Do you want to kick start your career and learn in a supportive and encouraging environment? Or are you just looking for a team with an incredible culture, atmosphere and dedication to provide the best care possible?

If so, then you should come and see what there is on offer at Animal Emergency Service (AES) Tanawha! We are offering a 12-month internship for new or recent graduates commencing in January 2020.

We are looking for dedicated professionals who want to learn emergency medicine and surgery, as part of a team where clinical standards mean everything and learning never stops.

AES Team

Animal Emergency Service is a specialised veterinary organisation that provides urgent, after hours medical attention to pets and other animals. The Sunshine Coast facility is co-operative with North Coast Veterinary Specialists and Referral Centre. This established collaboration provides the necessary team of clinical experts, support staff and facilities required to practice emergency medicine at an international standard.

Although clinical standards mean everything to us, we recognise that everyone needs time off. Social functions and up to 5 days off a year to attend conferences are all important facets of life at AES. We are looking for vets who want to join our ‘team’ because a position at AES is more than just a job!


An internship at AES provides an opportunity for recent graduates to establish a career in the highly sought after area of emergency and critical care medicine under the guidance of experienced clinicians. The objectives of the program are to train individuals to be outstanding emergency veterinarians with a focus on clinical excellence. Friendly and helpful support and training is provided with the expectation that candidates will have the opportunity to graduate to become full time members of the AES veterinary team after completion of the internship.

The first 6 months of the internship will be directly mentored by the Veterinary Manager and will have the support of senior clinicians any time you’re on shift. Training will involve attending consultations and assisting with diagnostic investigations, surgical procedures, client communication and maintenance of high-quality medical records. Interns will then progress to taking primary case management under supervision allowing them to develop the confidence and clinical skill needed in this challenging field of veterinary medicine.

Animal Emergency Service is dedicated to continuing education so we have developed our own in-house programs for our veterinary teams. You will be expected to partake in our ‘Accelerate’ program, which is focused on recent graduates. Our goal is to help you attain a fulfilling career, which could include membership qualifications in Emergency and Critical Care medicine in a few years’ time.


  • Candidates must have a mature approach to veterinary care and excellent communication skills.
  • A genuine desire to embrace emergency medicine as a career choice.
  • Must be eligible for veterinary registration in the state of Queensland and hold a current radiation license.
  • Availability to work on a rotating roster across weeknights, weekends and public holidays.

Remuneration is competitive and based on experience and qualifications.

Emergency and Critical Care is a challenging but very rewarding area of veterinary medicine as we want to help the right person attain their career goals. Please contact Dr. Danielle Huston at for more information, to visit the practice, or to speak with any of the AES vets about their experiences.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to quoting reference number SCVI1909.


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