Job Round up 31.07.2019 – A list of 37 Currently Advertised jobs Job Round up 31.07.2019

A list of 37 Currently Advertised jobs

New South Wales

1.  Recent Graduate Mentoring Program – Emergency and Critical Care Veterinarian, The Animal Referral Hospital, Homebush, NSW – Australia – No closing date provided

2.  Emergency and Critical Care Veterinarian – Various locations, The Animal Referral Hospital, Homebush, NSW – Australia – No closing date provided

3.  Emergency and Critical Care Specialist, The Animal Referral Hospital, Homebush, NSW – Australia – No closing date provided

4.  Senior Biosecurity Officer, New South Wales Government – Local and Services, Bombala, NSW – Australia – Closing Date: 04/08/2019

5.  Managing Veterinarian, RSPCA New South Wales, Two Hospital at Tighes Hills, Newcastle and Rutherford, NSW – Australia – Closing Date: 09/08/2019

6.  Staff Veterinarian – Rotating Internship, The University of Sydney, Camperdown, Sydney, NSW – Australia – Closing Date: 01/09/2019

7.  Biological Product Manager, Bioproperties Pty Ltd, Sydney, NSW – Australia – No closing date provided

8.  Research Coordinator – Veterinary Virology, New South Wales Government – Department of Industry – Primary Industries, Sydney, NSW – Australia – Closing Date: 18/08/2019

9.  Veterinarian – Technical Services, Treidlia Biovet, Surrey Hills, Sydney NSW – Australia – No closing date provided

10.  Technical Veterinarian – Companion Animal, Jurox Animal Health, Rutherford, NSW – Australia – No closing date provided

11.  District Vet, New South Wales Government – Local Land Services, Grafton, NSW – Australia – Closing Date: 07/08/2019

12.  Veterinarian, Concord Veterinary Hospital – Concord, Sydney, NSW – Australia – No closing date provided


13.  Small Animal Rotating Internship, The University of Queensland, Gatton, QLD – Australia – Closing Date: 09/08/2019

14.  Technical Services Co-Ordinator, The University of Queensland, Gatton, QLD – Australia – Closing Date: 01/08/2019

15.  Technical Officer (Animal Science), The University of Queensland, Gatton, QLD – Australia – Closing Date: 01/08/2019

16.  Lecturer in Small Animal Internal Medicine, The University of Queensland, Gatton, QLD – Australia – Closing Date: 14/08/2019



17.  Emergency Veterinarian, Animal Emergency Centre, Frankston, VIC – Australia – Closing Date: 31/08/2019

18.  Clinical Tutor (Veterinary Anaesthesia), University of Melbourne, Werribee, VIC – Australia – No closing date provided

19.  Territory Manager – Pets & Equine (Victoria), Boehringer Ingelheim, Melbourne, VIC – Australia – No closing date provided

20.  Animal Technician – Large Animal Facility, CSIRO, Geelong, VIC – Australia – No closing date provided


Western Australia

21.  Dermatology Veterinary Internship, Animal Dermatology Clinic – Murdoch University Veterinary Hospital, Perth, WA – Australia – No closing date provided


South Australia

22. Emergency Veterinarian, Animal Emergency Centre, Norwood, Adelaide, SA – Australia – Closing Date: 31/08/2019


Hong Kong

23.  Chair Professor/Professor (Veterinary Medicine/Surgery) Dept of Infectious Diseases and Public Health, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong – Hong Kong – No closing date provided

New Zealand

24.  Territory Manager – Livestock, Boehringer Ingelheim, Hawkes Bay, Gisborne Territory – New Zealand – No closing date provided


25.  Clinical Pathologist, Gribbles Veterinary Pathology – Healthscope NZ, Palmerston North – New Zealand – Closing Date: 05/08/2019

Northern Ireland

26.  Director of Veterinary Sciences Division, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute Northern Ireland (AFBI), Belfast – Northern Ireland – Closing Date: 30/08/2019


Solomon Islands

27. Programme Manager, Pacific Biosecurity Response Solomon Islands, Hudson Recruitment, Honiara – Solomon Islands – Closing Date: 31/07/2019

United Arab Emirates

28. Associate Professor – Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Meat Hygiene and Public Health, United Arab Emirates University, Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates – No closing date provided

United Kingdom

29.  Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Bioveterinary Science, University of Lincoln, Lincoln – United Kingdom – Closing Date: 07/08/2019

30. Senior Veterinary Surgeon (Lecturer) Small Animal Primary Care Practice – Grade 8, University of Liverpool, Liverpool – United Kingdom – Closing Date: 05/08/2019

