Veterinary Clinician - Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care

School of Veterinary Science
The University of Queensland, Gatton, Australia


The School of Veterinary Science at The University of Queensland invites applications for a Clinician in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care at our Gatton based Hospital – UQ VETS. The UQ Gatton campus is located in sunny South East Queensland, approximately 1-hour drive from the capital city of Brisbane and within 1.5 hours of the world-renowned Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast regions.

A little about us, UQ VETS includes the Small Animal, Equine Specialist and Production Animal Hospitals, has a solid, diverse clinical caseload, and an exceptional multi-disciplinary team of clinical specialists, clinicians and educators all here for our valued Veterinary students and each other.

Come and join the evolving Small Animal Emergency and Critical care team in a relatively new purpose built hospital in a fast-growing regional population centre. UQ VETS prides itself on our collegial, progressive and patient focused culture. Further as a Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Clinician we will support your career with targeted professional development ranging from leadership, professional or technical support.

The School of Veterinary Science has a rich history having been founded in 1936 and has a reputation for graduating self-reliant, independent and highly capable veterinarians with plenty of initiative and drive. The School has high quality facilities at the UQ Gatton Campus, providing the teaching, research and clinical infrastructure and resources to develop its strong reputation as a leading provider of veterinary training, research and clinical care. The school also maintains a small animal hospital and large animal clinic at Dayboro, north-west of Brisbane.

The Role

This position is responsible for providing high quality emergency and critical care of small animal patients within the School's Small Animal Hospital, situated on the Gatton campus. The appointee will participate in the management of primary, emergency and referral cases requiring emergency and critical care and partake in 24/7 shift roster. In addition to ensuring excellence in clinical care, the appointee will participate in the clinical teaching and instruction of undergraduate and postgraduate veterinary science and veterinary technology students. 

The Person

Applicants must have a degree in Veterinary Science or Veterinary Medicine registrable in Queensland together with demonstrated previous experience in an Emergency and Critical Care veterinary clinic environment.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

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This is a full-time continuing appointment advertised at multiple levels HEW 6/7 and HEW 8. Candidates are requested to indicate the level they are applying for in the application. The remuneration package will be in the range:

HEW 6: AUD$77,400 - $83,267, plus super of up to 17% (total package will be in the range AUD$90,558 - $97,422 p.a.)

HEW 7: AUD$85,222 - $93,085, plus super of up to 17% (total package will be in the range AUD$99,710 - $108,910 p.a.)

HEW 8: AUD$96,466 - $108,318 plus super of up to 17% (total package will be in the range AUD$112,865 - $126,732 p.a.).

Shift loadings (15% for afternoon shift, 25% for night shift and 50% for weekend shift) may apply in accordance with the Enterprise Agreement.

The University also offers a relocation allowance and annual financial support for continuing education.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, free parking, discounted veterinary access, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.


To discuss this role, please contact Dr Mark Haworth on +61 7 5460 1788 or email

To apply

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

All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.


Applications close: 4 March 2020


Job No: 509492

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