Equine Veterinarian Intern

Adelaide, Metropolitan Adelaide, Australia
$63,975 per annum
27 Feb 2017
End of advertisement period
24 Mar 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Prestigious international university
  • Wide range of employee benefits
  • State of the art equine health facility

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia's leading Group of Eight, research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia's third oldest university with a strong reputation for preparing educated leaders and delivering research outcomes that contribute to local, national and global wellbeing.

University of Adelaide employees enjoy a range of benefits and favourable work conditions that include opportunities for career development and advancement. 

The Faculty of Sciences is one of five faculties at the University of Adelaide. As the first university in Australia to grant degrees in science (1882), science has long been at the cornerstone of the institution and this continues today. As a research and education leader in fields such as biomedical sciences, agricultural, environmental and earth sciences, and photonics, the faculty offers an exciting and innovative work environment. 

The School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences is one of four schools in the Faculty of Sciences, located at the University's Roseworthy campus approximately 50 km north of Adelaide on a 1600 hectare property, less than eight kilometres from the township of Gawler. The campus includes a working farm, animal holding facilities, yards, sheds and a range of general purpose and specialist teaching and research spaces and laboratories. It is South Australia's only veterinary school and constitutes a team of leading animal and veterinary science academics. The school has a Veterinary Health Centre with four units that offer a range of first opinion, ambulatory and specialist veterinary care across all animal species to the general public and referring veterinarians and are used in its veterinary program.

The School has excellent facilities developed for its veterinary program including an outstanding Companion Animal Health Centre, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and a new Equine Health and Performance Centre which currently offers hospital-based services, in addition to the ambulatory service. A number of experienced and well qualified equine clinical academic staff are in place, including specialist internists, surgeons, theriogenologists, an equine sports medicine clinician and an ambulatory team providing general practice services. 

We are seeking a Veterinarian who is eligible to register in South Australia to practise as an equine clinician in support of the specialist clinicians and first opinion practitioners in the equine hospital. The intern will also assist in the training of students through practical classes and clinical service delivery. The intern will work closely with members of the specialist team on both referral and first opinion cases such that this internship will provide an excellent opportunity for the development of strong equine clinical skills.

To be considered for this position you will be expected to demonstrate a strong interest in equine clinical practice through your undergraduate training and, if appropriate, through your post-graduate clinical work.

This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for one year. The role will include participation in an after-hours roster.

Salary: (Level A, Step 1) $63,975 per annum

Superannuation: An employer contribution of 9.5% applies

Term of position: This fixed-term contract is available from 1 March 2017

Position requirements

To be successful in this role, you should have:

  • A qualification in Veterinary Science acceptable for registration in South Australia
  • Experience in equine clinical practice with a strong focus on excellent client relations and ability to build a clientele or, for new graduates, strong equine clinical skills
  • Ability to engage senior veterinary students in the development of equine clinical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team

Please address and upload your responses to the selection criteria section within the online application. If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact Mandy Holloway, HR Officer, telephone: +61 8 8313 7740 or email: mandy.holloway@adelaide.edu.au

To obtain a copy of the Position Description/Selection Criteria, please visit the University of Adelaide Job opportunities page via this link: http://careers.adelaide.edu.au/cw/en/listing/

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Closing date: Friday, 24 March 2017

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.