Fredericton Animal Hospital’s Veterinary Fellows Program is an opportunity for new graduates to spend 2 years immersed in developing their skills in the practice of medicine. Participants receive in-depth training in medicine and surgery, extensive training and mentorship from highly experienced vets, and a salary premium in exchange for committing to providing emergency services during after-hours. The Residency is for 2 years, and can be renewed, or the participant may wish to move on to general practice armed with skills and experience that will set you apart from other job-seekers. Emergency medicine is an excellent place to start your career and develop a foundation that will serve you throughout the rest of your career. You will touch on most aspects in a short period of time, hone medical and surgical skills, and develop your confidence faster than in general practice.
How the Program Works
Participants work with an experienced vet who will train and mentor you using the AAHA Mentoring Guidelines. You will also work closely with our other vets (over 40 years combined experience)
You will work in the day hospital for the first few months to shadow experienced vets and develop key skills using a structured, hands-on training program
Once the orientation period is over, you will work overnight emergency shifts, supported by experienced technicians and with an experienced vet on call to support you as needed
In exchange for a 2 year commitment, you will receive a generous base salary plus overnight premium and other benefits
Why Do the Fellows Program?
Put into practice the theory that is at the front of your memory
Thoroughly develop your surgical and technical skills
Practice at a slower pace: Do fewer, but longer appointments. Experience less time pressure for diagnosing and developing treatment plans and record writing
Have the time to work on improving and developing your client communication style
Learn current best practices and leading edge medicine
No on call
Earn extra income to help pay down students loans
Develop the skills and confidence and find out where your interests lie
Compensation & Benefits
Generous base salary plus overnight premium
Includes health insurance (medical, dental), paid dues, paid uniforms
Paid vacation and sick days
Fixed schedule - every second weekend is a long weekend off
Funds available for Continuing Education (conferences, workshops, etc.)
About Fredericton Animal Hospital
Fredericton Animal Hospital is a 24/7 full service companion animal hospital and is AAHA accredited. Our facility is new, with digital radiography, dental radiography, an in-house lab, dentistry, and multi-purpose rigid endoscopy. We have 4 veterinarians and 15 support staff. The Fellows program is managed by Dr. Ali Reid, the owner of Fredericton Animal Hospital. Ali is past president of the New Brunswick Veterinary Medical Association and currently sits on the Board of the Fredericton SPCA, the New Brunswick SPCA and the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce. She graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College and has completed post-graduate training in orthopedic surgery, MIS, and acupuncture.
We are located in the heart of Fredericton, a beautiful, historic city with two universities, many cultural activities (including an excellent jazz festival), and plenty of recreational opportunities. Fredericton has a fast growing economy and was named 2016 Startup Community of the Year by Startup Canada.