European College of Equine Internal Medicine

Full time, fixed term Internal Medicine Specialist

Internal Medicine Specialist – Avenel Equine Hospital (full time fixed term July – December 2024)

Well supported role with experienced full time medicine specialist, surgeons, 24-hour nursing and hospital based veterinarians
Full time fixed term position
Hospital based position
Located in Avenel, Victoria (approx. one hour from Melbourne).

Avenel Equine Hospital:

Avenel Equine Hospital is in the heart of Victoria’s thoroughbred breeding region about an hour north of Melbourne and provides multidisciplinary specialist services alongside a comprehensive ambulatory service to our local clients. The hospital team consists of veterinary specialists in internal medicine and surgery with a wealth of experience in equine surgery, medicine, diagnostic imaging, anaesthesia, lameness, and reproduction. The veterinary team is supported by nursing, stable, and laboratory staff. With the benefits of a first-class purpose-built hospital and on-site laboratory, our team provides 24-hour specialist care for horses.

The Culture:

Our vision is to be the best at patient care, best at client relationships, and the best place to work.

The Role:

We are seeking a full-time internal Medicine Specialist to join our team for the 2024 breeding season. The hospital caseload is predominantly neonatal intensive care with 140 foals as well as many peri-partum broodmare and colic cases.
You will be primarily responsible for the shared ICU and medicine cases in the hospital, communicating with our Referring Veterinarians and Clients. We have a strong culture of collegial support within our internal medicine team and with our surgeons and hospital based veterinarians.  This role would suit someone with an interest in neonatal care and management of critical cases. There is advanced medical diagnostic equipment available, including 2 ultrasound machines (including a new GE Vivid iQ), ECG telemetry, continuous monitoring (ECG, NIBP etc), gastroscope, video endoscopes, digital x-ray, nasal high flow oxygen, ventilator, blood gas analyser, and ophthalmoscopes. Our facility has 9 foal cages with oxygen and multiple fluid pumps, syringe drivers, 24-hour nursing, and foal assistance. There is a new isolation facility (with 3 additional foal cages) and full laboratory with 24-hour access.  

Skills and experience:

Fully registered as a Veterinarian in Victoria, Australia
Registered Specialist in Equine Medicine
An interest in neonatal care and management of critical care
Prioritise and work effectively within a team.


Collegiate support from medicine specialists, surgeons, and experienced ambulatory/reproductive veterinarians
Relocation allowance, car, assistance with accommodation
Varied and interesting caseload
Support for career development

To apply:

Please apply in writing to or for more information on the role call Francesca on 03 5796 2468.