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The Austin Vet Specialists

Hospital Night Vet

The Austin Vet Specialists is growing! Having opened in May 2022, we are seeing an ever-growing and exciting caseload of mostly small animals with the occasional exotic and zoo animal (think lion, capybara, orangutan).


An exciting opportunity has opened for a Hospital Night Vet to join our team.



Looking for your ideal job?

Want to combine clinical work and interaction with specialists and no consults?


  • Do you like providing the best possible care for patients, with all the right equipment?

  • Do you want to have time to treat patients properly with time to look after them?

  • Do you want to interact and learn from specialists (Internal Medicine, Surgery, Imaging)?

  • Do you like to work in a supportive team with nice people?

  • Do you want to work 2-3 nights per week and have longer weekends (for more pay)?

Do ALL of the above…we understand! We believe that interaction with specialists makes you a better clinician, giving you dedicated time for patient care helps you learn and working with nice people increases our fulfilment in work…see – told you we understand!

Why join us?

Whilst the job market is a buyer’s market at the moment, this position is unique. As a new centre, we want to be a force for change with a proper work-life balance (no weekends or public holidays), referral work only (no ER), excellent financial reward and the possibility to shape this role to your liking. Are you ready for the next step in your career? 

About the role:

You will provide in hospital care for our surgical and internal medicine patients, together with two nurses. There will be no emergency consults allowing you to focus fully on providing exception care for our in-patients.

The role is permanent and both fulltime (3 nights Mon-Fri) and part-time (2 nights Mon-Fri) positions are available. The roster will rotate Mon-Fri between 7 pm and 7 am.

Financial loading and other incentives apply providing an attractive salary ($100,000 - $150,000 FTE) which will grow with you as you develop your career. We believe in a work-life balance so there will be no weekends and no public holidays!


We encourage vets wanting to adjust their lifestyle and income (work less for more money), and vets interested in working hours that allow for more family time (four or five day weekends).


Additionally, we encourage applications from vets wanting to progress their career by moving into the referral/specialist setting or vets with prior referral/specialist experience (e.g. rotating internship) looking for more exposure to specialist care.



The ideal candidate will have the following skills and expertise:

  • Veterinary degree that is recognised in South Australia

  • Minimum of one year working experience in small animal veterinary practice

  • Willingness to participate in rotating roster Monday to Friday nights (2 or 3 nights per week)



About The Austin:

We are young but ambitious with lofty standards. Our custom-built hospital (900m2) is designed around a synergistic approach to patient care. Between specialist departments in surgery, internal medicine and imaging, we work as one team to ensure outstanding patient care and exceptional customer service.


Our hospital has all the instruments necessary to enable our team to relish their chosen careers, and flourish. This includes intensive care facilities, large central treatment area, surgery wing, full suite of imaging equipment and dedicated medicine room.


Our two internal medicine specialists (DipECVIM and DipACVIM) are supported by board-certified specialists in surgery (DipECVS) and diagnostic imaging (DipECVDI) including resident in imaging, discipline-specific interns in all departments, and a team of amazing nurses.



Our values

  • We will invest in your continuing education but need you to bring the motivation. In return, we will provide you with a challenging and satisfying career.

  • We will provide a happy workplace (including dealing with any negative workplace behaviour) to ensure you enjoy working with us. At The Austin, we take recruitment very seriously because we know it is important to get the right people.

  • Being a specialist centre, expect ambitious standards and awesomeness but also expect a lot of happiness and fulfillment from your job.

  • Oh...and bring your dog to work – we have a dedicated pooch lounge for our team!



If you believe you have the talent to fulfil this role and want to be a part of a friendly, but dynamic environment, please Apply Now.



Application process

Please send your CV and cover letter to Xander Huizing at Please include a cover letter including your reason for applying for this position and what attracted you to The Austin. Please also include your future career goals and prior experience. All applications will be treated confidentially, but please make sure you include contactable referees.

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