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Poultry Extension Program – Animal Health Technician

University of Saskatchewan
3 January 2023
Saskatoon, Canada
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Job Title: Poultry Extension Program – Animal Health Technician
Veterinary Pathology
Location: Saskatoon
Status: One year term with the possibility of extension.
Employment Group: Research
Full Time Equivalent (FTE): 1.0
Salary Information: Commensurate with qualifications and experience (Range: $40,000 - $50,000 per annum).
Posted Date:
December 23, 2022
Closing Date: When filled.
Number of Openings:

Primary Purpose: To support the ongoing extension activities of the University of Saskatchewan Poultry Extension Program.

Nature of Work: Reporting to the Poultry Extension Veterinarian, the successful candidate will assist with day-to-day duties.

Typical Duties or Accountabilities:

- Necropsy activities, including but not limited to, receiving, and preparing cases for examination (handling and assisting necropsy), recovering and tracking case information, and collecting samples for chemical, microbial and histopathology testing.

- Field visits to poultry farms and associated industry for data collection pertaining to extension projects and disease surveillance (blood and/or tissue collection).

- Administrative services including data entry, maintenance of client files and answering phone calls.

- Performing other duties, as assigned.

Education: A diploma or degree in Biological Science, Animal Science or Veterinary Technical training with 2 years veterinary clinical experience, and a valid driver’s license.

Licenses: N/A



- Strong communication, organizational and teamwork skills

- Accuracy in notetaking.

- Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

- Demonstrated ability and comfort handling animals.

- Flexible and adaptable approach to changing situations.

- Demonstrated ability to work independently but consult with supervisors, as necessary.

- Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and experience with veterinary clinic software.

- Experience with necropsy and poultry species will be considered a strong asset.

Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Tyler Moss at


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, 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.


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