Veterinarian 1 - 2

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Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries

Veterinarian 1 - 2

Field Veterinarian


The Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries is seeking an individual to join the Animal Health Services Branch as a Veterinarian, in Bathurst.

As a member of the Animal Health Services team, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing veterinary diagnostic, medical, surgical and regulatory services. Responsibilities include the following: providing emergency services on a rotational basis including working extended hours, evenings and weekends as required; completing on-farm calls for the livestock (large and small ruminants, swine, and fur bearing animals etc.) and equine sectors in New Brunswick. Duties will also include, but are not limited to, herd health management, diagnostic services, providing pharmaceutical prescriptions, advising clients on animal health issues, maintaining medical records, and billing for services rendered. This position will also require a high level of communication and interaction with industry, government, private Veterinarians and other stakeholders.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate will have a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree or equivalent from a recognized School of Veterinary Medicine and be eligible for registration with the New Brunswick Veterinary Medical Association; and less than two years of related experience for the Veterinarian 1 or a minimum of two years of related experience for the Veterinarian 2.

Written and spoken competence in English is required. Please state your language capability on your application.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate the essential qualifications to be given further consideration. Please ensure that preferred language for assessment is identified on your resume. Resumes should be in chronological order specifying education and employment in months and years including part-time and full-time employment.

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES: The successful candidate will possess the following behavioural competencies:

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Client Service Orientation
  • Effective Interactive Communication
  • Flexibility
  • Information Seeking
  • Self Confidence

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES: The successful candidate will possess the following technical competencies:

  • Specialized subject matter expertise and knowledge;
  • Knowledge of health and safety procedures;
  • Ability to use office technology, software and applications;
  • Planning and organizing skills.

OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: The successful candidate must be prepared to: work on a rotational basis to provide emergency services; work extended hours, evenings and weekends, on occasion during emergencies; carry out physically demanding tasks; work in a farm environment which may include working in unfavorable conditions and working outside in inclement weather; work in a laboratory setting; possess a valid class 5 driver licence as issued by the Province of New Brunswick. The successful candidate must successfully complete a Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) reference check, as requested.


Veterinarian 1: $58,452 to $74,416 per annum
Veterinarian 2: $65,087 to $89,088 per annum

APPLY TO: We encourage applicants to apply on-line or by mail at the following address by November 30, 2021 indicating competition number: AAF-21-06.

Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries
Human Resource Services
Hugh John Flemming Forestry Centre
1350 Regent Street
Fredericton, NB E3C 2G6

E-mail :
Telephone: 506-453-6608

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies at the same level.

We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Candidates registered with the Equal Employment Opportunity Program and veterans, who demonstrate they are among the most qualified, shall be given preference at the time of appointment.

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