Veterinary Tutor / Lecturer (Critical Care) - Multiple Positions - at the U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital (University Of Melbourne)

An exciting opportunity is available for experienced and passionate veterinarians to join our small animal Critical Care team at the U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital. This is a great opportunity to join U-Vet as we build a team of highly engaged, driven and passionate veterinarians, whose mission is to deliver top-quality clinical teaching to our students and superior patient and client services to the community.


Job no: 0052204

Work type: Academic, Full time Continuing

Location: Werribee, Victoria

Division/Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences

Department/School: Melbourne Veterinary School

Salary: Level A $73,669 - $99,964 p.a. or Level B $105,232 - $124,958 p.a. (pro rata for part time) plus 17% superannuation. Level of appointment is subject to qualification and experience.


About Us

The University of Melbourne’s U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital is one of Australia’s leading veterinary hospital facilities based in Werribee. We offer complete animal care to the public including Primary Care (general practice and preventative care), a suite of specialist services, specialist support services and critical care services. U-Vet is, first and foremost, a teaching hospital, where our vets use their experience to foster the next generation of veterinarians and veterinary specialists studying at the Melbourne Veterinary School, ranked 18th in the world for veterinary science in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021. Our expert vets train students with the assistance of our academic staff, who are world leaders in clinical excellence and research.

The dedicated Werribee campus is located less than an hour from Melbourne and has recently undergone a $63 million redevelopment, making U-Vet home to the most modern veterinary facilities in Australasia.

About the Role

The Tutor/Lecturer (Critical Care) will provide quality clinical teaching, clinical services and undertake clinical research at the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Science’s Melbourne Veterinary School.

This position will provide practical clinical instruction, mentoring and teaching in Critical Care for small animals and will contribute to innovative teaching, learning and supervision of veterinary students. The role will actively engage with students to maximise their positive experiences. You’ll be encouraged to assist in developing student experience initiatives within the curriculum that contribute to a strong student cohort.

Reporting to the Service Head, the position will provide excellent Critical Care service to patients and clients, ensuring that Critical Care clinical services meet the standards of national and international accreditation bodies.

The position will also undertake research with the goal of achieving academic publication and completing project milestones and will be fully immersed in the research culture of the Faculty and University.

About You

To be successful in this position, you will have an awarded veterinary degree registrable in Victoria, with relevant veterinary experience in a similar position, providing clinical teaching and research as well as veterinary clinical services in small animal Critical Care within a busy teaching veterinary hospital.

The successful candidate will have proven experience in providing veterinary clinical practice and managing a challenging and varied critical care caseload, including but not limited to medical treatment, performing minor surgical procedures, administering medication and general/local anesthetics commensurate with experience.

The incumbent will have proven experience in developing collaborative, applied research in the areas of critical care, and will actively seek collaborative opportunities within the Faculty, the wider University and external partners.


Staff benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • 17% superannuation
  • Supportive culture
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Newly refurbished and built hospital facilities
  • Easy on-site parking at Werribee
  • Discounted health insurance
  • Discounted veterinary services
  • Fee discounts for study at the University.

How to Apply

Applications must include a cover letter, CV and response to the selection criteria in the relevant position.

For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to:

To ensure the University provides a safe environment for children, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

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Applications close: 11 Apr 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time


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