Veterinarian - Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Job no: 510390
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Campus: Roseworthy
Categories: Technical, Laboratory and Research Support

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Do you have a passion to work as a Primary Opinion General Practitioner with a supportive team of vets, nurses and students in an accredited veterinary teaching hospital? If so, we can provide you with a great working environment, great remuneration and a wonderful group of colleagues.

We currently have a 12 month, fixed term position available in our Primary Opinion General Practice. As we also run a successful Emergency Clinic, no after-hours component is required and so your working week would be Monday to Friday, 36.75 hours.

A competitive and attractive salary is available including an employer contribution of 17% superannuation as standard. We also actively support continued professional development and we’ll provide an annual budget of up to $3000 towards approved activities.  Additional details available on application.

The role:

The Companion Animal Health Centre (CAHC) has positions for 3 veterinarians in our General Practice department. Our veterinary teaching hospital is VSBSA-accredited across all species.  You would be working with a supportive team of vets, nurses and students.

The caseload is varied including wellness services supported by dedicated GP nurses, dentistry, surgery, imaging and medicine cases. There is also access to all imaging modalities including endoscopy, 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 a GP in the primary opinion service you will enjoy strong support from a lively group of experienced academic specialists and an opportunity for case discussion daily with input from all staff. 

You will also have the opportunity to involve highly motivated final year veterinary and veterinary technology students in clinical case management. 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. 

About you:

  • 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 care and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Ideally, you have experience in a teaching establishment or have a passion for leading the next generation of veterinarians and technologists.

About the practice:

  • We are part of the University of Adelaide’s clinical teaching facilities which include Companion Animal, Large Animal and Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory departments, and are located on the Roseworthy Campus.
  • We provide veterinary clinical teaching for veterinary and veterinary technology students working under the close supervision of experienced veterinary surgeons, nurses and support staff.
  • As a leading-edge general practice, we offer the general public and referring veterinarians a range of emergency, first opinion, ambulatory and specialist veterinary services across all animal species.
  • We’re located on a beautiful rural campus surrounded by great lifestyle opportunities. These include the world-renowned Barossa Valley wine region, beaches, sporting activities, benchmark schools and shopping facilities. 

To be successful you will need:

  • Veterinary qualification with eligibility to be registered as a veterinarian in South Australia along with a minimum of 2 years veterinary experience in first opinion services, although recent graduates will be considered.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated organisational skills with proven ability to effectively prioritise work and balance competing deadlines to achieve accurate, high quality work outcomes.

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 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. 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 culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

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 swimming pool, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers. The Faculty actively partners with innovative industries to solve problems of global significance. 

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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 for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 31 August 2022.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Associate Professor Anne Peaston
Clinical Service Lead, Companion Animal Health Centre
P: +61 (8) 831 31926

You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

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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