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Equine Intern

University of Adelaide

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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Job Posted: 09/02/2018

Job Category:

Apprenticeships & Traineeships / Science & Technology

Job description:

Apply now Job no: 498156
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Location: Regional South Australia
Categories: Animal & Veterinary Sciences, Level A

  • High Quality Veterinary Care
  • Emergency and specialist centre
  • Highly qualified dynamic support team

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia''s leading Group of Eight, research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia''s third oldest university with a strong reputation for preparing educated leaders and delivering research outcomes that contribute to local, national and global wellbeing.

University of Adelaide employees enjoy a range of benefits and favorable work conditions that include opportunities for career development and advancement. 

The School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences provides world-class, outcome-based education and training of animal and veterinary scientists in a research environment, based at the Roseworthy Campus, 50km north of the Adelaide CBD and minutes from Gawler.

The School has excellent facilities developed for its veterinary program including an outstanding Companion Animal Health Centre, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and a new Equine Health and Performance Centre which currently offers hospital-based services, in addition to the ambulatory service. A number of experienced and well qualified equine clinical academic staff are in place, including specialist internists, surgeons, theriogenologists, an equine sports medicine clinician and ambulatory team providing general practice services. 

We are seeking a Veterinarian who is eligible to register in South Australia to practise as an equine intern in support of the specialist clinicians and first opinion practitioners in the equine hospital. The intern will also assist in the training of students through practical classes and clinical service delivery. The intern will work closely with members of the specialist team on both referral and first opinion cases such that this internship will provide an excellent opportunity for the development of strong equine clinical skills.

To be considered for this position you will be expected to demonstrate a strong interest in equine clinical practice through your undergraduate training and, if appropriate, through your post-graduate clinical work.

We have 2 full time, fixed term positions available for one year. 

Salary: (Level A) $65,894 - $89,425 per annum.

Superannuation: An employer contribution of 9.5% applies.

Position requirements

To be successful you should have:

  • A qualification in Veterinary Science acceptable for registration in South Australia
  • Experience in equine clinical practice with a strong focus on excellent client relations and ability to build a clientele or, for new graduates, strong equine clinical skills
  • Ability to engage senior veterinary students in the development of equine clinical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team
  • A commitment to working in an after-hours roster.

Please note we will only accept applications from candidates who already hold unrestricted working rights in Australia.  You will be required to evidence your working rights prior to commencing work with us.

Please address and upload your responses to the selection criteria section of the position description within the online application. If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact Mandy Holloway, HR Officer, telephone: +61 (0)8 3137740 or email:

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Closing date: 25 March 2018

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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