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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. 

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 Experience Guelph website.

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 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.




Canada (not including Ontario)

USA and International



Doctor of Veterinary Science (DVSc) in Clinical Pathology at OVC




MSc studying bacterial pathogenesis in swine (Pathobiology Department)



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.

Clinic in Kingston summer job - P2 or P3

Farm hand PT in Cambridge ON

Parks Canda Wildlife Health Summer Student in Charlottetown, PE

Animal Care & Research Assistant in Fergus

CFIA Summer Student in Berwick NS

VCA Canada Alta Vista Animal Hospital 2021 Summer Veterinary Student Positions (3) in Ottawa

CFIA Summer Student

SA clinic in North York

Veterinary Emergency Urgent Care and Referral Clinic of York Region in Newmarket - Phase 2 or 3

MA practice in Vanderhoof BCPhase 2 or 3

SA Clinic in St Catharines

Equine Summer Student in AB



SA clinic in Hamilton - Phase 3 or 4


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.

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 OVC summer research studentships will be posted on the Research Hub 

Other positions:

URA/USRA students (read more about the programs, including project details for each project, and the application process at the Experience Guelph website)


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.
  • 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 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.