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Summer Students - Department of Health Management- Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Date of Posting: 
February 6, 2014
Department of Health Management- Atlantic Veterinary College
Summer Students
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week, but students must be willing to work flexible hour arrangements to accommodate sampling requirements

$10.74 per hour (includes vacation pay)

May 5, 2014 to August 29, 2014

This summer two DVM students are required to work on dairy cattle projects with Maritime Quality Milk, in the AVC Department of Health Management.  This year, the students will work primarily on data collection for infectious disease and udder health projects, but duties may include other activities.


• Sample collection from animals
• data collection, entry and processing
• assistance with laboratory procedures
• literature searching and processing
• study coordination (including contacting producers by phone, arranging visits, etc.)
• phone surveys
• other duties as assigned by Maritime Quality Milk faculty
• Additionally, there may be opportunities to accompany Farm Service clinicians on routine farm calls when clinical rotations are not offered during the summer.


• Completion of at least one year of the DVM program
• good communication skills
• computer skills and good inter-personal skills
• Extensive experience with cattle in a farming and/or veterinary setting and demonstration of a strong interest in ruminant herd health are desirable.

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 below.

You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents 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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