Veterinary Diagnostic Pathologist

Veterinary Diagnostic Pathologist

VT4 Veterinary Medical Officer 4


Agriculture and Resource Development

Veterinary Diagnostic Services/Stewardship and Assurance

Winnipeg MB

Advertisement Number: 34055

Salary(s):   VT4 $97,837.00 – $124,633.00 per year Plus Qualification Pay, if applicable.

Closing Date:   November 6, 2020

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to women, Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

A detailed position description is available upon request.
This opportunity will be open until filled. This competition is being re-advertised.

Manitoba Agriculture creates the environment that accelerates growth in the agriculture, agri-food and agri-product sector.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Manitoba, or eligible for full licensure with the ability to attain prior to hire
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays when emergencies dictate
  • Must provide satisfactory criminal record check
  • American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) board certification or eligibility for certification


  • Degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from an educational institute accredited by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, or successful completion of the North American Licensing Exam (NAVLE) and other pre-requisite exams required to obtain a full license to practice in Manitoba
  • Experience conducting necropsy examinations in a laboratory environment
  • Experience assessing animal diagnostic tests (e.g. histology) and interpreting findings
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Strong organization skills with the ability to work efficiently maintain turnaround times and coordinate multiple tests within tight deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills used to effectively interact with a range of individuals, share information and handle matters with tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook


  • Experience developing laboratory policies and standard operating procedures
  • Demonstrated knowledge in areas of veterinary medicine other than anatomic pathology

This position in the Veterinary Diagnostic Services (VDS) Laboratory is a diagnostic pathologist considered a provincial specialist responsible for the provision of anatomical and histopathological diagnosis of diseases in animals. This would include work related to food producing, poultry, wild, exotic and companion animals.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 34055

Civil Service Commission

Human Resource Services

608-330 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, MB , R3C 0C4

Phone:  204-945-4394

Fax: 204-948-2193

This opportunity will be open until filled. This competition is being re-advertised.

Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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