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LOCATION: Whyalla. 4 hours from Adelaide, South Australia


TYPE OF PRACTICE: Small Animal Practice. Occasional horse.

CLOSING DATE: Cancelled. International students may apply but travel to Whyalla, Australia and Visa are their responsibility.

DESCRIPTION: We have positions each year for final year students to come and gain their small animal work experience at our practices. Students will work 1:1 under supervision of a qualified veterinary surgeon working up and treating cases. There will ample opportunity to further their surgical experience, especially in neutering of strays as part of our rehousing scheme.

The clinic in Whyalla has just been extensively renovated and the clinic in Roxby Downs is brand new. The practice is fully computerized, in-house idexx pathology, digital radiology and all the modern equipment you would expect in a progressive multi-clinic practice.

We have excellent, mature lay staff who can be relied upon and will provide an excellent resource for a veterinary student working at our practice .

The clinic has three outstation practices which add an interesting dimension to the work The position is based in Whyalla , a city of 20,000 that offers an excellent lifestyle with excellent fishing, boating, swimming and all other amenities of a medium sized coastal city.

WORK PERIOD: 2 to 8 weeks. MINIMUM 3 weeks

AFTER HOURS WORK: Yes. Expect to be called in to assist with emergencies.

FLIGHT AND ACCOMODATION: Sucessful applicants recieve free accomodation and $200 is provided towards travel at end of rotation.


APPLICATIONS ONLY IN WRITING: Send your application, resume and THREE REFERENCES WITH PHONE NUMBERS that can be contacted, to the Office Manager, 97 McDouall Stuart Avenue, Whyalla Stuart. South Australia. 5608 or as email word doc attachment to

You will need a letter from your supervising lecturer stating that you have permission to do this as part of your small animal (Cats and Dogs) practical experience to complete your final year subject. We will provide a report to your supervising lecturer.

Vet students who have completed their rotations with us

Vet student small animal clinical rotations cancelled.



Clinical rotations in 2014 are the last.


Updated 1/10/2014