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Senior Manager, Veterinary Diagnostic Services

The Veterinary Diagnostic Services (VDS) of Manitoba Agriculture is seeking a veterinarian to become the newest Senior Manager to lead the provincial animal health laboratory in Manitoba. This is an exciting new opportunity for veterinarians with business and/or laboratory experience to have a leadership role in transforming and building an amazing diagnostic service for Manitoba. As Senior Manager, you will oversee VDS’s technical, operational, and administrative functions, and lead the development of essential policies, strategies, practices and projects to advance VDS’s diagnostics program, and maintain strict compliance with laboratory and disease regulations and standards.


Required Qualifications

  • Degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from an educational institute accredited by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association or American Veterinary Medical Association, and general licensure with the Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association.
  • Experience in supervising a professional team within a human medical or veterinary laboratory or veterinary clinic, with demonstrated responsibility for both human and financial resources.
  • Relevant work experience in the veterinary sector and/or laboratory diagnostics, particularly in areas such as virology, molecular biology, microbiology, clinical pathology, accessioning and anatomic pathology.
  • Proficiency and practical experience in quality assurance, risk management, project management, and information management to uphold quality assurance standards and protocols.
  • Strong understanding of the strategic direction and key priorities within the commercial livestock and poultry industry related to disease surveillance, planning, and management.

Professional Opportunities

  • VDS has four complete laboratory sections including accessioning and anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, virology, and microbiology, is equipped with new integrated LIMS system.
  • Teamwork is inclusive of 4 anatomic pathologists, a clinical pathologist, a microbiologist, a molecular scientist/virologist, a quality assurance officer, 4 lab supervisors, and 27 skilled medical technologists.
  • Opportunity to represent the interests of Manitoba and VDS as part of the national network of animal diagnostic laboratories to support national and international animal health requirements.

Remuneration and Benefits

  • The salary range corresponds to qualifications and experience.
  • Benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage, vacation time, access to continuing education, and technical journal subscriptions.
  • Winnipeg, Manitoba, hosts the National Microbiology Laboratory and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. It is a thriving center for academia, culture, and sports, offering affordable housing, a wide array of recreational activities, and convenient international airport access (

Should you require additional information and wish to discuss this regular/full-time position in detail, please contact Dr. Scott Zaari, Manitoba CVO at or apply at or visit

Advertisement # 42012. Deadline for application is January 19, 2024 or until the position is filled.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 71635516
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  • Company Name For Job: Manitoba Agriculture
  • Position Title: Senior Veterinary Manager, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
  • Job Function: Directors (Exec Director Lab Director/Diagnostic Director/ect)
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: DVM or equivalent
  • Salary: $108,522.00 - $144,689.00 (Yearly Salary)
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