Lead Vet Opportunity in Dubbo, Australia

The Position

Lead Veterinarian – Fur Life Vet, Dubbo

Apiam Animal Health is seeking an experienced companion animal veterinarian for a leadership position at our busy mixed practice in Dubbo, New South Wales.

The Clinical Lead Veterinarian is a “hands on” senior role which includes mentorship of junior vets. You will be supported within the leadership team by the General Manager Operations North and your Clinic Coordinator.

Experience with all routine companion animal medicine and surgery is essential. An interest and skills in non-routine and orthopaedic surgery is preferred though not essential.

You will see an incredible variety of cases, typical of the work expected in a large rural centre. Our clients want high level patient care so you will be able to work up and treat cases thoroughly.

We will consider a mixed vet or companion/equine vet for this role.

There is no after hours on call requirement in this position.

Formal leadership training will form part of your development plan.

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. Apiam’s clinics are in the heartlands of Australia’s dairy, beef feedlot and pig regions, and include several significant companion animal and equine clinics.

The opportunity to develop extra skills in your area of special interest is encouraged. We offer industry-leading internal training as well as genuine support for your career progression including a formal leadership development program.

Fur Life Vet Dubbo is a busy and truly mixed practice with a varied case load. Team work and collaboration are valued and practiced within the clinic and I found all staff to be extremely welcoming and supportive whilst I was a locum there.

Dr Sarah Ballantyne

Associate Veterinarian

The Practice

Fur Life Vet Dubbo is a growing team of people who share our vision of “Healthy Animals and Happy People”.

Our focus is building a positive clinic culture with a strong focus on employee wellness.

The overall mix of work at the clinic is approximately 70% companion and 30% large animal (equine and beef cattle).

Equipment and Facilities

  • Digital radiography in 2 locations
  • Ultrasound for large and small animals – 3 machines with all probe sizes
  • Endoscopes including a bronchoscope
  • Rigid Rhinoscope
  • iM3 Elite Dental station and iM3 Dental Xray in both locations
  • Multi-parameter anaesthetic monitoring
  • In house blood machines, Idexx Catalyst and Procyte plus Coag and urine analyser
  • i-Stat blood gas monitor
  • Small Animal Orthopaedics
  • Separate dog/cat hospital wards, isolation, diagnostic room and dog runs
  • Equine facilities including horse stocks, powerfloat
  • Mare Reproduction
  • Cattle Pregnancy Testing
  • Bull Semen Evaluation

The Benefits

  • Outstanding remuneration from base $140,000 DOE + 10.5% superannuation.
  • $20,000 additional incentive based on retention and team development criteria.
  • Work a 4 day week & explore the region on long weekends.
  • AVA membership, Vet board registration paid.
  • Financial support for your continuing professional development, plus $2000 allowance for subscriptions of your choice.
  • 2 weeks paid CPD leave annually.
  • 5 days paid volunteer leave annually.
  • Phone and work vehicle provided.
  • We are an accredited Visa sponsor and welcome applications from suitably qualified overseas veterinarians.
  • Full financial support for your visa application plus relocation assistance.
  • Plus many extra benefits that come with being a part of the Apiam family.

The Location

  • The heart of regional New South Wales
  • A short one hour plane trip to Sydney
  • Largest city (population 58,843) in the Orana region of NSW, Australia
  • The amazing Taronga Western Plains Zoo right on the doorstep
  • For more information about living in Dubbo, go to https://dubbo.com.au/live

Dubbo is a vibrant, large and growing regional city (population 58.843) yet we are small enough to still have the easy-going lifestyle associated with a country town, with no traffic jams and everything is close. It is the best of both worlds!

We have great sporting, cultural and recreational facilities as well as good schools, hospital and shopping. Dubbo has a large regional airport with direct flights to all of the eastern capital cities. There are multiple daily flights to Sydney, a short trip of less than 1 hour.

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