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Small Animal Surgery Specialist

Come and join the team at SASH!

The Small Animal Specialist Hospital (SASH) is Australia’s largest and most distinguished animal referral and emergency Hospital. SASH in Tuggerah is located on the beautiful Central Coast only one hour North of Sydney. It is a location to suit all lifestyles; offering nearby city or rural living. It is only a few minutes away from countless beaches and surfing opportunities and a stones throw away from Tuggerah Lake, a gorgeous saltwater wetlands. Our Tuggerah Hospital, on the Central Coast, offers a full range of clinical services including a 24-hour Emergency service, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Radiology, and Rehabilitation. This has made us the go-to facility for clients wishing to receive the gold standard of care for their pets, with our team working hard to ensure the service we deliver is second to none.

SASH sees a broad range of orthopaedic, soft tissue and neurosurgical cases. The surgery department, between our North Ryde and Tuggerah facilities, is well resourced with fluoroscopy, arthroscopy and laparoscopy to allow minimally invasive image-guided orthopaedic and soft tissue procedures. We are also equipped with, 3 different locking plate systems (for fracture repairs, cruciate and pelvic osteotomies), interlocking nails and linear and circular external fixation kits. SASH has a busy hip replacement program using Biomedtrix Universal, Micro and Nano Total Hip Replacement instrumentation and is also equipped to perform Arthrex CUE and Synacart procedures. Imaging is of the highest standard with digital radiography, multi-slice CT scanners at both Tuggerah and North Ryde and a high field (1.5T) MRI operated by a full-time radiographer at our North Ryde facility which also has an onsite linear accelerator operated by a full-time radiation therapist and radiation oncologist. Three specialist anaesthetists lead our highly trained anaesthesia team which operate at both hospitals.

The Position

The position is based at our Central Coast facility at Tuggerah. The applicant must be comfortable in an environment where all are encouraged to collaborate on patient care, and where referring veterinarians and pet owners receive personal and attentive service.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Degree in Veterinary Science registrable in NSW
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • A commitment to providing the highest level of patient care
  • Ability to work as part of a team and maintain a positive attitude
  • The ability to multitask and handle a high volume of cases
  • A strong work ethic and commitment to the culture and values of SASH

To be successful in this position, you will be

  • Board certification or Board qualification
  • A Fellow of the ANZCVS or a Diplomate of the ACVS or ECVS


Candidates who have completed approved training programs but are yet to finalise exams are also strongly encouraged to apply!

Whats on offer

  • Annual continuing education allowance
  • Competitive salary
  • Free onsite parking and proximity to public transport
  • Supportive team of SASH specialists, nurses and support staff
  • Complete cover of the cost of sponsorship if required
  • A great learning environment in a team that loves to share knowledge and experience

If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity apply today! The next step is to forward your resume with a cover letter addressing the essential criteria quoting Reference No: WSURT/21 Attention Matthew Lacey, to email: employment@sashvets.com

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