We are seeking an enthusiastic experienced vet to join the growing team in Dubbo in either a full or part time capacity.
You will be joining a five-vet practice, where the team includes five vet nurses, two receptionists, a practice manager and a client coordinator.
A fun and rewarding role, with competitive, above award salary package and benefits:
Above award salary ($73 500-$115 000 plus Super) with increase after three-month trial period, and reviews annually thereafter. (NB All employed vets salary packages exceed $100 000)
Professional development strongly encouraged. Incentives for distance education on areas of special interest including wildlife, diagnostic imaging, dental surgery or virtually any of the small animal competencies
Continuing education – one week of paid study leave annually, with education opportunities (conferences, seminars etc.) covered by the practice
AVA/ASAVA, VIN and CVE membership fees included
Subsidised gym or pool membership, membership to Taronga Western Plains Zoo
$2000 travel voucher at the end of your second year to use as you wish (we take work/life balance seriously!)
Clinic and role:
They are a small animal clinic for dogs, cats, birds, pocket pets, reptiles and wildlife, with a great track record in nurturing vets in their professional careers. Their regional location gives us a great variety of cases from companion animals to working and sporting dogs, and a growing demand for dental procedures including restoration.
Referral of cases to larger metropolitan centres is encouraged where necessary, but often clients prefer to stay local – allowing them to follow cases from start to finish. The regional location guarantees a much wider variety and volume of interesting cases compared with metropolitan centres – giving you a chance to consolidate your experience.
You will be well supported, working with several other experienced vets. An experienced vet and nurse are available for assistance with complex after-hours cases.
Their clinic contains all the modern equipment and set up you need to practice the highest standards of veterinary medicine.
Three fully equipped consult rooms
Two large hospital areas for surgical preparation and medical cases
Imaging/ICU room - fitted with 2 ICU cages, xray, ultrasound, anaesthetics, digital radiology, endoscopes
Pathology -IDEXX Procyte Haematology, Catalyst biochemistry & urinalysis, REM Vetscan VS Pro for coagulation profiles
Dentistry – modern dental room includes DR & CR radiography, dental machine, dental restoration capability (upskill dental competency)
Ophthalmology – Digital tonometer, PanOptic Ophthalmoscope.
Euthanasia – our euthanasia protocol has a strong focus on both the client and patient having a pleasant experience. We have a designated ‘Quiet Room’, which is a consultation room designed for client privacy and comfort.
About Dubbo: Dubbo is a large and growing regional centre in central-west NSW, with a population of over 40 000. It has all of the convenience of a large centre, with the laid-back feel of a country town. There are many young working professionals (doctors, pharmacists, dentists, physios, etc.) who are always keen to meet and welcome new people to town.
Housing – in the last 12 months 1022 houses have been sold in Dubbo with a median sale price of $410K (up 17.8% annually) (Ref: Property Value by CoreLogic)
There are several highly regarded primary and secondary schools in Dubbo, and the town hosts a number of regional school sporting and other events. Dubbo is also conveniently accessible to eastern Australian cities, with direct flights of only 1 hour to Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Ballina and Newcastle.
8:30am-6:00pm (Mon - Fri)
Closed Sundays and Public Holidays
After hours duties are shared equally between all 4 vets
One weeknight per week, one in four weekends on call
Rostered days off – after a weekend on call you will have the following Monday afternoon, Thursday afternoon, and entire Friday off.
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 our team or email a CV via the link below.
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