University Health Network Clinical Veterinarian in Toronto, Ontario

Clinical Veterinarian - Toronto, Ontario

Job Posting #794329

Position: Clinical Veterinarian

Site: Princess Margaret Research Institute

Department: Animal Resource Centre (ARC)

Reports to: Senior Director, ARC

Status: Temporary Full-Time (approx 1 year)

University Health Network’s Animal Resource Centre is based at six sites in the City of Toronto. Currently, investigators use all common species of laboratory animals, including a large population of transgenic and knockout mice.

As noted in the Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Medicine ‘Standards of Veterinary Care’, include providing clinical, diagnostic, and veterinary care to a wide range of species; oversight of the husbandry, preventative medicine and health surveillance programs; update site/study-specific standard operating procedures; provide expertise, clinical assistance, and research advice and support in the development and usage of appropriate animal models; assisting in pre-, intra-, and post-operative surgical procedures; and ensuring appropriate compliance with required regulatory bodies.

Additionally, the Clinical Veterinarian will assist in training of researchers, research and facility staff in techniques or procedures performed as part of approved protocols; supporting the Animal Care Committees with veterinary review of submitted protocols; attending Institutional Animal Care Committee meetings; overseeing regulatory compliance within the facilities, and assisting the Director with other functions of the facilities.

The position requires an ongoing interface with Principle Investigators and their laboratory staff. The applicant must be familiar with the Animals for Research Act as well as the Guidelines and Policies of the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC). This position will occasionally require early and late working time periods.


  • This position requires that the veterinarian be on a rotating on-call schedule.

  • The successful candidate must hold a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, and be licensed to practice in Ontario

  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in laboratory animal medicine or other equivalent experience.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills as well as a service-oriented approach are essential.

  • References will be required

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

Posted Date: November 24, 2016 Closing Date: December 8, 2016

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.