Staff Veterinarian, Rotating Internship

Sydney, Australia
$86,548 p.a. + 17% superannuation
10 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
30 Aug 2022
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time 13 months fixed term, located on Camperdown Campus in the School of Veterinary Science ranked #2nd in Southern hemisphere and #22 globally
  • Exciting internship opportunity to provide best practice veterinary care
  • Base Salary HEO 5 (38 hours), $86,548 p.a. + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Staff Veterinarian - Rotating Internship position works within the Sydney School of Veterinary Science, which provides a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in veterinary and associated disciplines. The role will operate within the School's teaching hospital in Camperdown. The teaching hospital provides clinical learning experience for veterinary students and staff engaged in professional training programs as well as being a commercial centre and providing a range of veterinary services to the public.

The rotating internship is designed to further develop your skills in a range of disciplines, with a goal of preparing you for a future residency. From our last five cohorts, close to 50% have been placed in residencies, 15% in specialty internships and 10% in higher research programs. If successful, you will spend approximately 65-70% of your clinical rotations with the emergency and critical care service and will have sole case responsibility after hours. The remaining time will be divided among anesthesia, internal medicine, diagnostic imaging and surgery with varying levels of case responsibility as well as opportunities to learn from registered specialists in multiple fields.

Interns will participate in weekly morbidity and mortality rounds, journal club, and didactic seminars which are supervised by registered specialists. Towards the end of the program the interns will be expected to produce a presentation for grand rounds. Support will be provided for the intern to undertake a research project with the opportunity to present this at the annual ANZCVS Science Week Conference. Interns will be involved with supervising and assessing final year students during their rotations on all services.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

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

The Sydney School of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney is ranked 2nd in the Southern hemisphere and 22nd in the world among veterinary faculties (QS rankings 2022). 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.

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 Staff Veterinarian - Rotating Internship who has:

  • a degree in veterinary science registrable in NSW (or equivalent)
  • experience working in a busy service-oriented environment
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • the ability to show initiative and manage competing deadlines.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all the 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.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

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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

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Applications Close

Tuesday 30 August 2022 11:59 PM