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:
- AVMA Veterinary Career Centre has employment opportunities as well as great career search tips.
- The University of Guelph has its own Co-operative Education & Career Services website which includes information on upcoming career fairs, and a link to Recruit Guelph - a website that makes job searching easy by organizing jobs according to degree program. In addition, you can store your resume and cover letter on line and apply with the press of a button. Resumes and cover letters can be modified at any time.
- OVMA Classifieds and the CVMA/CVJ Classifieds are an up to date listing of jobs for both veterinarians and students.
- Job and internship notices can be sent to you directly through the Oxilia program
- Follow this link to find a listing of all the Canadian Provincial Veterinary Medical Organizations.
- Locum positions and advice can be found at Canada Locum.
- The Vet Recruiter and the Veterinary Career Network are examples of commercial veterinary job posting sites located in the US. There is also VetCor and Banfield who own many clinics and hire veterinarians. In Canada there is VetStrategy and Associate Veterinary Clinics.
- Jobs in the government sector can be found on the CFIA website, the Ontario Public Service website, and the Federal Job Bank website.
- DVM students will also receive an email early in the Winter semester regarding summer jobs available in OVC. Other positions will be posted on this page.
- Positions available for DVM students graduating from the DVM program will be posted on this page as they come through the Student Affairs Office.
- Info on becoming a USDA Accredited Veterinarian
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 email@example.com 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.
JOBS FOR DVMs AND GRADUATING DVM STUDENTS
INTERNSHIP / RESIDENCY
Université de Montréal:
Internship in: Bovine-Equine Ambulatory, Small Animal Medicine, Equine Medicine, FA Medicine & Surgery, Diagnostic Imaging, SA Surgery, Bovine Medicine, Dairy Herd Health and Production Management, Interventional Radiology & Interventional Endoscopy: Small Animal, Multispecies, Major FA, Minor Equine
RESEARCH / ACADEMIA / INDUSTRY POSITIONS
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 summer research positions funded by a variety of sources.
CFIA Veterinary Student Summer Positions - apply to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon January 21, 2019:
- Initial Disease Investigation Virtual Classroom Training
- Identification of risks associated with pathogen-bearing insect vectors to the Canadian livestock population as a result of climate change
- Establishing a foundation for the development of operational guidance and changes to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) Animal Health Functional Plan (AHFP) as it relates to the social impacts of animal disease response
- Contingency Plan Development for Foreign Animal Disease Response in Special Premises
- Update import conditions for Animal Products and By-Products using the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS), Import Policy Framework, and the Health of Animals Regulations
- Update import conditions for Live Animals and Germplasm in the Automated Import Reference System (AIRS)
- Review and summary of the epidemiological investigations of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) on game farms in Saskatchewan from 2003 onward in order to determine likely sources of infection
- Exploring illegal activities as pathways of introduction and spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) and other foreign and emerging animal diseases in Canada
- A Descriptive Study of Cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) in Horses from 2003 to 2018
VetCor has a number of Student Summer Positions
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.
URA positions at OVC:
- Biomedical Sciences
- Population Medicine
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. The Summer CORE Program does not provide funding, it is open to all summer researchers at OVC.
- 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.
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 email@example.com for potential opportunities.
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.