Are you a new or recent graduate who would like to gain more knowledge and experience to improve your skills?

Do you want to further your career whether it is in general practice or an advanced and specialist small animal practice?    

Do you like the challenge of a busy environment with complex cases and dedicated owners?

The Opportunity:

Choosing to undertake an internship is an important step in many veterinary careers. The opportunity to learn best practice and be exposed to a wide range of clinical approaches can be immensely beneficial for both recent graduates and more experienced veterinarians.

Our mission is to support our people to deliver the best outcomes for patients, their families and referring practices. Our established internship consists of either a 12 month or 18 month program rotating through the referral services including Surgery and Internal Medicine.  

There are positions available at our three locations Underwood, Carrara and Jindalee, if you would like to express your interest in a particular site, please let us know in your application letter.

Who we are:

Veterinary Specialist Services is an established Small Animal referral practice in South East Queensland.  We have hospitals at Carrara, Jindalee, and Underwood. We are striving to create an environment where people can do their best work.  Our teams are very passionate about delivering patient care and support each other to do it.  We have a very diverse skill set and can offer just about all specialities, diagnostic modalities, and therapies across our practice group.  We have residency training programs for vets, in house training programs for nurses and internships where many of our interns have progressed to become registered Specialists.  We are involved in the industry with wide participation in professional groups, universities, continuing education courses and we run our own annual conference.


What we are looking for:

  • A person who will be a genuine team player in a large multidiscinplinary team.  

  • A person who wants to develop themselves and their clinical skills and can do so knowing experienced team members are available.

  • A person who understands that we all have a role to play, and that the ultimate outcome is to deliver the best possible care for our patients, our clients and our referring veterinarians.

  • A person who is genuinely adaptable, we foresee ongoing change and adaptation to improve our workplace.

  • A person who understands that when a patient needs us, we will do our utmost to be there and give it the care it needs.


What we offer:

  • We practice genuine multidisciplinary medicine at the Specialist level.  We offer most treatments, but we consider everything through the lens of our training programs and experience.

  • We have a history of training people with our interns enjoying success in general practice, academic practice, achieving specialist registration or practice ownership.

  • We are evolving the company with a focus on people, their careers and their development.  

  • We listen and try to respond to our people’s needs. We are owned and run by veterinarians who work on the floor at each of our practices.

  • The applicant may apply for a second year internship in either medicine or surgery at the end of their first year.

  • We offer the opportunity to work alongside team members who are internationally recognised for their skills and experience and with others who are highly skilled and experienced in their profession.


  • Remuneration is in accordance with the Animal Care and Veterinary Services Award.

  • A 4-day working week and annual leave are based on a fixed term 12 month or 18 month offer.



Please either submit your CV and a covering letter to us at HR@vss.net.au, or contact Jennine Bennett (HR Assistant - phone 3841 7011) if you’d like any more information. You can check out our website (vss.net.au), have a look at our Veterinary Resource Area in the (just clinical information https://www.vss.net.au/vss-resource-area.html or let us know if you’d like to talk to one of our team members for some unbiased feedback on how things are in the clinic.  We recently asked our nurses what it was like to work at VSS - you can find what they say here:



To express your interest in this position give us a call on 07 3841 7011 or complete the form below. We welcome the opportunity to meet and discuss this role with you further.