31. Research Scientist – Livestock Genomics and Breeding (Fixed Term), Scotland’s Rural College, Easter Bush – United Kingdom – Closing Date: 26/08/2019

32.  Lecturer in Veterinary Practice, Small Animal Surgery, University of Bristol, Bristol – United Kingdom – Closing Date: 11/08/2019


United States

33. Clinical Veterinarian, Chicago Zoological Society (CZS) – Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield, Illinois – United States – No closing date provided

34.  Professional Services Veterinarian, Petcare, Zoetis, Washington, DC – United States – No closing date provided

35.  Chair, Department of Comparative Medicine, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Bastrop, Texas – United States – Closing Date: 01/08/2019

36. Veterinarian, West Liberty Foods, West Liberty, Iowa – United States – No closing date provided

37. Supervisor for Large Animal Technical Services, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts – United States – Closing Date: 25/08/2019

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Dr Caroline Murray – ‘The Wilderness Vet’ – An Inspirational Veterinary Career!

At Eagle Hunter family in remote Altai mountains, NW Mongolia. Eagles are used to hunt small prey in the winter.

“I have done lots of volunteer work, as I believe that it is our duty as humans, and veterinarians, to help those less fortunate than us.” Dr Caroline Murray told me, as she shared her story; a story of bravery, determination, adventure and thanksgiving.

Originally from the United Kingdom, Caroline graduated in Liverpool in 1997. She braved the dismally bad weather for a few years following graduation, working in small and mixed animal clinics throughout the UK; however, her gypsy heart yearned for more. Her eyes were set on the stunning shores of New Zealand. Caroline’s original plan was a working holiday but little did she know that life had a different direction for her. She spent 11 years working throughout the north and south islands of New Zealand, and also graduated from Murdoch University with a Masters in Wildlife and Conservation – a cause that is very close to the nomadic vet’s heart.

In 2014 tragedy struck when Caroline’s already unwell father became terminally ill and she chose to return to her homeland to care for her dad. Sadly, four years later, her dad passed away, and with his passing began a roller-coaster of grief that encapsulated, not only the grief of losing a parent, but also the loss of several close friends to suicide, as well.

Neutering stray cats and dogs that get dumped at pagodas and looked after by the monks – Siem Riep, Cambodia

However, there is courage in the strength of someone who has chosen to fight, and with the help of Vetlife and ARC, she overcame several hurdles in her life.

Caroline now prioritises work-life balance and mental health preservation, both of herself and her colleagues and friends.  She enjoys running, dancing and most admirably, she loves to give back to disadvantaged and disaster-stricken communities during her worldwide travels.  Recent volunteer work has included involvement in search and rescue following the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, and an independently organised stray animal desexing trip to Cambodia.  But now her sights are set on the North Pole, yes, you read that right, the North Pole! In June 2019 Caroline will be running BOTH the Tromso Midnight Sun Half Marathon and the Mourne Mountain Half Marathon in Ireland, to raise money for ARC and Vetlife respectively, and also to honour her Norwegian and Irish friends who have tragically lost their lives to suicide.

If you would like to sponsor Caroline in her very worthwhile and heartfelt cause, please see the following  links on – TheWildernessVet and the TheWildernessVet2.

At Iditarod sled dog race in Alaskan wilderness. Looking after a couple of injured dogs at one of the checkpoints.

By donating to these causes you will be helping these much-needed organisations to continue helping many others through what can literally be a matter of life or death.

But now, let’s talk to the woman whose strength in overcoming adversity and desire to give back is something to truly be admired.

Dr Caroline Murray, thank you for talking with me today…

A interview of Dr Kimberley Khodakhah, New York City & Vetopia Inc.

Dr Khodakhah is an accomplished small animal veterinarian based in New York City and the surrounding suburbs – where she has been based for 17 years. Kimberley has practiced in several states across the US in several leadership positions including Associate Veterinarian, Medical director and Hospital Director. She has always had a passion for collaborating with and mentoring veterinary technicians/nurses as well as veterinary associates.

As a Certified Professional Coach she combines her love for animals and her desire to support the veterinary community. Dr Khodakhah founded Vetopia Inc. with this mission in mind and provides several Mentoring and Career Transformation Programs for members of the veterinary field. A particularly strong focus of hers is providing tools and strategies to new Veterinary Graduates to not only survive but thrive their first years following graduation. The ultimate aim of her coaching is to help veterinary colleagues create a happy, successful, sustainable career. Dr Khodakhah continues to practice medicine part time as well as volunteers with the Wolf Conservation Society and the SPCA in Fiji.

