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Small Animal Surgeon

Apply now Job no:507050
Area:Faculty of Science
Salary (FTE):Advertised at multiple classifications
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: Gatton

School of Veterinary Science

The School of Veterinary Science at The University of Queensland invites applications for Small Animal Surgeons 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 1.5 hours of the world-renowned Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast 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 clinical specialists and educators all here for our valued Veterinary students and each other.

Come and join the evolving Small Animals Surgery team in a new purpose built hospital in a fast-growing regional population centre. UQ VETS prides itself on our collegial, progressive and patient focused culture. Further as a Small Animal Surgeon we will support your career with targeted professional development ranging from leadership, professional or technical support.

The role

The position will be responsible for providing high quality small animal surgery services within the Small Animal Hospital situated on the Gatton campus. The appointee will participate in the management of primary, emergency and referral cases in small animal surgery services. In addition to ensuring excellence in clinical care, the appointee will actively participate in the clinical teaching and instruction of undergraduate and postgraduate veterinary science and veterinary technology students as well as clinical training of interns and residents. 

The person

Applicants should possess a BVSc (or equivalent) that is registrable in Queensland, together equivalent advanced clinical training and qualification that meets eligibility requirements for registration in Queensland as a veterinary specialist in small animal surgery.

Candidates with Membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (MANZCVS) in Small animal Surgery and/or board-eligible candidates (recently completed or in the process of completing an accredited residency training program) are also encouraged to apply and will be considered.


This is a fulltime, fixed term position of 12 months advertised at multiple levels Hew 8 and 9. Though the position is fulltime, there is flexibility to negotiate a part time/ short term or flexible work arrangements.

•          The remuneration package for Hew 8 will be in the range $ 96,466.06- $ 108,318.37p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of 9.5%

•          The remuneration package for Hew 9 will be in the range $ 113,095.08- $ 119,678.38 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of 9.5% 

In addition, this position may attract a clinical loading. The University also offers a relocation allowance and annual financial support for continuing education. The University will also support visa sponsorship for applicants from overseas 

Position Description 

Download File Small Animal Surgeon- Hew 821022019.pdf

Download File Small Animal Surgeon- Hew 921022019.pdf


To discuss this role, please contact Ms Mariki Visser (Business Manager – Veterinary Teaching Hospital) on +61 7 5460 1957 or email

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

For information on completing the application process click here



Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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