Vet

Opportunities in Veterinary Science

Information for Applicants

Welcome from the Head of Veterinary Science

JCU's Head of Veterinary Science Margaret Reilly

The JCU Veterinary Science program is growing, join us on our journey as we continue to offer excellence in undergraduate, postgraduate and clinical training for the veterinarians of the future.

As a leader in animal science and veterinary practice, JCU Veterinary and Animal Science programs promote, foster, and administer quality teaching and research, as well as having a strong focus on delivering authentic clinical services.

At JCU's Veterinary Emergency Centre and Hospital, located at JCU Townsville, we offer a mix of clinical and academic work and you will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of state-of-the-art diagnostic, monitoring, and therapeutic equipment.

We look forward to hearing from you and wish you well on the journey you are about to begin.

Regards,

Dr Margaret Reilly

Professor, Head of Veterinary Science

About JCU

Discover JCU Veterinary Science


From pet cats and dogs at home to cattle in the Outback, JCU Veterinary Science covers all animals — great and small. Through access to unique locations and with an emphasis on academic excellence, staff have opportunities to teach, conduct research and advance in some of the most interesting places in the world.


Stories about Research and Teaching

Creating a brighter future for life in the Tropics worldwide through graduates and discoveries that make a difference

A group of students sitting on a sunny beach in Tropical North Queensland.

Discover Townsville

With more than 320 days of sunshine and the Great Barrier Reef, Australian Outback and ancient rainforests as backyards, Townsville is the ideal location for adventure and relaxation.

As the largest urban centre in North Queensland, Townsville is a major commercial and tourism hub, providing opportunities for both business and recreation. Townsville's economy is diverse, ranging from education to retail and manufacturing. Townsville is small enough for you to escape the hustle and bustle of capital cities, yet large enough to host major events, including sport, music, theatre and festivals.

Townsville enjoys a tropical climate with less rainfall than elsewhere in the Tropics due to the city's geographical location. Winter in Townsville brings blue skies, warm days and cool nights due to south easterly trade winds. Summer brings balmy temperatures and increased rainfall with thunderstorms usually starting in late October.

For more information, visit Living in Townsville.

Working at JCU Veterinary Science

At JCU we aim to meet tomorrow's demands in sustainable animal farming and increased expectations for animal health and welfare.  We offer students world-class education through supportive learning environments with access to our leading lecturers and experts in companion animals and livestock. We are proud that our graduates receive extensive, hands-on experience to become well-rounded and highly skilled professionals.

The JCU Veterinary and Animal Science program is rated #1 in Australia for skills development, learner engagement and full-time employment and #1 in QLD for median salary, overall educational experience, student support and teaching quality*

We are looking for people with the dedication and passion to drive the agenda of future-proofing the vet science program at JCU. As enthusiastic and qualified vets, you will demonstrate enthusiasm and capacity for teaching vet sciences and your ability to engage effectively with multidisciplinary academics, community and professional bodies will see you excel in these interesting and rewarding roles educating the vets of the future.

Join a committed team of professionals dedicated to educating the vets of the future at one of the world’s leading educational institutions focusing on the Tropics.

*2022 Good Universities Guide, UG Veterinary Science

Deliver excellent Veterinary Care for agricultural animals kept on the JCU campus for teaching and research purposes

  • Salary $69,717 - $115,465 + 17% Super
  • 36.25 hour working week
  • Influence the Vets of the future
  • Enjoy a tropical lifestyle whilst achieving your career goals

What you can accomplish in the role

Working onsite at the JCU teaching facilities, you will ensure excellence in veterinary care is being provided for agricultural animals kept on site for teaching and research purposes including cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry, and horses.  With an opportunity to participate in curriculum design and development in the veterinary program, you will provide clinical instruction in production animal medicine and surgery, with a focus on bovine reproduction.

What you will bring to the role

With an enthusiasm and passion for Veterinary science, you will hold a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary science or equivalent and be eligible for immediate registration in Queensland. You will bring knowledge of animal care and use regulations, policies and current standards for veterinary practices and procedures.  Your ability to engage effectively with multidisciplinary academics, community and professional bodies will see you excel in this interesting and rewarding role educating the Vets of the future.

HOW TO APPLY 

Click on "Current Vacancies" and apply for vacancy reference 17681

For more info, please contact Professor Margaret Reilly at margaret.reilly1@jcu.edu.au


Teach in the BVSc curriculum while providing high quality clinical service in canine and feline internal medicine in the veterinary teaching hospital.

