Record #: 3059

Veterinary Practice Information:

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Practice Name:
Atlantic Veterinary College - Farm Service Internship
550 University Ave.
Zip Code:
C1A 4P3

Job Description:

 The Department of Health Management at the Atlantic Veterinary College - University of Prince Edward Island, is seeking a qualified individual to fill a one-year food animal production medicine Internship available by July 1, 2022. The successful candidate will receive training in individual and population medicine as provided by the AVC Farm Service group. The focus of the training will primarily be dairy health management, but there will be opportunity for exposure to other livestock production groups. Other activities will include assisting with training senior veterinary students in Farm Service rotations and sharing in clinical emergency duties with Farm Service faculty. 
Training Required:
 Candidates require a DVM degree or equivalent and an adequate academic standing to qualify for post-graduate training at the University of Prince Edward Island  
Experience Desired:
 The starting salary is approximately $ 27500 CND/annum pending departmental approval. 
 Medical benefits and professional liability coverage are provided by the University. Two weeks of paid vacation, and release to attend one educational meeting each year. 

Species Percentages:

Beef:  10 Dairy:  80  Swine:  0  Small Ruminants:  10 
Equine:  0  Poultry:  0  Exotics:  0  Small Animals:  0 


Facilities provided by the veterinary practice:
 The AVC Farm Service Section provides primary herd and flock veterinary services to dairy, beef, swine herds, and sheep and goat flocks, primarily in the province of Prince Edward Island. In addition, a Field Investigation Service is offered to referring veterinarians throughout Atlantic Canada. The Farm Service Section consists of 4 veterinarians; all possess graduate training in epidemiology, and specialize in one of more of the following areas: mastitis, nutrition, theriogenology, lameness, infectious disease and public health. Farm Services clinicians are members of the UPEI Center for Veterinary Epidemiologic Research (, one of the most productive veterinary population research groups in the world.  
Other Personnel :  The Atlantic Veterinary College is located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, one of the four Atlantic provinces of Canada. Prince Edward Island is mostly rural, with a population of 140,000. Miles of unspoiled beaches and charming historic towns make PEI a favorite summer tourist location. The Island is connected to the mainland by a 13 km bridge as well as seasonal ferry service. Charlottetown is the main center and has all the amenities expected of a provincial capital. Charlottetown is 3 hours 30 minutes from Halifax NS, by automobile. Several flights per day connect Charlottetown airport to Halifax, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and, in summer, Boston and Detroit. Deadline for applications is May 15, 2022. Applicants should submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae and the names of three (3) references to: Chair, Department of Health Management Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI, C1A 4P3 (902) 566-0609 E-mail Tracy O'Flaherty Admin Assistant  
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Date job was submitted:    2/9/2022 

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