Companion Animal Vet- (Warrnambool)

Location Warrnambool
Discipline: Veterinary Surgeons
Job type: Permanent
Salary: $100k-$130k Aus
Contact name: Sophie

Contact email:
Job ref: SG6059
Published: 9 months ago

​Here at Lloyd & Cowan we are thrilled to be working with a practice in Australia that is seeking for a Companion Animal Vet to join their fantastic team.

The Clinic:

They are incredibly proud of their companion animal hospital, which is always growing and adapting to new standards of care, and ensuring they have all of the diagnostic tools a regional clinic could dream of, including digital Xray, dental Xray, ultrasound, endoscope, istat blood gas machines, coagulation, faecal and cytology analysers, CBC/Biochem blood machine and anaesthetic monitoring equipment including blood pressure and ECG.

They have a high case load of both routine and non-routine surgeries and have all the equipment required to perform fracture repairs, TTAs and TPLOs.

For those more difficult cases that require specialist referral or CT imaging, not only are they 2.5hrs from the closest referral hospital, and they are fortunate enough to have a specialist surgeon visit their clinic fortnightly to assist with managing cases locally.

Their Team:

Their family of 50-ish staff enjoy plenty of socialisation

Having fun while delivering a professional and valuable service to their clients is a huge priority, but they also prioritise a work-life balance, and working overtime and beyond clinic hours is not common practice at their clinic.

While they are passionate about primary case management, they also believe that working as a team is the best way to provide patient care, and as a result, you will always have support to manage cases should you need it.

Their Ideal Applicant:

Ideally, they would like an experienced companion animal veterinarian with an interest in surgery.

If you have skills (or a strong interest in further development) in orthopaedic surgery and would like to further develop and expand their orthopaedic service, they will support your continuing education to help further develop your skills – both via external courses and internal access to experienced senior vets.

The Role:

  • Their full-time vets work 76 hours over a 9 day fortnight, with additional remuneration for after hours.

  • The package includes 4 weeks annual leave, 1 week conference leave and 2 days paid volunteer leave per year.

  • They provide AVA membership and pay for Vet Surgeons Board registration.

  • They have VIN and CVE membership and Plumbs Drug App provided plus access to an online library including plenty of journals.

  • The after-hours roster includes one weekend in 5 and no more than 1 night duty during the week.

  • The base salary will be dependent on the skills and experience you can bring to their team.  For a vet with 5+ years of experience and solid surgery skills, this will be in the range of $100,000 – $130,000 pa + superannuation + a/h remuneration.  For advanced skills or specialist qualifications, the salary is negotiable.


This practice is located at the end of the Great Ocean Road, in one of Australia’s most scenic coastal regions.

It has the feel of a big country town, but offers all the services and facilities you could hope for, including good schools, a University campus, plenty of sporting and community groups and lots of lovely cafes, bars and restaurants.

They are only 2 hours from Geelong and 3 hours from Melbourne, so the bright city lights are not far away.

If you wish to apply send a CV through the link with a mention of when you will be available for a registration call.

For a confidential discussion about our opportunities call Sophie on 07519119233 or email a CV to

If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us on 02887658068.If you know someone else who may be interested, why not pass this advert on to them. If we successfully place someone, you've referred to us; we'll give you £200 in high street vouchers as a way of saying thank you.

All applications will be treated in the STRICTEST CONFIDENCE.