Staff Veterinarian - ECC Specialty Internship

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Camperdown, NEW SOUTH WALES
Job Type: FullTime

  • Full time 13 months fixed term, located on Camperdown Campus in the School of Veterinary Science ranked #2nd in Southern hemisphere and #22 globally

  • Exciting opportunity to provide best-practice veterinary services in emergency and critical care

  • Base Salary HEO 5 (38 hours), $86,548 p.a. + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) Specialty Internship position operates within the Faculty of Science’s veterinary teaching hospital in Camperdown. The faculty provides a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in veterinary and associated disciplines. The teaching hospital provides the clinical learning experience for veterinary students and staff engaged in professional training programs. The hospital is a commercial centre and provides a range of veterinary services to the public.

The internship is designed to further develop the appointee’s skills in emergency and critical care, with a goal of preparing appointees for a future residency in the specialty as well as sitting the ANZCVS membership exam. Interns will spend their time on the emergency and critical care service, rotating through days, evenings, overnights and weekends. Weekday daytime rotations will involve direct oversight by an emergency and critical care specialist, while other shifts may have indirect mentoring by a criticalist or direct mentoring from an ECC resident.

Interns will participate in pathophysiology rounds and journal club designed for the residency program as part of their general duties. The specialty internship is directly supported by two emergency and critical care specialists and two ECC residents. Interns will provide primary care for patients presenting through the emergency and critical care service and will be involved with supervising and assessing final year students during their rotation on the service.

In this position, you will:

  • provide high quality veterinary clinical services to small animals

  • provide clinical teaching and support to veterinary students in the veterinary teaching hospital

  • supervise and perform routine treatment of hospitalised patients

  • provide excellent small animal services under the supervision of senior veterinarians in emergency and critical care.

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 Australia (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 Staff Veterinarian - Emergency and Critical Care Specialty Internship who has:

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

  • 12 months experience in small animal clinical practice with emergency duties

  • experience working in a busy service oriented environment

  • excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • the ability to show initiative and manage competing deadlines.

Candidates will be expected to commence employment for the 16 January 2023.

Please outline your relevant skills and experience in your cover letter and attach to your online application.

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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

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.  

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Helen Efstathiou, Recruitment Consultant. Recruitment Operations, Human Resources on +61 2 8627 7137 or by email

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