Veterinarian and Emergency Clinician

Veterinarian and Emergency Clinician (Lifestyle Roster) X 2

Do you want a job that offers you the opportunity and support to be your best?

  • Challenging cases and situations
  • Learning and development environment
  • Positive workplace culture

We are looking to appoint two more enthusiastic Veterinarians to join our team!

You will likely be a GP Vet who is seeking challenge and growth and the opportunity to work with likeminded peers in a supportive environment.  You will have a keen interest in the mix of Emergency & Critical Care and GP shifts undertaken in a team environment which is focused on learning and enjoyment of your work.

Working under the guidance of our ECC Specialist/Head of ECC and ECC Team Leader, your roster will enable you to work closely with our senior clinicians and visiting specialists and for you to further develop your skills and knowledge in a collegial environment built on respect and trust.

As the Clinical Small Animal Teaching Hospital for James Cook University in Townsville, we are focused on providing excellence in clinical training for veterinary students in our well-appointed facility.  It feels good to shape the next generation of veterinarians in a hands on capacity.

Our incredible ECC veterinary team deliver a high level of care for our patients in a positive team environment.   These positions involve direct client and patient responsibility and high level treatment and care for our referral and intensive patients.   Often on ECC night shifts, vets can feel isolated and unsupported, however in this role there will always be someone you are working with, or can call on.

We have carefully structured this role to roughly work 50/50 day and night shifts on a generous lifestyle roster which provides ample diversity and averages out as 6 shifts every 14 days.  Recovery time is factored in and this leaves plenty of time for family, friends and exploring the great outdoors in this extraordinary part of Australia!

Our team now comprises over 80 employees and we are proud to be able to offer our vets support from our leaders right through to support from veterinary interns, experienced and qualified veterinary nurses and animal nursing attendants; not to mention the extra help given by final year veterinary students.

If you are ready for your next step, we would like to offer you:

  • A generous and competitive salary – up to $130,000 pa (dependent on experience)
  • 5 weeks holiday leave
  • 1 week paid study leave
  • $2500 per year support towards CPD
  • A predictable and structured roster
  • Structured and on the job learning opportunities
  • Relocation assistance – inter / intrastate

If this sounds like you, please contact us for a confidential discussion or come and see our Hospital and meet the team!


Dr Jason Mouatt BVSc FANZCVS

Specialist Small Animal Surgeon

Hospital Director, JCUVet

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