Clinical Registrar in Small Animal Medicine

Updated: 22 days ago
Location: Camperdown, NEW SOUTH WALES
Job Type: FullTime

  • An opportunity to transform the lives of future colleagues while caring for the lives of animals

  • Full time fixed term until 3 December 2023, located on the Camperdown Campus in the School of Veterinary Science ranked #2nd in the Southern hemisphere and #22nd  globally

  • Exciting opportunity to provide best-practice veterinary services in small animal medicine

  • Base Salary HEO 7 (38 hours), $108,608 p.a. - $118,324 p.a.+ 17% superannuation (a total package of up to approximately $138,439 p.a.) 

About the opportunity

Your chance to have a marked impact on the future of the veterinary profession as you care for the lives of animals.

We are seeking to recruit a Clinical Registrar to provide a clinical service in Small Animal Medicine. They will be responsible for providing best-practice veterinary small animal medicine services at the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Sydney (UVTHS). They will take an active role in the training of undergraduate and postgraduate students working in the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. They will also be expected to assist in the development and implementation of the UVTHS and Unit Strategic Plan and actively contribute to its management, including contribution to the financial viability of the Unit. The position will help to develop a caseload of animals referred for management of medical problems and provide internal medicine services for the purpose of teaching Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and postgraduate students and residents in the UVTH-Sydney. They will also assist specialists with referral case management and assist in undergraduate teaching as clinical instructors.

 The key benefits:

  • be inspired everyday

  • be part of developing the next generation of veterinarians

  • be stimulated by an academic environment focused on teaching and research

  • opportunity for you to learn and enhance your skills and experience in a unique teaching and research environment of a Veterinary Teaching hospital

  • opportunity for a different professional pathway where you can leverage your clinical expertise, enhance work life balance, and find purpose in academic opportunities

  • salary packaging available

  • compressed work week available

  • generous relocation allowance

  • gain the recognition of working in a leading Veterinary School in an outstanding University.

In this position, you will:

  • supervise undergraduate and postgraduate clinical trainees on rotations

  • provide an effective service for first opinion, second opinion and secondary referral cases

  • take a leadership role with the training of undergraduate and postgraduate students and residents, including practical instruction and demonstrations at the Sydney campus

  • actively contribute to the management of the medicine unit

  • provide support for cases from other clinical services within the University Veterinary Teaching Hospitals

  • participate in after-hours on-call roster.

The Sydney School of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney is ranked 2nd in the Southern hemisphere and 22nd in the world among veterinary faculties (QS rankings 2022). Regarding research, the faculty is the highest ranked veterinary school in Austaralia (ERA 5/5). The School of Veterinary Science educates students and conducts research in veterinary and related sciences.

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About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Clinical Registrar in Small Animal Medicine who has:

  • a degree in veterinary science registrable in NSW (or equivalent)

  • completed a residency training program in small animal medicine

  • excellent clinical skills

  • experience in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and providing clinical instruction.

  • a willingness to supervise resident training for postgraduate specialist qualifications in small animal medicine

  • an ability to work independently and within a team environment

  • the ability to show initiative and manage competing deadlines

  • excellent verbal and written communication skills.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all the role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People , women , people living with a disability , people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds , and those who identify as LGBTIQ . We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or any documents in alternate formats, please contact Helen Efstathiou, Recruitment Consultant. Recruitment Operations, Human Resources on +61 2 8627 7137 or by email

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