Why Join Us

At Chase River Veterinary Hospital, we pride ourselves on being a team that educates and supports one another. Our colleagues have years of experience in the veterinary industry, but we know there’s still a lot more to learn. We are constantly supplementing our knowledge! We welcome energetic people who are dedicated animal lovers. We value the well-being of our furry clients and their families, so we’d love to have a team member that knows how to advise pet owners when it comes to their pet’s care.

Our hospital is located in Nanaimo, British Columbia on the beautiful Vancouver Island. When you work here, you won’t have to go far to get a breath of fresh air. Our hospital is near the Chase River and the Chase River Estuary Park. If you want to catch a glimpse of wildlife or take a calming walk on a trail, these are the places to go. Nanaimo offers a peaceful lifestyle surrounded by nature and comfortable weather. There’s plenty of outdoor activities available all year long and spaces to lounge, from restaurants to cafes, that offer scenic views of mountains and glistening water.

How to Join Us

For Veterinarian, Vet Student programs, and Veterinary Technician/Technologist opportunities, click HERE.

For all other positions at our hospital (Client Care Representative/Receptionist, Animal Care Assistant, Kennel Attendant, Vet Assistant/Tech Assistant), email your resume to careers@chaserivervet.ca.

Last updated: April 5, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.


This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication

    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
    Saturday - Sunday: Closed

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Chase River Veterinary Hospital