Full Time Equine Veterinarian

Career Opportunity, Equine

Apiam Animal Health operates a group of practices in rural and regional Australia. We are seeking an experienced Equine Veterinarian for Victorian Equine Group, Bendigo, Victoria to fill a full-time role.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

  • Undertake consultations for equine clients, including afterhours emergency calls.
  • Foster and maintain excellent client relations, dealing with client enquiries willingly and in a timely manner both over the phone and face to face.
  • Perform routine equine procedures, including but not limited to routine and non-routine consultations and surgery, equine dentistry, lameness examinations, stud work and be prepared to learn and assist with more complicated procedures.
  • Perform routine workup of equine medical cases with logical progression and evidence-based medicine with consideration towards the economic value of animals if required.
  • Provide advice within the scope of your knowledge and experience on issues such as nutrition, breeding, and general health.
  • Awareness of the scope of your experience and the point at which additional help and expertise is required.
  • Maintain and continue to strive for excellence in practice through continuing professional development.
  • Conducts professional work at all times involving considerable independence of approach.
  • Prescribe and administer medications and anesthesia.
  • Perform radiographic procedures.
  • Perform pathological testing in accordance with infection control protocols.
  • Perform surgical autopsy and euthanasia as required.
  • Communicate diagnosis and treatment plans to clients.
  • Perform on call duties as required.
  • Meet animal health regulatory and legislative requirements.

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA

  • Registration with state Veterinary Board.
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science or equivalent degree.
  • A minimum of two years’ veterinary experience.
  • Current and valid Driver’s license.
  • Demonstrated ability to focus on customer needs.
  • Ability to work as a team and independently with all members of staff.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills including the ability to clearly communicate with staff and clients alike.
  • Time management with regard to both punctuality and the ability to complete tasks within the required timeframe.
  • Maintain a high standard of presentation, taking pride in one’s personal appearance and the clinic itself.
  • Sound knowledge of health and safety obligations and demonstrated skills in safe operation of equipment relevant to a mixed animal practice.

The salary offered will be in the region $65,000 – $80,000, depending upon experience.

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Location: Bendigo, VIC

If this sounds like you, and you want to be part of our Team please contact us in confidence.

Please send cover letter and resume to Kate Rankin recruitment@apiam.com.au

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