Veterinarian (Maternity Leave Cover)

Veterinarian (Maternity Leave Cover)

Great opportunity to gain more exposure to anaesthesia

Are you someone who:

  • Likes the idea of gaining further exposure to referral anaesthesia
  • Loves to take on challenging cases and situations
  • Thrives in a learning and teaching environment

JCUVet is the Clinical Small Animal Teaching Hospital for James Cook University. We are focused on providing excellence in clinical training for veterinary students.  We do this through involving and inspiring students in a full service Small Animal General Practice and Referral Hospital, with internal medicine, surgery, anesthesia, emergency and critical care.

 We are looking to fill the role of Veterinarian (Anaesthesia) for a maternity leave period of 12 – 18 months.  The primary focus of the role is anaesthesia; although the incoming incumbent can also keep their hand in with GP and referral disciplines within the Hospital.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced veterinarian who would like to continue to practice or further their anaesthesia skills; or an experienced veterinarian who will enjoy working with senior clinicians and visiting specialists; while helping to guide and mentor the next generation of veterinarians through their clinical rotations.

Alternatively, we will consider a veterinarian who has at least a couple of years’ experience with a keen interest in exploring anaesthesia.  The position owner does not commence their maternity leave until early 2022, which allows for a comprehensive handover period.

This is a full time position working an average of 38 hours per week Monday to Friday, with occasional reasonable additional hours needed to wrap up the day’s caseload.  We can also consider compressed hours across four working days per week upon request.

For the successful candidate, we offer:

  • The opportunity to commence pre or post Xmas
  • A market competitive salary
  • 4 weeks holiday leave per year*
  • 2 weeks paid study leave per year*
  • $1500 per year support towards CPD*

*Per year and pro rata across the duration of the contract

If you feel this position is what you have been looking for, please send your application to:

Dr Jason Mouatt BVSc FANZCVS

Specialist Small Animal Surgeon

Hospital Director, JCUVet


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