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Equine Medicine Specialist Job Victoria - 220,621SB2

LOCATION: Regional Victoria

TYPE OF WORK: 100% Equine

HOURS: Full Time Seasonal Role (July - Dec 2024)

AFTER HOURS: Negotiable

SALARY: Commensurate with experience

JOB NO: 220,621SB2

An opportunity for an equine internal medicine specialist is available at a full-service, purpose-built equine hospital in Victoria.

You will be joining the team for the 2024 thoroughbred breeding season which runs from July to December. This is a fixed-term, full-time role.

This highly regarded hospital provides multidisciplinary specialist services alongside a comprehensive ambulatory service to their local clients.

The caseload is predominantly neonatal intensive care with 100+ foals as well as many peri-partum broodmare and colic cases. You will have the support of highly experienced specialists in internal medicine, surgery and anaesthesia, as well as a team of interns and experienced ambulatory/reproductive vets. The veterinary team is assisted by nursing, stable, and laboratory staff.

You will be primarily responsible for the shared ICU and medicine cases in the hospital, communicating with the referring veterinarians and clients. This role would suit someone with an interest in neonatal care and management of critical cases.

There is advanced medical diagnostic equipment available, including two 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. The 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 a full on-site laboratory with laboratory staff and 24-hour access.

Skills and experience required:

– Applicants must have a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (or equivalent) and be eligible for registration as a veterinary practitioner in Victoria.

– Registered Specialist in Equine Medicine. The employer is also open to hearing from registrars who have completed their residency training.

– An interest in neonatal care and management of critical care.

– Ability to prioritise and work effectively within a team.

The hospital is located in a pretty, peaceful Victorian town with a fantastic community spirit. This is a great chance to work in the heart of Victoria’s thoroughbred breeding region.

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For more information, please contact:

Liz Wilson
Recruitment Consultant