Companion Animal Veterinarian – Warrnambool Veterinary Clinic

Career Opportunity, Companion Animal

Are you looking to escape the city for a more relaxed lifestyle, but are worried you will have to sacrifice your standards of patient care?

At Warrnambool Veterinary, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide high standards of veterinary medicine, because we know that practicing rurally doesn’t mean compromising on patient care.

The Clinic:

We are incredibly proud of our companion animal hospital, which is always growing and adapting to new standards of care, and ensuring we 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.

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


Our Team:

Our family of 50-ish staff enjoy plenty of socialisation, especially with Victoria finally opening up again.

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

We know that the industry is challenging, and we want our 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.


Our Ideal Applicant:

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, we will support your continuing education to help further develop your skills – both via external courses and internal access to experienced senior vets. 


The Role:

  • 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.
  • 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 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 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.


Our Town:

Warrnambool is located at the end of the Great Ocean Road, in one of Australia’s most scenic coastal regions.

It has the feel of a big country town, but 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. 


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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