Coastal Rivers Pet Hospital

#2 - 1993 Riverside Road
Abbotsford, BC V2S4J8



Employment Opportunities

We are always glad to accept resumes from enthusiastic, hard working, dependable, team oriented people who wish to join our team of veterinary health care professionals.  Computer literacy, experience with IDEXX Cornerstone software and experience in the veterinary field are all qualities which will enhance your resume.

Receptionists, Veterinary Technicians and Veterinary Assistants must have graduated from an appropriate veterinary specific program.


Ward personnel are responsible for animal handling, assisting technicians and veterinarians during procedures, cleaning, feeding, laundry, waste disposal, and running lab work.

Doctor's Assistants work closely with our Veterinarians during their appointments with clients and pets to help with medical records, client education, pet handling, preparing prescription medications and financial transactions.



Detailed Job Posting:
We are seeking another dynamic relationship oriented veterinarian to join our team of 6 vets, 6 AHTs and 16 veterinary assistant/reception staff. This is a larger facility (5000 sq ft) with lots of toys (oops – I meant equipment). And it’s ‘new’- only 18 months old! We opened our doors December 28, 2015. We are the result of the merger of two well established local practice. Yes – a merger that worked! We believe in quality medicine, and caring about our clients, patients and staff. We like to joke around and have fun to release the tensions that come with our type of work while still taking medicine seriously.  

We are constantly striving to improve the work we do.
We are looking for a vet who loves medicine, animals and the people that come with them. With six vets there is an opportunity to focus your continuing education and skills in an area of interest. We have orthopedic equipment, physical rehabilitation equipment including therapeutic Class IV LASER, and underwater treadmill), ultrasound, endoscope, tonopen and tonovet, digital radiography, digital dental radiography and more. Our patients include: dogs, cats, exotic pets and wildlife.

We are AAHA certified.
Most of our staff are Fear Free Certified. The next step – getting the Cat Friendly Practice Certification (the hospital is constructed to be cat friendly). We have 3 dog exam rooms, 2 cat exam rooms, 1 exotic/cat overflow exam room and a compassion room for euthanasia. We have 4 pet wards – cat, exotic, dog and isolation.

We are open 365 days a year. This allows us to adjust schedules that can fit into different life styles. Our evenings can be quite busy and a tad unpredictable. This is great for a vet who loves to mix a bit of emergency work as well as regular veterinary practice. This would be a great opportunity for a night owl, someone who likes the mornings off, but would be willing to work from 2 p.m. – 11 p.m. You don’t have to be a night owl, though, we are flexible. If you like to have time off in the middle of the week when recreational travel, stores and offices are less busy, you could work weekends instead. If you are an early morning person you could start at 7 a.m. and be finished by 3 p.m. Currently our greatest needs are for an evening vet (Monday-Friday) but we open to negotiation regarding this if you are the right person for this practice. We are growing rapidly and more positions will be opening up.

Just where is Abbotsford and what does it offer? It is located 1 hour east of Vancouver B.C. in the Fraser Valley. We are 5 km/3miles from a U.S. border crossing. Our climate is similar to Seattle’s (temperate rain forest). No, we don’t live in igloos and we don’t have dog sled teams or Zambonis in our back yard. Canadians do love a good hockey game and we have great craft beer, local vineyards and a local economy that supports farming as well as aerospace. Abbotsford has a small international airport. We are close to great hiking and paragliding, world class fishing rivers, and rivers/lakes/ocean for canoeing and kayaking. We are a 3 hour drive from Whistler and Blackcomb (skiing) and the Okanagan (wine country). If you need a break for some culture – Vancouver is a hop, skip and a jump away. Oh – and Canada has a publicly funded medical system that works – it has been there forever (ok, since the Medical Care Act of 1966)– though you have the option of going private if you want to jump the queue.

If you are interested – please contact us at, attention Dr. Borgmann or Dr. Taylor.

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Responsibilities include scheduling appointments, answering the telephone, setting up new clients and patients, preparation and maintenance of medical records, admitting and discharging patients, filling some prescriptions, over the counter sales, mailings, computer operation, financial transactions, and front office and reception area maintenance.  Receptionists will assume the responsibility for acquiring the medical and legal information necessary for the performance of their duties.

NO RECEPTIONIST POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME, but we are always accepting resumes!



Technicians are responsible for hospital maintenance, assisting the doctors, laboratory procedures, radiology, client communication, medical procedures, pharmacy, operation and maintenance of instruments and equipment, inventory, daily treatment of hospitalized patients, rehabilitation, assisting in the operating room, client education, dental prophylaxis and radiology.




Please mail or drop off your resume to:

Coastal Rivers Pet Hospital
#2 - 1993 Riverside Road
Abbotsford, British Co V2S4J8