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Student Assistants (Up to 12 Positions) - Veterinary Teaching Hospital - Atlantic Veterinary College *Reposted*

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Veterinary Teaching Hospital - Atlantic Veterinary Hospital
Student Assistants (Up to 12 Positions)
Hours of Work:
Varies; up to 37.5 hrs per week

$13.70 per hour plus 4% vacation pay


May 9, 2022 – August 22, 2022

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 the VTH during the summer months of 2022.  There are up to 12 positions available across a variety of roles in the small and large animal hospitals.

Please note:  This competition will also be used to create a casual list for the 2022/2023 Academic term for students interested in working as casual student assistants in the VTH beyond summer 2022.


All Student Assistant positions in the VTH will be required to work alongside staff and faculty in the small and large animal hospital to support and assist the hospital teams.

Positions are available in the following roles with their responsibilities described below each position.  All positions are up to 37.5 hours/week.  Positions would run from mid-May 2022 to end-August 2022 (finishing prior to start of school year) and may involve a rotating schedule and include evenings, overnights, weekends and statutory holidays.

Client Services

  • Assisting the front desk team with telephone triage, client communication, admitting patients, appointments, messaging clinic staff, using medical records (including digitization), invoicing and taking payments, and helping the team at reception


  • Assisting the OR team with patient prep, sterility, setup and breakdown of OR, and assisting the OR circulating nurse
  • Assisting the Central Sterilization Technicians in the Materials Management Unit (MMU) with surgical instrument and equipment cleaning, sterilizing and preparation.  Assisting MMU staff with hospital inventory order/receipt/distribution for the SA and LA hospitals

SA Float

  • Assisting SA hospital services, including Community Practice, Radiology, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Cardiology, Exotics and others 
  • Assisting technical staff with patient care, treatments and procedures and client communication, including admission and discharge of patients


  • Assisting the ICU technical staff with patient care (husbandry, treatments and procedures) of critical patients from various small animal hospital services in the SA ICU. 
  • Assist with infection control and maintaining cleanliness
  • Assist the small animal primary emergency service team 

SA Emerg / Triage

  • Assist the small animal primary emergency service team to provide assistance with triage, patient care (husbandry, treatments and procedures), client communication and patient records
  • Assist with infection control and maintaining cleanliness

LA Float

  • Assisting a variety of LA hospital services, including LA Medicine, LA Surgery and Theriogenology with patient care, treatments, procedures and patient admission/discharge
  • May also include assisting field services - AES and Farm Service 
  • Assist with infection control and maintaining cleanliness


  • Candidates must be 1st, 2nd or 3rd year DVM students
  • Previous veterinary clinical experience preferred
  • Must possess strong work ethic and accountability with good written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to commit to work in a full-time capacity for the duration of the summer period

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

Please also detail your prior commitments, if any, during the summer 2022.

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 will require all students, staff, and faculty to comply with the Covid 19 attestation and vaccination requirements as set out under the UPEI Covid 19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

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.

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. 

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Previous applicants from Competition #15S22 need not reapply.

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.