Coastal Rivers Pet Hospital

Veterinary Student for summer 2023. Posted January 2023

1993 Riverside Rd, Abbotsford, BC V2S 4J8

Looking for a job where you can gain valuable veterinary experience working with skillful mentors? As our hospital continues to grow and excel, we would love to share our team’s knowledge with you and help cultivate the skills you have acquired as an aspiring veterinarian.

Our large team at Coastal Rivers Pet Hospital consists of 7 veterinarians, 5 AHTs and many VOAs. The doctors at our practice are well-versed and have a wide range of experience, each with their own areas of interest such as wildlife and exotic medicine, feline medicine, orthopedic surgery, dentistry and diagnostic imaging. With DVM graduates ranging from 1994-2020, all of our doctors remain up to date with modern advances in the veterinary industry and are dedicated to mentorship and continuing education; they are eager to share their passion for this fulfilling profession with you, as future veterinarians.

Coastal Rivers Pet Hospital is open Monday to Saturday and operates with two to five DVM shifts per day. The technicians at our clinic are incredible mentors and would provide you with many opportunities to practice and improve your technical skills. One technicians hold certified speciality Rehabilitation.

Our clinic’s accessibility provides our clients with greater patient and appointment flexibility; as a result, we receive an incredibly diverse and dynamic caseload which provides many learning opportunities. Our facility offers leading-edge diagnostics including HD digital modalities in ultrasound, radiography (regular and dental), and endoscopy. We are fully computerized and offer in-house laboratory, physical therapy, underwater treadmill, orthopedic surgery, PRP therapy and class IV laser therapy. Furthermore, we are an AAHA accredited practice and hold both Cat-Friendly Practice and Fear Free Practice Certification.

Abbotsford, BC is described as the “city in the country”. Located only one hour outside of Vancouver, Abbotsford benefits from better housing prices, less traffic, and greater access to outdoor recreation than the nearby metropolitan hub. Our temperate rain forest climate is perfect for those who love to be surrounded by nature and greenery all year long as it is rarely too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter. Bordered by mountains in the East and the ocean to the West, Abbotsford is perfectly situated to experience the best of both worlds.

Our dedication to the young professionals of the veterinary field cannot be overstated. We strongly hope for the opportunity to share our knowledge and passion with you as you prepare to enter into this challenging yet fulfilling career.

References: WCVM Class of 2024 students Janelle Warner and Naomye Jones can speak about their summer experiences with us.

If you are interested in applying, please send us your resume using the contact information provided below.

Dr. Eric Lawrence (WCVM 2013)
Coastal Rivers Pet Hospital 604-425-1900