Veterinarian Locum/Casual

Job no: 497509
Work type: Casual
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Technical, Laboratory and Research Support, External Appointment

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Competitive hourly rates negotiable based on experience.

Various opportunities exist on a full-time or part-time basis in both general practice (weekdays) and the emergency and critical care service on a 24/7 roster.

We are seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified veterinary clinicians available to fill short-term vacancies of various duration as they arise. The University of Adelaide’s Companion Animal Health Centre (CAHC) combines a general practice, specialist referral centre and high-quality emergency and critical care services for a dynamic and growing caseload of small animal patients in an accredited hospital.

You are an enthusiastic, team-oriented veterinarian with a strong drive to deliver the highest standards of clinical service and care.  You have proven experience in first opinion and/or emergency and critical care services and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  You look forward to mentoring the next generation of veterinarians by imparting knowledge and modelling the highest standards of professional behaviour.

With strong support from a lively group of experienced academic clinicians and pathologists, plus well-trained, hard-working nurses, client services personnel and technical staff, you will also have the opportunity to involve highly motivated final year students in clinical case management.

The Veterinary Health Centre (VHC) is the University of Adelaide’s clinical teaching facility and offers a range of first opinion, ambulatory and specialist veterinary services across all animal species to the public and referring veterinarians. The CAHC is situated on the University’s picturesque Roseworthy Campus, approximately 9km from the township of Gawler and 50km north of the Adelaide CBD on the doorstep of the world-renowned Barossa Valley wine region. For further details please visit our website:

On-site accommodation can be provided in a shared house arrangement.

To be successful you will need:

  • Proven veterinary experience in first opinion and/or emergency and critical care services
  • High level communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with a diverse range of clients and team members
  • Excellent written communication skills, including the ability to keep detailed, accurate medical records and write professional referral letters and client correspondence
  • Enthusiasm and experience in assisting, teaching or mentoring others
  • Veterinary qualification with eligibility to be registered as a veterinarian in South Australia

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. And our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. And our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research in: agriculture; food and wine; animal and veterinary sciences; biological sciences; and physical sciences. It develops future science leaders, and actively partners with innovative industries to solve scientific problems of global significance.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click the link to the online application form below and address and upload your responses to all selection criteria. Applications close 11:55pm (ACST), 31 December 2018.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Mandy Holloway
HR Officer, School of Animal & Veterinary Sciences
P: +61 (0) 8313 7740

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


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