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Provincial Wildlife Health Specialist- Saskatchewan

Provincial Wildlife Health Specialist ENV001384
Employment Type:  Permanent Full-time
Location(s) SK–Regina and Area-Regina   SK–Saskatoon and Area-Saskatoon
Ministry 026 Environment
Salary Range:  $42.548-$53.319 Hourly
Grade:  SGEU.13.
The Ministry of Environment takes a team-based approach to protecting Saskatchewan’s environment for the wellbeing of the province, its people and its future. We use science-based solutions and environmental laws to help safeguard communities, and to protect our air, land, water and habitat. We are committed to high citizen and client satisfaction through workplace excellence, continuous improvement and innovation.

The Wildlife Health Specialist is responsible for providing overall direction and advice on wildlife health to support the management, conservation and human use of wildlife in Saskatchewan.  This position is required to address fish health issues on occasion as well.

This position will work within a ‘One Health’ framework to identify and facilitate ways for taking a more holistic or ecological approach to health issues of humans, domestic animals, wildlife and fish in Saskatchewan.  You will develop risk analyses to target efforts that reduce highest health risks and work across ministries to identify and develop necessary policy changes.  In this position, you play both a strategic planning role as well as a field implementation role in ensuring wildlife health programs are delivered effectively.  You will develop and implement an effective wildlife health surveillance system and design and implement wildlife disease prevention and response strategies.  You will work closely with stakeholders, hunters and trappers, and members of the public to build partnerships and capacity to address wildlife health matters.

The wildlife health program deals with a number of complex, difficult and contentious issues that can be local, regional or national in scope.  The incumbent requires specialized knowledge and skills related to diseases of wildlife and an ability to use diverse problem solving skills and innovative approaches to understand and respond to complex and frequently novel issues.  Effective leadership, facilitation, planning, prioritization and evaluation skills are required.

Typically the knowledge and skills required for this position would be obtained through a PhD or DVM with appropriate theoretical and practical background in wildlife health science and wildlife management principles or a Masters degree in Science plus a minimum of three years directly relevant, high level experience in wildlife health and management issues.

Position is ideally headquartered in Regina; but consideration may be given to Saskatoon.  Ability travel to conduct field-work activities or attend meetings throughout Saskatchewan is a requirement of this position.
We are committed to workplace diversity.
Hours of Work:  B – SGEU Field 37.33 – work a total of 37.33 hours/week, averaged over 4 weeks
Number of Openings 1
Closing Date Dec 31, 2017, 11:59:00 PM
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Zoo Veterinarian 

Seeking an experienced full-time veterinarian to provide professional veterinary services at the Calgary Zoo.  The successful candidate will provide medical care to the zoo’s animal population, be dedicated to the preventive health program, and complete disease investigations. The Calgary Zoo has a very active conservation mandate including several captive breeding programs for species reintroduction. The successful candidate will join a team of animal health technologists and hospital keepers from Animal Care Solutions, and work alongside the Calgary Zoo’s staff veterinarians.


  • A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree (or equivalent)
  • Full licensure to practice veterinary medicine in Alberta
    • Or ability to become fully licensed to practice in Alberta (NAVLE completed)
  • Minimum of 2 years’ full time experience in a zoo medicine setting
  • Board certification or board eligibility for certification in zoological medicine would be a strong asset

The successful candidate will:

  • Provide professional veterinary services, which may include;
    • Participation in the preventive health care program
      • Conducting regularly scheduled examinations, vaccinations, and other aspects of the preventive care programs to maintain health of animals and guard against communicable diseases
    • Conducting effective quarantine and testing procedures for all incoming animals, and carry out preshipment testing to ensure health of collection, prevent spread of disease, and comply with government regulations.
    • Providing emergency medical attention to ill or injured zoo animals.
    • Providing 24 hour a day on call duties (shared) for veterinary care of the hosted animals
    • Maintaining complete medical records on all clinical and pathology cases in the ZIMS program and in accordance with ABVMA guidelines
    • Assisting with nutrition, reproduction, and species reintroduction programs, and foster collaboration within institution, and between institutions, to achieve common goals.
    • Assisting with externship program, and provide mentorship to veterinary students
    • Assisting with the pathology program including postmortem duties.
  • Provide additional veterinary services as requested
  • Maintain and comply with all regulatory requirements
  • May oversee other staff (technical and support) provided by Animal Care Solutions


  • $85,000-$100,000/annum (Dependent on experience and accreditations)
  • Competitive health and dental package
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement

Animal Care Solutions is part of the Animal Care Centre of Strathmore, we provide top quality animal care services, Because We Care. We are passionate about the animals in our care and the people on our teams. We are able to support and directly contribute to wildlife conservation in Alberta and Canada, which makes us very proud!

If you are interested in an opportunity working with our dynamic team please send your resume and cover letter with references to: