Student Assistants (To Create A Casual List) - Veterinary Teaching Hospital - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Student Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Student Assistants (To Create A Casual List)
Hours of Work:
To create a list of casual Student Assistants for the veterinary teaching hospital.  Hours will vary, based on hospital and patient care needs.

$15.00 per hour (plus 4% vacation pay)


October 2023 – April 30, 2024

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) at the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) is seeking applications from interested DVM students to work as Student Assistants in various roles in the small and large animal teaching hospitals.  Successful candidates will make up a list of students to work in a casual, as needed basis during the 2023/2024 academic term.


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

  • Providing basic nursing care
  • Assisting with treatments and diagnostic procedures.
  • Updating patient flowsheets and medical records with activities associated with the role
  • Assisting with critical care duty in small animal ICU and the large animal hospital
  • Providing leave coverage for kennel assistants and animal care attendants
  • Providing emergency assistance after-hours
  • Maintaining a high standard of cleanliness in the VTH
  • Performing other related duties as required
  • Some shifts will involve working nights, weekends, statutory holidays, and during university closures.


  • Candidates must be active DVM students
  • Previous veterinary clinical experience preferred
  • Must possess strong work ethic and accountability, with good written and verbal communication skills required

In your application, please detail any veterinary clinic/hospital experience you have and your comfort level with the duties described, including treatment areas, small animal, and large animal hospitals.

Priority will be given to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and the 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. Applications will not be accepted via email.

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, Fax Number 902-894-2895.

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. If you require accommodation in any part of the process, please direct your inquiries, in confidence, to our HR Officer,

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.