Small Animal Veterinarian

Sydney, Australia
AU$95,000 - AU$102,000 per annum + Super
Tuesday, 20 July 2021
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 11 August 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • The Sydney School of Veterinary Science (SSVS) are looking for registered vets to contribute to training our graduates
  • Located on the Camden Campus at the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Camden (UVTHC)
  • Full time (38 hours, 5 days, per week), HEO 6 fixed term contingent on the continuation of external funding, with a base salary of $95K - $102K p.a., plus a generous employer's contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney is welcoming applications for a Small Animal Veterinarian. While we know everyone needs vets, perhaps you feel now is the time to grow the vets of the future. We have opportunities for those wanting to make difference in the field of consulting and primary care medical case management or those who would like to see graduates with strong surgical expertise starting with routine neutering procedures, or both. The UVTHC aims to provide best practice veterinary care as a first opinion small animal veterinarian at the rural (Camden) campus. The role encompasses both commercial veterinary services and clinical training of Day One skills to final year students at UVTHC.

Reporting directly to the Small Animal Unit Head (Camden), the Small Animal Veterinarian will provide excellent cat and dog small animal veterinary services including medicine and surgery within Camden/Wollondilly districts as well as the independent supervision of the desexing clinic and developing and delivering of tutorials associated with these.

The team is comprised of dedicated general practitioners. Many vets underestimate how much knowledge and value they can provide to our students, but vets who enjoy collaboration and simply always strive to do the best they can are our preferred candidates.

The UVTHC has a strong focus on promotion of teamwork and good working relations to facilitate excellence in clinical services, undergraduate teaching as well as the overall teaching and learning environment for staff.

The School of Veterinary Science is a leading provider of veterinary and animal science education, and a leader in scientific research. The School has a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in veterinary & associated disciplines and is a leader in animal welfare and ethics.

The University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Camden (UVTHC) provides large and small animal veterinary services to the community and referring veterinarians.

To learn more about the Sydney School of Veterinary Science click here

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 Small Animal Veterinarian who:

  • has a veterinary degree registrable in NSW, with at least 2 - 3 years of relevant experience
  • demonstrates a personal commitment to reaching goals: individual, team and wider hospital unit
  • has proven leadership skills within a veterinary environment
  • ideally has some experience teaching/coaching others with confidence in routine surgical skills.
  • is willing to contribute to occasional rostered Saturdays.

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 roles 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.

How to Apply

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Helen Efstathiou, Recruitment Consultant. Recruitment Operations, Human Resources on +61 2 8627 7137 or by email

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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