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Contractually Limited - Veterinary Specialist, Avian and Exotic Animal Medicine




Ontario Veterinary College




Ontario Veterinary College Health Sciences Centre




November 15, 2012 or until a successful candidate is found


Position Description:


The Ontario Veterinary College Health Sciences Centre (OVC-HSC) is seeking applications to fill a 3 year contractually limited position as a Veterinary Specialist in the Avian and Exotic service.

Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree, must be licensed or eligible for licensure to practice in the Province of Ontario, and should be a diplomate of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (ACZM) or the European College of Zoological Medicine (ECZM), American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Avian, or Avian and Small Mammal) (ABVP), or eligible for that certification examination. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in clinical medicine with avian and exotic species plus outstanding teaching, communication, and client service skills. Service activities will include the medical management of patients and consultation with other services in the OVC-Health Sciences Centre with limited administrative activities.

This will be a full time service appointment providing clinical service.  The expectation is to provide medical management for our avian and exotic patients, grow caseload in the referral hospital, create an efficient operational model, plan for our future goals within the service, and provide incidental teaching to primary care clinicians in the Primary Healthcare Centre. The Veterinarian will report to the Director/Chief Medical Officer of the OVC HSC. The successful candidate must be a team player who will work closely with the animal care staff in the Avian and Exotic Service ensuring the best care possible for our patients and deliver outstanding client service. 


The successful candidate will be required to work occasional weekends and holidays, provide on-call duties and to respond to emergencies.


The OVC Health Sciences Centre at the University of Guelph offers medical and surgical care for small and large animals, while training future veterinarians in a challenging clinical environment. It is a major window to the community for OVC and the University of Guelph. Primarily a referral hospital, the HSC treats approximately 16,000 companion animal, equine, domestic farm animal and exotic species each year. Our field service also provides primary care for ruminant and swine clients on farms throughout the region. The health sciences centre is at the core of our college, providing learning opportunities as well as advancing the field of veterinary medicine through clinically-based research and clinical service. We provide experiential, small-group learning that epitomizes the goals of the University of Guelph.


The University of Guelph has consistently been ranked one of the top comprehensive universities in Canada.   A comprehensive university is one with a significant amount of research activity and a wide range of programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The deadline for applications will be November 15, 2012 or until a successful candidate has been found. Interested parties should contact

Dr. Sherri Cox, Associate Dean Administration, and Chief Operating Officer,
Ontario Veterinary College Health Sciences Centre University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1
(519) 824-4120 ext: 54100
Email: coxs@uoguelph.ca
Fax:  519-824-0317


and provide a letter of application, current curriculum vitae and the names of at least three referees.



  The University of Guelph is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our University community are encouraged to apply.


University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1