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Veterinarian (Small Animal)

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Work type: Continuing - Full-time
Location: Regional South Australia
Categories: Technical, Laboratory and Research Support, HEO7

  • High quality, evidence based veterinary care
  • Small animal general practice, emergency and referral centre
  • 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. 

About Us

The Veterinary Health Centre (VHC) is the University of Adelaide’s clinical teaching facility, 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 VHC, the Companion Animal Health Centre (CAHC) is a leading-edge general practice, emergency and referral care veterinary clinic offering the latest technology, equipment and professional services to treat small companion animals of all species. The CAHC offers high quality first opinion, referral and 24/7 emergency and critical care veterinary services to the public and provides a clinical training environment for final year veterinary students working under the close supervision of experienced veterinary surgeons, nurses and support staff.


The CAHC is situated on the University’s picturesque Roseworthy Campus, approximately 9km from the township of Gawler and on the doorstep of the world-renowned Barossa Valley wine region. With the local schools, restaurants and amenities of Gawler, a relaxed lifestyle and affordable housing, but only an hour from the CBD of Adelaide, the location truly offers the best of both worlds.

The Role

We are seeking a suitably qualified veterinary clinician to provide high quality primary, emergency and critical care services to a range of small animal patients. Working as part of the CAHC clinical team you will be required to work through a 24/7 roster.  You will also contribute to clinical teaching and supervision of final year veterinary students by involving them in clinical case management, providing additional learning opportunities where appropriate and demonstrating the highest standard of clinical and professional behaviour.

About You

An enthusiastic, team-oriented veterinarian with a passion for delivering the highest standards of service and care, you have proven experience in first opinion and emergency care, excellent communication and interpersonal skills and are motivated to mentor the next generation of vets by imparting knowledge and modelling the highest standards of professional behaviour.

Salary and Benefits

Salary: (HEO7) $83,105 - $93,231 base per annum plus 17% superannuation contribution and shift allowances. Indicative average annual salary including shift allowances working through the current 24/7 roster is circa $108,000 - $121,000 per annum + superannuation.

The University offers a generous range of employee benefits including 5 weeks annual leave for shift workers and a 36.75 hour averaged working week.

Visa sponsorship and relocation package are available for the right candidate.

Term of position: This continuing position is available immediately.

Position requirements

To be successful you should have:

  1. Proven veterinary experience in first opinion and emergency care
  2. Demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with a diverse range of clients and team members
  3. Demonstrated enthusiasm and experience in assisting, teaching or mentoring others
  4. Demonstrated high level written communication skills, including the ability to keep detailed, accurate medical records and write professional referral letters and client correspondence
  5. Demonstrated organisational skills with proven ability to effectively prioritise work and balance competing deadlines to achieve accurate, high quality work outcomes
  6. Demonstrated ability to triage.


  • Veterinary qualification with eligibility to be registered as a veterinarian in South Australia.

Please address and upload your responses to the selection criteria / '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 (08) 8313 7740 or email:

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Closing date: Open until filled.

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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