Board certified specialist in Small Animal Surgery

Queensland Veterinary Specialists (QVS) is seeking board certified specialist (residency trained applicants will be considered) in small animal surgery.

About Brisbane

South East Queensland is home to Queensland’s capital Brisbane as well as the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast. There are truly great places to live, holiday, relax and play. From the city to the country, the beach to the rainforests, Queensland has it all. The World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and islands are a short trip for a weekend away. Despite being Australia’s third most populous city (over 3.6 million), commute times are short, living is relaxed, schools are excellent, house blocks are large, and the people are easy going. It is a superb location to explore, play and raise a family. 

About QVS

QVS is Australia’s longest established, privately owned 24/7 specialist hospital, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Based across two sites, QVS is within easy reach of the CBD and the beautiful Sunshine and Gold Coasts. Our Stafford facility is 10mins north of the CBD, and our Northlakes facility is 20mins north of this.

We are committed to providing compassionate, progressive, evidence-based care that supports the animal-owner bond. We are a diverse group of specialists, technicians and support members (numbering over 150) that work in a jovial, cohesive and enjoyable environment. Current disciplines include internal medicine, surgery, emergency and critical care, diagnostic imaging, theriogenology, dermatology, anaesthesia and cardiology with plans to expand beyond this. 

Our world-class, purpose built, 1100m2 hospital will be opening January 7th 2022. The hospital is in Stafford and will complement our recently built hospital in Northlakes (purpose built 2016). Large investments have been made to ensure both hospitals are equipped to practice at the highest level. Facilities include a brand new 1.5 T Siemens MRI and 64 slice CT, multiple DR radiography suites, Philips fluoroscopy, Esoate ultrasound machines, flexible and rigid endoscopy towers.

The Surgical Team

We have 4 specialists (2 x FANZCVS, ECVS, ACVS), a surgical registrar sitting ECVS exams in February 2022, and an ECVS eligible surgical registrar beginning in March 2022. We are supported by 4 surgical interns. A residency program will be initiated in 2022. The team is cohesive, friendly and extremely supportive. Our ethos focuses on offering the best service possible, performed by the best veterinarian for the job. Special interests are encouraged and supported by the team and hospital directorship.  

The Surgical Service

A full-time service (Mon-Fri) operates from both hospitals. A 24/7 referral after-hours service is offered with a 1:6 on-call rota, focusing on the ethos of the offering the best service possible, performed by the best veterinarian for the job. Full time is a 4 day working week. Anaesthesia registrar support is available with phenomenally capable surgical nurses and technicians who love their job and do a bloody good job at it.

The Case Load

Is diverse and will keep any surgeon happily content. Our 2 different hospitals (20mins apart) are fortunate to have extensive exposure to a variety of elective orthopaedic, traumatology, emergency, minimally invasive and interventional cases.


We are extensively resourced to offer the best standard of veterinary surgical care possible. Orthopaedic equipment includes a vast array of power tools (Synthes Calibri drills, Hall-Air Burrs), multiple locking (Synthes, VI, Orthomed) kits (1.5, 2.0, 2.4, 2.7, 3.5), Synthes TPLO, Biomedtrix THR systems (Universal, Micro, Nano), self compressing screw sets (2.5, 3.5, 4.5), Innovative animal ILN set, IOHC screw set, Arthroscopy (Storz/Stryker, 1.9, 2.4, 3.5).

Soft tissue surgery equipment includes a vast array of stapling devices (GIA, TA, EEA), Ligasure, Harmonic Scalpel, Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic including intra-corporeal suturing equipment, CO2 and Diode Lasers.

All necessary imaging tools (intra-op fluoroscopy, CT, MRI, DR) are available.


Structured to ensure collaborative work within the service and to ensure the ethos of “best vet for the job” is maintained, our renumeration package is generous and well above industry standard. Details available after a confidential discussion.

Why would you work at QVS?

  • Excellent remuneration arrangements
  • Large depth of surgical experience across multiple clinicians
  • On call is well rewarded and limited (1:6)
  • Special interests encouraged and supported. Clinical autonomy is protected.
  • Truly diverse case load

Expressions of interest

For a confidential discussion about this opportunity, please contact Dr Lucas Beierer, Director and Surgeon at


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