Three (3) Year Term Position - Department of Health Management - Atlantic Veterinary College

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Position Type: 
Academic Opening
Closing Date: 
Friday, September 30, 2016
Date of Posting: 
August 17, 2016
Department of Health Management - Atlantic Veterinary College
Three (3) Year Term Position

The Department of Health Management at the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), University of Prince Edward Island, located at 550 University Avenue in Charlottetown, PEI, invites applications for a three-year term position in the Equine Ambulatory Service with a focus on sports medicine, preventive medicine and theriogenology. This position will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, depending on qualifications and experience. Qualifications for this position include a DVM or equivalent degree from a college of veterinary medicine accredited by the AVMA and CVMA. The applicant must also be eligible for licensure by the Prince Edward Island Veterinary Medical Association. Details on eligibility can be found at

Applicants must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be able to work effectively in a team-centered environment and provide outstanding service to our clients. Knowledge of, and general experience with the Standardbred industry with a focus on Theriogenology would be an advantage.  Certification or eligibility for certification by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP-Equine), American College of Theriogenologists or by an alternate relevant board or college would be an asset. A postgraduate degree would also be an asset.

This position will emphasize teaching and clinical service; however, there will be opportunity for scholarly service, including collaborative research. Duties will include teaching in clinical, laboratory and didactic settings in the DVM program and training interns/residents.  Responsibilities of the successful applicant will also include the provision of primary care to horses in the field, including shared weekend and after-hours emergency service. The current equine ambulatory section offers a variety of services including but not limited to preventive medicine, dentistry, lameness evaluation and treatments, reproductive management, foal care, etc. In addition to these services the successful applicant will be responsible for providing breeding management to several broodmare farms, including stallion collection.

The salary is commensurate with credentials and experience. Full-time, contract faculty receive a comprehensive fringe benefits package, with benefit details provided at time of offer in accordance with the collective agreement.  This appointment is subject to budgetary approval.

The AVC is committed to teaching, research, and service, and is fully accredited by the CVMA and AVMA. The AVC is the regional veterinary college for Atlantic Canada. It is situated on Prince Edward Island, a tourist destination on Canada’s beautiful east coast. The AVC has more than 200 faculty and staff. Enrollment consists of 257 DVM students and approximately 70 graduate students. The teaching hospital and its ancillary facilities are modern and well equipped. Find out more about Prince Edward Island, the University of Prince Edward Island and the Atlantic Veterinary College at:,, and

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2016 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Starting date is flexible depending on availability of the successful candidate. Applicants should submit a letter of intent, current curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references to:

Dr. Daniel Hurnik
Professor and Chair
Department of Health Management
Atlantic Veterinary College, UPEI
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PE
Telephone:  902-566-0963

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

Closing date for applications is September 30, 2016 or until a suitable candidate is identified.

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