Small Animal Vet (Interest in Surgery)

Location South Australia
Discipline: Small Animal Vet, Veterinary Surgeons
Job type: Permanent
Salary: $130k + DOE & Supperannuation
Contact name: Sophie Gould

Contact email:
Job ref: SGSSRS
Published: 22 days ago


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About the Clinic:

  • A 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.

  • With 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 only 2.5hrs from the closest referral hospital, and are fortunate enough to have a specialist surgeon visit our clinic fortnightly to assist with managing cases locally.

The Team:

  • The family team is made up of about 50-ish staff that enjoy plenty of socialisation, especially with Victoria finally opening up again.

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

  • They know that the industry is challenging, and want the staff to love their jobs and enjoy their lifestyle.

  • While we are passionate about primary case management, we 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.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Ideally, we 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 our orthopaedic service, the practice will support your continuing education to help further develop your skills – both via external courses and internal access to experienced senior vets.

The Rota:

  • Full-time vets work 76 hours over a 9 day fortnight, with additional remuneration for after hours. (76 hours every 2 weeks)

  • Other Options could be discussed fo rpotential Part Time or Locum work


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

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

  • We 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. After hours is supported by tele-triage nurse team who filter and triage all calls so as to minimise unnecessary vet disturbance.

  • The base salary will be dependent on the skills and experience you can bring to our 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.

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.