma Centre, such as:

  • Blood typing and managing blood transfusion.
  • Placing arterial lines, jugular catheters and central lines.
  • Triaging and stabilizing trauma and emergency patients.
  • Keeping patients safe while capturing high-quality diagnostic radiographs, ultrasound, and CT scans.
  • Monitoring critical patients on a hospital-grade ventilator.
  • Routinely placing urinary catheters, NG feeding tubes, and PEG tubes.
  • Keeping patients safe and comfortable during anesthesia recovery.
  • Providing high level of nursing care to all patients.
Anesthesia Veterinary Technician

Learn or continue to perform specialized skills in anesthesia such as:

  • Placing arterial lines, performing epidurals, and managing blood transfusions.
  • Anesthetizing patients with ASA status III and IV.
  • Monitoring critical patients on mechanical ventilation.
  • Anesthetizing patients for a PDA (patent ductus arteriosus) procedure, pacemaker implantation, or balloon valvuloplasty with the cardiologist.
  • Anesthetizing patients for brain surgery or A-A luxation with the neurologist.
  • Handling a nerve stimulation machine to place local blocks for a TPLO.
  • Keeping patients safe while obtaining high-quality diagnostic imaging from an MRI, CT, or endoscopic procedure.
Specialty Vet Technician

Learn or continue to perform specialized skills with our Board-certified specialists in cardiology, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, radiology, and surgery such as:

  • Monitoring anesthesia if needed.
  • Working with clients on patient care and education.
  • Developing skills and knowledge specific to the different departments such as chemotherapy administration in oncology, specialized blood tests and endoscopy for internal medicine, monitoring traumatic brain injury in neurology, etc.
  • Helping prepare cytology and histology samples.
  • Using and developing laboratory skills with in our in –house lab.
Work, live and play in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Every moment matters – for you, for our clients and for every animal that comes through our doors.
  • Competitive hourly wage and benefits plan.
  • Flexible work schedule and in-house continuing education (CE) opportunities including certification in the RECOVER® CPR initiative, weekly Journal Clubs, and more.
  • Onboarding training programs.
Additional benefits we offer:
  • Paid association dues.
  • Extended medical and dental plans.
  • Uniform allowance.
  • Generous staff discounts on services and products.
  • Group RRSP plan.
  • A social committee to plan events and parties throughout the year.
How do I apply?

If you’re interested in discussing career opportunities, please email us at humanresources@bbvsh.com.

Are you looking for a fulfilling job opportunity where you learn the foundations of animal care and can grow into providing specialized care for patients? 

Do you enjoy learning about different diseases and medical conditions in specialty medicine and surgery, assisting with veterinary diagnostics, and how best to look after patients?

Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital is always on the lookout for Veterinary Assistants to join our team. Every day our team lives our mission: making every moment matter for our clients and our patients, meeting challenges head-on and providing specialty medicine and surgery for the most critical patients. Our team of veterinary professionals strongly believes in collaboration, communication, respect, and lifelong learning.

Our company culture prioritizes and values veterinary assistants and their essential role in the clinical team. BBVSH is a great place to utilize and grow your skills in a challenging, rewarding, fun, and respectful environment.

Hear what our Vet Assistants have to say about working at Boundary Bay:

Our VECSS Level 1 facility and VCOT Trauma Centre provides a wide variety of opportunities: 

Work, live and play in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Every moment matters – for you, for our clients and for every animal that comes through our doors.

  • Competitive salary and benefits plan.
  • Flexible work schedule and in-house continuing education (CE) opportunities including certification in the RECOVER® CPR initiative, weekly Journal Clubs, and more.
  • Onboarding training programs.

Additional benefits we offer:

  • Extended medical and dental plans.
  • Uniform allowance.
  • Generous staff discounts on services and products.
  • Group RRSP plan.
  • A social committee to plan events and parties throughout the year.

How do I apply?

If you’re interested in discussing career opportunities, please email us at humanresources@bbvsh.com.

Do you enjoy communicating with and educating clients?

Do want to work in an environment where you get to interact with pet patients and see their journey though their stay?

Would you enjoy being the go-to person between owner, pet, and doctor?

Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital is always on the lookout for Veterinary Assistants to join our team. Every day our team lives our mission: making every moment matter for our clients and our patients, meeting challenges head-on and providing specialty medicine and surgery for the most critical patients. Our team of veterinary professionals strongly believes in collaboration, communication, respect, and lifelong learning.

BBVSH is a great place to provide excellent customer service in a challenging, rewarding, fun, and respectful environment.

At BBVSH you can:

  • Apply your customer service knowledge to clients who come to our hospital, often in distress.
  • Be an ‘octopus ninja’ and use your eight arms to answer phones, create estimates, log client communications, interact with our doctors and make sure the coffee station is operational.
  • Build lasting relationships with owners.
  • Learn and grow your knowledge about different types of diseases and medical procedures.
  • Develop your skills in assessing medical records.
  • Be part of a 24-hour emergency veterinary hospital.

Additional benefits we offer:

  • Extended medical and dental plans.
  • Uniform allowance.
  • Generous staff discounts on services and products.
  • Group RRSP plan.
  • A social committee to plan events and parties throughout the year.

How do I apply?

If you’re interested in discussing career opportunities, please email us at humanresources@bbvsh.com

Veterinary Technician Internships at BBVSH

Each summer, BBVSH accepts Veterinary Technicians into our Veterinary Technician Internship program (VTI), where new and recent veterinary technician graduates receive mentorship by rotating through our specialty and emergency departments.

