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Veterinary Business Manager - Veterinary Teaching Hospital - Atlantic Veterinary College

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Veterinary Teaching Hospital - AVC
Veterinary Business Manager
Full-Time Term Position
Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week

$74,884 to $83,024 per annum


May 2022 to April 30, 2023 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements)

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) at the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) invites applications for a full-time Veterinary Business Manager position.

This term position May 2022 to April 30, 2023, would work with a team of three other members of the VTH management team, and under the direction of the Assistant Dean of Clinical & Professional Programming, serving as the Emergency Services and Evening Manager of the VTH. The VTH management team work together to supervise the administrative and technical support staff within the hospital; support the supervision of the emergency service; ensure smooth day to day operations; foster an environment that optimizes the client experience, patient care, and student learning; and create and follow policy that leads to long-term, sustainable vision planning for the VTH.  Specifically, the Emergency Services and Evening Manager will focus on:


  • The supervisory duties of this position will focus on the emergency services team (Direct supervision of 12 people)
  • Provide support and back-up to the Operations Manager and Client Liaison Manager with respect to staffing, vacancy management, leave management, etc. when they are away from the hospital
  • Maintain compliance with University policies/procedures and the collective agreement as they directly relate to accurate management of HR, including following through with disciplinary procedures
  • Monitor and assist in the efficient operations and management of the financial resources of the VTH including budget management
  • Prepare financial statements and reports, including the preparation of quarterly and annual business reports, advisory council reports, accreditation reports, etc.
  • Monitor and forecast VTH revenue and expenditures
  • Assist in the development of the new primary emergency clinic
  • Provide reports and analytics on the revenue, expenditures, and projections associated with the emergency clinic to help in the assessment of its long term sustainability
  • Work with Client Liaison Manager in maintaining a communications strategy and referral relationships
  • Work with Operations Manager on facility and operational needs


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with business/management experience -or- minimum 4-year business degree with veterinary clinical experience -or- the equivalent combination of education and relevant experience (RVTs would be considered)
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in veterinary medicine
  • Preference given to an individual with experience in veterinary practice management
  • Preference given to an individual with experience in managing people
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to effectively manage multiple priorities
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Detailed knowledge of and experience in working with computerized accounting systems and/or electronic medical records systems, spreadsheets and database software
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills – verbal and written
  • Additional skills training in communications, marketing, or business administration an asset

Additional information may be found in the attached Job Description.


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 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.

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.

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.