Companion or Mixed Practice Veterinarian

Location Dubbo
Discipline: Veterinary Surgeons, Large Animal Vet
Job type: Permanent
Salary: Up to $110k
Contact name: Sophie

Contact email:
Job ref: SG6060
Published: 10 months ago

The Position:

Here at Lloyd & Cowan we are delighted to be working with a practice where ideally, they would like an experienced vet however this position will also suit a motivated recent graduate who wants to come to a large rural regional centre and be exposed to a large variety of mixed practice cases.

  • They work a 4 day week with a rotating weekly RDO and a shared on-call roster.

  • After a weekend on duty you will have a 4 day or a 5 day weekend off.

  • The mix of work is approximately 70% companion and 30% large animal.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Base salary (plus super) depends on your skills and experience however a vet with over 5 years’ mixed experience can expect upwards of $110,000; a vet with 5 years’ experience $90-110,000 and a recently graduated vet can expect $80-90,000.

  • + $5,000 relocation assistance and they will pay for your first 6 months’ rent.

  • 4 return flights to Sydney per year.

  • Phone and work vehicleprovided.

  • 4 weeks annual leave, 1 week of CE leave plus annual allowance, 2 days paid volunteer leave, paid parental leave

  • AVA membership and VSB registration paid plus VIN membership,  CVE practice membership,  On-line journal and text library, Plumbs App subscription and many more benefits

  • They are an approved and accredited visa sponsor and welcome applications from suitably qualified overseas candidates.

Facilities & Services:

This practice is the only one in Dubbo providing services for cattle.  They also have an expanding equine client base.  For companion animals they offer a high standard of care by providing extensive medical and surgical facilities:

  • Digital radiography in 2 locations

  • Ultrasound for large and small animals – 3 machines with all probe sizes

  • Endoscopes including a bronchoscope

  • Rigid Rhinoscope

  • iM3 Elite Dental station and iM3 Dental Xray in both locations

  • Multi-parameter anaesthetic monitoring

  • In house blood machines, Idexx Catalyst and Procyte plus Coag and urine analyser

  • i-Stat blood gas monitor

  • Small Animal Orthopaedics

  • Separate dog/cat hospital wards, isolation, diagnostic room and dog runs

  • Equine facilities including horse stocks, powerfloat

  • Mare Reproduction

  • Cattle Pregnancy Testing

  • Bull Semen Evaluation

The Team:

Team members are not only chosen for their technical skills, knowledge and enthusiasm, but also for their personality creating a friendly and professional atmosphere.

Vets are encouraged to pursue particular interests and engage in continuing education every year.

They have a large team of experienced nurses and receptionists to make your life easier.  Their permanent nursing staff are fully qualified and are engaged in the treatment and care of patients.  They attend conferences and seminars throughout the year.


Dubbo is a vibrant, large and growing regional city (population 40,000) yet we are small enough to still have the easy-going lifestyle associated with a country town, with no traffic jams and everything is close. 

They have great sporting, and facilities. as well as good schools, hospital and shopping.. Dubbo has a large regional airport with direct flights to all of the eastern capital cities.  There are multiple daily flights to Sydney, a short trip of less than 1 hour.

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.