Companion Animal Veterinarian with Surgery Interest – Warrnambool Veterinary Clinic

Career Opportunity, Companion Animal

Warrnambool Veterinary is seeking an enthusiastic, ambitious companion animal vet who shares our mission to ”Enrich the lives of people and animals in our care”.

This means that we need someone who not only wants to provide best-practice, proactive and preventative health services to our patients, but also to deliver value and caring, compassionate customer service to our clients.

Our companion animal hospital provides first opinion consultations aided by all of the diagnostic tools a regional veterinary hospital could dream of, including digital xray (and dental xray), ultrasound, endoscope, ECG, CBC/Biochem Blood machine and anaesthetic monitoring equipment. We undertake a variety of routine and non-routine surgery.  We have all of the toys required to undertake orthopaedic surgeries including TPLO’s and fracture repairs.    

Our family of 50-ish staff enjoy plenty of social interaction. Having fun while delivering a professional and valuable service to our clients is a huge priority.

Ideally, we would like an experienced companion animal veterinarian with an interest in surgery.  You have skills (or a strong interest in developing them) in orthopaedic surgery and would like to further develop and expand our surgical service offering.  We will support your continuing education to help further develop your skills – both via external courses and internal access to experienced senior vets.

Our full time vets work 76 hours over a 9 day fortnight, with additional remuneration for after hours. 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. Our after-hours roster includes one weekend in 5 and no more than 1 night duty during the week. After hours is supported by Apiam’s 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 in a busy companion animal clinic and with well established surgery skills, this will be in the range of $100,000 – $130,000 pa + superannuation.  For advanced skills or specialist qualifications, the salary is negotiable.

Warrnambool is located at the end of the Great Ocean Road, in one of Australia’s most scenic coastal regions. Although it has the feel of a big country town, Warrnambool also offers all the services and facilities you could hope for, including good schools, a University campus, plenty of sporting and community groups and lots of lovely cafes, bars and restaurants. We are only 2 hours from Geelong and 3 hours from Melbourne, so the bright city lights are not far away.

As part of Apiam Animal Health – Australia’s largest rural and production animal veterinary group – we offer considerable opportunities for training, personal development and career progression including the Graduate Development Program, Production Animal Internship, Leadership Program and Veterinary Services Advisory Committees.  Apiam’s clinics are in the heartlands of Australia’s dairy, beef feedlot and pig regions, and include several significant companion animal clinics including our flagship small animal facility in Bendigo.


Location: Warrnambool VIC

Our team is built on the core values of COLLABORATION, LEADERSHIP, INTEGRITY, ENJOYMENT and DELIVER VALUE. If this seems like the sort of environment you could thrive in, please contact the Apiam People & Culture team at To speak to one of our vets, please contact Dr Glenn Cuzens Ph 0428 886 063

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