Staff Veterinarian, Rotating Internship

Sydney, Australia
Monday, 15 July 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 1 September 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Opportunity to provide best-practice veterinary services. (3-4 Positions Available)
  • Located at Camperdown Campus in the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Sydney
  • Full-time (38 hours per week), Fixed Term up to 13 Months, Base Salary: $81, 317 p.a.  Level 5, plus a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.  

About the opportunity 

The Rotating Internship position operates within the Faculty of Science’s veterinary teaching hospital in Camperdown. The faculty provides a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in veterinary and associated disciplines. The teaching hospital provides the clinical learning experience for veterinary students and staff engaged in professional training programs. The hospital is a commercial centre and provides a range of veterinary services to the public.

The rotating internship is designed to further develop the appointee’s skills in a range of disciplines, with a goal of preparing appointees for a future residency. Interns spend over 60% of their clinical rotations with the emergency and critical care service, and primarily have sole case responsibility after hours. The remaining time is divided evenly among anaesthesia, internal medicine, diagnostic imaging, and surgery with varying levels of case responsibility and opportunities to learn from registered specialists in multiple fields.

Interns will participate in weekly morbidity and mortality rounds, journal club, and seminars, as well as be expected to produce a presentation for grand rounds as part of their general duties. Whilst rotating through the referral services, the interns will also participate in cage-side rounds and journal clubs for each service. Interns will be involved with supervising and assessing final year students during their rotation.

In this position, you will:

  • provide high quality veterinary clinical services to small animals
  • provide clinical teaching and support to veterinary students in the veterinary teaching hospital
  • supervise and perform routine treatment of hospitalised patients
  • provide excellent small animal services under the supervision of senior veterinarians in emergency and critical care, internal medicine, surgery, diagnostic imaging and anaesthesia

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Staff Veterinarian – Rotating Internship who possesses:

  • Degree in veterinary science registrable in NSW (or equivalent) and at least 12 months of experience in small animal clinical practice.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a busy service oriented environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to show initiative and manage competing deadlines.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change, which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 1332/0719F to apply.

Candidates will be expected to be available for interviews being held on the 8 October 2019, with a view to commence employment for the 6 January 2020.

Closing date: 11:30pm, 1 September 2019 (Sydney Time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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