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New Graduate Vet Job in Coastal QLD - 220,555SB2

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New Graduate

LOCATION: Coastal Queensland

TYPE OF WORK: 100% Small Animal

HOURS: Full Time

AFTER HOURS: Negotiable

SALARY: $75,000 pa + superannuation + bonuses (see job desc)

JOB NO: 220,555SB2

Start your veterinary career in sunny Queensland!

Just imagine walking to the beach on your lunch break. If you are a UK new graduate who enjoys great weather and an amazing team and would like to work in a fabulous new, purpose-built clinic, this is an opportunity you won’t want to miss!

How does the following sound?

– A salary of $75,000 pa plus superannuation and bonuses

– $5,000 conclusion bonus

– $5,000 rejoining bonus

– $1500 continuing education allowance

– $500 discount distribution allowance

– After-hours bonuses


– A great work-life balance

– 10 days paid personal leave

– 4 weeks paid holiday leave

– Assistance with relocation will be provided.

– A visa is available for UK new graduates.

– Short term free accommodation on site if required

All of the above, within easy reach of the Great Barrier Reef!

This modern, family-owned practice located in beautiful coastal Queensland is seeking a professional, passionate and caring small animal veterinarian to become part of the team.

Start mid-late 2024.

On offer is as much on-site training, guidance and support as required, plus 24-hour phone support from the principal vet. The practice owner enjoys training new graduates and, as well as being a veterinarian, is a registered teacher.

The purpose-built clinic is well-equipped with all the modern toys, including an ultrasound machine, digital x-ray, in-house blood machines, full anaesthetic monitoring equipment (including ETCO2, ECG, NIBP), two dedicated surgical suites, dedicated dental theatre and dental x-ray, separate dog waiting areas, consult rooms and wards, ICU, isolate ward and more!

Vetlink has received the following feedback from a locum vet who has recently worked at this practice:

I came to the practice for a locum stint and found a practice and veterinary team that I wanted to stay with forever.

The team is cohesive and efficient. The qualified nurses, trainees, receptionists and support staff are friendly, welcoming and accommodating. Standard operating procedures are well rehearsed, and I feel this aids in the smooth running of the hospital.

The caseload is about as varied as you could wish for, with plenty of ‘higher-end’ work if desired. In my experience, all the clients have been respectful and grateful. Weekend work is shared and provides an interesting emergency caseload varying from medical to trauma.

The hospital is modern, aesthetically pleasing, structurally well designed, spotlessly clean and really well equipped; nothing held together with Elastoplast! There’s all the regular diagnostic kit you’d expect, plus a heap of extras. Every detail has been paid attention to in terms of equipment and consumables.

There’s a staffed creche, a designated lunch room and also quiet areas for phone calls and reading up. I cannot speak highly enough of this practice, and in fact, as I’m writing this blurb, I’m wondering if I should just bite the bullet and move up here!

The town is really welcoming. The air is warm and clear all year round. The locals stop and talk to you. The town is serviced by more restaurants than you could eat at if you ate out every night for a month (trust me, I tried!). There are a couple of shopping malls with a Woolies in one and a Coles in the other, a cinema, a Big W, plenty of clothes shops and a beautiful marina with regular ferries to and from the nearby Island.

The town also has a good mix of drinking establishments and cafes and a vibrant social scene; there are local workshops catering for everything from beginner choral singing to natural skincare making, young fishing enthusiasts, skateboarders and equestrians. There’s also a busy arts scene with local artists displaying their work within galleries in the town, and for music lovers, there are multiple venues throughout the week showcasing live music. The seafront has good infrastructure, with all the seating, eating, play and entertainment areas you would expect of an Aussie coastal town.

Locally, there is a real community feel, with many upcoming events listed in the local free paper. To name a few, there’s a regular ‘produce swap’ market, park run, trivia, and community gardening meet-up. If I were to describe the area, I’d say it’s a coastal town with a low-key, laid-back vibe and burgeoning growth of affluent workers and some younger retirees. It’s a town as yet untouched by tourism but well set up in terms of infrastructure to deal with a big increase in population density.

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For more information, please contact:

Denise Pernich
Recruitment Consultant