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Student Assistants - Veterinary Teaching Hospital - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Date of Posting: 
February 3, 2016
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Student Assistants
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours a week

$11.27 per hour (vacation pay included)

May 2016 to September 2016

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital is seeking applications from interested DVM students to work as Student Assistants for the summer months.  There are up to seven vacant positions:

Please note:  This competition will also be used to create a casual list for the 2016/2017 Academic term.

1 position   -  Client Services      
1 position   - Small Animal Floater
3 positions  -  ICU
1 position   -  Large Animal Hospital
1 position   - Small Animal Surgery OR


Duties will vary among the different positions. The basic duties for all clinical positions will include:

• Providing nursing care
• Ensuring that all treatments and diagnostic procedures are carried out
• Maintaining records
• Critical care duty in ICU
• Providing vacation relief for AHT’s and providing emergency assistance to veterinarians after hours
• Assisting in admission and discharge of animals
• Maintaining a high standard of cleanliness in the VTH
• Client Services position duties will include all aspects of reception, admitting, schedule, invoicing and handling of cash
• Performing other related duties as required
• Some positions will involve working a rotating schedule, after hours work, nights and weekend duty, and/or the requirement to work on a statutory holiday 


Candidates must be 2nd or 3rd year DVM students; previous clinical experience preferred. Good oral communications skills are required. First year DVM students may be eligible for clinical positions if exceptional experience can be demonstrated.


Priority to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and Procedures manual.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date, via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (www.upei.ca/hr/).

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, or fax it to (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified student  candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and full-time international students with a valid study permit will be given priority.

The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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