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The Small Animal Medicine (SAM) unit encompasses six clinical specialties including small animal medicine, feline medicine, cardiology, oncology, neurology and dermatology. The unit is supported by a dedicated team of academics, clinical specialists, registrars and residents, and is characterised by high outputs in clinical service, research and teaching as well as a highly supportive team environment.

This role encompasses teaching and research (50%) and clinical service (50%). Teaching activities include curriculum development, delivery and assessment including practical skills training of DVM students on placement at the UVTHS. A supervisory role in training of residents in accredited training programs with the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists, European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine or American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine is also expected. Development of a program of clinical research will be supported by academics in the SAM unit and SSVS.

Pivotal to the role is provision of specialist level services in small animal internal medicine and registration with the Australian Veterinary Boards Council as a specialist in small animal medicine will be required. Experience in the diagnosis and management of canine and feline cardiovascular diseases is essential to support provision of clinical services by the cardiology unit.


About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; 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 Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor in Small Animal Medicine who possesses:

  • Fellow of the ANZCVS, Diplomate ECVIM, or Diplomate ACVIM permitting registration with the NSW Veterinary Practitioners Board as a Small Animal Veterinary Specialist
  • High level of maturity and professionalism and excellent clinical skills in small animal medicine.
  • Preparedness to diagnose and manage patients with cardiovascular disease and support the activities of the cardiology unit
  • Experience in postgraduate and undergraduate teaching and providing clinical instruction.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team whilst providing leadership in clinical areas.
  • Willingness to supervise residents training for postgraduate specialist qualifications in small animal medicine
  • Willingness to contribute to after-hours services where necessary including an on-call roster.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Effective administrative skills, time management and problem solving abilities.
  • Experience in a large referral centre or teaching hospital and with a large case load.
  • Preparedness to actively contribute to the management principles including financial responsibility of the small animal medicine service within UVTHS.
  • Preparedness to assist in development and implementation of SSVS, UVTHS and UVTHC Strategic Plans

Please refer to the Candidate Information Pack for a detailed Position Description. To be considered, it is essential that you upload a resume and address the online selection criteria.

The School of Veterinary Science reserves the right to not proceed with this recruitment for this role in alignment with its strategic goals.


About us

The Sydney School of Veterinary Science (SSVS) is an internationally renowned provider of education and research. A key contributor to world best practice in the care and welfare of animals for more than 100 years, our ongoing success is a result of the contribution of our innovative team of academic and professional staff members.

The School provides first class veterinary primary care and referral services across all major species to support high quality teaching and research that meets global accreditation standards. The University Veterinary Teaching Hospitals (UVTH) comprise the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Sydney (UVTHS) located at the Camperdown campus, and an equine and small animal hospital, a wildlife, exotic, reptile and avian hospital and ambulatory livestock and equine services at the Camden campus (UVTHC). The University has established and advanced the standard for primary and specialty practice in Australia, through its 5000 plus graduates, continuing education and its clinical services, as the only veterinary school in the Southern Hemisphere to operate continuously since 1910.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia’s first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change, which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the online selection criteria. For guidance on how to apply visit: How to apply for an advertised position.

For enquiries about the role, please contact Associate Professional Mark Krockenberger, Sydney School of Veterinary Science on mark.krockenberger@sydney.edu.au

For information about the recruitment process, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Emmen Saeed, Recruitment Partner on emmen.saeed@sydney.edu.au

Closing date: 26 August 2018 (11.30pm Sydney Time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.


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