Lead Veterinary Surgeon (Equine or Small or Farm Animal Candidates)

Location Dubbo
Discipline: Small Animal Vet, Veterinary Surgeons, Head Vet
Job type: Permanent
Salary: $140,000 DOE + 10.5% superannuation
Contact name: Sophie Gould

Contact email: sophie@lloydandcowan.com
Job ref: SGMAIPA
Published: about 1 month ago

We are representing a renowned Mixed Practice who are seeking an experienced veterinarian for a leadership position at their busy mixed practice in Dubbo, New South Wales.

We will consider a mixed vet or companion/equine vet for this role.

**Clinic Pictures & More Info Available at Request!**

**Exceptional Package on Offer**

The Role:

The Clinical Lead Veterinarian is a “hands on” senior role which includes mentorship of junior vets. You will be supported within the leadership team by the General Manager Operations North and your Clinic Coordinator. You will see an incredible variety of cases, typical of the work expected in a large rural centre. Our clients want high level patient care so you will be able to work up and treat cases thoroughly.

Experience with all routine companion animal medicine and surgery is essential. An interest and skills in non-routine and orthopaedic surgery is preferred though not essential.


  • As part of Australia’s largest rural and production animal veterinary group – they offer considerable opportunities for training, personal development and career progression. The clinics are the heartlands of Australia’s dairy, beef feedlot and pig regions, and include several significant companion animal and equine clinics.

  • Formal leadership training will form part of your development plan.

  • The opportunity to develop extra skills in your area of special interest is encouraged. They offer industry-leading internal training as well as genuine support for your career progression including a formal leadership development program.

The Practice:

The practice is a busy and truly mixed practice with a varied case load. Team work and collaboration are valued and practiced within the clinic and I found all staff to be extremely welcoming and supportive

The overall mix of work at the clinic is approximately 70% companion and 30% large animal (equine and beef cattle).

There is no after hours on call requirement in this position.

Equipment, Services and Facilities include:

  • 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


  • Outstanding remuneration from base $140,000 DOE + 10.5% superannuation.

  • $20,000 additional incentive based on retention and team development criteria.

  • Work a 4 day week & explore the region on long weekends.

  • AVA membership, Vet board registration paid.

  • Financial support for your continuing professional development, plus $2000 allowance for subscriptions of your choice.

  • 2 weeks paid CPD leave annually.

  • 5 days paid volunteer leave annually.

  • Phone and work vehicle provided.

  • Visa sponsor and welcome applications from suitably qualified overseas veterinarians.

  • Full financial support for your visa application plus relocation assistance.

The Location:

  • The heart of regional New South Wales

  • A short one hour plane trip to Sydney

  • Largest city (population 58,843) in the Orana region of NSW, Australia

  • The amazing Taronga Western Plains Zoo right on the doorstep

Dubbo is a vibrant, large and growing regional city (population 58.843) yet they are small enough to still have the easy-going lifestyle associated with a country town, with no traffic jams and everything is close. It is the best of both worlds!

It has great sporting, cultural and recreational 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 are an Experienced Veterinary Surgeon interested in taking a step into leadership and being involved with an Suatralian Leading Group- Get in Touch with Sophie Today!

For a confidential discussion about our opportunities call Sophie on 07519119233 or send a CV to sophie@lloydandcowan.com

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