Veterinarian - Emergency & Critical Care

Join a dedicated team and deliver high quality emergency and critical care services for a dynamic case load

(HE07) $86,382 to $96,569 per annum plus shift allowance and an employer contribution up to 17% superannuation may apply

Continuing position available

We are seeking a suitably qualified, highly motivated, veterinary clinician to join a dedicated emergency and critical care team at the University of Adelaide’s Companion Animal Health Centre (CAHC). The CAHC is an accredited hospital offering advanced primary opinion, emergency and critical care, specialist referral care, and professional services for small companion and native animals. It provides a high-quality clinical training environment for final year veterinary students working under the close supervision of experienced veterinary surgeons, nurses and support staff.

The Emergency and Critical Care team works through a 24/7 roster to provide emergency and critical care services for a dynamic and growing caseload of small animal patients. You will join a team that enjoys strong support from a lively group of experienced academic clinicians and pathologists, plus well-trained, hard-working nurses, client services personnel and technical services staff.

By involving final year students in clinical case management, providing students with additional learning opportunities where possible, and by demonstrating the highest standards of professional behaviour, a CAHC clinician has the opportunity to make important contributions to the clinical education of the next generation of veterinarians.

If you are an enthusiastic, team-oriented veterinarian with a strong drive to deliver the highest standards of clinical service and care we would love to hear from you.  Ideally, you have experience in first opinion, emergency and critical care.  Your communication and interpersonal skills are excellent, and you are passionate about mentoring the next generation of veterinarians by imparting knowledge and modelling the highest standards of professional behaviour. 


The School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences provides world-class, outcome-based education and training of animal and veterinary scientists in a research environment. The CAHC is situated on the University’s Roseworthy Campus, approximately 9km from the township of Gawler and on the doorstep of the world-renowned Barossa Valley wine region. With the local schools, restaurants and amenities of Gawler, a relaxed lifestyle and affordable housing, and only an hour from the Adelaide CBD, the location offers the best of both country and city living.

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To be successful you will need:

  • Veterinary qualification with eligibility to be registered as a veterinarian in South Australia
  • Demonstrated veterinary experience in first option services.
  • Demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with a diverse range of clients and team members.
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm and experience in assisting, teaching or mentoring others.
  • Demonstrated high level written communication skills, including the ability to keep detailed, accurate medical records and write professional referral letters and client correspondence.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research in: agriculture; food and wine; animal and veterinary sciences; biological sciences; and physical sciences. It develops future science leaders, and actively partners with innovative industries to solve scientific problems of global significance.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click on the link below for a copy of the position description and to apply:

Please ensure you address and upload your responses to all of the selection criteria. Applications close 11:55pm, 2 February 2020.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Dr Anne Peaston
Senior Lecturer (Small animal Medicine) – School of Animal & Veterinary Sciences
P: +61 (8) 831 31999

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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