Animal Eye services – Veterinary Ophthalmology Internship

Veterinary Ophthalmology Intern – Australia


Animal Eye services is offering an 18-month Veterinary Ophthalmology Internship starting June/July  2024.

 Animal Eye Services is a 25 year established Specialist Veterinary Ophthalmology Practice in Brisbane, Australia. We are currently growing and adding to our strong team of Specialist Ophthalmologists and Residents. Our veterinarians are supported by a wonderful team of trained Ophthalmology Nurses. We are an independent practice working within a purpose built multi disciplinary specialty hospital with three dedicated surgical suites, ophthalmology diagnostics suite, prep areas and two dedicated consult rooms. We also service branch consulting spaces on the Northside of Brisbane and the Gold Coast. We are seeking a motivated veterinarian to join our team for a full-time 18-month Veterinary Ophthalmology Internship position beginning June or July 2024.

About the role

This 18-month full time internship offers an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated, hardworking, experienced and professional individual to work and learn in a busy and friendly referral ophthalmology team.

The successful candidate is expected to work 4 days per week and occasional overtime. Interns participate in consultations, minor surgeries and procedures, surgery setups, anaesthesia and monitoring, inpatient treatments, patient discharge, preparing patients for surgeries, postoperative recovery and client communication. Mentorship will be provided by our friendly team of ophthalmologists and you will be expected to engage in self-directed learning such as attending continuing development lectures and independent reading of core texts and journals. During the course of the internship, at least one paper is expected to be written and submitted for publication into a suitable peer reviewed journal.

About you

Candidates must be eligible for veterinary registration in Queensland, possess excellent communication skills, and have a strong work ethic. We have a very positive work based culture and candidates must have excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills with a positive and enthusiastic attitude.

A strong interest in veterinary ophthalmology is essential, and preference may be given to candidates with demonstrated experience and knowledge in the discipline. For example peer reviewed publications, post graduate veterinary ophthalmology courses and  continuing education events, and recognised postgraduate qualifications.

Candidates with at least 3 years of clinical experience will be preferred.

What AES offers

We are a very busy practice with a high surgical caseload and provide gold standard specialist ophthalmology practice in a well equipped and a positive working environment. On the job training and support will be provided in general ophthalmic examination and minor surgical procedures. Remuneration is above award and includes paid attendance to one ophthalmology conference and a personal laptop. We highly value work-life balance and consequently we have no on-call roster, finish on time most days and the occasional overtime (for example for emergency surgeries) includes bonus pay.

To apply please provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Dr. James White at Your applications should include the name and contact details for three referees.

Closing Date for applications: 19th May 2024.

Veterinary Ophthalmologist, Animal Eye Care Melbourne

Veterinary Ophthalmologist Opportunity!

Melbourne, Australia! Consistently rated one of the world’s most liveable cities, with leading education, healthcare, safe & family friendly neighbourhoods plus stunning natural beauty.

If you are looking for a career adventure in a leading Ophthalmology hospital in a location that the whole family will love, then we have the opportunity for you!

Animal Eye Care, Melbourne is at the pinnacle of veterinary healthcare, specializing in the forefront of ophthalmological services for animals. Known for our collaborative and compassionate care, innovative treatments, and a deep commitment to the health and well-being of our patients, and we’re expanding our team!

The Opportunity:

We are seeking a passionate and experienced Veterinary Ophthalmologist to join the team at our dedicated ophthalmology-only-practice building in East Malvern, in the leafy suburbs of Melbourne, Australia.

This is a fulltime position as a staff Ophthalmologist who is willing to work in a collaborative environment and assist in the training of our residents, and final year Veterinary Students. Interest in a long-term association with Animal Eye Care is desirable but we would also be open to long-term locum stints.

Eligibility for Veterinary registration in Victoria, Australia is essential. Please contact the clinic for more information on registration requirements.

The Hospital:

Animal Eye Care runs a busy referral-based ophthalmology practice, with a high medical and surgical case load. Patients include companion animals, exotics, and equine cases.

  • Strong focus on continued education: We have weekly rounds/journal club, monthly ocular histopathology for residents, and our practice always strives to have the best and most up to date care for our patients.
  • Strong and efficient communication between our clients and our referring vets, including the use of Galaxy – Animal Intelligence Software
  • Experienced support team: We have dedicated, specialised-trained and motivated nursing team that provide an integral contribution to the practice.
  • The latest technology and specialized equipment: state of the art and up to date equipment and techniques are used to provide the very best services to our clients and their animals. Including but not limited to the latest:
    • Abbott- AMO WhiteStar Phaco machine with Fusion Fluidics
    • Leica ophthalmic operating microscope
    • Dedicated Ultrasound machine
  • Supportive team environment focused on true work-life balance:
    • Flexibility in roster, including a 4-day work week.
    • Limited afterhours roster (no calls after 10pm weeknights and 6pm weekends)
    • Paid parental leave.
    • Access to a range of lifestyle benefits including Wellbeing Gateway Access, fitness passport, Medibank Corporate Health cover and other amazing options!

Embark on a rewarding journey where your expertise will shine and contribute to setting new standards in veterinary ophthalmology.

Apply Now to Join Our Team

Animal Eye Care Melbourne is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive team. We look forward to welcoming you to our family!

For more information or to apply, please send your CV and a cover letter detailing your interest and fit for the role to and

Locum Veterinary Ophthalmologist opportunity in Australia!

Locum Veterinary Ophthalmologist opportunity in Australia!

Are you looking for the next adventure? Are you ready to explore the idyllic beaches and unique lifestyle that only Perth can offer? Are you ready to join a passionate & dedicated team, focused on patient welfare and leading specialist care? We want to hear from you! Perth Animal Eye Hospital is looking for an experienced Veterinary Ophthalmologist for a locum position in the heart of Perth. As the only specialised ophthalmology practice in Western Australia established by Dr Martyn King, Perth Animal Eye Hospital has a strong primary care referral base. There is a large and varied number of medical and surgical cases, purpose-built and with an established and experienced support team of nurses.

The Benefits:
• Opportunity to join and be supported by an established and highly experienced team of ophthalmologists and nurses working to ensure the highest level of patient care.
• Access to a large and diverse medical and surgical caseload with the latest technology and equipment to support.
• Flexibility in roster and shared caseload
• Support with visa application, Australian Veterinary Registration. We will provide you with tailored support package to suit your situation.
• Attractive remuneration package
• Opportunity to explore the East coast of Australia with a secondary locum stint in the leafy suburbs of Melbourne.
• Benefits of the unique Perth lifestyle – think beaches, wine country and Quokkas!

About you:
• Passionate and dedicated to providing leading specialised ophthalmology care.
• Strong communication skills with the ability to maintain positive relationships with general practice referral clinics and clients alike.
• Qualification in Veterinary Science from an accredited institution and eligible to be registered in Western Australia
• A desire for adventure and ready to explore the benefits of working in one of the leading specialised Ophthalmology hospitals in Australia

Join us now for an Aussie adventure!

Perth Animal Eye Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and recognises that diversity is crucial to our success. Whatever your identity and background, if this role sounds like you, then please contact Victoria Nguyen from the Talent Acquisition team on or +61422 882 885.