Casual Veterinarian Opportunity – Small Animal First Opinion / Emergency & Critical Care

Job no: 506197
Work type: Casual
Campus: Regional South Australia
Categories: Animal & Veterinary Sciences

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Do you have a passion to work as part of an Emergency and Critical Care team with a supportive group of vets, nurses and students in an accredited veterinary teaching hospital?

(HEO7) $58.48 to $65.40 per hour plus an employer contribution of 10% superannuation applies. In addition, loadings between 15% and 40% apply when working outside the normal span of hours in accordance with the University of Adelaide Enterprise Agreement.

Various casual shifts on a 24/7 roster available immediately.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, team-oriented veterinarian with a strong drive to deliver the highest standards of clinical service and care, and who has proven experience in small animal veterinary care and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 

The Companion Animal Health Centre (CAHC) is located on the University of Adelaide’s Roseworthy Campus, surrounded by great lifestyle opportunities including the Barossa Valley, beaches, sporting activities, benchmark schools and shopping facilities. 

The caseload is varied, and the team works through a 24/7 roster to provide emergency and critical care services for a dynamic and growing caseload of small animal patients. There is also access to all imaging modalities including CT and the support of a dedicated radiographer. The CAHC has access to an onsite veterinary diagnostic laboratory enabling direct contact with pathologists for case discussion and best outcomes for patients. As part of the ECC team you will enjoy strong support from a lively group of experienced academic specialists with challenging cases and an opportunity for case discussion daily with input from all staff. 

The CAHC provides a clinical training environment for final year veterinary students working under the close supervision of experienced veterinary surgeons, nurses and support staff. You will have the opportunity to involve highly motivated final year veterinary students in clinical case management and by providing students with additional learning opportunities where appropriate, and demonstrating the highest standard of clinical and professional behaviour. You will be making an important contribution to the clinical education of the next generation of veterinarians. 

To be successful you will need:

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

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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To learn more about the Veterinary Health Centre, visit

If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria (above dot points) for this opportunity

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Anne Peaston
Clinical Service Lead
P: +61 (8) 831 31999

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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