Veterinary Anesthesiologist

at University of Saskatchewan
Location Saskatoon, Canada
Date Posted August 27, 2019
Category Academic and University Positions
Job Type Full-time
Salary $62,850.00 - 98,205.00 per annum
Reference Number req4209
Contact Name Dr. Vikram Misra
Contact Phone 306-966-7085


The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Indigenous engagement is a strategic priority.

Department: Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Location: Saskatoon
Status: Permanent
Employment Group: ASPA
Full Time Equivalent (FTE): 1.0
Salary Information: The salary range, based on 1.0 FTE, is $62,850.00 - 98,205.00 per annum (Specialist Professional/Phase 2). The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Posted Date: 5/3/2019
Closing Date: Until Filled. 
Number of Openings: 

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine offers a permanent, full-time, clinical appointment in Veterinary Anesthesia commencing when an acceptable candidate is available.

Salary Information:  The current salary range is $62,850 to $98, 205 (Specialist/Professional Phase 2) per annum for an individual eligible for licensure within the province of Saskatchewan who has a DVM degree (or equivalent). Candidates must have completed an approved veterinary anesthesia residency and be eligible to take the ECVAA or ACVAA Board examination. This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package which includes pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary),sick leave, travel insurance, death benefit, dental plan, extended health and vision care plan, employee assistance program and flexible health and wellness spending program.   The successful candidate will be eligible for participation in the Clinical Earnings Supplement of the W.C.V.M. for after-hours work.  Licensing fees for the province of Saskatchewan will be covered.

Primary Purpose: Candidates will be responsible for anesthesia clinical case management of large, small and exotic animals as well as the clinical instruction and supervision of final year veterinary students during the anesthesia clinical rotation.  The successful candidate will not be expected to participate in didactic teaching, but will participate in the laboratory instruction of veterinary students.  After hours duties will be shared with other clinicians in the anesthesia section on a shiftwork basis.

Nature of Work: Primary responsibilities will involve day to day organization, supervision and responsibility for large, small and exotic patients requiring anesthesia. This veterinarian will play an integral role in the clinical education and supervision of veterinary and technical students, veterinary technicians, and interns and residents in the teaching hospital. The candidate will report to the faculty anesthesia faculty member scheduled on-clinics, or the service head, in matters pertaining to clinical work, scheduling and education.  During off clinic time, opportunities are available for the interested individual to enhance their teaching skills and participate in research.

Typical Duties/Accountabilities:

  • Play a leadership role in mentoring and providing professional development opportunities, experience, assessment and training for veterinary technicians, veterinary students and postgraduate veterinarians
  • Provision of quality veterinary anesthesia and associated care to client-owned, teaching, and research animals.
  • Excellence in patient management in an acute care setting consistent with a referral teaching institution
  • Management/organization of the service in partnership with faculty members, colleagues and anesthesia technicians and dedication to the development and growth of all facets of the Anesthesia service
  • After-hours duties will be shared with other clinical associates and residents in the service through a structured, self-managed, flexible work plan.


Education: Candidates must have a DVM degree (or equivalent).  Candidates must have completed an approved veterinary anesthesia residency and be eligible to take the ECVAA or ACVAA. Experience with clinical teaching is desirable.

Licenses:  Candidates must be eligible for general licensure within the province of Saskatchewan.

Skills: Ability to provide state-of-the-art veterinary care to anesthesia and acute care patients in all species; dedication to continually expand knowledge within this area; strong clinical skills to serve as a positive role model and supervisor for veterinary students, technicians and postgraduates; dedication and excellence in clinical teaching, effective professional communication and problem-solving; ability to work in a fast-paced team environment.

Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Vikram Misra at 306-966-7085 

This position is in scope of ASPA.

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