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Employment, Research and Volunteering Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

If you're looking for work on campus check out the Work Study Job Postings listed on the University's Student Financial Services site.

As a student veterinarian it's never too early to explore career opportunities. In first and second year the Veterinary Experience Program (VEP) gives you access to clinicians through volunteering, which may lead to summer or part-time employment.

The links below provide access to postings for clinical and other career opportunities in Canada and beyond:

Want to beef up your resumé? Be sure to check out the resources for resumes and cover letters on the University of Guelph Co-operative Education and Career Services.

Employers Seeking DVMs

  • Ready for that perfect graduating veterinarian?
  • Looking for a student veterinarian for the summer or for part-time employment?
  • Do you have a veterinary education or training opportunity to promote?

Send the advertisement via e-mail to the Student Affairs Office at lowenger@uoguelph.ca Place "job posting" in the subject line and include the posting either in the body of the message or as a Word, PDF or Corel WordPerfect attachment. Postings will posted on this page and on our online Recruit Guelph service available to students and alumni.

CURRENT POSTINGS:

JOBS FOR DVMs AND GRADUATING DVM STUDENTS

Ontario

Canada (not including Ontario)

USA

 

INTERNSHIP / RESIDENCY

Recidency program at the Unversité de Montréal in Aneasthesiology

Small Animal Internship at the Veterinary Specialty Centre of Newfoundland and Labrador

LA Internship at WCVM at University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon

 

RESEARCH / ACADEMIA / INDUSTRY POSITIONS

Phd / Post Doctoral Fellow - Multiple Sclerosis Research at UBC in Vancouver

 

STUDENT SUMMER EMPLOYMENT

Be sure to check the list of Undergraduate Research Assistantships (financial need) and Undergraduate Summer Research Assistantships in January. There are also 32 summer research positions funded by a variety of sources.

Position at Animal Sanctuary near Ottawa

SA clinic in Brantford ON

SA clinic in Surrey BC

Gander NL SA Clinic - Phase 2

Pembina Veterinary Hospital in Winnipeg  AB (SA and EMCC)

SA clinic in Burlington - Phase 1 or 2 only

Animal Emergency Clinic of the Fraser Valley - Phase 2

Opportunity in Owen Sound - Phase 3

SA clinic in Surrey BC - Phase 2 or 3

 

Research Opportunities for Students

Summer Student Research Assistantships

Be sure to check out the Undergraduate Research Assistantships (URAs) and the Undergraduate Student Research Assistantships (USRAs) offered in the departments of OVC. In addition to these, other positions are available for students interested in pursuing research over the summer months. In order to apply, potential faculty advisors must submit a proposal in January for the funding available, and students will then be solicited in February for applications for projects that are chosen for funding.

Summer research position in Pathobiology: Risk assessment: Incursion and establishment of captive/wild ungulates orbiviruses (bluetongue & epizootic hemorrhagic disease) in Ontario

Summer research positions in Population Medicine: Zoonotic disease studies in dogs and wildlife, Systemic review of mastitis, Swine influenza scoping study and Creating an inventory of animal health datasets

URA positions at OVC:

 

Some additional information on summer research for DVM students include:

  • The Summer Career Oppotunities and Research Exploration (CORE) Program is an educational program offering summer research students the opportunity to experience exciting talks, attend round table discussions and network with DVMs with a variety of career paths, prepare a research poster and visit several research facilities. The program is open to DVM, BSc and other undergraduate students who are working on summer research projects at OVC. Registrations are due in May. Students present an oral presentation of their research plans in May, and a summary of their work in August by presenting a poster in a conference style setting. SLRP does not provide funding, it is open to all summer researchers at OVC. NB This is not a FUNDING program but a program open to students working at OVC over the summer.
  • The Boehringer Ingleheim Veterinary Summer Internship Program provides an industrial research experience to those who have interest in laboratory animal medicine, comparative medicine, pathology, or related areas in biomedical research. The internships are open to all veterinary students. Deadline is February 2018.

Colorado State University’s 2018 Veterinary Summer Scholars Program (VSSP) is posted at http://csu-cvmbs.colostate.edu/dvm-program/Pages/Veterinary-Scholars-Program.aspx

Iowa State University's application portal is here: https://vetmed.iastate.edu/summer-scholar-program-application

 

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways to gain additional veterinary experience outside the classroom:

  • Follow this link for the Canadian Veterinary Reserve information session presentation.
  • The Veterinary Experience Program (VEP) is a learner-centred program for Phase 1 & 2 students, established at the Ontario Veterinary College to provide crossover between academics and the world of work.
  • OVC Pet Trust also has many networking opportunities for student veterinarians. Pet Trust promotes the health and quality of life of companion animals. The fund supports studies and special projects that improve the quality of care pets receive and leads to advances in veterinary medicine. Visit the web page or contact Sandra at pettrust@uoguelph.ca for potential opportunities.

Global Vets

Global Vets is a program at the Ontario Veterinary College which offers student veterinarians a unique opportunity to investigate animal health care in developing countries.

 

For other volunteer opportunities in the Guelph community:

  • The goal of Student Volunteer Connections is to promote student involvement in non-profit organizations in the Guelph community by providing students with up to date volunteering opportunities. This site is managed by the University of Guelph.