Veterinary Assistant Program Instructor

Job Type:                                          Permanent full-time
Location:                                           Dartmouth, NS, CANADA
Job Title:                                           Veterinary Education Instructor and Curriculum Development
Number of Positions:                      1
Date Posted:                                     Dec 7, 2022

Start date:                                         As soon as possible

Compensation:                                Range $20.00 – $24.00 dependent on experience


Job Description

A Veterinary Education Instructor and Curriculum Developer participates in the creation, modification and delivery of curriculum for the animal welfare industry Veterinary Assistant Program. As part of a team of instructors the Veterinary Education Instructor and Curriculum Developer provides a high-quality education experience for students in the Nova Scotia SPCA College of Animal Welfare. The Position continuously evaluates and modifies the delivery of curriculum if and when necessary to ensure that student objectives are being met.



Immediate responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Curriculum Development

  • Modifying existing power point presentations and evaluation material for Veterinary Education including Veterinary Technology and Veterinary Assistant education
  • Developing new material (PowerPoint and evaluation) for Veterinary Education including specific Veterinary Assistant and Veterinary Technology modules
  • Participation in ongoing development and research for program
  • Collaboration with other Veterinary faculty with ongoing projects
  • Development of labs and new lesson plans as necessary

Student Instruction:

  • Delivery of developed material in classroom and hands on settings
  • Continued participation in faculty development
  • Ensure student needs are being met
  • To evaluate individual students in a constructive manner
  • To ensure all students are being educated in accordance with program policies
  • To ensure that the goal of a standard between instructors for student evaluations are met and exceeded


  • 5 years minimum of practical experience as Veterinary Assistant or equivalent role
  • Extensive customer service experience is an asset, as well as an understanding of multiple veterinary software programs to ensure productive delivery of material
  • Prior teaching experience as an asset
  • Enthusiasm in teaching methodology
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Collaborative attitude with team members



  • Knowledge of current techniques and procedures used in the design and development of curriculum.
  • Good computer (Microsoft office) and presentation skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both oral and written; research, develop, present, and promote projects; work independently; prioritize work and meet deadlines.

Additional Information

  • This position requires a flexible schedule.
  • Evenings and weekends may be required, must be willing to work a flexible schedule.
  • Driver’s license is required


Physical Requirements

  • Physical ability to walk and/or stand on your feet throughout a normal workday required.
  • Physical ability to lift and carry heavy weights regularly.
  • Working conditions include working alone, working outside in varying weather conditions, frequent interruptions, and some meetings.

Hours of Work

Hours of work are a minimum of 32 hours per week.  Work responsibilities will be scheduled as per the needs of the Nova Scotia SPCA and could occasionally require overtime to meet the needs of the position.

Nova Scotia SPCA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants, regardless of gender, race, age, sexuality, or disability. Preference will be given to candidates who self-identify as African Nova Scotians, racially visible persons, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons and persons of the LGBTQ+ community. We encourage applicants to self-identify. Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter indicating salary expectations to  

Please quote “College Instructor” in the subject heading in your email reply.

Evidence of full vaccination for COVID-19 is required prior to an interview being scheduled.

We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at the Nova Scotia SPCA, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.