Specialist Small Animal Surgeon

Specialist Small Animal Surgeon

  • Annual salary $160,000 – $250,000 (plus superannuation + benefits)
  • Well-equipped growing hospital
  • Full time permanent position
  • Visa sponsorship and relocation assistance
  • Exciting mix of clinical and teaching

JCUVet is the Small Animal Clinical Teaching Hospital for the James Cook University School of Veterinary Science, and is located in Townsville, Queensland. We are passionate about providing excellence in clinical training for Veterinarians of the future. This is achieved through modelling exceptional Veterinary practice that inspires, challenges, involves and develops Veterinary students. Through our full-service General Practice and Referral Veterinary Hospital, we provide training in internal medicine, surgery, anesthesia, emergency and critical care.   We help patients, clients and referring Veterinarians from across Queensland, with a focus on providing Central and Northern Queensland with outstanding Veterinary care options.


This might be just the role you have been searching for, if you are:

  • passionate about sharing your expertise with others
  • dedicated to practicing at a high level within a team of likeminded people
  • interested in guiding and contributing to Veterinary students as they hone their clinical thinking and skills
  • wanting to be part of building a centre of excellence

We seek to appoint a Specialist Small Animal Surgeon with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in patient care, continued learning and a keen interest in teaching and mentoring others.   The ideal candidate will have FANZCVS, DACVS, DECVS or similar registerable specialist qualifications; however we will happily consider appointment and support of a Registrar who is planning to undertake their Specialist examinations in the near future.



In this position, you will be responsible for:

  • leading a team that offers advanced surgical treatment options and care for referred patients from the local community and from across the state
  • supporting and collaborating with other disciplines to encourage a healthy and rewarding learning environment for both students and staff
  • forging strong relationships with referring veterinarians
  • contributing to the continuous growth and improvement of the referral surgical service
  • sharing and expanding your expertise through in-house continuing education and clinician rounds
  • involvement in student case management, case rounds, tutorials and assessment

The successful applicant will enjoy:

  • A generous and competitive annual salary ranging between $160,000 and $250,000 based on experience and clinical capacity
  • Generous CPD allowance, CE leave and many other benefits
  • A manageable caseload with interesting, challenging and diverse cases
  • A culture focused on both individual growth AND strong team support
  • Access to advanced medical and surgical equipment and facilities including, ultrasound, digital radiography, endoscopy, full range of power equipment and surgical implant options, 160 slice CT, and access to offsite MRI
  • The opportunity to influence, inspire and contribute to the next generation of veterinarians
  • An extraordinary part of Australia to explore – centred between rainforests to the north, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Whitsundays to the south, there are endless places to hike, dive, fish, climb, sail and explore in your free time
  • Support for your further professional development

We’re listening.  We can design this role to suit your lifestyle and the balance between leadership, teaching and clinical practice.  This is a permanent full time role based on a 4 day/38 hour week with reasonable additional hours included in the salary.

If you can see yourself in this exciting role, or feel it might be what you are looking for, please contact:



Dr Jason Mouatt BVSc FANZCVSc

Senior Clinical Advisor

JCUVet Animal Hospital



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