Full-Time Veterinarian – Smithton Tasmania

Smithton, Tasmania
Posted 8 months ago

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A recently graduated or experienced mixed / cattle veterinarian is required to join our long established and expanding dairy mixed practice in north-west Tasmania, Australia. 

Whilst experienced vets are preferred, exceptional new graduates with a genuine interest in dairy practice are welcome to apply.

Smithton Veterinary Service is a predominantly dairy cattle practice but with a good mix of beef and small animals, horses and a taste of wildlife, birds and exotics. The dairy work includes farm visits and emergency work, herd health programs, bull fertility testing, consultancy work (mastitis, reproduction and nutrition), lameness as well as manual and ultrasound pregnancy testing.

We have some great toys to make our lives easier eg two mobile tipper crushes, five portable ultrasounds, bull fertility testing equipment and an in-house blood analyser for large and small animals. We have all the usual small animal equipment including bone plating gear and digital radiography as well as horse facilities and a power float. We pride ourselves in being very active in the area of farmer education through the provision of seminars and courses, and also at a higher industry level with Dairy Australia.

If you wish to advance your dairy cattle skills, pursue your ANZCVS Membership or choose your own area of expertise, you will have the support of some great mentors in this practice.

If you are a new or recent graduate you will be well supported by our highly experienced senior vets.  We pride ourselves on the strong level of professional support and backup that we provide for our vets. Several of our vets are ACV accredited pregnancy test examiners.  Smithton Veterinary Service is a recognised extramural teaching site for a number of universities, and is one of five vet practices partnered with the University of Melbourne’s Dairy Resident Training Program.

Apiam’s Graduate Development Program incorporates our Mentor Program, regular soft skills webinars to help with transition to practice plus our annual “Grad Week Conference” where you will have hands-on practical workshop streams on cattle, small animals and equine.  All new and recent graduates from Apiam clinics come together for learning and social activities as part of this exciting program.

Our modern, well equipped clinic is centrally located in Smithton a very progressive and intensive farming district. Smithton is located in the Circular Head district on the North West coast of Tasmania in the heart of Tasmania’s most intensive dairying and beef area – more than 60 000 milking cows with an average herd size of about 400 but many with 800 plus cows.  Along with Tasmania’s relaxed lifestyle, Smithton and its surrounds offers a wide range of leisure and sporting activities.  Iconic Cradle Mountain, many other national parks and magnificent coastal scenery are all within close proximity.  Tasmania remains one of the best kept secrets in the world.

As part of Apiam Animal Health – Australia’s largest rural and production animal veterinary group – we are able to offer considerable opportunities for training, personal development and career progression. Opportunities across the Apiam clinics are encouraged, and we offer industry-leading internal training.

Salary is paid at above the award rate and is commensurate with your experience and abilities.

If you are an experienced vet or an exceptional new graduate with an enthusiastic work ethic and a genuine interest in dairy cattle, we would love to hear from you.

Applications open now.


From more information on this role please contact Craig Dwyer on 0429 696 667 or Leisa Denaro on 0437 293 046.
To apply for this role please email your cover letter and resume to leisa.denaro@apiam.com.au or submit your application below.

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