Registrar/Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Surgery

AU$106,000 - AU$145,000 per annum + Super
Tuesday, 20 July 2021
End of advertisement period
Friday, 20 August 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Opportunity to provide best-practice in surgery and veterinary services as a Registrar or Senior Registrar or Veterinary Specialist
  • Located on the Camperdown Campus in the Veterinary Science School ranked #1 in Australia and #16 globally
  • Full time (38 hours per week), HEO 7-9, 12 months fixed term position, offering a base salary of $106K - $145K p.a., and generous employer's contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity

This position is for a residency-trained small animal surgeon in a team of 4 specialist surgeons that make up the surgical referral service at the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Sydney (UVTHS). The majority of time will be spent on clinical duty performing specialist-level surgeries and providing clinical training of undergraduate and postgraduate students at UVTHS including residents, surgical interns, and veterinary students. This role will provide clinical services to clients of the hospital and will train, supervise and assess students during rotations.

The surgery team assists in development and implementation of the Unit Strategic Plan and participates in its management, including in the development of a case load and a financially viable clinical service. The position also involves engagement in clinical research to further the knowledge of their speciality.

Registrar/ Senior Registrar/ Veterinary Specialist position operates within the School of Veterinary Science's teaching hospital at the Camperdown campus. The school provides a range of undergraduate & postgraduate degree programs in veterinary & associated disciplines including emergency/critical care, internal medicine, oncology, dermatology, anaesthesiology, diagnostic imaging and primary care. The teaching hospital provides the clinical learning experience for undergraduate students & staff engaged in professional training programs while also providing referral level and best-practice veterinary services to the public. The hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art operating rooms and TTA/TPLO/THR(CFX/BFX/Helica) and locking AO & Fixin plating equipment/ImexSK ESF/CRF and an ILN system. We have state of the art digital arthroscopy/laparoscopy equipment and intra-operative C-arm fluoroscopy. Our imaging suite is equipped with digital radiography, 128-slice helical CT, and MRI. We have access off-site to scintigraphy, PET-CT and intraoperative helical CT. Unique to the VTH is a complete feline ICU, postoperative ward and I-131 ward.

The Sydney School of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney is ranked first in the Southern hemisphere and 16th in the world among veterinary faculties (QS rankings 2021). Regarding research, the faculty is the highest ranked veterinary school in Australia (ERA 5/5). The School of Veterinary Science educates students and conducts research in veterinary and related sciences.

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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 either a Registrar or Senior Registrar or Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Surgery:

Registrar in Veterinary Small Animal Surgery (HEO Level 7) who is a veterinarian working with responsibility for his/her own clinical work and outcomes; and who has involvement with clinical instruction, contributes to consultancy and/or research led by senior staff and provides high quality primary accession of clinical services. In addition, you must have:

  • a Degree in veterinary science registrable in New South Wales (NSW), Australia
  • a recent completion of a recognised residency program in small animal surgery
  • advanced skills in small animal surgery, and a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and independently in surgery.

Senior Registrar in Veterinary Small Animal Surgery, (HEO Level 8) who is a veterinarian with responsibilities within a specific area of clinical practice, and who provides leadership in his/her chosen discipline as well as being involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate clinical training programs. In addition, you must have:

  • a Degree in veterinary science registrable in NSW
  • completion of a recognised residency or intern program in imaging and registration with the NSW Veterinary Practitioners Board
  • completed at least 12 months experience in small animal surgery since completion of the residency.

Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Surgery (HEO level 9) who is a veterinarian with at least partial responsibility for the management of a unit or division, including the management of a range of staff working within the relevant discipline or sub-discipline, who has:

  • a degree in veterinary science registrable in NSW
  • a diplomate ECVS or Diplomate ACVS or Fellowship of the ANZCVS permitting registration with the NSW Veterinary Scientists Board as a Specialist in small animal surgery
  • experience in supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate clinical trainees on small animal surgery.

The commencement level will be determined based on the candidate's skills, experience and knowledge.

Please outline your relevant skills and experience in your cover letter and attach to your online application.


Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

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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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