Clinical (Veterinary) Specialist in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care job with UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

  • An opportunity to transform the lives of future colleagues while caring for the lives of animals.
  • A unique veterinary clinical specialist career path.
  • Full time, located on Camperdown Campus at the Sydney School of Veterinary Science in The University of Sydney
  • Opportunity to inspire and train the next generation of veterinary leaders, engage with the school ranked #2nd in Australia and #22nd globally, within a world class university
  • Base Salary HEO 9 (38 hours), $140,979 pa – $148,748 pa + 17% superannuation + generous loading when registered as a specialist (a total package up to approximately $189,687- $200,140 pa) + premium loading for after hours and weekend shifts

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 appoint a Clinical (Veterinary) Specialist in Emergency and Critical Careto join a team of outstanding world class clinical specialist colleagues at the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Sydney. Emergency and Critical Care is a core discipline in the training of the future leaders of the veterinary profession through a globally accredited training program, the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine as well as grow this essential discipline through supporting residency training. The University Veterinary Teaching Hospital is one of the core teaching and research facilities in the Sydney School of Veterinary Science a globally ranked veterinary school.

The academic environment is different to commercial specialty practice with the academic mission of teaching and research being central to operations. You are not focused on caseload benchmarks of revenue targets but rather make a difference, leaving a legacy for the profession, and undertaking research that changes the lives of animals.

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
  • 15% veterinary clinical specialist loading is available once registered as specialist by NSW Veterinary Practitioners Board
  • industry leading leave provisions including generous paid parental leave entitlements (pending eligibility up to 36 weeks after 2 years service), personal leave including sick and carer’s leave (up to 10 weeks pa), annual leave (4 week pa)
  • Access to employee assistance programs at no cost.
  • generous relocation allowance and access to research and publication support.
  • gain the recognition of working in a leading veterinary school in an outstanding university.

We support and encourage excellence in all aspects of the role, from patient care, teaching and learning, and research. The School values ​​highly the tenants of mutual support, respect, empathy, collegiality and integrity.

Join an organization that has over a hundred years of experience in clinical training and innovation. Be part of the transformational process supporting students as they transition to become veterinarians. A privileged role for someone who wants more than a job- come and do work with a purpose.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • provide outstanding emergency and critical care to patients
  • support the DVM student skill and knowledge development through participation in clinical practice and didactic learning opportunities
  • support the development of future leaders in this field through the residency training program
  • contribute to the long-established reputation for academic excellence held by the School
  • have the opportunity to make original and innovative contributions to the advancement of research and education within the discipline
  • support and engage in high-quality teaching and learning experience which meet the University’s expectations and standards for education.

Since the founding of veterinary science in 1910, the mission of the Sydney School of Veterinary Science (SSVS) has been to provide the nation’s best training in the health, welfare, and conservation of animals. The School is internationally accredited with the American Veterinary Medical Association, Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council and Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK) by reciprocal agreement. Veterinary science at Sydney is ranked 2nd in the Southern Hemisphere and 22nd in the world, according to the QS World University Subject Rankings 2022.

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About you

The University values ​​courage and creativity; openness and commitment; 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 (Veterinary) Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care who has:

  • a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists or a Diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care or the European College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care that enables registration as a Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine in NSW
  • a postgraduate research qualification (PhD) or near completion, in the area in small animal emergency and critical care medicine is desired but not required
  • an ability to work closely with veterinarians in all referral services of the UVTHS in a collegiate manner
  • proven ability to manage a high caseload using best-practice principles and achieve operating objectives
  • leadership capacity in the specialist discipline
  • experience in postgraduate and undergraduate teaching desirable.

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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 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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Monday 16 January 2023 11:59 PM

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