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Senior Veterinary Clinician, Production Animal

Apply now Job no: 497885
Work type: Continuing - Full-time
Location: Adelaide
Categories: Technical, Laboratory and Research Support, HEO8

  • Leadership role
  • High quality, evidence based veterinary care
  • Contribute to Veterinary Education

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 agriculture, food & wine, animal & veterinary sciences, biological sciences, and physical sciences, the Faculty offers an exciting and innovative work environment.

The School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences provides world-class, outcome-based education and training of animal and veterinary scientists in a research environment. Based at the Roseworthy Campus, 50km north of the Adelaide CBD and minutes from Gawler, the school is situated on a 1600 ha property that includes a working farm, full service Veterinary Health Centre teaching clinics, and a range of general purpose and specialist teaching and research facilities.  The School offers three academic programs: Animal Science, Veterinary Bioscience and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM).

The Veterinary Health Centre (VHC) is the School’s clinical teaching facility which operates on a commercial basis, offering a range of first opinion, ambulatory and specialist veterinary services across all animal species to the general public and referring veterinarians. As a unit of the VHC, the Production Animal Health Centre (PAHC) consists of an ambulatory (on farm) service and a campus-based clinic, and provides veterinary services to owners of production animals in a wide region around Roseworthy and referral services to veterinarians. The centre also provides a clinical training environment for final year veterinary students working under the close supervision of experienced veterinary surgeons and support staff.

The Senior Veterinary Clinician provides a range of high quality production animal veterinary services to the local community including general care and preventative health services, whole farm assessment and audit, breeding services and diagnostic and surgical procedures. The Senior Veterinary Clinician has extensive experience in production animal practice, provides leadership and direction in the clinic and works to develop caseload and maintain strong client relationships, enhancing the clinic’s reputation in the community. Working as part of a clinical team you will also have the opportunity to provide emergency after hours services on weeknights and weekends on a revenue-share arrangement. You will also contribute to clinical teaching and supervision of undergraduate students by involving them in clinical case management, providing additional learning opportunities where appropriate and demonstrating the highest standard of clinical and professional behaviour. This position will also involve mentoring of other staff including interns, locum veterinarians and veterinary nursing team members

Salary: (HEO8) $93,493 - $105,179 per annum.

Superannuation: An employer contribution of 17% may apply.

Term of position: This continuing position is available immediately.

Position requirements

To be successful you should have:

  • Veterinary qualification with eligibility to be registered as a Veterinarian in South Australia
  • Proven extensive experience in production animal practice with strong skills in farm animal medicine and herd health as well as experience developing and maintaining caseload and client relationships
  • Proven track record of effective team leadership with the ability to motivate team members to deliver quality results.

Please address and upload your responses to the 'Knowledge and Experience' section of the position description within the online application. If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact Mandy Holloway, HR Officer, telephone: +61 (0)8 3137740 or email:

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Closing date: 28 January 2018

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


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