Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Veterinarian, Specialist in Diagnostic Imaging (2-year Contractually-Limited, 50% Appointment)

College: Ontario Veterinary College

Department: Health Sciences Centre

Date Posted: March 28, 2022
Deadline: April 28, 2022 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #22-31

Position Description:

The Ontario Veterinary College Health Sciences Centre at the University of Guelph invites applications for a two-year contractually-limited position at the Assistant Veterinarian level. This will be a fifty percent appointment (0.5 FTE) with a scheduled to be determined by the Associate Dean, Clinical Program, in consultation with the Department of Clinical Studies Chair.

Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent veterinary professional degree and should be a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) or European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (ECVDI) or have approved credentials for ACVR or ECVDI certification. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in clinical diagnostic imaging and outstanding instructional and communication skills.

The successful candidate will work with three other radiologists to provide clinical diagnostic imaging services. Service activities will include the management of patients and consultation in the OVC-Health Sciences Centre, including shared on call duties and administrative activities.

The Ontario Veterinary College offers state of the art diagnostic equipment including but not limited to a 1.5 Tesla high field General Electric MRI, 64-slice CT, digital radiology, PACS system, state of the art ultrasonography, scintigraphy, fluoroscopy, gait analysis area for kinetics and kinematic work. The Diagnostic Imaging service supports all other services within the large and companion animal hospitals including internal medicine, surgery, neurology, cardiology, oncology and emergency and critical care. The faculty and staff in the Department of Clinical Studies and the OVC HSC are committed to delivering the very best of patient care. The ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere is essential.

The University of Guelph is the third-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 over 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across more than 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 April 28, 2022 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 curriculum vitae; and (3) the names and contact information of 3 references. Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Dr. Luis Gaitero
Acting Associate Dean, Clinical Program
OVC Health Sciences Centre
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON 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 M├ętis 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.