Queensland Veterinary Specialists is seeking a criticalist to join our expanding team!

Queensland Veterinary Specialists was established in 1982 and works cohesively with Pet Emergency, our first opinion emergency service.

Our Critical Care Service was founded in 2019 and has demonstrated continued growth and increasing demand. With the support of our competent emergency veterinarians and nurses, our caseload is rewarding and varied.  We work alongside our amazing specialist colleagues from our Internal Medicine, Anaesthesia, Surgery, Diagnostic Imaging, Dentistry and Dermatology departments, and consultancy Cardiology and Oncology departments.  Our veterinarians receive a competitive remuneration package and have input in a roster designed to maximise work-life balance.

This position is suitable for a specialist in small animal emergency and critical care (DACVECC, DECVECC, or FANZCVS), or a registrar who has completed a residency training program in small animal emergency and critical care. A veterinary degree that is registrable in Queensland is essential.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, passionate individual who is capable of working efficiently and autonomously but loves practicing gold standard, evidence-based medicine in a large team environment.  They would be expected to act as a clinical mentor to our rotating and emergency intern cohorts, and would be involved in training our prospective emergency and critical care residents. We are proud of our high staff retention rates and would love to employ a committed individual who wants to grow with our service.

QVS is located in Brisbane and has two hospitals in North Lakes and Stafford. Our North Lakes hospital is a VECCS level III certified facility. We have just relocated to a large, brand-new purpose-built site in Stafford in March and are loving our new ICU!   Brisbane is blessed with a sunny sub-tropical climate which brings with it the most exciting emergency presentations (ticks, snakes, toads, toxicities, heat stress…), and our North Lakes hospital has a large polytrauma caseload.  It is easily accessible to the beautiful beaches and hinterland of the Sunshine and Gold Coast.

Interstate and international applicants are encouraged to apply. The Australian government has advised that veterinarians have been placed on the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List, so it is a great time to consider an overseas adventure.

If you would love to share an exciting future with us, please supply a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Derek Smith at Additional questions regarding the position can also be addressed to Rebekah Donaldson at


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