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Veterinary Clinician, Equine

Apply now Job no: 498324
Work type: Continuing - Part-time
Location: Regional South Australia
Categories: Technical, Laboratory and Research Support, HEO7

  • High quality, evidence based veterinary care
  • State-of-the-art emergency and referral centre
  • Contribute to veterinary education

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 VHC, the Equine Health and Performance Centre (EHPC) is a state-of-the-art primary practice and referral care veterinary clinic offering the latest technology, equipment and professional services to the horse-owning community. The EHPC offers high quality first opinion, referral and 24/7 emergency and critical care veterinary services to the public, including a day and afterhours ambulatory (on farm) service,  and provides a clinical training environment for final year veterinary students working under the close supervision of experienced veterinary surgeons, nurses and support staff.

We are seeking a suitable qualified Veterinary Clinician to provide high quality primary, emergency and critical care to equine patients on farm as part of the ambulatory service and in the clinic. Working as part of the ambulatory team the Veterinary Clinician participates in a 1 in 3 after hours on-call roster and contributes 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.

Salary: (HEO7) $85,105 - $95,231 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:

  1. Veterinary qualification with eligibility to be registered as a veterinarian in South Australia
  2. Proven veterinary experience in Equine first opinion practice and emergency care
  3. Demonstrated high level of professionalism including outstanding interpersonal skills to work effectively with a diverse range of clients and as a member of a team
  4. Demonstrated enthusiasm and proven experience in assisting and supporting teaching activities and mentoring others
  5. Demonstrated high level written communication skills, including the ability to keep detailed, accurate medical records and write professional referral letters and client correspondence
  6. Demonstrated organisational skills with proven ability to effectively prioritise work and balance competing deadlines to achieve work outcomes
  7. Experience in working with students. (Desirable)

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: 25 March 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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