Veterinarian Positions

Position Title / Rank: Veterinary Specialist in Wildlife Pathology, 2-year Contractually Limited

College: Ontario Veterinary College

Department: Pathobiology

Deadline: April 9, 2018 or until suitable candidate has been found
Please reference AD #18-24

Position Description:

Reporting to the Associate Dean, Clinical Program at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), the Wildlife Pathologist provides service in support of the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC), Ontario/Nunavut Region.  The Veterinarian will have major responsibility for the provision of diagnostic service on specimens submitted by a varied clientele. This will involve performing and overseeing necropsy, histopathology, selection and interpretation of ancillary laboratory tests, and preparation of final reports. The caseload is diverse and includes free-living amphibians, reptiles, mammals, fish, and birds. In addition to responding to telephone and written queries, the wildlife pathologist will also participate in providing information, including written reports and presentations, to representatives of wildlife, public health, agriculture, and environmental agencies and the public.  They will also be involved in the presentation of continuing education programs to students, biologists, and rehabilitators and teaching wildlife health and pathology to student veterinarians and graduate students.   Participation in wildlife health research activities related to CWHC case material, including preparation of scientific manuscripts and conference presentations, will be strongly encouraged.

The Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative is a collection of highly qualified people within a cross-Canada network of partners and collaborators dedicated to wildlife health. Our Cooperative includes internationally renowned wildlife disease diagnosticians and researchers, experts in population health, skilled educators and experienced policy advisors. The CWHC is dedicated to generating knowledge needed to assess and manage wildlife health and working with others to ensure that this knowledge is put to use in a timely fashion. At the core of the CWHC is a partnership linking Canada's five veterinary colleges and the British Columbia Animal Health Centre.  

Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree, must be licensed or eligible for licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the Province of Ontario and must have postgraduate training in veterinary pathology, with experience in wildlife pathology. Preference will be given to individuals who are Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) however, applications from candidates who are eligible for the ACVP will be considered.  A degree/experience in wildlife biology/management or vertebrate zoology, and field biology experience, is strongly desirable along with a willingness and ability to carry out field investigations in remote locations.  A protective rabies titre is required.  The preferred candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

The University of Guelph has consistently been ranked one of the top comprehensive universities in Canada.  It has been named Canada’s top comprehensive research institution in the annual Top 50 Research Universities ranking. A comprehensive university is one with a significant amount of research activity and a wide range of programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In 2018, Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College placed seventh worldwide and number one in Canada in global ranking of veterinary schools by Quacquarelli Symonds.

The deadline for applications is April 9, 2018 or until a successful candidate has been found. Interested parties should provide a letter of application, current curriculum vitae and the names of at least three referees and contact:

Dr. Claire Jardine
Department of Pathobiology
Ontario Veterinary College
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1
(519) 824-4120 Ext. 54656

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.