Registrar/Senior Registrar/Clinical Specialist in Small Animal Anaesthesia

  • Full time 12 months fixed term located on Camperdown Campus in the School of Veterinary Science ranked #2nd in the Southern hemisphere and #22 globally
  • Exciting opportunity to provide best-practice in Small Animal Anaesthesia veterinary services
  • Base Salary HEO 7/8/9 (38 hours), $106K - $145K p.a., + 17% superannuation + generous loading for registered specialist

About the opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity to provide best-practice veterinary anaesthesia services at the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Sydney and Camden.  In this role, you will take an active role in the training of undergraduate and postgraduate students working in the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Depending on your level you will be expected to assist in and be part of the development & implementation of the Unit’s Strategic Plan actively contributing to its management, including contributing to the financial viability of the Unit. You will also be expected to pursue clinical research to further knowledge of your speciality.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • provide high quality veterinary clinical service in veterinary anesthesia services for clients of UVTHS during business hours and after hours
  • develop an expanding client base for the hospital’s anesthesia service.
  • participate in provision of undergraduate education to BVSc/DVM students and continuing veterinary education provided by the unit
  • coordinate the daily activities in the anesthesia unit and provide additional support when required for case-management of patients in other units in the UVTHS
  • continually improving the standard of practice in keeping with a Veterinary Centre of Excellence
  • provide anaesthesia services to Camden clinic on a rotating basis up to 1 day per week for equine and small animal clients
  • actively participate in meetings, planning and development in the UVTHS at the discretion of the Veterinary Director and Hospital Business Manager.

The Sydney School of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney is ranked second in the Southern hemisphere and 22nd in the world among veterinary faculties (QS rankings 2022). Regarding research, the faculty is the highest ranked veterinary school in Australia (ERA 5/5). The School of Veterinary Science educates students and conducts research in veterinary and related sciences.

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About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Registrar/Senior Registrar/Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Anaesthesia who has:

Registrar in Small Animal Anaesthesia (HEO Level 7) who is a veterinarian working with responsibility for his/her own clinical work and outcomes; and who has involvement with clinical instruction, contributes to consultancy and/or research led by senior staff and provides high quality primary accession of clinical services. In addition, you must have:

  • a degree in veterinary science registrable in New South Wales, Australia
  • completed or substantively completed a residency in Anaesthesia in Australia or equivalent program overseas
  • advanced skills in anaesthesia, and a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • experience in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
  • an ability to work closely with veterinarians in all referral services of the UVTHS in a collegiate manner.

Senior Registrar in Small Animal Anaesthesia, (HEO Level 8) who is a veterinarian with responsibilities within a specific area of clinical practice, and who provides leadership in his/her chosen discipline as well as being involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate clinical training programs. In addition, you must have:

  • a veterinary degree registrable by the Veterinary Practitioner Board of NSW
  • a specialist qualification in veterinary anaesthesia (FANZCVS, DECVAA, or DACVAA) or successful completion of an approved anaesthesia residency training program
  • clinical anaesthesia experience and/or ANZCVS Memberships (or equivalent) in veterinary anaesthesia will also be considered
  • a postgraduate qualification or progress towards postgraduates’ qualifications and extensive relevant experience in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
  • proven experience in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia and management expertise.

Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Anaesthesia (HEO level 9) who is a veterinarian with at least partial responsibility for the management of a unit or division, including the management of a range of staff working within the relevant discipline or sub-discipline, who has:

  • a degree in veterinary science registrable in NSW (or equivalent) and subsequent relevant veterinary experience
  • registration with the NSW Veterinary Practitioners Board as a Specialist in Anaesthesia
  • a willingness to accept responsibility for teaching undergraduate veterinarians sound principles of anaesthesia and delivery of lectures and tutorials
  • experience with emergency & critical care cases and the ability to cope with stressful situations
  • enthusiasm and demonstrated experience in clinical teaching of undergraduate students
  • experience in multi-person, specialist small animal practice or university environment.

The commencement level will be determined based on the candidate’s skills, experience and knowledge.

The 15% veterinary clinical specialist loading is available once registered as specialist by NSW Veterinary Practitioners Board.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all the role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Helen Efstathiou, Recruitment Consultant. Recruitment Operations, Human Resources on +61 2 8627 7137 or by email

Closing date for applications

11.59pm, Wednesday 6 July 2022

How to apply

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