Emergency Veterinarian at Veterinary Specialist Services

Join the Veterinary Specialist Services (VSS) team in the newly created position of Emergency Veterinarian.

Veterinary Specialist Services (VSS)
is a group of referral hospitals, dedicated to providing the best possible care to our patients, clients and referring veterinarians. Established in 2000, VSS now has three, fully equipped hospitals located at Underwood, Jindalee and Carrara.

The role

We have created a new position of Emergency Veterinarian.  This clinician will work with the team at the Underwood Hospital.  They will be in a client-facing role and responsible for aiding the other services in initial management and client communication with urgent referrals.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with our Specialists, Residents and Registrars to manage referral cases in our busy hospital.  We have a strong team culture and high level of care provided by our excellent nursing team.

The Underwood practice of Veterinary Specialist Services sees clinical cases in the areas of Small Animal Medicine, Feline Medicine, Surgery, Cardiology, Oncology, Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Ophthalmology, and Dermatology.  The Pet ICU provides ICU support for critically ill patients.  After hours and weekend Emergency services are managed by the Animal Emergency Service.  We are equipped with ultrasound, endoscopy, blood gas analysis, a 64 slice CT, MRI, digital radiology, fluoroscopy among other things.

The hospital has consistent internal continuing education, predominantly for residents in training. 

The person

A clinician with experience in Emergency Medicine and ideally with a Specialist qualification, history of residency training, membership of the ANZCVS in Emergency medicine or strong clinical experience in emergency medicine should apply.

Applicants should possess a degree in Veterinary Science or equivalent, registrable in Queensland.


Remuneration will be based on qualifications and experience and can be discussed with the successful applicant.  The role would be performed within our usual business hours, Monday to Friday.  VSS has an employee assistance program, and supportive work environment.


To submit an application for this role, email hr@vss.net.au

All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • 2 x contactable references.


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