We hope that you enjoy the interview!

Emma & The Veterinary Careers Team

EcoHealthNet Applications Are Now Open! Emerging Threats to Global Health, Virginia US, (June 2-8)

The deadline to apply is December 5, 2018 

Program Info

EcoHealthNet is an undergraduate and graduate-level global research coordination network, funded by the National Science Foundation, to bring together world-class research scientists from medical, ecology, veterinary, epidemiology, virology, anthropology, climate science, data science, and economics fields that will advance One Health research and education. Advancements will take place through three activities: 1) creation of a peer network of undergraduate and graduate STEM students from various disciplines via one-week workshops that teach applied skills and provide in-person contact time with scientists actively conducting research related to anthropogenic environmental change, economics, and emerging diseases, which will also be delivered live as an interactive webinar to university students globally; 2) developing the next generation of One Health practitioners through mentored research projects that reflect One Health principles; 3) linking participants to professional science and policy associations. EcoHealthNet is designed to inspire broad, collaborative One Health research and create lasting connectivity among scientists from different disciplines as they advance in their careers.

The deadline to apply is December 5, 2018.

The 2019 Workshop, Emerging Threats to Global Health, will be held at George Mason University in Virginia from June 2-8, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University and the Smithsonian Institute. Research Exchange projects can take place between May and August 2019.

For any questions, please email

The Workshop

The EcoHealthNet Workshop is a one-week workshop designed to bring together undergraduate and graduate students and research scientists from various scientific disciplines to learn about concepts and tools used in disease ecology research. Workshop participants receive five days of high-level didactic and practical training from experts on topics related to disease ecology, such as mathematical disease modeling, GIS and spatial analysis, field and laboratory techniques for zoonotic disease research, the economics of emerging diseases, and critical review of published studies. Successful applicants will be involved in research projects or have research interests that will directly benefit from the skills and insights learned during the workshop. Students may be asked to give a brief presentation of their current research as part of the workshop. Participants will build professional networks with fellow workshop participants and instructors who are leaders in their field.

Participant expenses will be covered to attend the workshop at GMU, including room and accommodation, meals, roundtrip travel to the workshop, and visa fees, if applicable. Travel to and from the workshop will be paid personally by each participant, but will then be reimbursed by the project once the workshop is complete.

For any questions, please email

Research Exchange

EcoHealthNet Research Exchange Interns work under the guidance of a research mentor developing a study within the scope of high-profile, well-funded U.S. and international-based research projects. Participants are expected to work with their assigned mentors to craft a project that will fit into the scope of the main program and allow the student to learn about research design, data collection, analysis, and publication. Past internship projects have included Nipah virus ecology in Bangladesh, Avian influenza dynamics in China, disease surveillance in wildlife imported to New York, wildlife disease surveillance in Brazil and Malaysia, coronavirus diversity in bats, and White Nose Syndrome ecology in the United States.

Research Exchange projects last 6-12 weeks and are open from May–August 2019. A full list of all 19 available Research Exchange projects can be found here. You will be asked to list your top three projects in your application.

Participant expenses will be covered for research exchange projects, including room and accommodation, meals, roundtrip travel to project location, needed project expenses, and visa fees, if applicable. No stipend is included.

Expenses are covered on a partial reimbursement basis, meaning students will cover their charges personally and then will submit for refunds throughout their study period. If a student is unable to initially cover their charges through the reimbursement basis listed above, an alternative advancement funding process is in place.

For more information please visit THIS SITE

Unreal Veterinary Careers – An interview with Dr Deborah Neutze, Veterinary Consultant

“Stopping to smell the roses” in Nice, France

Introduction by Emma:  I feel that Debbie needs no introduction ?!

Dr Deborah Neutze, immediate ex- National Strategy and Media Manager as AVA staff, a fantastic lady, excellent practitioner and all-round committed and tireless advocate for our Veterinary Profession. I first got to work with Deb in 2009 as she secured a government grant and organised an AVA conference: The changing role of women in the veterinary profession, for the Practice Management Group, this was an excellent conference full of forward-thinking speakers taking the bull by the horns and addressing so many key changes and opportunities that feminisation of the profession will entail. Debbie has continued in that theme from this point forward! I am pleased to have Deb as a friend and colleague – Thanks Deb – for your time today…   Now some questions for you!…

1. What are you working on/ towards at the moment?

I am presently in the process of establishing my own veterinary industry consultancy business.  My con)sultancy will offer services along the lines of my previous work with the AVA, for instance – assistance with veterinary policy development; public affairs advice around assisting organisations interact with and influencing key stakeholders; submissions to government consultations and reviews; industry trend analyses; and independent analysis of planned veterinary industry projects.

