Veterinarian (Mackinnon Project)

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 03 Dec 2023

Job no: 0026752
Location: Werribee
Role type: 
Full-time; Fixed-term for 12 months
Faculty: Faculty of 
Department/School: Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Melbourne Veterinary School
Level A – $80,258 - $108,906 p.a. plus 17% super (*PhD entry level $101,460 p.a.)

  • Join a vibrant clinical, teaching and research culture in the Melbourne Veterinary School, and build your expertise in livestock clinical and whole farm services
  • Learn from experts, embedded within the renowned Mackinnon Project team at the University of Melbourne
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role
This is a tremendous developmental opportunity for a new or relatively recent veterinary graduate. Working with established Mackinnon veterinarians and other staff at the Melbourne Veterinary School, the appointee will participate in on-farm clinical services, consultancy and research projects, while also undergoing training across the key areas of flock and herd clinical service and consultancy. 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Participate in clinical services provided by the Mackinnon Group and provide excellent service to patients and clients
  • Help prepare funding applications for group learning, consultancy and research projects, including proposals for corporate clients
  • Participate in farmer and industry group extension activities and other research projects
  • Contribute to DVM student practicals and other classes overseen by the Mackinnon Group and Production Animal academic staff

Who We Are Looking For
We’re looking for someone who demonstrates a commitment to excellence in building their veterinary career and a desire to make a difference to Australian livestock and the industry as a whole.

You will also have:

  • An awarded Bachelor of Veterinary Science, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent degree enabling registration with the Victorian Veterinary Board
  • Proven knowledge of and experience in the Australian sheep and beef cattle industries, including management systems and pasture production
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and high-level interpersonal skills, demonstrated by the ability to liaise effectively and relate well to a wide range of people in various situation and work successfully in teams
  • Commitment to excellence in, and capacity to deliver effective teaching to students

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – “Melbourne Veterinary School“
The Mackinnon Project , based at the University of Melbourne’s Veterinary School at Werribee, is a recognised leader in providing advisory and training services to the sheep and beef cattle industries of south-eastern Australia. It offers a range of services, including farm management consultancy, farmer training programs, applied research and undergraduate and post-graduate education.

The Melbourne Veterinary School is Australia’s number 1 ranked veterinary school with a proud tradition of excellence in research, education, and leadership. The Melbourne Veterinary School has research strengths in animal diseases, zoonotic infectious diseases, production animal systems (including dairy and red meat) and animal welfare. The Melbourne Veterinary School provides the only professional entry veterinary medicine program in Victoria and covers a wide variety of undergraduate and postgraduate subjects across veterinary science with Australia’s premiere graduate Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program, which is nationally and internationally accredited by VSAAC, RCVS and the AVMA COE.

What We Offer You!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits  page!

About the University of Melbourne
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Be Yourself
The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
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Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Prof. Andrew Fisher via email at [email protected] , ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Applications close: 3 DECEMBER 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

Position Description: 0026752 Veterinarian, Mackinnon Project_PD.pdf

Position Description

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