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Full Time Vet Job North QLD - 211,340SB2

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LOCATION: North Queensland

TYPE OF WORK: 50% Small Animal 30% Beef Cattle 20% Equine

HOURS: Full Time

AFTER HOURS: To be discussed

SALARY: Commensurate with experience

JOB NO: 211,340SB2

An opportunity for a veterinarian has become available at a well-established, progressive mixed practice in North Queensland.

Applications are welcome from new and recent graduate vets.

The practice services small animals, horses and beef cattle stations in the surrounding areas and beyond. They offer all of the expected routine and preventative care services such as vaccination, desexing and dentistry, along with emergency treatment of medical and surgical cases as well as providing pregnancy testing, bull fertility testing and ambulatory cattle services, including obstetrics.

Opportunities exist for in-house training and mentorship from senior veterinary staff who hold a range of postgraduate qualifications, including multiple ANZCVS memberships. Senior veterinarians from affiliated clinics regularly visit for support, training and mentorship in more advanced equine, cattle and small animal medicine and surgery, including orthopaedics.

This growing clinic sees a diverse and interesting caseload. They service a number of large properties in the area. The recent addition of stables and indoor horse crush has increased the capacity to undertake more complex equine cases.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about mixed practice while possessing excellent communication skills along with a compassionate nature, a ‘can do’ attitude and a positive outlook.

The role would suit someone who is seeking a role with:

– A truly mixed caseload of beef cattle, including pregnancy testing and bull fertility testing, equine reproduction, dentistry and routine clinical work, and first opinion small animal medicine and surgery cases.

– A team of people who love their work and understand the importance of balance between support and opportunities in your first year of practice

– The opportunity to learn and grow

A typical day at the practice may include:

– Routine and first opinion small animal consultations, including vaccinations and health checks, skin conditions, lameness, ear and eye consultations, sick animals, tick paralysis, snake bites and other emergency presentations.

– Routine small animal surgery and procedures, including desexings, lump removals, dentistry and wound treatments.

– A farm visit to a local beef producer to pregnancy test a mob of cattle, check a sore eye, assist pulling a malpresented calf, or fertility test some bulls;

– Ambulatory equine farm visits, including colic management, stitch-ups, ophthalmic conditions, vaccinations, dentistry and other first opinion visits.

This large and well-equipped practice was purpose-built in 2019. It is open plan with new facilities and plenty of space. Equipment includes in-house lab, digital x-ray, small and large animal ultrasound, IM3 dental, dental x-ray, indoor horse crush, mobile horse crush and dental kit including power float. They have recently added stables for the hospitalisation of horses requiring ongoing care.

On offer is a generous salary and a very generous CPD allowance, including career and life skills development as well as income protection insurance and paid AVA, VIN, CVE and Special Interest Group membership paid.

The employer is willing to assist with a work permit (sponsorship) for suitable overseas candidates. Applicants must have a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (or equivalent) and be eligible for registration as a veterinary practitioner in Australia.

Located just an hour and a half from a large coastal city, the practice location is ideal for those looking for a rustic setting close to the famous tropics and reefs of Queensland.

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For more information, please contact:

Denise Pernich
Recruitment Consultant