Veterinary Student Placement Program

The Nova Scotia Veterinary Student Placement Program provides veterinary students with applied learning opportunities and gives them experience in rural Nova Scotia's agriculture industry. The program places students who have completed at least 1 year of veterinary school with farms and veterinary clinics for a 12-week work term from May to August 2023. 

Eligible employers (farms or veterinary clinics) will receive a wage subsidy of $5,400 (farms or veterinary clinics). Students will receive a bursary of $2,500 after completing the program.

Eligibility

Students

Students can apply if they:

  • are a permanent resident of Nova Scotia
  • have completed their first year of study at Atlantic Veterinary College
  • have completed the required training courses

If positions are not filled, Nova Scotia students attending other veterinary colleges or Atlantic Veterinary College students from outside Nova Scotia will be considered.

Read the Program Guidelines for full eligibility criteria.

Employers

Farms can apply if they:

  • have a current farm registration with the Department of Agriculture
  • are at least 19 years old
  • work with a veterinary practice

Veterinary practices can apply if they:

  • have a registered business
  • participate in the Livestock Health Services Program
  • work with food animals

Read the Program Guidelines for full eligibility criteria.

Deadline or important dates

Program opening: 1 December 2022
Application deadline: 15 January 2023
Claim deadline: 15 January 2023

How to apply

Students

Complete the Student Application Form and submit it to the Programs Division office.

Employers

Complete the Employer Expression of Interest Form and submit it to the Programs Division office with any required attachments.

Employers who are new to agriculture funding programs since 2018 also need to complete the Program Funding Registration (PFR) form. Returning clients can use the form to update their information if needed.

If you're new to agriculture funding programs since 2018, you also need to complete the Program Funding Registration form. If you're a returning client, you can use the form to update your information.

Contact information

Agriculture – Programs Division
74 Research Dr.
Bible Hill, NS B6L 2R2

Phone: 902-893-6377
Toll-free: 1-866-844-4276
Fax: 902-893-7579
prm@novascotia.ca

Downloads

Program Guidelines
Program Application – Employer
Program Application – Student
Program Funding Registration – Farm Applicants