Test out UPEI’s new website!
Our new UPEI.ca is launching on July 2. Get a sneak-peak now with this demo version.

Student Assistants - Veterinary Teaching Hospital - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Student Position
Closing Date: 
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Date of Posting: 
April 15, 2015
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Student Assistants
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours a week

$11.11 per hour (vacation pay included)

May 2015 to September 2015

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

Please note:  This competition will also be used to create a casual list
for the 2015/2016 Academic term.

2 positions - Small Animal Surgery
1 position – Client Services      
1 position - Community Practice/ Medicine
3 positions - ICU
1 position - Large Animal Hospital
1 position - Small Animal 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, 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 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.
Contact UPEI