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Wanted: Licensed Veterinarian


Licensed Veterinarian

Full-time starting in immediately

Looking for an experienced and enthusiastic veterinarian seeking a career in Shelter Medicine.

ABOUT US: ALBERTA ANIMAL RESCUE CREW SOCIETY is a registered non-profit charity located in Calgary, Alberta facilitating over 3,000 animal adoptions each year and providing numerous community support programs across the province, including Disaster Response, Emergency Medical Care, Emergency Foster Care, and Spay/Neuter Assistance Program. Our mission is Changing Lives Through Kindness. In 2017, AARCS is moving the shelter to a new location, which will include a 3,000 square foot veterinary hospital. This role is responsible for the ensuring all animals within AARCS are provided with the best possible medical care. This includes treatment, diagnostics and surgery.

ABOUT YOU: The Veterinarian is a confident surgeon with exceptional time-management and organizational skills. Holds the ability to work in a fast paced environment. Having both a love for animals and a good understanding of shelter medicine. You are positive, friendly, and approachable. You work well in a team environment. You are confident with an intuitive ability to understand animal health as a top priority. You love working with animals and take pride in helping less fortunate animals. You take great personal satisfaction in your work. You are flexible and are able to work some evenings or weekends to accommodate intake at the shelter.


  1. Genuine interest in animal welfare and shelter medicine.
  2. Licensed DVM in the province of Alberta and member in good standing with ABVMA
  3. Minimum of 5 years experience.
  4. Be comfortable handling both cats and dogs. This includes feral cats and shy, timid or reactive dogs.
  5. Performs high volume sterilization surgeries and other surgical procedures for shelter/foster animals with high level of proficiency and care.
  6. Confident performing various surgical procedures beyond the routine. For example femoral head ostectomy (FHO) and amputations.
  7. Highly developed cooperation, collaboration and problem-solving skills.

Apply Now:  Qualified candidates should forward a cover letter speaking directly to the requirements list with an attached resume to Ariana Lenz, Medical Manager before July 7, 2017.

Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

AARCS is an equal opportunity employer. We invite all suitable candidates to forward their application in confidence. We regret that only the best-qualified candidates will be contacted for screening. Thank you in advance for your interest.

Job Posting – Licensed Veterinarian (2017)


Staff Announcement


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Staff Announcement: Veterinarian & RVT Hires


WendyWe are pleased to announce that Dr. Wendy Drohan will be starting with AARCS as our Veterinarian in AARCS Veterinary Hospital on May 15th, 2017.  Dr. Drohan comes to us with 21 years’ experience as a primary care veterinarian and a wealth of experience with companion animals.  Dr.  Drohan loves working with animals and is looking forward to combining her passion for animal welfare and the homeless animals with her love for veterinary medicine. She is an experienced surgeon and takes pride in keeping up-to-date on the latest advances in veterinary care. Dr. Drohan has been working with AARCS’ animals at one of our partner clinics and is a primary veterinarian for the Alberta Spay Neuter Task Force where she volunteers her time. Please join me in congratulating and welcoming Dr. Wendy Drohan to the team.


JessicaIn addition, we are pleased to announce that Jessica Perillo will also be starting at AARCS as a RVT (Registered Veterinary Technologist) in AARCS new Veterinary Hospital starting on May 15, 2017.   Jessica started her career as a veterinary assistant with small animals and exotics in Ontario in 2004, and has been working in the veterinary field ever since.   She relocated to High River in 2008 where she continued to gain experience working in various areas of a veterinary clinic, and attended Old’s College, graduating as a RVT in 2012.  Jessica comes with a wealth of experience and dedication to animal welfare. Jessica is a current foster home for AARCS and has been a long-­‐term volunteer with the Alberta Spay Neuter Task Force working on their medical team.  Please join me in congratulating and welcoming Jessica to the team.

Should you have any questions please feel free contact me.

Deanna Thompson 

Executive Director

Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society