University Of Pretoria Is Hiring:Clinical Assistant (Reproduction) Department Of Production Animal Studies


The successful candidate will actively participate in the following areas:

Registering for and pursuing a postgraduate degree in MMedVet (Gyn) with the view to complete the specialist training in reproduction of domestic animals and to obtain the degree within the prescribed time;

Actively participating in the clinical/experiential training of veterinary and veterinary nursing students while rendering services in the clinics of the Onderstepoort Veterinary Academic Hospital, on farms and in satellite clinics;

Participating in providing a 24-hour clinical service and in community engagement activities, including disadvantaged communities, as delegated by the Head of Department;

Participate in Departmental research and publications;Performing departmental administrative duties as delegated by the Section head/Head of Department.


A BVSc/BVMCh degree or an appropriate equivalent veterinary qualification;
Registration as a veterinarian with the South African Veterinary Council (SAVC).
Any one of the following:

Minimum of two years’ clinical experience as a registered and practicing veterinarian for candidates who graduated before introduction of Compulsory Community service year, or

Evidence (provide verifiable case logs) of experience in handling an appreciable number of reproduction cases as a veterinarian whilst serving under the Compulsory Community service year and a minimum of one years’ clinical experience as a registered and practicing veterinarian; or

Training of at least one year in the specific field (reproduction) as an intern at a recognised training facility

Compliance with entry requirements for a Masters’ programme with a commitment to enrol for an MMedVet(Gyn) degree and to complete within prescribed time frame;


Computer literacy (Windows, MS Office, Internet);Out-of-hours availability for rotational clinical services, including time away from the Faculty;

Subject knowledge of the field;

Good language and communication skills;Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team (relate to students, colleagues and supervisors).

The all-inclusive remuneration package for this contract position will be commensurate with the incumbent’s level of appointment, as determined by UP policy guidelines.

Applicants are requested to apply online at, and follow the link: Careers@UP.

In applying for this post, please attach:

Comprehensive CV;Certified copies of qualifications;Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact;

Evidence of experience in the form of case logs if applicable;Statement of particular field of interest and proposed field of specialisation, as well as planned goals to complete a Masters’ programme in three years.

CLOSING DATE: 2 April 2023

No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.

ENQUIRIES: Ms G Maseko, [email protected] for application-related enquiries, and Prof M Schulman, [email protected] for enquiries relating to the post content.

Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 30 June 2023, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

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