My hope is to find some meaty, worthwhile projects that are aimed at making a positive contribution for the veterinary profession and the world that vets operate in.

I am also privileged to have recently been invited to be part of the Federal Government’s focus group working on the Animal Sector National Antimicrobial Resistance Plan for 2018 AMR is one of the most worrying threats to both public and animal health and being personally involved with developing plans to reduce these potential risks is very rewarding.

2. What drives you?

A passion for the veterinary profession and the animals that we treat and advocate on behalf of.

I love being a veterinarian. Being a vet has enriched my life on many levels. Firstly, as a clinician, I really enjoyed the varied and interesting workload, every day was different – who knew what would walk in each day and the amazing, amusing and emotional stories that would come from these interactions.  Secondly, as part of the veterinary profession I count myself extraordinarily lucky to have so many veterinary colleagues that I can count on.  Thirdly, being able to have a second “career” working for the AVA – “looking after the vets instead of the pets” as I used to tell people who asked what I did once I no longer worked as a clinical veterinarian.

I feel that the penultimate evidence of my passion for the veterinary profession is seen in the fact that my oldest son decided to follow in my footsteps and become a veterinarian. I hope when he is my age, he has the same passion for the profession.

3. What have been the major transitions in your path?

I graduated in 1983 and started work at Forestville Veterinary Hospital as a small animal practitioner. After 12 months I moved to Guildford Veterinary Hospital, which was the vet practice where I had taken all my animals as a child. I bought in as a partner the following year. I stayed at Guildford Veterinary Hospital for 25 years, during which time we bought two more practices; were awarded the AVPMA Practice of Excellence in Customer Service, the first year that it was offered, and I completed a Graduate Certificate in Management.

One day while sitting in the lunchroom I noticed that everyone in the room that day had not been born when I started working at Guildford Vets, so I decided it was time to try something different. I had recently been the AVA NSW President and on the AVA Policy Council and really enjoyed contributing to the profession. So, I decided to sell my practices, with the intent of semi-retiring and working part-time for the AVA. I took on the role as the Executive Officer for the Australian Veterinary Practice Management Association. I enjoyed this so much, (and I didn’t really enjoy semi-retirement so much) that I also combined working as the Executive Officer for the AVA NSW Division. During my time as the EO for the AVPMA I won a grant to run a veterinary conference specifically looking at issues for women in the profession.

After a few years, I changed roles to become the AVA National Membership and Strategy Manager, and then the AVA Strategy Manager and then AVA Policy Manager.

Walking with elephants in the wild,  Botswana

In the Policy Manager role, I have advocated on behalf of the profession preparing submissions for government consultations and inquiries, spoke at Senate Inquiries and at the FairWork Commission, met with federal politicians and undertook an audit of the veterinary practice legislation in Australia. I led the development of the national AVA Graduate Mentoring Scheme, undertook AVA veterinary workforce analyses; and developed the AVA Internship Guidelines.


I have also sat on the NSW Veterinary Practitioner’s Board, including Chair of Complaints; been a member of the ATO’s Small Business Stewardship Group: and the University of Sydney’s Veterinary Faculty Financial Sustainability Board.

This year I was elected to the AVA Board and as such for good governance I have recently resigned employment with the AVA.

4. What has been a major highlight of your career?

Advocating successfully for the veterinary profession to stop the government deregulating university fees and increasing the interest on HECS payments. This would have seen a massive increase in veterinary degree fees and a significant increase in HECS interest fees to existing graduates. I undertook financial modelling of the proposed changes; advocated to the Minister’s office, shadow Minister and cross benches; spoke at a Senate inquiry; wrote multiple submissions and talked to the media.

5. What advice would you provide a younger you?

Slow down and smell the roses (or rather pat the kittens). Time goes by so fast, just try to cherish every step along the way.

Don’t sweat the small stuff, things that today seem like big issues are usually gone and forgotten in a few weeks’ time.

Be yourself, don’t worry about what others are thinking of you, if you are true to yourself you will gain their respect anyway.

Thanks Deb – I am sure like me, many will be very inspired by such a great contribution to our profession! Thankyou for all that you have done and do for us! We look forward to seeing what additional amazing projects you will drive and be a part of! Also, if people want to know more about the APMVA – the next conference is later this month and you can find out more information here. Talk soon – Emma.

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