Veterinary Clinician

Feb 08, 2019
Feb 20, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Job summary

Make an important contribution to the clinical education of the next generation of veterinarians

We are seeking a suitably qualified veterinary clinician to join a dedicated team at the University of Adelaide's Companion Animal Health Centre (CAHC) in the daytime primary opinion service. The CAHC is an accredited veterinary hospital which provides high quality primary opinion, specialist, emergency and critical care services for a dynamic and growing caseload of small animal patients.

The primary opinion service operates Monday to Friday and offers a range of services including vaccinations, desexing, wellness and preventative medicine, general surgical procedures and dentistry. As a GP in the primary opinion service you will enjoy strong support from a lively group of experienced academic specialists and pathologists, plus well-trained, hard-working nurses, client services personnel, and technical support staff. You will also have the opportunity to involve highly motivated final year veterinary students in clinical case management. By providing students with additional learning opportunities where appropriate and demonstrating the highest standard of clinical and professional behaviour, you will be making an important contribution to the clinical education of the next generation of veterinarians.

The candidate

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

To be successful you will need:

  • A Veterinary qualification with eligibility to be registered as a Veterinarian in South Australia, and proven experience in first opinion services
  • High level communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with a diverse range of clients and team members
  • 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


The institution

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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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.

For further information

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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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