Staff Veterinarian - Emergency Specialty Internship

  • An opportunity to transform the lives of future colleagues while caring for the lives of animals.
  • A unique veterinary career pathway to develop your skills in emergency practice.
  • Full time 13 months fixed term, located on Camperdown Campus in the School of Veterinary Science ranked #2nd in Southern Hemisphere and #22 globally
  • Exciting opportunity to provide best-practice veterinary services in emergency
  • Base Salary HEO 5 (38 hours), $86,548 p.a. + 17% superannuation (a total package up to approximately $101,261 p.a.) + competitive premium loading for after hours and weekend shifts

About the opportunity 

Your chance to have a marked impact on the future of the veterinary profession as you care for the lives of animals. 

The Emergency Specialty Internship position operates within the School of Veterinary Science’s teaching hospital in Camperdown. The School provides a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in veterinary and associated disciplines. The teaching hospital provides the clinical learning experience for veterinary students and staff engaged in professional training programs. While focused on Teaching and Learning, the hospital is also a commercial practice and provides a range of veterinary services to the public.

The internship is designed to further develop the appointee’s skills in emergency, with a goal of preparing appointees for a future residency in the specialty as well as sitting the ANZCVS membership exam. Interns will spend their time on the emergency service, rotating through days, evenings, overnights and weekends. Support is available from specialists in a range of specialties when this is required, including access to on-call assistance.

Interns participate in a range of educational activities, including pathophysiology rounds and journal club as part of their general duties. Interns will provide primary care for patients presenting through the emergency service and will be involved with teaching, supervising and assessing final year students during their rotation on the service.

  The key benefits:

  • be inspired everyday
  • be part of developing the next generation of veterinarians
  • be stimulated by an academic environment focused on teaching and research
  • opportunity for you to learn and enhance your skills and experience in a unique teaching and research environment of a Veterinary Teaching hospital
  • opportunity for a different professional pathway where you can leverage your clinical expertise, enhance work life balance, and find purpose in academic opportunities
  • salary packaging available
  • generous relocation allowance and access to research and publication support
  • gain the recognition of working in a leading Veterinary School in an outstanding University.

In this position, you will:

  • provide high quality veterinary clinical services to small animals
  • provide clinical teaching and support to veterinary students in the veterinary teaching hospital
  • supervise and perform routine treatment of hospitalised patients
  • provide excellent small animal services under the supervision of senior veterinarians.

The Sydney School of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney is ranked 2nd 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 Staff Veterinarian - Emergency Specialty Internship who has:

  • a degree in veterinary science registrable in NSW
  • a minimum of 24 months experience in small animal clinical practice with emergency duties
  • experience working in a busy service oriented environment
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • the ability to show initiative and manage competing deadlines 

Please outline your relevant skills and experience in your cover letter and attach to your online application. 

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. 

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. 

How to apply

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