Veterinary Work Experience Program 2019

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Program Information


Rural Development Branch
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

For Further Information Contact:

Tel: 310-FARM-3276 Fax: 403-742-7527
Application Deadline
Apr 19, 2019
Downloadable Forms
Application 34K

Program Details

The 2019 Veterinary Work Experience Program is now open and accepting applications

Program Overview

The Veterinary Work Experience Program is administered by Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. Funding is renewed on a yearly basis. Employees and employers must apply together for the program; Alberta Agriculture and Forestry does not do any matching. Employees may approach potential employers and advise them of the program but cannot apply for the program without an employer.

Veterinarians who hire a student for the summer will note the following funding structure. Employers are reimbursed 50% of monthly wage to a maximum of $1200 for veterinary students qualified to enter their 2nd year of study; 40% of monthly wage to a maximum of $1000 for students qualified to enter their 3rd year of study and 30% to a maximum of $750 for students qualified to enter their final year of study. Employers of AHT students are reimbursed for 30% of the employee's monthly wage to a maximum of $500 per month. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The application deadline is April 19, 2019 and the program runs from May 1 to August 31.

Please see the links below for the forms and information you will need for this program.

Veterinary Work Experience Program (Forms and Information)

Application Form

The Application Form is a pdf file. You will need Adobe Acrobat to view and print it. Please ensure you have read all sections of the 2018 Guidelines: Eligibility and Responsibilities and Application and Reimbursement before completing the Application Form.

Who Do I Contact with Questions?

For further information, please contact:
Mary Ann Nelson
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
Direct Phone: 310-FARM (3276)
Fax Number: 403-742-7527

Farm operations that are a registered business may also consider the Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP). The deadline for applications is February 8 and more information can be found at

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Last Reviewed/Revised on January 24, 2019.