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Animal Health Summer Student

Type: Full time

Location: Aldersyde, Alberta


  • Veterinary student or Animal Health Technology student (however, recent graduate AHTs and others have been hired previously and will be considered!).
  • Interest in and some experience working with beef cattle.
  • Experience with computer software in a Windows environment, including Excel and Access, would be an asset but is not required.
  • Class 5 driver’s license and willingness to drive short to medium distances daily.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • This position is based in the field and involves outdoor working conditions.
  • Support the efforts of the Animal Health Support Team (AHST) including prosection of carcasses for digital necropsies, making deliveries, and assistance on research trials.
  • Some project-based work when in the office.
  • Work alongside other personnel as needed.
  • Maintain and implement departmental policies, procedures and instruction manuals.
  • Hours of work are generally 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday but some after. hours work and some weekends are required.
  • This is a full-time position from beginning of May to end of August.

Training Opportunities:

  • Prosection of beef cattle for digital necropsies.
  • Improve understanding of feedlot cattle health and production.
  • As needed to complete projects, FHMS veterinarians, production consultants, AHST members and others may train the student within their areas of expertise.
  • Project-based work in the office usually includes learning opportunities on animal health topics and Excel or Access software.


Apply now - send your resume and cover letter to Attention: Cheryl Loewen, Human Resources Manager.