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Beef and Dairy Vet Job QLD - 206,552SB2

Job Title
Cattle Veterinarian
Far North | Queensland
Type of work
Mix of Dairy and Beef Cattle work with some small animal & equine
Full Time
After Hours
Above award, commensurate with experience
Job No

A practice near Queensland's beautiful north coast is seeking a veterinarian for a mixed role with a dairy and beef cattle focus. This can be a permanent role or a locum position for at least three months.

The successful applicant will receive the following:

- Full-time hours working 9 days per fortnight

- 7:30 am to 5:30 pm with 1 hour lunch break

- 1:4 after-hours roster - some Saturday morning work required when on call

- Above award salary

- Generous CPD allowance

- Income protection insurance

- AVA Membership paid, clinic VIN and CVE membership

The hospital services many of the local dairy farms. They follow a year-round calving pattern and participate in an established herd health program, focusing on reproductive performance and preventative health.

For the cattle clientele, the hospital plays a role in the reproductive management on these properties, which includes regular pregnancy testing, bull fertility testing, synchronisation and AI programs.

You will have the opportunity to build your knowledge with in-house training and mentorship from senior veterinary staff who hold a range of postgraduate qualifications, including multiple ANZCVS memberships, Masters and PhD degrees.

Your day to day role will involve assisting with routine small animal, equine and cattle consults. The main portion of your workload will include:

- Herd health visits, which involve pregnancy testing, treating non-cycling cows, lame and sick cow consults, and general animal health consultancy;

- Ambulatory cattle visits for emergencies such as calvings, prolapses, treating tick fever and 3-day sickness, eye cancers and down cows;

- Station visits to undertake bull testing and pregnancy testing of large mobs;

- Pregnancy testing cattle for export;

- Teaching veterinary students structured practical classes, such as hoof trimming, downer cow management, or laparotomy;

- Undertaking mastitis or calf disease investigations;

If you are passionate about dairy and beef cattle, especially preventative herd health programs, reproductive analysis and consultancy, this position could be the perfect fit. The ideal applicant will possess previous experience in ultrasound and have well-developed ambulatory cattle skills. Confidence with obstetrics and sick cow consultations is essential. Vets applying for this role should be close to achieving PregCheck accreditation for manual pregnancy diagnosis.

The employer is seeking a confident yet humble veterinarian with strong interpersonal skills who can relate to people from all walks of life. Independence, adaptability, a can-do attitude, a caring and compassionate nature, a positive outlook and the ability to have fun while you work are all key attributes of the successful veterinarian.

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