Director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Charlottetown, PE | March 2023


The Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) seeks to fill the position of Director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) for a five-year renewable contract. This is a senior management position in the College and as such reports directly to the Dean.

The AVC is a fully accredited veterinary school by the Canadian and American Veterinary Medical Associations (CVMA/AVMA), is recognized by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and delivers DVM, MVSc, MSc and PhD programs. There are ~85 full-time faculty, ~250 dedicated staff (including full- and part-time) and ~55 graduate students.

The VTH at AVC includes multi-disciplinary Large and Small Animal Hospitals, as well as food animal and equine ambulatory services (having 19 services in total). The VTH is an important local and regional service provider to veterinarians and the public. Operating as both a primary care and referral veterinary practice, the VTH provides a key clinical training environment for ~ 275 veterinary students and ~25 interns and residents.

The University of Prince Edward Island offers a comprehensive fringe benefits package, including vacation (23 days per year), University holidays, defined benefit pension plan, group life, accidental death and dismemberment, and long-term disability insurance, employee and family assistance plan, supplemental health and dental plan, health spending account, travel insurance, optional life and critical care insurance and tuition waiver. As well UPEI offers reimbursement of expenses related to relocation to
Prince Edward Island.

Working with managers of the VTH Administration, the Hospital Director has primary responsibility for leadership on all VTH matters related to finance and budgets, reporting, project management, human resource management, clinical care and governance, hospital operations, communications and workplace health and safety. Specific responsibilities include:
Working with UPEI, AVC and VTH financial staff to ensure financial sustainability of the VTH through appropriate budgeting and financial management


TERM: May 1, 2023 to April 30, 2028 (Renewable pending satisfactory performance and budgetary approval)
HOURS: 37.50 hours per week
SALARY: $125,029 to $138,618 per annum
CLOSING DATE: April 3, 2023

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website Applications will not be accepted via email.

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.