  • Salary $118,983 - $136,591 + 17% Super
  • 36.25 hour working week
  • Influence the Vets of the future
  • Enjoy a tropical lifestyle whilst achieving your career goals

What you can accomplish in the role

You will have the opportunity to teach in the Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) curriculum while providing high-quality clinical service in canine and feline internal medicine at the University's on-campus veterinary teaching hospital. Developing and participating directly in clinical research activity, leading to peer-reviewed publications, you will encourage collaborative research and be instrumental in contributing to the development of the veterinary science teaching program, especially in veterinary surgery and related fields at JCU.

What you will bring to the role

With an enthusiasm and passion for Veterinary science, you will hold a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science or equivalent and be eligible for registration in Queensland. Your formal training in small animal surgery and a strong interest in, and aptitude for, teaching Veterinary Surgery will see you excel in this interesting and rewarding role educating the Vets of the future.

How to Apply

Click on Current Vacancies and apply for vacancy reference 17443

For more information, please contact Professor Margaret Reilly at margaret.reilly1@jcu.edu.au


Teach small animal internal medicine to both under and post-graduate students, provide high-quality clinical services and mentor other Veterinarians

  • Salary $69,717 - $136,591 + 17% Super
  • 36.25 hour working week
  • Influence the Vets of the future
  • Enjoy a tropical lifestyle whilst achieving your career goals

What you can accomplish in the role

Working primarily in our Veterinary Emergency Centre and Hospital located on the JCU campus you will have the opportunity work with a wide range of state-of-the-art diagnostic, monitoring and therapeutic equipment. Your contribution to the teaching of small animal internal medicine to both under and post-graduate students coupled with the provision of high-quality clinical services and mentorship of other veterinarians will be highly valued in this challenging and varied role. Your input to further developing our veterinary science curriculum and expanding our research program in this specialist field will be paramount to your success

What you will bring to the role

With an enthusiasm and passion for Veterinary science, you will hold a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science or equivalent and be eligible for registration in Queensland. With strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to working as a member of a cohesive, like-minded teaching and clinical team you will thrive in a dynamic environment. Your formal training in small animal internal medicine and a strong interest in, and experience with, clinical teaching will see you excel in this interesting and rewarding role educating the Vets of the future.

How to Apply

Click on Current Vacancies and access vacancy reference 17389

For more information, please contact Professor Margaret Reilly at margaret.reilly1@jcu.edu.au


Teach and assess final year Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) students and postgraduate students while involved in authentic clinical service delivery

  • Salary $97,856 - $156,540 + 17% Super
  • 36.25 hour working week
  • Influence the Vets of the future
  • Enjoy a tropical lifestyle whilst achieving your career goals

What you can accomplish in the role

Working primarily in our Veterinary Emergency Centre and Hospital located on the JCU campus you will have the opportunity work with a wide range of state-of-the-art diagnostic, monitoring and therapeutic equipment. Your contribution to the teaching of veterinary emergency medicine and critical care coupled with the provision of high-quality clinical services will be highly valued in this challenging and varied role. Your input to further developing our Veterinary Sciences teaching program, especially in veterinary emergency medicine and critical care and related fields will be paramount to your success.

What you will bring to the role

With an enthusiasm and passion for Veterinary Science, you will hold a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science or equivalent and be eligible for registration in Queensland. With strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to working as a member of a cohesive, like-minded teaching and clinical team you will thrive in a dynamic environment. Your formal training in emergency medicine and a strong interest in, and experience with, clinical teaching will see you excel in this interesting and rewarding role educating the Vets of the future

How to Apply

Click on Current Vacancies and access vacancy reference 17390

For more information, please contact Professor Margaret Reilly at margaret.reilly1@jcu.edu.au


Provide contemporary teaching and clinical skills to students of Veterinary Science in Equine Medicine

  • Salary $97,856 - $115,465 + 17% Super
  • 36.25 hour working week
  • Mentor the Vets of the future
  • Enjoy a tropical lifestyle whilst achieving your career goals

What you can accomplish in the role

Working onsite at the JCU teaching facilities, as well as in an authentic clinical environment, you will work with a wide range of state-of-the-art diagnostic, monitoring and therapeutic equipment as you teach equine internal medicine using tutorial, practical, and classroom modalities.  Providing contemporary teaching methodologies, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing development of the JCU Vet science program by developing new and innovative curriculum that ensures our students remain highly sought after for their relevant, practical skills and hands-on experience.

