Emergency Veterinary Clinician - Primary Care (Gatton based)

  • Take-home salary approximately $105K - $153K annually plus 17% superannuation.
  • Close-knit community environment where your work is genuinely valued.
  • Empower the next generation of vets and vet technicians.
  • Work at our Gatton Campus, a heritage rural site with innovative facilities

About UQ’s Gatton Campus

Established over 125 years ago, UQ’s Gatton Campus has a long history – from starting out as a dedicated agricultural institution, to being a field hospital during WWII, and to joining the UQ community in 1990.

Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting impact on our community.

Join an organisation where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued, and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

About This Opportunity

The Emergency Veterinary Clinician will be responsible for providing high quality, relationship-centred care to small animal patients, within the Small Animal Hospital situated on the Gatton campus. The appointee will participate in the management of cases presenting to the primary care service, which includes urgent or emergency cases presenting to the afterhours or weekend clinical service. In addition to ensuring excellence in clinical care, the incumbent will actively participate in the clinical teaching and instruction of undergraduate veterinary science and veterinary technology students, as well as clinical training and mentoring of small animal interns and junior clinicians.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide high quality, relationship-centred care to small animal patients and clients, and independently manage both complex and difficult veterinary cases
  • Act as senior principal staff member during afterhours shifts and direct the work and activities of nursing and technical staff.
  • Build service caseload through enhancement of professional profile
  • Provide an excellent clinical role model for students and colleagues
  • Provide mentoring and clinical leadership to junior staff in managing more difficult or complex clinical cases
  • Continue to develop expertise in clinical veterinary service
  • Actively participate in clinical training of undergraduate and postgraduate students, interns and residents
  • Actively promote and foster the School’s relations with industry, government departments, professional bodies and the wider community.
  • Contribute to daily operations and management of the service and practice good business management
  • Identify and contribute to opportunities for improvement within the hospital Clinical Teaching

This is a full-time (100%), continuing position.

An approximate take-home figure may sit in the range $105K - $153K base plus 17% super. However, as a 24-hour operation, your take-home salary will be dependent on your specific roster, including loadings of 50% for weekend shifts, 25% for night shifts, and 15% for afternoon shifts. Further details will be discussed throughout the interview process, or feel free to reach out via the contact details below.

The total package will be negotiated based on individual merits.

About You

  • A Bachelor of Veterinary Science or equivalent, registrable in Queensland
  • Demonstrated experience performing at an advanced clinical level, which may include:
  • Completion of an internship incorporating exposure to and management of small animal emergency cases.
  • Membership of ANZCVS in Emergency Critical Care or Small Animal Medicine
  • An equivalent combination of qualifications, training and experience
  • Demonstrated relationship-centred approach to veterinary care, with a commitment to developing genuine partnerships with the entire healthcare team, including the client
  • Demonstrated accountability and a proactive attitude with the enthusiasm and drive to identify and contribute to improvements the clinical context
  • Commitment and enthusiasm for the education of Veterinary Science and Veterinary Technology students
  • Capacity to serve as an excellent clinical role model
  • An understanding and knowledge of relevant legislative and professional requirements relating to veterinary practice in Queensland and to veterinary health and safety requirements
  • Ability to establish effective professional relationships and to represent the School of Veterinary Science to the university and wider community, including industry, government and professional bodies
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, teamwork, negotiation and consultation skills and formal written and oral communication skills

In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.
  • Vaccinations and Immunisation: It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.


For more information about this opportunity, please contact Dr Donna Parker by telephone (07) 5351 5048 or email donna.parker@uq.edu.au. For application queries, please contact recruitment@uq.edu.au stating the job reference number (R-27555) in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, go to the UQ Careers portal and use the Apply button.

All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You’ section
  • Resume

Other Information

At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in our broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au

Applications close 3 October 2023 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-27555).

Applications will be reviewed as received. Candidates may be interviewed prior to the job closing date. We encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible. The University of Queensland reserves the right to close this application process early.


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