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Staff Veterinarian - Small Animal Internship

£50076.54 per annum + 17% Super
Closing date
2 Jan 2024

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Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Job Type
Professional Services, Health & Medical
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Details

A small animal internship opportunity designed for you.

Leadership for good starts here.

  • Full time, Fixed Term 13 month opportunity; located on the Camperdown Campus at the Sydney School of Veterinary Science in The University of Sydney

  • Flexibility to tailor your internship to suit your clinical interests

  • A different Intern pathway where you can develop your clinical expertise, enhance work life balance, and find purpose supporting the next generation of veterinarians

  • Gain the recognition of working in a leading Veterinary School in an outstanding University

  • Base Salary HEO5 $90,592 p.a. + 17% superannuation (to a total package of $105,992 pa) + competitive premium loadings for after hours and weekend shifts.

About the opportunity

We invite you to become a valued member of our clinical team to further your veterinary career.

The Staff Veterinarian - Small Animal Internship position is within the Sydney School of Veterinary Science. Our hospital is the site for formal training for students enrolled in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program.

The role will work within the School's University Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Camperdown. The teaching hospital provides clinical learning experience for veterinary students and staff engaged in professional training programs through provision of veterinary services to the public.

  • Be inspired

  • Be involved in creating an internship program tailored to your interests

  • Be stimulated by the learning and research opportunities offered within this unique setting

  • An employer committed to equity and diversity

  • Access to employee assistance programs at no cost

  • Opportunity to work with and learn from Specialists who inspire and train the next generation of veterinary leaders and engage with the school ranked #1 in Australia and #23 globally, within a world class university.

The internship is designed to further develop your skills in a range of disciplines, with a goal of preparing you for a future residency (with a track record of high success rates into residencies, specialty internships and higher research programs). The program has recently been restructured, with approximately 50% of the time being spent in the referral services (surgery, internal medicine, anaesthesia and diagnostic imaging). The remaining 50% will be spent involved in provision of emergency care and support for the hospital. There is the scope to allocate up to two months of the internship to a particular area of interest as part of the referral services rotation period. This would be of benefit to those looking for more specialised training programs as a steppingstone for residency applications.

Interns will participate in most aspects of the teaching hospital activity (weekly morbidity and mortality rounds, journal club, and didactic seminars which are supervised by registered specialists). Support will be provided interns to undertake a research project with the opportunity to present this at the annual ANZCVS Science Week Conference. Interns will be involved with supporting 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 registered specialists and senior veterinarians, in emergency, internal medicine, surgery, diagnostic imaging and anaesthesia

  • be engaged in the transformative education of future colleagues by providing opportunities for clinical teaching and support to Doctor of Veterinary Medicine final year 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 1st in the Southern hemisphere and 23rd in the world among veterinary faculties (QS Subject Rankings 2023). 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 - Small Animal 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

  • wants to make a difference in an academic environment.

Exceptional new graduates may be considered.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all roles required for 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.

If you are a current employee of the University or a contingent worker with access to Workday, please login into your Workday account and navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard. Click on USYD Find Jobs and apply.

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or any documents in alternate formats, please contact Chris Masaoka, Recruitment Consultant. Recruitment Operations, Human Resources by email

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The University of Sydney was established in 1850 and is consistently recognised, both locally and internationally, for its outstanding teaching and research excellence. Sydney alumni include Prime Ministers, Governor Generals, Nobel Prize winners and leaders in every field of endeavour.

The University offers a comprehensive range of courses, including a number of disciplines unique in Australia. Teaching is spread across nine different state-of-the art campuses, located across New South Wales.

The University of Sydney’s commitment to excellence in research has resulted in an outstanding record in national competitive funding and underpins an approach to teaching which has won nominations for excellence and resulted in high student satisfaction ratings. The University has 78 research centres and institutes and is home to three ARC Centres of Excellence.

The teaching, research and cultural life of the University is supported by extensive facilities, including the largest library collection in the Southern Hemisphere, the world-class Nicholson Museum of archaeological antiquities, the Macleay Museum of natural history and ethnographic collections and the University Art Gallery. Its outstanding sporting and recreation facilities provide a training centre for students and Olympic athletes.

The University of Sydney is a key member of the Group of Eight Australian major research-intensive universities, and the Worldwide Universities Network.


The University of Sydney has nine official campuses.

1.         Camperdown/Darlington Campus.

2.         Cumberland Campus. Home to the Faculty of Health Sciences (based in Lidcombe).

3.         Mallett Street Campus. Home of the Sydney Nursing School.

4.         Sydney Conservatorium of Music Campus. In Macquarie Street, central Sydney.

5.         Rozelle Campus. Home to Sydney College of the Arts.

6.         Surry Hills Campus. Home to the Faculty of Dentistry.

7.         Camden Campus. Contains facilities connected to the Faculty of Veterinary Science and the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment.

8.         Burren Street Campus. Facilties are currently under development.

9.         Sydney Medical School campuses. These include the School of Rural Health (in Dubbo and Orange), the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Concord Hospital, Westmead Hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Nepean Hospital, Northern Clinical School, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, and Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health.


The University of Sydney has 16 faculties.

1. Agriculture and Environment

2. Architecture, Design and Planning

3. Arts and Social Sciences

4. Business (Business School)

5. Dentistry

6. Education and Social Work

7. Engineering and Information Technologies

8. Health Sciences

9. Law (Sydney Law School)

10. Medicine (Sydney Medical School)

11. Nursing and Midwifery

12. Pharmacy

13. Science

14. Sydney College of the Arts

15. Sydney Conservatorium of Music

16. Veterinary Science

Number of Employees

Full-time employees: 7616

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