Veterinarian Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Veterinarian, Anatomic Veterinary Pathologist (1-Year Contractually-Limited)

Department: Animal Health Laboratory, Laboratory Services Division

Date Posted: July 19, 2022
Deadline: August 16, 2022 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #22-59

Position Description:

The Animal Health Laboratory (AHL) at the University of Guelph invites applications for a contractually-limited position at the Assistant Veterinarian level.

This 1-year contractually-limited position is responsible for the provision of diagnostic anatomic pathology interpretive and consultative services in order to support the diagnosis of disease in animals. Using expertise in diagnostic veterinary pathology, the successful candidate will conduct gross and histologic examinations of various species of domestic animals, including poultry; select and forward samples to various labs for testing; interpret ancillary test results; act as case coordinator and report findings to veterinarians, faculty, agriculture ministry staff, and/or federal authorities; provide consultative services to referring veterinarians; and act as an expert witness for legal or insurance cases. This position is covered by the terms and conditions of the Collective Agreement between the University and the University of Guelph Faculty Association (UGFA).

Requirements of the position include: DVM or equivalent; license to practice veterinary medicine in Ontario; advanced training in veterinary anatomic pathology; ACVP board certification in veterinary anatomic pathology; proficiency in conducting laboratory tests and identifying diseases, assessing results, and interpreting findings; sound knowledge of zoonoses and reportable diseases; excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills to convey scientific knowledge to a variety of colleagues and public audiences; organizational experience to plan work schedules, establish priorities; ability to interpret and apply provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act within a laboratory environment. Must be immunized against rabies.

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 August 16, 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. Applications should be sent via email to the attention of:

Dr. Maria Spinato
Animal Health Laboratory (AHL)
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1
(519) 824-4120 Ext: 56895

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.