Veterinarian Technician Instructor – Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture (032221)

February 22, 2021

Limited Term Academic Posting – Veterinarian Technician Instructor

Department of Animal Science and Aquaculture

Faculty of Agriculture


Truro, N.S.

Posting Date:  February 15th 2021

Application Review date:  March 18th 2021


Full time Limited Term Academic position, teaching three Veterinary Technology courses for both Spring/Summer and Winter semesters, both in the classroom and clinical laboratories. 

Department Location:

Haley Institute, Dalhousie Agricultural Campus

Pay rate: In accordance with the applicable Collective Agreement.

Work Assignment:

The successful applicant will teach practical labs (in person) in anatomy/physiology clinical exercises, and clinical pathology. The set up and clean up of these lab facilities is the responsibility of the lab instructor. The instructor is also responsible for ensuring necessary lab materials are in place or need to be ordered ahead of schedule.

Teaching classroom/lecture content could be either online or in a classroom setting. Some curriculum development or revision may be required and will be done under the direction of the primary instructor. The instructor is required to maintain their course(s) on the LMS system (BrightSpace).This instructor will perform all duties of a DVM including elective surgery of dog/cat in a teaching lab environment. Teaching clinical skills in a practical setting. This will also include evaluation of skills utilizing our standardized check-list. Although duties are expected to be carried out Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30pm. Evening labs may be required or clinical work may be necessary outside these hours.

Duties will be assigned and supervised by the program coordinator, Dr. Lori Parsons.

All instructors are required to attend weekly instructor meetings, clinical rounds, and other meetings as required by the Department of Animal Science and Aquaculture.

Requirements of Position:

Qualified candidates must hold a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and be eligible or licensed to practice in Nova Scotia. If successful, the candidate must have their license to practice in place by the start date of the position. The successful candidate will also require at least 3 years experience in companion animal practice or equivalent with competency in elective surgeries for dogs and cats and all skills required of a companion animal veterinarian. Teaching experience is desirable. 

Applicants must submit a Resume, Cover Letter stating qualifications and experience and a Curriculum Vitae. The names and contact information of three references will be required prior to any position offer. You can apply on our website:  or Please send the application package by e-mail to: Misty Rennie, Dalhousie Agricultural Campus, Animal Science and Aquaculture Department-

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

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