Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Guelph, Canada
11d ago

If you have experience and expertise in bovine veterinary medicine, this is your opportunity to work in partnership with Ontario's livestock industry to develop and deliver strategic plans, programs and initiatives related to animal health and welfare in Ontario.

What can I expect to do in this role?

  • be involved in strategic initiatives that help advance the government's One Health priorities
  • help inform and develop animal health and welfare strategies, policies and programs in collaboration with industry and government stakeholders
  • provide evidence-based perspectives and use strategic thinking to propose solutions to complex animal health and welfare issues
  • Mandatory requirement :

  • You are licensed (in good standing) as a Veterinarian with the College of Veterinarians of Ontario or are eligible to become licensed in the province of Ontario.
  • Technical knowledge :

  • You have knowledge of veterinary medicine, epidemiology and best management practices for disease management and prevention with an emphasis in bovine health and welfare.
  • You have knowledge of global policy, practices and trends pertaining to animal health and welfare.
  • You have knowledge of the biological hazards, stakeholders, policies and legislation in the following sectors : food safety, animal health and welfare, trade, public health, environment and wildlife.
  • Strategic thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills :

  • You are able to review and analyze significant amounts of information and data from across jurisdictions to develop strategic plans and make recommendations to senior management.
  • You are able to identify and assess emerging issues to develop strategic options and recommendations.
  • You are able to review and evaluate information to assess the level of risk to animal and public health.
  • You are able to determine the appropriate method of disease surveillance.
  • Communication skills :

  • You have consultation, facilitation and relationship building skills to implement animal health and welfare initiatives with government partners and a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • You have advisory skills to serve as an expert on committees and working groups.
  • You have presentation skills to raise awareness and deliver influential facts and perspectives to other government partners, various stakeholder groups and the public.
  • Other important skills :

  • You have strong project management skills.
  • Additional Information : Note :

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