Small Animal Surgery Internship
Melbourne VIC

• Work with a leading team of specialists in a dynamic hospital
• Challenging, supportive and encouraging workplace
• Excellent remuneration and benefits on offer

An opportunity for 2 veterinarians to join our team at Animal Referral Hospital (ARH) Melbourne for two 12-month Small Animal Surgery Internships, on a full-time basis.

About the position
The Surgery department is staffed by 3 ACVS-boarded Specialist Surgeons, a surgical Resident, 2 surgical Interns, and a large team of highly skilled surgical nurses. The role encompasses assisting the surgeons with consultations, diagnostic procedures, surgical procedures, case management and patient discharges, assisting the nurses with anaesthesia, and assisting with post-operative care of patients. The interns will also be trained in performing diagnostic procedures such as radiography, CT and MRI. We see a large and varied surgical caseload, with cases from the Emergency department as well as referrals from referring practices all over Victoria and Tasmania. We value work-life balance, therefore the position is Monday to Friday 4 days a week with no after-hours requirements. We strive to provide an enjoyable and supportive work environment.

What we offer you
Assistance in preparation for membership of the ANZCVS will be offered if desired. Interns interested in pursuing specialisation will be encouraged to seek residency training following the completion of the internship, and will be assisted in such training opportunities, whether it be internally or externally. Interns are also invited to participate in our Surgery Journal Club. The position includes 4 weeks of annual leave and 1 week of study leave, as well as a continuing education allowance. A competitive and generous remuneration package is on offer.

About the hospital
ARH Melbourne is a 24-hour multi-disciplinary emergency and referral hospital. The hospital has specialists in Surgery, Internal Medicine and Emergency & Critical Care. Dr. Simon Kudnig, who is a fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (FANZCVSc), a Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (Dip ACVS) and an ACVS Founding Fellow of Surgical Oncology, is the head of the Surgery department. We see a wide range of orthopaedic, soft tissue, neurologic and oncologic surgery, including advanced surgical oncologic procedures. We are equipped with arthroscopy, digital radiography, IMEX linear and circular external fixation systems, TPLO equipment, Kyon equipment (PAUL, THR), Ligasure, plating systems, neurosurgery equipment, as well as a CT scanner and MRI unit on-site.

About you
Candidates must be eligible for veterinary registration in Victoria and have excellent communication skills and work ethic, as well as a strong knowledge base on which to build. Clinical experience is desirable but not essential. This position is suited to a highly motivated vet seeking to further their skills and knowledge in Small Animal Surgery. Team coherence is extremely important to us and above all, we value someone who is a team player and an active learner

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a cover letter stating the reasons for seeking the internship, and the name and contact details of two to three referees, with at least two from a practice/clinical background.

How to Contact Us
Enquiries about the internship can be directed to Dr. Simon Kudnig at or on (03) 9379 0700.

Applications should be directed to: Matthew Lacey, Talent Acquisition Partner,



Job Categories: Graduate Vet Vet Specialist
Job Types: Full Time
Job Locations: VIC

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To apply, please submit your details below. For a confidential chat, or to learn more about opportunities with us please contact or speak directly with our Talent Acquisition Partner by region:

Lisa Willis – Victoria – Email or 0402 715 425
Abbie Smith – QLD & WA – Email or 0412 966 031
Aimee Elliott- SA, NSW & ACT – Email or 0401 162 466
Matthew Lacey – Specialty & Emergency (National) – Email or 0402 715 462

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