We are grateful for our role in keeping your equine, livestock, and four-legged family members healthy and happy, and have appreciated your kindness and patience with us throughout 2022.
As you may know, the veterinary industry continues to face a worldwide shortage of veterinarians and veterinary technologists, and unfortunately, rural locations tend to be faced with the largest shortages of all. With nearly 400 veterinarian vacancies in Alberta alone, and with growing numbers of animals requiring our care, our team has been working like crazy—often times around the clock—to ensure we are here for our clients and patients.
We know that there have been longer than usual wait times to see your veterinary team, and we sincerely thank you for your patience and kindness towards our front-line employees, who often take the brunt of frustrations due to longer wait times. We would like you to know that over the last year, we have taken meaningful steps to grow our awesome team and optimize our scheduling to ensure that we can help as many patients as possible. Behind the scenes, we continue to think about ways to best attract talent to our community, and are thrilled to have recently launched our $10,000 external referral program that we hope will help attract additional veterinarians to Peace River Veterinary Services.
Thank you for your continued loyalty, understanding, kindness and patience with our team. We look forward to continuing to provide the very best care to your animals!
Peace River Veterinary Services