Our annual Veterinary Internship program seeks highly motivated veterinary technicians to join us in the dynamic world of veterinary specialty and emergency medicine. We accept graduating vet students, recent graduates, or vet techs with the desire to grow their skills and/or try out specialty, ER and critical care medicine.

BBVSH interns supercharge their skills in a clinical setting, working along side our experienced team of RVTs, ER doctors and specialists in our VECCS & VetCOT certified 26,000+ sq. ft. hospital in Surrey

Every day our team lives our mission: making every moment mattter for our clients and our patients, meeting challenges head-on and providing specialty medicine and surgery for the most critical patients. Our team of veterinary professionals strongly believes in collaboration, communication, respect, and lifelong learning.

If you’re highly motivated and looking to advance your career, then consider joining us!

 
Eligibility
  • Graduate of an accredited Veterinary Technology Program.
  • Passed the VTNE OR VTNE eligible.
Duration & Deadline
The following timelines are typical; however, other timelines will be considered on an individual basis, with flexibility regarding start times and vacation conflicts. 
  • 12 week program, May to August.
  • Deadline for applicants is early April
How to Apply

Apply via this form

If you have any questions outside of the active application period, please reach out to humanresources@bbvsh.com .

 

In their Own Words:
Vet Techs

"Experienced technicians can specialize [at BBVSH], they could work in many different departments and there's many different shifts to suit different lifestyles. New grads: It's a really good way to see what's possible for you and to figure out what you're good at."

Barb
Registered Veterinary Technologist

"The biggest thing I enjoy about BBVSH is the fostering of learning."

Alex
Surgery Service Manager

"It's a great place to grow for VAs or techs coming out of school. You can start in the ICU where you can learn the basics and then you can move on to different specialties or get the excitement of the ER where you see so many interesting cases."

Tara
Registered Veterinary Technologist

In their Own Words:
Veterinary Assistants

"I think it's a fantastic environment for VAs and techs mostly because we learn something new absolutely every single day"

Jen
Veterinary Assistant

"Boundary Bay has provided me with a lot of opportunities to expand my knowledge that I would not have learned in general practice; learning about CT scans, MRIs, different types of chemotherapy. I've also dabbled in the emergency critical care side of things has been very eye opening with respect to all the things we can do for pets."

Sandy
Veterinary Assistant

"I've done everything from neurology to physiotherapy to intensive care to critical care to surgery to liaison work all within two years. If you want to put in the time and the work, the limits are endless for what you can learn here."

Jessica
Veterinary Assistant

"I just love the people. I love my career. They say 'If you love your job, you're not working a day in your life'."

Lauren
Veterinary Assistant

In their Own Words:
ER Team

"To the emergency veterinarians out there looking for a place to land, I can't recommend a spot more than here."

Dr. Tiffany Jagodich, DVM, DVSc, DACVECC
Criticalist

"It's a private practice and family owned. I really like the fact that [BBVSH] is not corporately owned."

Dr. Alex Neumann, DVM
Emergency Veterinarian

"I think a big benefit of practicing ER here is the overwhelming amount of support you have. You have the advantage of always having a Criticalist on staff who will take the critical cases or help you work through them or help with the diagnostic or treatment plan."

Dr. Meghan Harmon, DVM, DACVECC
Criticalist

"I think just being in a specialty hospital with so many departments as well as interacting with so many specialists has definitely helped me improve myself and serve my clients and patients better."

Dr. Sheila Hoe, DVM
Emergency Veterinarian

"In the growth process here as an ER doctor, one of the things that has been the most pivotal for me has been directly working with our Criticalists."

Dr. Emily Vogt
Emergency Veterinarian

"The work-life balance is really great. As an emergency veterinarian I think, from a non-work standpoint, the management team really strives to make our work schedule something that enables us to have the life we want outside of work but also when we're at work, we're practicing the best medicine we can."

Dr. Alex Neumann, DVM
Emergency Veterinarian

"Working for Geoff and Sarah has been one of the best experiences in my working career. It makes a huge difference to work in an independently-owned veterinary practice where it is so obvious how much our hospital owners care about this place and every single person that works in it."

Dr. Emily Vogt
Emergency Veterinarian

"For other veterinarians that are interested in career opportunities, I would highly recommend Boundary Bay. It provides a really good balance where we get to see very interesting cases, we get to use our skills, we get to learn and we get to do it in a very positive and fun environment."

Dr. Jillian Thatcher, DVM
Emergency Veterinarian

"The quality of life in British Columbia is bar none. I moved here because I wanted to get better at surfing, get better at sailing, get better at skiing and we can do all those things in one spot here. Not to mention having Vancouver nearby with all the cultural experiences. It's a pretty magical place."

Dr. Emily Vogt
Emergency Veterinarian

In their Own Words:
Veterinary Specialists

"Ethically, [owners Geoff & Sarah] have the highest standards. Medically, they encourage you to do the absolute best medicine that's possible for that patient."

Dr. Tiffany Jagodich, DVM, DVSc, DACVECC
Criticalist

"One of the most valuable things about working here is just that ability to work down the hall and look my bosses in the eye and say 'hey, here's an issue and let's work on a solution together.' It's something I couldn't get in corporate medicine."

Dr. Chamisa Herrera, DVM, DACVIM
Oncologist

"I think Boundary Bay is uniquely set up to be able to provide really outstanding career opportunities. For me, it was really important for me to have the autonomy for my own service to be able to run things like I want to but also to have receptive management that I can talk to about things. I can literally call them on the phone or text them and I get the answer right away whereas that has not been my experience with more corporately owned medicine."

Dr. Mark Harmon, DVM, DACVIM
Cardiologist

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