Ambulatory Feedlot Veterinarian – Qld

Career Opportunity, Production Animal

Apiam Feedlot Services provides consultancy level services to beef feedlots throughout Australia.

Our team of highly experienced veterinarians have extensive knowledge and a diverse skill set for problem solving and the maintenance of optimum health and performance.

The Feedlot Services team provides:

  • Onsite Veterinary Services including comprehensive herd health management programs
  • Reporting and Analytics to evaluate health and productivity performance and optimise animal welfare
  • Product Support including advice and supply
  • Tailored by site staff training
  • Research and Development and participation in industry leading projects
  • Autogenous Vaccines formulated when commercial options do not exist

 We are seeking a veterinarian with a keen interest in feedlot medicine to provide an ambulatory service whilst working alongside the Veterinary Consultants.  Veterinarians seeking a pathway to Feedlot Consultancy should apply.

 This position is clinic-based at Knox Veterinary Clinic in Dalby, Qld.

The role will include:

  • Providing ambulatory services to feedlot clients in between consultant visits
  • Clinical feedlot work includes:
  • Lame cattle work ups and podiatry treatments
  • Feedlot hospital treatments and surgeries
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Post-mortems and sample collection including for AMR surveillance
  • Follow up after and between consultant visits
  • Equine work – routine vaccinations, dentistry plus ambulatory work including colic treatment, stitch-ups etc
  • Initial travel with consultants for introduction to sites and familiarization with processes
  • Working alongside consultants on arranged site visits
  • Involvement in research projects
  • Participation in weekly feedlot vet meetings
  • General mixed practice work, including being part of the shared on-call roster at Knox Veterinary Clinic. This component will make up 25% of the overall role. 

This is the perfect role for a vet with minimum 2-3 years of mixed or cattle practice experience to gain a taste of feedlot work without the economic and financial responsibilities of the consultant, whilst still having a clear pathway to a consultancy role. 

Remuneration is dependent on your experience.  For a vet with 2-3 years of solid mixed practice experience with a beef cattle and equine component, expect $85,000 – $95,000 + super + work vehicle + after hours remuneration.

 In addition, there are many additional benefits that come with being a part of the Apiam Animal Health team including support for your continuing education (registration fees for a cattle medicine or nutrition course of your choice paid), paid AVA membership, ACV membership, Vet Board registration, subscriptions to VIN, CVE, Plumbs App and more.

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Location: Dalby, Qld

To express your interest, please submit your cover letter and CV to Leisa Denaro. leisa.denaro@apiam.com.au

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