Sep 08, 2019
Oct 08, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
(HE07) $86,382 to $96,659 per annum plus shift-work allowances and an employer superannuation contribution of up to 17% may apply

Continuing position available immediately

Deliver high quality emergency and critical care services for a dynamic caseload of small animal patients in an accredited 24/7 veterinary hospital and contribute to the education of the next generation of veterinarians

An opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified veterinary clinician to join the dedicated team at the University of Adelaide's Companion Animal Health Centre (CAHC). Working through a 24/7 roster, the team provides high quality emergency and critical care services for a dynamic and growing caseload of small animal patients in an accredited hospital. The team enjoys strong support from a lively group of experienced academic clinicians and pathologists, plus well-trained, hard-working nurses and client services personnel, and technical services staff.

By involving highly motivated final year students in clinical case management and providing students with additional learning opportunities where appropriate and demonstrating the highest standard of clinical and professional behaviour, the role provides the opportunity to make an important contribution to the clinical education of the next generation of veterinarians.

You will be an enthusiastic, team-oriented veterinarian with a strong drive to deliver the highest standards of clinical service and care. You will have proven experience in first opinion and emergency care, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills and look forward to mentoring the next generation of veterinarians by imparting knowledge and modelling the highest standards of professional behaviour.

The Veterinary Health Centre (VHC) is the University of Adelaide's clinical teaching facility for veterinary students and offers the general public and referring veterinarians a range of first opinion, ambulatory and specialist veterinary services across all animal species. The Companion Animal Health Centre (CAHC), a unit of the VHC, is a leading-edge general practice, emergency and referral care veterinary hospital offering advanced technology, equipment and professional services to treat small companion and native animals of all species. The CAHC provides a clinical training environment for final year veterinary students working under the close supervision of experienced veterinary surgeons, nurses and support staff.

The CAHC is situated on the University's picturesque 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, but only an hour from the CBD of Adelaide, the location offers the best of both worlds.

Further study and Continuing Professional Development activities are encouraged and supported with time off and up to $3,000 per annum available towards approved activities.

To be successful you will need:
  • Veterinary qualification with eligibility to be registered as a veterinarian in South Australia.
  • Proven veterinary experience in first opinion and emergency care, demonstrated ability to triage.
  • Demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with a diverse range of clients and team members.
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for 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 work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

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 the link to the online application form below and address and upload your responses to all selection criteria. Applications close 11:55pm, 22 September 2019.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Mandy Holloway

HR Officer

P: +61 (08) 8313 7740


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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