University Veterinarian & Animal Welfare Officer

Centre for Animal Research & Teaching (CART)

Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law

  • Continuing, full time position
  • $100,195 to $116,279 per annum (HEO Level 8)
  • Plus $17% employer superannuation. Salary packaging options are available.
  • Relocation assistance provided
  • Applicants must have ongoing full time work rights (UNE will not provide sponsorship for this position)

The University of New England (UNE), Armidale is a regionally based, globally networked university that is renowned for the quality of its student experience and the excellence of its research specialisations. UNE pioneered teaching to external students making it the most experienced provider of distance and innovative online education. Currently there are over 26,000 students (84% of whom are distance/online students) and approximately 1,200 academic and general staff.

The UNE decadal strategic plan 2021-2030, Future Fit, has been developed to guide the University to deliver on its enduring vision to support the aspirations of individuals in communities, and communities within regions, in a digital age Please visit: Future Fit 2021 - 2030

About the role

As Veterinarian and Animal Welfare Officer you will be required to provide high level leadership and specialist advice to support the conduct of all activities at the University involving the use of animals. The role supports world class research, teaching and animal welfare outcomes through the provision of clinical veterinary services, technical support, advice and training, and the creation of associated policies.

Skills & Experience

If you are an enthusiastic, team-oriented veterinarian with a strong drive to deliver the highest standards of animal welfare and veterinary care then we would love to hear from you. Ideally, you have experience in production animal medicine, people management, research practice and technical skills based training. Your communication and interpersonal skills are excellent, and you are passionate about delivering the highest standards of professional behaviour and customer service to support internal and external stakeholders.

About UNE & Armidale

The University of New England boasts an excellent national and international reputation being a leader in research and academic innovation that has industry impact. UNE’s main campus is located in beautiful Armidale which is the major centre of the Northern Tablelands and the major city in the New England area of northern New South Wales. For information about the city and the surrounding district visit:


Aside from working from one of the most beautiful campuses in Australia, staff at UNE also enjoy a range of great benefits, which include:

  • Access to a balanced, healthy and happy lifestyle
  • Excellent training and career advancement opportunities
  • Family friendly working arrangements including an on-campus childcare centre which can be salary packaged, plus vacation care during school holiday periods is also available
  • Generous leave entitlements
  • Health and Wellbeing services with access to one of the best university sporting precincts in Australia

Additional information

To discuss this opportunity, please contact the Director CART, Dr Justin Bailey: phone 0408 409142 or email To find out more about the CART visit: environmental-and-rural-science/facilities/animal-house-complex.

Extended Closing Date:            Midnight, Sunday 8 August 2021

Reference No:                          221160

To Apply 

Please submit the following documents as a combined PDF file by clicking the Apply Now button at 

  • Covering letter
  • Responses to selection criteria
  • Current CV

For further information about this position, please refer to the Position Description attached at the bottom of this advertisement.

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Equity principles underpin all UNE policies and procedures. As a University committed to engaging a diverse workforce, UNE encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.


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