What you will bring to the role

With an enthusiasm and passion for Veterinary science, you will hold a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science or equivalent and be eligible for registration in Queensland. With strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to working as a member of a cohesive, like-minded teaching and clinical team you will thrive in a dynamic environment. Your formal training in Equine medicine and a strong interest in, and experience with, clinical teaching will see you excel in this interesting and rewarding role educating the Vets of the future.

How to Apply

Click on Current Vacancies and access vacancy reference 17996

For more information, please contact Professor Margaret Reilly at margaret.reilly1@jcu.edu.au


Responsible for the day-to-day management and care of the large animals and their facilities at JCU

  • Salary $68,302 - $77,471 + 17% Super
  • Work / life balance with a 36.25 hour working week
  • Fixed term 12-month contract
  • Mentor the Vets of the future

What you can Accomplish in the Role

Working collaboratively with the Team Leader, Facilities and Technical Support you will oversee the daily management, monitoring and animal husbandry of the teaching and research animals and facilities, ensuring safety compliance and a high standard of animal welfare is met for all large animals. You will also provide technical assistance in demonstrating safe animal handling techniques, bleeding techniques, general nursing care and veterinary/farm-based procedures as required.

What you will bring to the Role

Ideally you will have a degree qualification in animal science / production or another relevant field.  You will have extensive experience handling large animals, especially production animals, the capacity to handle animal tissue and the ability to assist in the preparation and set up of practical classes, clinical rotations, or research experiments.  With a knowledge of farm-based practices, you will ensure all farm-based equipment and facilities are maintained as well as the day-to-day monitoring of animals to ensure they are suitable for student training.

How to Apply

Click on Current Vacancies and access vacancy reference 18008

For more info, please contact Chris Joone on 0439 849 460 or via email chris.joone@jcu.edu.au


Benefits of Working at JCU

JCU is strongly committed to equity and diversity in the workplace and aspires to continue developing a workforce that reflects the diversity, capacities and capabilities of people from the regions in which we operate. We are committed to developing future leaders, building upon the wealth of wisdom and experience embodied by our current academic leaders, we will identify and nurture those who will take JCU into the future.

Remuneration Package

An appropriate and attractive salary will be offered including a range of flexible salary packaging options.

Benefits
  • Five weeks’ annual recreation leave
  • Annual Leave Loading
  • Cash out annual leave and time in lieu options
  • Generous sick, carer's and cultural leave
  • Generous long service leave pro-rata at 7 years
  • Up to 6 months paid maternity leave
  • Flexible working options
  • Ongoing professional and career development
  • Attractive options for salary packaging
  • Staff study assistance and paid study leave
  • Fitness Passport
  • access to online media subscriptions
  • corporate discount on health insurance
  • Free Employee Assistance Program (Coaching and Counselling)
  • on-campus caf├ęs, gym, pool and childcare
  • Re-location and immigration assistance can be negotiated
  • Balance of work and life so you can enjoy a lifestyle that supports a diverse range of leisure and sporting interests
Superannuation

Generous superannuation scheme with up to 17% employer contributions.


Our character and actions are underpinned by our values and beliefs:

Values
  • Excellence
  • Authenticity
  • Integrity
  • Sustainability
  • Mutual respect
  • Discovery
  • Creativity and Innovation
Beliefs
  • We recognise that knowledge has the power to change lives
  • We ignite and support a passion for learning in our community
  • We are enriched by and celebrate our communities’ diversity
  • We understand that a sustainable environment is central to our lives and our work
  • We strive to anticipate and respond to our community’s needs delivering education and research in more flexible ways
  • We uphold our commitments

We’re looking for our employees of the future who subscribe to our values and beliefs and recognise that knowledge has the power to change lives. We ignite and support a passion for learning in our community and welcome dedicated professionals who can help us make a difference.


Fletcherview Research Station

Tropical veterinary research in an iconic location

This is Uni... but not as you know it


Students and staff can develop professional skills during field trips to the most fascinating places on Earth. Students don't just leave with degrees, they finish with stories. JCU staff are committed to inspiring those stories through research and teaching excellence that brings together people and societies, the natural world, the built environment and experiential learning.


For more information

Phone: +61 7 4781 5809 Email: margaret.reilly1@jcu.edu.au