Veterinarian Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Veterinarian

Department: OVC Health Sciences Centre

Date Posted: November 29, 2019
Deadline: December 29, 2019 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #19-67

Position Description:

The Ontario Veterinary College Smith Lane Animal Hospital at the University of Guelph invites applications for a Continuing Track Veterinarian position at the Assistant Veterinarian level.

Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree and must be licensed or eligible for licensure to practice in the Province of Ontario and have Diplomate status with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) or have 5 or more years of experience working in a companion animal hospital.

The ideal candidate should have a strong background and interest in providing all aspects of preventative healthcare· and general medicine and surgery for companion animals with a particular interest in dentistry. They should be able to document their previous performance in providing outstanding service delivery and patient care. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess experience creating and assessing the outcomes of learning opportunities for adult learners. The successful candidate will work with the healthcare delivery team within the PHC in providing outstanding client and patient care, while meeting and exceeding defined metrics for practice performance. The PHC will provide an integrated primary healthcare program to companion animals in the city of Guelph and surrounding areas through a model of student service delivery. They will demonstrate a desire to obtain and utilize a current knowledge base and skills in primary healthcare for companion animals. They will create and assess experiential learning opportunities for student veterinarians (years 1-4), who will be respected members of the PHC healthcare team.

This is a full-time appointment (40 hrs per week) providing clinical service and reporting to the Associate Dean, Clinical Program, OVC HSC. The successful candidate will be required to work occasional weekends and evenings shared equally with the other veterinarians. There is no on call duty required.

The successful candidate must be a team player who will work closely with the Smith Lane Animal Hospital team to ensure the best care possible for our patients and deliver outstanding client service.

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.

The University of Guelph is the second largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process

Assessment of applications will begin on December 16, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) a cover letter; (2) a lifetiem curriculum vitae, contact information for three references. Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Clinical Program
Office of the Dean
Ontario Veterinary College
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1

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.