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Veterinary Internship - Small Animal Medicine

Camperdown, Australia
$90,529 p.a. - $101,359 p.a., + 17% superannuation
Closing date
23 Jun 2024

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An opportunity to transform the lives of future colleagues while caring for the lives of animals.

A unique veterinary small animal clinical career pathway.

  • Full time 12 months fixed term, located on Camperdown Campus at the Sydney School of Veterinary Science in The University of Sydney
  • Exciting internship opportunity to provide best practice veterinary care in small animal medicine
  • Opportunity to inspire and train the next generation of veterinary leaders, engage with the school ranked # 1 in Australia, within a world-class university
  • Base Salary HEO 5 (38 hours), $90,529 p.a. - $101,359 p.a., + 17% superannuation for a total package of $105,918 - $118,590 p.a.

About the opportunity

Your chance to have a marked impact on the future of the veterinary profession as you care for the lives of animals.

We are seeking to appoint a Staff Veterinarian- Small animal Internship (Medicine) to join a team of outstanding world-class clinical specialist colleagues at the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Sydney.

Reporting to the Unit Head, the main purpose of the Staff Veterinarian - Small animal Internship (Medicine) is to provide junior level support to the Small Animal Medicine team-residents and specialists, and support teaching to DVM students. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to learn from our Small Animal Medicine specialists as well as a range of other disciplines across the hospital. They will assist other veterinarians in providing some supervision of clinical year veterinary students rotating through the service.

The Sydney School of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney is ranked first in Australia and 26th in the world among veterinary faculties (QS rankings 2024). Regarding research, the faculty is the highest ranked veterinary school in Australia (ERA 5/5). This position operates within the Sydney School of Veterinary Science's teaching hospital at the Camperdown Campus. The School of Veterinary Science educates students and conducts research in veterinary and related sciences. The teaching hospital provides the clinical learning experience for students and staff engaged in professional veterinary undergraduate and postgraduate training programs. The hospital is a commercial centre that provides a range of first-class and best-practice veterinary services to the public.

The key benefits:

  • be part of developing the next generation of veterinarians
  • be stimulated by an academic environment focused on teaching and research
  • opportunity to learn and enhance your skills and experience in the unique teaching and research environment of a Veterinary Teaching hospital
  • opportunity for a different professional pathway where you can leverage your clinical expertise, enhance work life balance, and find purpose in academic opportunities
  • generous salary packaging available
  • Industry-leading leave provisions including generous paid parental leave entitlements (pending eligibility up to 36 weeks after 2 years' service), personal leave including sick and carer's leave (up to 10 weeks pa), annual leave (4 week pa)
  • compressed work week available
  • generous relocation allowance
  • gain the recognition of working in a leading Veterinary School in an outstanding University.

We support and encourage excellence in all aspects of the role, from patient care, teaching and learning, and research. The school values highly the tenants of mutual support, respect, empathy, collegiality and integrity.

Join an organisation that has over one hundred years of experience in clinical training and innovation. Be part of the transformational process supporting students as they transition to become veterinarians. A privileged role for someone who wants more than a job- come and do work with a purpose.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • provide high quality veterinary clinical services to small animals
  • pide an effective clinical service for hopsitalised cases
  • ensure quality and continuity of service in the Small Animal Medicine unit
  • assist with the provision of excellent small animal medicine services under the supervision of experienced specialists and other senior colleagues
  • assist with the training of DVM students including clinical rounds, tutorials and practical classes where required
  • maintain the reputation for academic excellence.

Since the founding of veterinary science in 1910, the mission of the Sydney School of Veterinary Science (SSVS) has been to provide the nation's best training in the health, welfare, and conservation of animals. The school is internationally accredited with the American Veterinary Medical Association, Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council and Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK) by reciprocal agreement. Veterinary science at Sydney is ranked 1st in Australia, within a world-class university.

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 (Medicine) who has:

  • a degree in Veterinary Science that is registrable with the NSW Veterinary Practitioners Board.
  • strong diagnostic and therapeutic clinical skills in small animal medicine
  • an ability to work under supervision of the Small Animlal Medicine unit and to work closely with veterinarians in all referral services of the UVTHS in a collegiate manner
  • enthusiasm and demonstrating ability for teaching
  • a willingness to accept role in teaching DVM veterinarian students
  • the desire to provide best-practice principals in provision of veterinary services
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills to communicate with colleagues and undergraduate veterinarians.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is available for this 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.

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, by email

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Applications Close

Sunday 23 June 2024 11:59 PM


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

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