Primary Care and Preventative Medicine Instructor – University of Saskatchewan – Saskatoon, SK

Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a 2-year term instructor position (with potential for renewal) in Primary care and Preventative medicine in the department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences beginning March 1, 2023 or by negotiation.  The successful applicant must have a passion for veterinary medicine and a keen interest in coaching veterinary students for success in veterinary practice.  For 75% of the time, this individual will deliver clinical veterinary care within the Primary Care and Preventative Care service.  This position will have a 75% clinical commitment and 25% formal teaching commitment.  They will contribute to building of a healthy and diverse caseload for clinical learning.  This veterinarian will ensure the development of a positive and vibrant team-based clinical service with excellence in client service.  They will coach veterinary students as they develop competence and confidence in the key elements of the framework for competency based veterinary education.  They will work to incorporate recent veterinary medical evidence-based advances and enhance the skills of undergraduates and technical staff.  They must be a strong team player and be able to communicate and collaborate professionally with people of diverse backgrounds.

The WCVM is western Canada’s regional college of veterinary medicine.  It is part of a comprehensive academic health sciences group on the university campus, with access to facilities including the Canadian Light Source and the Biomedical Beamline and Saskatchewan Centre for Cyclotron Sciences.  For further information, please visit  While not required for the position, extensive opportunities for collaborative research exist within WCVM and with the University (College of Medicine, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition, College of Dentistry, and College of Kinesiology), as well as the Saskatoon Cancer Centre for the interested candidate.

The Veterinary Medical Centre at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine is currently a state-of-the-art facility AVMA and AAHA accredited primary care hospital and referral centre serving western Canada.   Specialty services and undergraduate and graduate training are offered in anesthesia, dentistry, dermatology, exotics and wildlife, internal medicine, medical imaging, nutrition, oncology, ophthalmology, radiation oncology and surgery.  Advanced imaging modalities such as PET-CT, MRI, CT, linear accelerator, fluoroscopy, and nuclear scintigraphy are available on site. For more information, please visit

The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 25,000.

We are seeking candidates who have a DVM degree or its equivalent and are eligible for general licensure to practice veterinary medicine in Saskatchewan.  The successful candidate must have a minimum of two years experience in small animal general practice.   An advanced degree and/or advanced training are desirable.

Salary bands for this position for the 2023-24 academic year are under negotiation but currently are as follows:

Clinical Instructor: $66,355 – 106,668

This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes 6 weeks vacation and a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

Interested candidates must submit, via email, a cover letter; detailed curriculum vitae; and any supporting documents to:

Dr. Cindy Shmon
52 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK  S7N 5B4
Telephone: (306) 966-7099

Due to federal immigration requirements, we also ask candidates to indicate whether they are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or are otherwise already authorized to work at this position for the duration of the appointment, with an explanation if this last category is indicated.

Review of applications will begin on receipt; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The desired start date is March 1, 2023 but is open to negotiation.

The University believes equity, diversity, and inclusion strengthen the community and enhance excellence, innovation and creativity. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, qualified Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request.

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Together, we are uplifting Indigenization to a place of prominence at the University of Saskatchewan.

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