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Veterinary Clinician- Small Animal Primary Care

Apply now Job No:515723
Area:Faculty of Science
Salary (FTE):Professional Level 08 ($100,264.90 - $112,583.95)
Work type:Casual
Location: Gatton

School of Veterinary Science

The School of Veterinary Science at The University of Queensland invites applications for Primary Care Veterinarians at our Gatton based Hospital – UQ VETS. The UQ Gatton campus is located in sunny South East Queensland, approximately 1-hour drive from the capital city of Brisbane and within a short drive of the world-renowned Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Scenic Rim Hinterland regions.
A little about us, UQ VETS includes the Small Animal, Equine Specialist and Production Animal Hospitals, has a solid, diverse clinical caseload, and an exceptional multi-disciplinary team of clinicians, clinical specialists and educators all here for our valued Veterinary Science and Veterinary Technology students and each other.
Come and join the growing Small Animal Primary Care team in a modern purpose-built hospital situated in one of Queensland’s fastest growing regional population centres. The Small Animal Primary Care team is a 24 hour, 7 days a week service, catering for all small animals including avian and exotic species. UQ VETS prides itself on our collegial, progressive and relationship centric culture. Our hospital is well equipped to offer advanced diagnostics with ultrasound, endoscopy, a 160 slice CT, digital radiology, fluoroscopy and dental radiology, as well as on-site Veterinary Laboratory Services.

About This Opportunity

The appointee will participate in the management of cases presenting to the primary care service, which includes both routine and urgent or emergency cases. The appointee will primarily contribute to the afterhours and weekend roster through the primary care service. In addition to ensuring excellence in clinical care, the position requires active participation in the clinical teaching and instruction of undergraduate veterinary science and veterinary technology students, as well as clinical training and mentoring of small animal interns and junior clinicians. The primary care team work closely with specialists and other experienced clinicians, across a range of disciplines, allowing us to offer our patients and clients an exceptional standard of care and expertise.

Why work for UQ VETS?
  • A manageable caseload with interesting, challenging and diverse cases supported by our specialist team with medical, surgical, critical care and teleradiology support available 24/7.
  • You will have input on the design of a sustainable roster with a mix of days, overnights and weekend shifts to maximise work-life balance.
  • We have a strong relationship centred culture focused on caring for our people and our pets and working together to reach our greatest potential through individual and team growth and continuous improvement.
  • The opportunity to provide outstanding patient care whilst working alongside our supportive team of specialist and experienced clinicians allowing you to develop your skills, knowledge and expertise.
  • Support provided by an experienced nursing team who are highly trained in emergency and critical care ensuring exceptional patient care and monitoring.
  • The opportunity and sense of purpose of contributing to the next generation of veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
  • Access to our comprehensive internal CPD program including Recover certification, journal club, in house seminars and training, M&M rounds and unlimited access to literature through UQ Library.
  • A dedicated senior leadership team who are committed to supporting you achieve your career goals. We are focused on providing career pathways and professional development for all members of our team.
  • Access to UQ’s Employee Assistance Program to help you thrive both personally and professionally.

Our Ideal Candidate

We welcome candidates from various backgrounds. Those with extensive emergency & critical care experience, general practitioners looking to develop their skills and expertise, and recent graduates who have an interest in continuing their steep learning curve in a supportive environment.
Our ideal candidate has a commitment to providing high quality, relationship centred care to small animal patients and clients and enthusiasm for veterinary education.
Applicants should possess a BVSc (or equivalent) that is registrable in Queensland, together with relevant experience in general practice and/or emergency & critical care.
We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This is a casual role at the HEW 8 Level. The casual rates are in the ranges of: HEW 8 - $66.26 - $74.40. 
The University of Queensland also offers other competitive options including salary sacrificing, on campus childcare, leave packaging and discounted private health insurance as well as many other benefits.
For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

Download File Primary Care Casual AHs PD August 2021.pdf


To discuss this role, please contact Dr Donna Parker, on +61 7 5460 1788 or email

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY NOW button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:
• Cover letter addressing key selection criteria
• Resume

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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